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About Kamacaru

  • Birthday February 2

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    Western Massachusetts
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    Travel, golf, and relaxing on my...you guessed it.....My boat!

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  1. Kamacaru

    31 Signature, been looking Hi & Low

    Try Mooresville NC, Lake Norman. There is a dealer there, The Boat Rack. That area is rich in Chaparral. I purchased my 2103 Chap 310 Sig there in 2015, and found transport to this area to be about $3000.
  2. Kamacaru

    Best way to sell a boat

    I agree with everyone's comments, make sure the photos you take are of a clean boat. Nothing is worse than looking at photos of a boat for sale and it's dirty. It gives potential buyers the idea that you didn't take care of your boat. I can say from personal experience this past winter, that I got a lot of traffic on my 2011 Crownline 260 CR mid to late February, not long after the Boston boat show. People get sticker shock, but also see what they want, and then start looking for good deals. Most people wanted to come and see the boat in early March, and I had it sold before April 15th. Cash money, no survey. They didn't even start it, because everything was clean. I listed on eBay, boat trader, POP yachts, and Craigslist. With Craigslist, I listed the entire East Coast, but ended up selling to someone local. Most of my calls came out of South Jersey, and the Hudson River Valley. Lastly, I made sure I had a strong purchase and sales agreement. No surprises. Good Luck!
  3. Kamacaru

    Anyone have the Garmin VHF 300?

    I am looking to see if anyone else has the Garmin VHF 300? Looking for feedback from current users, as I can not seem to find any reviews that are worth reading online. What do you like, what don't you like. I have limited helm space for radio mount, looking to stay compact.
  4. Kamacaru

    Waxing a hardtop on a 2013 Signature 310

    Thanks for all the tips! I chose the Collinite. Very easy to work with, but you really have to work in small sections, and it looks fabulous!!
  5. Kamacaru

    PTA calibration settings, any recommended settings?

    There were two settings on the depth gauge for exactly that, so I adjusted it to what I think will work. The PTA settings I chose to go with were the default settings, and then I will adjust as needed. The other problem I noticed is that when I select "single lever" it does not seem to work. it just flashes while in neutral. Any suggestions? Am I just doing something wrong?
  6. Does anyone have any recommended PTA settings for the 2013 Chaparral 310 with twin Volvo 270 and EVC? I have not taken the boat out enough yet, and I am looking for suggested set points to start with. I boat in fresh water, with low water at times of 2' through a channel to access the river. I did read the manual, and I can see that there are settings in the calibration instructions, but I do not know if those are good to use. My previous boat used an analog trim gauge, so transitioning to negative and positive numbers is confusing me a little. If I were trimmed at half on my old boat at idle for low water or backing into a beach, what would that relate to on the LCD trim read out? +6?, higher?, lower? I read the manual and it it not specific about this. Any other positive comments are welcome with regards to making initial settings. Thanks to all to take the time to give help on this matter. Have a safe weekend!
  7. Kamacaru

    Waxing a hardtop on a 2013 Signature 310

    Thanks for the info! I recognize the Pro Polish by Shurhold, What's the other brand?
  8. Kamacaru

    Waxing a hardtop on a 2013 Signature 310

    Thanks for all the great responses! I am not new to boating, this will be my second boat. My first was a Crownline 260 CR, and now the Sig 310. I expect to take delivery of the boat next week. I'm a real do-it your-self kinda gal. I take a lot of pride in my boat. I can't wait until it gets here!
  9. Kamacaru

    Waxing a hardtop on a 2013 Signature 310

    Thank you both for your response. I am glad I asked the question. I am a petite 5'1" 125 lbs, girl of course, what man would describe themselves as "petite". I have the Shurhold polisher as well, I will try yo work with a ladder the best I can. I have one of those little giant ladders, no clue how to use it, but I'll see if I can rig it to work. Falling off the hardtop is not an option as I have fingers on either side of the boat, ouch. Any preferences on wax? I read many of the threads on wax, and some people seem to like Carnuba wax the best, with applications often. I will be honest, I waxed my current boat, that I'm selling twice a year, and paid more attention to the foredeck and bimini because of the UV exposure. This will be a whole new experience, and I look forward to talking more will you all!
  10. Hi there, I am new to the forum and new to Chaparral. I had a question about caring for the hardtop on a Chaparral Signature 310 (2013). I do not have a covered slip, but want to avoid oxidation of the gelcoat. What is everyone else doing for the care of this area. I have read through all the forums prior to posting this question. Thanks in advance for any advice!