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  1. highhplowiq

    Snap-In carpet question

    I've got a 2005 256 SSI and I'm replacing the snap-in carpet. I work in the textiles industry and have a contact with a marine carpet company that is going to do it for me. They've requested my existing snap-in carpet to use as templates. However, I am missing the piece that covers the ski locker hatch. Does anyone have a template file, CAD file, old piece from the same boat or dimensions or anything I could give them for mockup? My last resort will be to use cardboard I guess but I figured I would ask here first. Thanks
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    256 SSI and 6.2L power

    Great info ^^^ Took the boat out this weekend with a full tank of fuel and just me on board. It felt peppy and came out of the hole without issues. Seems to be running well. It could be I just had way too much weight in the back when it wouldn't plane out. Couldn't check RPMs because my gauge was not working. No idea why, I'll have to chase that down next. Thanks for all the info given here.
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    2005 256 SSI Mooring Cover

    They don't get under the cover, it's just the factory snap on bow and cockpit cover don't extend over the sides or cover the swim platform at all and leave a lot of the boat exposed. They can continue to @#$%@# all over the place, but a mooring cover would catch a lot more than what I have now.
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    256 SSI and 6.2L power

    No trim tabs. I don't think the plugs have ever been changed. I've added it to the list.
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    2005 256 SSI Mooring Cover

    One other thing, I dug the shipping cover out of storage. While it is nice and would do the job, it is a MONSTER. Way to big and cumbersome for taking on and off regularly. I use the boat every weekend during the summer and sometimes during the week so it needs to be fairly easy on easy off.
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    256 SSI and 6.2L power

    I'll do a speed check this weekend. Boat is exceptionally clean so no issues there. It does not stay in the water either. I come out of the hole with trim fully down. No water in bilge. Boat could probably stand for a tune up, I don't think I've ever done one and I've had it since 2009. But then again, it has always ran great, just seems under powered. I do have all the parts on hand to do the whole fuel filter system, just need to get in there and get it done.
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    256 SSI and 6.2L power

    You guys with a 256 and the 6.2L, do you feel like the power is adequate? If I have 3/4 or better tank full of fuel and a few guests in the back the boat will flat not plane out. I know that is a lot of undistributed weight but still I would expect it to get on plane eventually. I can't decide if the motor is down on power and I need to start chasing issues or if that's just the nature of a big heavy boat and 320hp motor. With even weight distribution the boat feels fine for the most part. It's no power monster but it gets the job done. Just looking for opinions.
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    2005 256 SSI Mooring Cover

    I have the factory snap on bow and cockpit canvas but they are not cutting it. I keep my boat on a lift in a covered dock and I'm tired of cleaning spider sh*t off the sides and swim platform constantly. I'm thinking a mooring cover that stretches from front to back and covers the swim platform as well would be a good investment. A quick google search had my eyes rolling in the back of my head with all the options so I figured I'd check here. It does not have to be the ultimate cover, the boat stays in the covered slip on a lift so it is well protected, and I don't need it to be trailerable either. Ideally, I would just like it to be easy to put on / take off and to offer coverage over the sides and the swim platform. It seems to me one with a stretchy or elastic edge would work well. Recommendations?
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    Pull-up cleat studs

    I looked on Cecil but couldn't find the hardware, their site isn't the most user friendly without a part number.
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    Pull-up cleat studs

    Does anyone know the part number or have a link to a website where you can get the studs/screws that screw up into the pull up cleats? They are threaded like a screw and have a plunger looking head with o-ring. One of mine got loose and fell out never to be seen again. Thanks
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    6.2L dumping water into bilge

    Leak was definitely coming from inside. Transom is solid as a rock. I haven't figured out yet if the water was coming from inside the engine and leaking into the bell or if a fitting/hose is leaking somewhere and dripping down and running out through the bell. I'm about ready to say F it and take the boat out this Saturday and just see what happens. Summer is almost over here and I'm trying to get in every last weekend on the water I can. I won't stray far from the dock!
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    6.2L dumping water into bilge

    Oh boy. That is not what I wanted to hear. I should have known that was the starter. I guess standing on my head not being able to get a good view, plus the fact that water was coming from there threw me off making me think it was a pump of some sort. I'm baffled about why the source of the water is now intermittent. Like I said, it ran great for a couple hours Saturday. Not a drop of water. Obviously, I'm not real confident to take it out again. I did notice a very slow drip of water coming from the starboard side actuator arm for the captain's call. This could have been going on for years and maybe I'm just now noticing it, or maybe it's new. Either way, there was no way that drip created the volume of water I saw coming out from the bellhousing. Still odd though.
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    6.2L dumping water into bilge

    Here's pictures of the offender. Water was coming from the scoop looking thing in the pic. From what I can tell it is intermittent. I drained the bilge and beat the side of the pump with a crescent wrench (channeling my inner auto mechanic). Took the boat out for a couple hours and it stayed bone dry. I'm baffled.
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    6.2L dumping water into bilge

    Well I found where the water is coming from. Looks like a pump on the bottom starboard side of the motor. Says SAE J1171. I took a pic but can't post it from my phone. Water is coming from a little scoop looking thing on the side of the pump. I can't see anything that should be attached to it. Nothing looks out of place. Ideas? I'll post a picture later when I get to a computer
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    6.2L dumping water into bilge

    Good read. Thank you http://forum.chaparralboats.com/index.php?showtopic=22436
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