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About whaler

  • Birthday 11/18/1945

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    Fort Erie, On.,Canada
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    Boating, Golf and keep on breathing

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  1. Thanks for your input. The two boats I'm looking at right now are 280 Signature. There seems to be a lot of these with both Volvo Penta and Merc set up. I also feel the 4.3 is just a bit underpowered so going to pass on these and try and find something with at least 5.0L preferably VP / DP
  2. Best of the season to all. Looking at two 280 Chaparrals one is 2006 with 360 hrs. and the other 2008 with 590 hrs. Both are in average plus condition. Both are running Volvo Penta 4.3 GXi (225hp) SX single counter rotating props. Does anyone have experience with this set up. Wondering if this set up is enough power or would it be better to look for a duo prop or with the 4.3's or look for 5.0L set up. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  3. Hatem -- the spelling of my last name is Woehl -- 73 years ago I was told it is pronounced Whale. For some reason in high school I picked up the nick name of Whaler. All of my boats since the first one at age 17 have been named "The Whaler". I'm up to #14 now my last being 330 Chaparral Signature. Unfortunately my wife had a heart attack /stroke so is unable to boat. Downsized to a 248 Fourwinns to play with which is a really nice boat however a bit to small so presently looking for 270 / 290 Chaparrals. I don't follow hockey too much. Lost interested after the second expansion way back when and game became more about money. As far as the bellows being useable on your DPS-A drive I would go with what your manual calls for or check it out with Cecil Marine.
  4. Hatem can't figure out how to post a link but if you Google -- Replacing Bellows on a Volvo SX drive-- you should find a heading for " Replacing Bellows on a SX drive (pic heavy) Page 1 - iboats that should take you to a pretty good tutorial with pictures on a SX drive. I have no idea if t would be the same as yours. Not very computer savvy. Hope this helps --Whaler
  5. Hatem -- I Googled Volvo Penta Part #23075752 and the link below came up as well as several others. This supplier is in Williamstown, New Jersey and looks like a Volvo supplier. I did not purchase from them as I'm in Canada so went to a dealer here. Also there already exists a very good photo description someone did on a Volvo sx drive. I"ll try and find where it is and advise. http://www.cecilmarineonline.com
  6. Should I use bellows adhesive or leave dry. Thanks.
  7. Decided I would change out my U-joint drive bellows this year even though existing ones look good with no signs of cracking or deterioration however not sure how old they are. Original owner says he never changed it so that would make twelve years old. Not sure if I believe it. My unit is a 2006 VP Dou Prop with SX-M transom assembly. My manual says drive bellows part number 3854127. My VP dealer advised new bellows kit part number 23075752 which I picked up yesterday. The actual bellows new number is 22988856. Upon opening the box I find what VP is calling a New Bellows Design which is suppose to be a more durable for extended service life. This new bellow has a hard plastic corrugated section with the ends being a softer rubber material. My concern is it doesn't look to be very flexible. Wondering if anybody has any experience with this new and improved U -joint bellows. Winter is finally almost over. Ice starting to break up on Lake Erie. Sure would be nice to be south.
  8. Thanks to all for replies. Going to go with the same batteries former owner had installed. Talked with him this morning and he had no issues .
  9. Need to replace my batteries. VP manual says NOT to use deep cycle batteries on EFI as it will cause problems with EFI engines. Previous owner had replaced original batteries with dual purpose Starting /Deep Cycle batteries and things seem to be ok. Is this something I should be concerned about or just go ahead with new dual purpose batteries. Any and all information greatly appreciated.
  10. Looking at a 2012 - 310 with 5.7 Volvo Penta DP's with the Axius Joystick option. Does anyone have any experience with this system. Good or Bad. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks In advance
  11. 10 so far - 1962 - 16ft Crestliner 60hp OB 1970 - 19ft Peterborough 115hp OB 1972 - 24ft IMP 305hp OMC I/O 1968 - 28ft Chris craft single 283 ci Inboard 1973 - 32ft Chris craft twin 327 ci Inboards 1985 - 28ft Chris single 305 ci Inboard 1987 - 29ft Silverton sportbridge twin 4.3ci Inboards 1982 - 36ft Trojan tri-cabin twin Chrysler 400's 2008 - 280 Rinker single 5.0L VP/DP 2005 - Chaparral 330 Sig twin 5.7 Merc. B3 2006 - Fourwinns 248 Vista single 5.0L VP / DP Looking at a 2006 310 Chaparral Sig with twin Merc 4.3L with Alpha IO
  12. Thanks for your replies. I thought something was wrong. Happy boating.
  13. whaler New to this forum and computer stuff so please be patient with me as I learn. I've always had straight drive inboards until now so looking for info on I/O's. Anyway I had my Bravo 3's on muffs yesterday for pre launch engine warm up and only had water exiting through gimbal housing exhaust ports only. Nothing through the props. Is this normal.
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