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  1. Hey guys, I haven't posted in a while, and I hope this is allowed, but wanted to share an experience of a business I recently used to fix my boat. (Fiberglass Repair). This will be best for local Kansas City folks but if you have the unfortunate dock mishap as I did several months ago that damages your fiberglass, I highly Recommend having Shoemaker Collision in Spring Hill, KS (just south of Olathe). This business is ran by a husband/wife and provide excellent work, customer service, and communication thru the entire repair process. And they just don't work on boats. I would say a majority of their business is in auto body repair, but I saw some other boats in there, RV's, and even an 18 wheeler. These guys do it all and were very easy to work with. So if anyone in the local KC area has an unfortunate mishap and needs some fiberglass repair, I would reach out to these guys. They did a great job. Joe even came to my house to write the estimate which was very convenient for my schedule and kept me from having to haul my boat out there for an estimate.
  2. Gator 5, it is almost that time, we are really looking forward to Table Rock over the 4th, although I know it is going to be quite busy. I appreciate all of the suggestions you have given. Just wanted to check in one more time before we head down. Anything going on that would be a must see while we are there?
  3. and how long by boat from indian point to the Kimberling bridge? If we were in the water by Indian Point the night they shoot off from the bridge in Kimberling City, would we be able to see the fireworks show?
  4. Hey Gators 5, thanks for the reply man. We are really looking forward to our trip down there. How long does it take you to get from Indian Point down to the #%^$&%$/Cricket Creek area? From a map it looks like a very long haul.
  5. Hey everyone, I am a new Chaparral boat owner (2005 204SSI), and new to the forum. I have already had some great feedback on a few other topics I have posted earlier. We are bringing our boat to Table Rock lake over the 4th of July weekend and staying near Indian Point. Unfortunately waited too long to rent a slip so will have to pull it in and out of the water every day but not a big deal. Are there any places on the lake that someone would recommend checking out? Waterfalls, or cool cliffs, coves to hang out in, etc? We of course are taking in the fireworks show that Saturday night. Anyone know the best place on the water to take it in? Last but not least, are there any restaurants and/or bars that are accessible by boat? If so recommendations would be great? If nothing by boat, still would like some recommendations on some good places to eat and drink near Indian Point that may be close to the water, or have water views. Live music would be a bonus.
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    Oil Bath Hubs

    Can anyone give me some help on oil bath hubs? I am not at all familiar with them. Just bought a 2005 Chaparral 204 SSI with same year prestige duel axle trailer. Trailer has oil bath hubs. I noticed the other day, 3 of the 4 "windows" are completely full, and the 4th is 3/4 full. Can this be a problem? How do I fill them back up and what kind of oil do I use
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    Bilge Pump

    Thanks everyone for the info. It was indeed the float switch. I believe the light switch at the helm was luminated because the bilge was running. I went and got an extender that allowed me to reach and grab at the float switch. There was nothing underneath it but was able to push down on it to where it finally shut off. My thought is while trailering it, it must have popped up to the on position.
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    Bilge Pump

    I was aware of the automatic bilge. If it is the float switch, is their an easy way to reach or work on it myself? That pump sits at the very bottom of the boat underneath the motor and harder to #$^% to get to. I was going to try and just disconnect the wire so that I could leave power to the trim, etc. but couldn't reach it yesterday.
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    Bilge Pump

    Thank you in advance to whomever answers. I just purchased a 2005 204 SSI with only 84 hours on it. Boat is in great condition. I test drove it two weeks ago and ran great. Took it out this past Sunday with no problems. However on Monday I towed it to the highway patrol to have trailer inspected so that I can license it. As I backed it in driveway and getting ready to go inside I hear something running. It didn't take me long to figure out it was the bilge. I have a switch on the dash that I knew was off but double checked and sure enough it was in the off position but was lit up red indicating it was on. I flipped it to the actual on position and it stayed red and continued to run. What could be causing this now constant power to the switch to keep it running? There is no water in the boat at all. I had to disconnect battery cables to get it off. Any suggestions?
  10. BBanta

    Bilge Pump

    Thank you in advance to whomever answers. I just purchased a 2005 204 SSI with only 84 hours on it. Boat is in great condition. I test drove it two weeks ago and ran great. Took it out this past Sunday with no problems. However on Monday I towed it to the highway patrol to have trailer inspected so that I can license it. As I backed it in driveway and getting ready to go inside I hear something running. It didn't take me long to figure out it was the bilge. I have a switch on the dash that I knew was off but double checked and sure enough it was in the off position but was lit up red indicating it was on. I flipped it to the actual on position and it stayed red and continued to run. What could be causing this now constant power to the switch to keep it running? There is no water in the boat at all. I had to disconnect battery cables to get it off. Any suggestions?
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