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  1. Congrats! I had a very similar story 3 years ago. It's a great boat and you will love it! Welcome to the group Bobo.
  2. Nice looking boat! Welcome to the forum.
  3. I think he is trying to figure out how to tow the boat and trailer at the same time.
  4. Pen Yann has a decent public boat launch. I launch and retrieve my 28 footer there once a year although I have to admit it is a little short for my boat so next year I am thinking of trying the launch @ Keuka Lake State Park.
  5. Welcome to the group. Several things come to mind for new boaters. 1) Take a USCG approved boating course to learn the "rules of the road". You'll be amazed on how many people out there don't know the rules and create potentially dangerous situations. 2) Before loading the family up and heading out take one person out with you and spend several hours learning how to maneuver and dock the boat. This will relieve a LOT of stress on your "maiden voyage" with the family /friends. 3 ) If your trailing the boat take some time to read up on best practices at the ramp and spend some time practicing during off hours.
  6. Welcome! I’m sure you will love love love the 220. Everyone that has one does!
  7. No but we have a 2008 276 SSX and we love it! They are great boats and I’m sure you will love it too.
  8. I know. Last year was tough, really didn't do much boating until August last year due to water levels. Hope this year is better.
  9. John is a meteorologist on one the local TV channels. He is well known for his photography. BTW I boat out of Sodus bay and visit Chimney Bluff's and Webster all the time
  10. I am rooting for reasonable lake levels for the Great Lakes this spring. Currently Lake Ontario is about 13" higher than last year.
  11. According to this ling Chaparral did not provide a manual for 1991.
  12. Congrats! How can you not LOVE a boat like that!
  13. Intake Air Control valve. Takes about 5 min to change once you locate it. Also I purchased mine from Auto Zone based on a recommendation from Wingnut. I paid ~89 deer vs the 200 or so Merc wanted.
  14. Futzin - Beautiful boat! I have to say my 2008 is in the similar condition. It also stays out all from April thru October then it is stored indoors for the winter.
  15. I’d go with the black. As far as fading as long as you take care of the hull .... washing and waxing a couple of times a year you will be fine.
  16. I'd make sure everything is wired correctly for a various reasons. Your safety and the safety of the people around you. Below is an interesting read and you will see that if there is a fire that impacts you / boats around you / and the marina it is on your insurance / nickel and I would hate to think of what would happen if there was a fatality .
  17. I hate spell checker.... Hatem
  18. Hated- very nice! I need one of those to tow my boat.
  19. They can be added ...... and I would definitely add them. There are many threads on this forum that discuss adding trim tabs.
  20. Hello All, I have a quick question while winterizing my 496 Mag w/ Corsa exhaust I noticed that there was a small flow of water was passing thru the Corsa even though the exhaust was off. Is this typical or do I need to replace some seals over the winter?
  21. That’s why I do my own. But yes sounds Just a little high for my area
  22. Mertzer- Good luck this weekend let us know how you make out. Also where do you boat out of? Irondequoit Bay ? The river? Sodus? Braddock Bay? I'm out of Sodus. what prop shop do you use and would you recommend them? Always looking for a good shop.
  23. What drive do you have? Most if not all drives will need to be filled from the bottom to purge air from the drive if the reservoir bottle was completely empty.
  24. I agree there are a LOT of people out there w/ little or no common sense!
  25. We are at Keuka lake with the family this week. Sure is nice to be able to run the boat this week! Been here since late Saturday and have logged about 10 hours and a tank of gas already.