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  1. sburke91

    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    This is on my list of projects for this coming winter. My garmin is NMEA 2000 compatible, but Chap didn't bother with the gateway, so I have a bunch of functionality on the GPS that shipped with the boat that's worthless at the moment.
  2. sburke91

    How do you clean your fixed dock fenders?

    My dock fenders are rubber--I used Star Brite hull cleaner and a stiff brush at the end of the year last year. While not perfect, it did a pretty good job.
  3. sburke91

    Why Are Posts Being Deleted

    Since Chaparral hosts this site, they don't allow sales posts of any kind, which is fair. There are a couple of Chap Facebook groups you could post that on.
  4. sburke91

    What does this 40 amp thermal circuit breaker do?

    That doesn't look like an auto reset. It looks like the kind where the lever flips out of the bottom when the breaker pops: https://www.bluesea.com/products/category/14/32/Circuit_Breakers/285-Series
  5. sburke91

    What does this 40 amp thermal circuit breaker do?

    That's probably your main breaker for the 'house' loads, or for a single large load (something like a windlass, if you have one).
  6. If the 24 doesn't have a bow thruster, yes.
  7. sburke91

    Bottom Paint Questions

    I think the big question is, why is speed very important to you? If speed is that important, you probably should have made another boat choice. A 19' H20's a great boot, but it's not what one would consider a speedy boat.
  8. Another key consideration is which platform has more available service in your area. Some areas have more shops that service Mercury than V-P, and if you happen to be in one of those areas and don't do all/most of your own work, you should include that in your decision process.
  9. sburke91

    Safer weed killers to use ??

    Not sure about where you are, but it's so wet here, there's not a chance of anything catching on fire in the yard right now.
  10. sburke91

    Safer weed killers to use ??

    A weed torch might be an option for you too. There are a bunch of different models, some that use a small take, others that require dragging a 20 lb propane tank around: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=weed+killing+torch&hvadid=213939597332&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9014870&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t2&hvqmt=e&hvrand=13331890681804306554&hvtargid=kwd-322790272771&tag=googhydr-20&ref=pd_sl_9rr51x6ggo_e
  11. sburke91

    Time To Launch?

    It's 42 here right now, but as soon as the roads dry off today I'm splashing ours. It's not spectacular boating weather yet, but there's an odd day here and there that it'd be nice to take advantage of.
  12. There are either factory or aftermarket shop manuals available for most engine/drive combos. What engine/drive does it have?
  13. sburke91

    Did you drain or use a light bulb this winter ?

    Even though ours spends its winter in a heated garage, at around 55 degrees, I always drain completely, just in case there'd ever be an extended power outage.
  14. sburke91

    It is official.

    Same here w/ the ice. I could launch, but can't find an icebreaker attachment for the 225.
  15. sburke91

    It is official.

    Got my dock lease paperwork just last week and can put the boat at the dock as early as April 1. That said, it was a whopping 8 degrees (F) this morning, so mother nature has a long way to go in a month.