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  1. If you're interested in a very slightly used Mavic Pro (less than 3 hours total flight time) let me know. I'd sell mine because I just don't really use it!
  2. That's too bad. I think the vast majority of boat dealers are small family businesses. I've read somewhere that few businesses survive to the 2nd generation, and even less to the 3rd gen. The last two boats I've purchased have come from dealers that had at least two generations of family working there.
  3. I always say "pick your dealer, then pick your boat", so I'd agree with CRVTT's comment. As far as engine size, I think they are like TV's. You can never have one that's too big!!
  4. When I bought my new pontoon a couple of months ago, I negotiated a trade in price with the dealer, but asked him for 30 days to sell my boat on my own, Our agreement was that if I didn't sell it by myself in 30 days, he would buy it for the agreed on trade-in price. You might be able to do the same. In my case, I sold the boat in 29 days, so I never had to exercise the trade in clause. Gave me an opportunity to make some extra bucks, but also with the piece of mind that I wouldn't be stuck with the boat all through the off-season.
  5. There's an awful lot of wood to maintain in that boat! I can't imagine the wooden bench seat would be very comfortable, especially if the water is even a little rough!
  6. That's how I did it with my roller trailer. There's really no other way to keep a boat on a roller trailer!
  7. When I bought my boat, after the dealer thought we had fully negotiated the deal, but before I gave him the deposit check, I got up and walked over to his parts and accessories area and started grabbing stuff. Fenders, lines, oil, drive lube, extra oil and fuel filter, a hat and a tee shirt and a few other items. All together is was about $450 worth of stuff in addition to the basic safety stuff they have to include. The dealer laughed, said "well played" and threw it all into the deal.
  8. My 2016 Grand Cherokee also has the "% remaining" measurement that tells me when to change it. I've gone as far as about 8k between changes and the gauge was still at 12%. I don't think the manual even has a mileage based change frequency recommendation. When my dealer changes the oil, the sticker they put on the windshield says 8,000 miles.
  9. That's for the same guy who uses his blow dryer while in the shower!
  10. As you can see from the list, there are many possibilities. You'll need to get your dealer to check it out for you. Hopefully you're still under warranty.
  11. It could be a lot of different things, but we'll need more info to help you out. What type of engine/drive, did it effect the RPMS (power), etc. etc. In the meantime, here's a chart showing what some of the beeps mean.
  12. +1. 95% of what you'll need you can find on Amazon.
  13. I joined this forum because I thought I was about to pull the trigger on a new Chap H2O. At the last minute, that deal fell apart (bad dealer) and I ended up with a used Sea Ray. I've always felt a little out of place here, but the forum was so friendly and there was so much valuable info that I hung around and tried to contribute when I could. After almost two seasons of loving my 2008 Sea Ray 195 Sport, I had a better idea of the conditions on the lake we boat on (Lake Anna, VA), and how we really use the boat. I decided that a nice Tritoon was probably the best for us, and about a month ago I took delivery of a new 2017 Sweetwater 2286 WB Tritoon with a Yamaha 150. It cruises at 40+ mph, corners on a dime, and slides over the sometimes rough water. We love it!! The Sea Ray sold yesterday, so I'm now fully part of the "Pontoon Revolution". I just wanted to thank everyone here for all the great info, and for making me feel welcom even though I never owned a Chap. This is a great forum and I'm sure I'll lurk here from time to time. Thanks again!!!
  14. I wouldn't have a problem with a dealer who requested that. Like RIchard says, get it in writing, but other than that it's a reasonable business practice. I offered to do that with a dealer when I bought my Sea Ray. I wasn't ready to pull the trigger, but I didn't want the boat to get sold while I was pondering my decision. Just remember, if you buy from a distant dealer, don't expect your local Chap dealer to be ultra-cooperative when it comes to service. Typically they will do any Chap warranty service, but they may put you at the back of the line if you need something done. It's reasonable to expect dealers to favor their own customers over someone who bought somewhere else and now wants their help if there is a problem.
  15. A good friend of mine's daughter graduated from Georgetown Med School. Walked away with her anesthesiology degree and $600k of student loans!