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  1. brclark82

    Anyone have 297SSX hydraulic swim platform photos?

    Is it just me or is the tow point missing? If so where did they move it?
  2. brclark82

    Chap Website Update

    Both the new outboard 257 SSX and the all new 280 OSX are being reviewed by boattest right now so we should be able to check them out soon.
  3. brclark82

    Anyone have 297SSX hydraulic swim platform photos?

    Whoa, that’s pretty crazy...although I actually think I would personally just like something that extends from below the swim platform into the water like what Regal offers as opposed to losing the majority of your swim platform when deployed. Not sure, I guess I’d have to try it out, but it’s certainly different and somewhat explains the price tag. Thanks for the pics
  4. brclark82

    Anyone have 297SSX hydraulic swim platform photos?

    I’ve been looking around everywhere since I saw it as an available option. So far I haven’t seen one at any dealers with it as an option. For $13k it’s gotta be pretty sweet right?
  5. brclark82

    Chap Website Update

    Nvm I cannot for the life of me figure out how to post pics so I’m done trying
  6. brclark82

    Chap Website Update

    Not on the Chap website yet but here are a couple sneak peeks at the new 257 SSX outboard if anyone is interested. https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNgHVcl82ABv8_GcX-WAEYO6_Whomx9YdS3lLV4DtIxTFTrcDJhp2tKmIdUw4-niw/photo/AF1QipNXp5fHz6OrJT8CWVaN7RhxcbsJAirHUvspV-38?key=YVZZcWlvMzdFVkJkeUdlUEVUWmdXQzB6NHZmN01B https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNINQ-HVwWw8CzXD6u-yIKQCSSs8I22ZkF2aIyxxiDOH7lQr4o1undl2ErVWB_jWw/photo/AF1QipOX2T-B2JxZI4Vk8lg38tWbMqBlnlR3rsUZBOQQ?key=c0UxZGlSdE5PZmhfQmVVM3ItZ21SbndUQWtZUU53
  7. brclark82

    Low drive lube warning

    Sounds good, the reservoir definitely had some lube left in it when the alarm went off initially and I topped it off. I appreciate all the info @Wingnut unfortunately probably only a few lake days left for us before you know what and I’ll have them check it out for sure at that point.
  8. brclark82

    New boat - no speedo, no stage one trim up

    2017 6.2L Merc 350HP DTS
  9. brclark82

    Low drive lube warning

    Ok so I filled the reservoir about halfway between the min and max. I’ve had it out twice since then. After the very first short run I checked the fluid and it actually looked like a little more was in the reservoir than when I filled it at home. Then by the end of the day it seemed to be back where I filled it. I didn’t make any marks on the reservoir so maybe it was just the angle of the boat in the water vs trailer or the trim level or something. After day 2 and a lot more load and time running it does seem slightly lower than where I filled it but not by much and maybe it’s just in my head. If it had been running with low drive lube, even for a short time, is there anything I would notice?
  10. brclark82

    New boat - no speedo, no stage one trim up

    Sorry to hijack this but we’re talking about similar things on almost identical boats so I figured I’d keep it here. I noticed today that my trim up switch does not actually have two “stages”. No matter how hard I push it it only has one stage. I do have DTS so I’m not sure if that has something to do with it. I also have never gotten anywhere near 50% with the motor running so I’m not sure if there is actually a limit somewhere that’s only activated when the engine is on.
  11. brclark82

    New boat - no speedo, no stage one trim up

    Yeah mine works fine for both options (trailer and regular up). Not sure much more about it, mine was used so everything was already setup and those weird new boat things had been fixed.
  12. brclark82

    New boat - no speedo, no stage one trim up

    @Hatem that helm wasn’t in the 257 until 2019 when they renamed the 2018 247 the 257. He has the same boat I do, the older design 257, which was discontinued after 2018.
  13. brclark82

    New boat - no speedo, no stage one trim up

    I get the same readings on my gauge for those 2. The gps will give you sea temp but I don’t believe the sensors for those 2 parameters get installed from the factory. On your fresh water readings. I filled my freshwater at the beginning of July (15 gallons) and the gauge read full. Now at the end of August it is reading empty and I probably haven’t used more than a gallon or 2. I wonder if there is a leak somewhere? Honestly I haven’t bothered to turn the pump back on and check to see if it’s actually empty and it’s just the gauahe or if the tank has actually drained somehow. I’ll look into that tomorrow.
  14. brclark82

    Chap Website Update

    They actually call it a hydraulic swim platform. I’m assuming it’s similar to what cobalt/sea ray/regal offer. It’s a $13k option, can’t wait to see how it works and what it looks like. There doesn’t seem to be any info anywhere online about it other than the option when you build your own boat at Chap.com
  15. brclark82

    Chap Website Update

    I just noticed they offer a submersible swim platform this year but only in the 297 SSX. Pretty sweet option, I wonder if they’ll expand to other models in the future? I can’t find any pics yet though.
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