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  1. geekwithoutacause

    Have an issue with my dealer

    The amount of dumb @#$%@# on this tread is incrrdible. Thats why we have rangers checking boats now.
  2. geekwithoutacause

    2370 manual and user guide

    Am I looking in the wrong spot or are all these just sales brochures? No manuals?
  3. geekwithoutacause

    used 1997 Chaparral 2135, 454 bravo3, questions

    Yes, that could have more serious consequences....
  4. geekwithoutacause

    Have an issue with my dealer

    Nope, see my posting.
  5. geekwithoutacause

    Have an issue with my dealer

    It's becoming a huge problem. Out here in CO they are checking at all the boatramps. Every boat gets inspected. They ask where you boated last and inspect bilges. If you come from a suspected area, they will fill the cooling system with some fluid. Someone told me it's hot liquid, not sure exactly. Will ask next time I am there. These mussels (not muscles) are very invasive. They can clog up the tunnels in the dams that generate electricity. There's other reasons too. The one out here is the Quagga mussel. Originally from Ukraine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quagga_mussel
  6. geekwithoutacause

    used 1997 Chaparral 2135, 454 bravo3, questions

    Some of these things is just sloppy. Like the pieces of fiber sticking out of the glass that never got sealed in.. Someone wanted to get home early. Not like it's rocket science or something you can easily forget to do....
  7. geekwithoutacause

    used 1997 Chaparral 2135, 454 bravo3, questions

    They're not things you can't fix. My guess is they were ramping up production rates and quality suffered under it in some areas. Anyone know production numbers by year?
  8. geekwithoutacause

    used 1997 Chaparral 2135, 454 bravo3, questions

    Reading your restore thread on your current boat now... Man, people need to relax. The things you pointed out are obviously from the original build.
  9. geekwithoutacause

    used 1997 Chaparral 2135, 454 bravo3, questions

    ah, ok. I will do that soon.
  10. geekwithoutacause

    used 1997 Chaparral 2135, 454 bravo3, questions

    Oh and thanks for the link. More info is better.
  11. geekwithoutacause

    used 1997 Chaparral 2135, 454 bravo3, questions

    3K for the 2130 ? You rob it ??????
  12. geekwithoutacause

    used 1997 Chaparral 2135, 454 bravo3, questions

    Not yet, will post soon. IS the hull solid fiberglass or sandwiched ? Im guessing solid. How about the deck ? And the floors are probably wood ? What about he price, is it worth 6 to 7k if it checks out ok ?
  13. geekwithoutacause

    used 1997 Chaparral 2135, 454 bravo3, questions

    Thanks Drew ! Appreciate all the help I can get. Is the 454 pretty reliable with this combo ? Any other weak parts of the boat I should look out for ? Would a professional survey be worth it ? I am usually pretty good at inspecting but the engine and outboard has me intimidated a little. This would be around $6 to $7K... worth it ?
  14. geekwithoutacause

    used 1997 Chaparral 2135, 454 bravo3, questions

    Thanks, Looking forward to hear from him.
  15. Do you still own the 2135  ? I am looking at buying one.

    1. Duane2135

      Duane2135

      Oh yea!  I just spent all winter repowering her.  I love the boat, but the last few years she has required more and more repairs.  I think my mechanic wasn't very thorough. So, when I blew another coupler I decided to freshen up and double check all the mechanicals.  If she goes back to being reliable, I'm likely to keep her another 10+ years.

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