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    Middletown, NJ

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  1. Capt. Sunshine

    Bennett Trim Tabs

    Bump for a detailed Trim Tab discussion and installation on the 256 ssi/ssx hull.
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    Helm Switches 07 256 SSX

    The switches Chaparral uses in the dash are made by Carling model Contura. Do a web search to see how they are mounted to get a better idea of what your issue is. it could be the switch cover or the switch itself.
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    GPS - Top Speed Test.

    Here is what the Chaparral book says it will do...
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    Slop in steering-Likely not Gimbal-Where to begin?

    Scott, By your description above, it sounds like your helm and/or steering cable are worn beyond tollerance.
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    Trim Tabs on 256 SSX, which would you go with?

    This topic has been discussed in detail at http://forum.chaparralboats.com/index.php?showtopic=15195 Check it out.
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    Subwoofer in 256 SSi ?

    Doesn't a sub have to be firmly mounted? Wouldn't a sub in the compartment door vibrate and 'buzz'?
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    Broker or Sell on my own?

    I sold my old Chap in December in a snow storm after posting it on Craigslist.
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    How Can a Non-Contortionist Comfortably Use a 267 SSX Head?

    1. Open head door 2. Unfasten trousers 3. In one fluid motion, drop trousers, back in and close the head door Necessity is the father of invention?
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    Best trim tabs for 07 256: Bennett or Lenco? or other?

    This has been discussed in detail http://forum.chaparralboats.com/index.php?showtopic=15195 I went with the Bennett ST-16 12"x16" tabs on my '07 256ssi. Any tab will have a huge positive effect on this hull. Let us know what you end up with.
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    Need help adding a table to the bow of the boat?

    We have only used both bow and stern cockpit tables simultaneously while at the fireworks display when we are anchored-up off shore with a boatload of guests.
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    Need help adding a table to the bow of the boat?

    We had a bow table on our old 230ssi, and really enjoyed utilizing it. Our new(er) 256ssi came without a bow table. I ordered the pole base from Joe @ Cecil Marine. It looks like this: I knew the bow table was a factory option, so I measured twice and cut a huge (I think it was 3") hole in the deck, used plenty of 3M 5200 sealant, and stainless screws. It's as if it was factory installed. Like you've observed, the table hinders the travel path when its utilized in the stern.
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    How to replace the Bow grab rail (hand rail) on a 256 SSI

    I've climbed all around my 256, but I've never been in there. Sorry.
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    Re-design for the 276/287 ssx for 2013?...

    I go to the boat shows every year, and proclaim to the Admiral that the 'good news' is that I haven't seen anything that I like better than what we already have. I guess I am more than a little biased, but they STILL don't make a boat with as many features, as much seating area (with the 'U'-shaped bench), as good a floor plan, as timeless a styling and great packaging as on our 256ssi. I plan on keeping mine for a long time, too.
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    2007 246 ssi steering gear box sloppy

    You won't know if you need the helm (box) and/or cable until you take it apart and take a look. Stupidly, I had a Merc dealer do the work (and this was back in 2008) for 700 beans. It should have been less than half that in parts cost. Next time, I'll do it myself.
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    Simp, Swap the working remote from the transom to the helm. They're both the same.