1948boat

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  1. When I first saw your post I was thinking about the inflatable boats I have owned, not trying to bust up your post.
  2. I will give you full description of the boat, 1998 252 Sunesta with a 5.7 GS Volvo Penta. Plugs are a year old with about 40 hours on them, I use pump gas 87 octane unleaded and I have adjusted the idle down as low as I dare. I have bought a return spring to insure the throttle plates are closed yet haven't installed it yet. Any suggestions to stop the occasional dieseling/running on.
  3. We have a 1998 252 Sunesta with a 5.7 Volvo Penta stern drive and have owned it around a year in southern FL and have not found any reason to have tabs. We have experienced people moving around seated in the front or rear, if most are seated in the rear just push the throttle a little more to get on plane the you can back it off, I cruise at 3000-3400 rpm @ 22-26 mph.
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  5. Thanks for the reply, I thought I was clear about the hose bursting and that we fount the cause and repaired it. My questions is the hydro lock, from stopping abruptly and water coming back in through the exhaust. There is/are flappers in the exhaust yet Volvo Penta has a service bulletin suggesting the removal of them, BTW our boat (1998) didn't have any.
  6. Had a hose from the raw water pump to the thermostat housing burst, made quite a noise. We stopped the boat quickly and shut it down. made a quick temporary repair with gorilla tape and tried to start the motor and it was locked up. After being towed back to our dock we discovered that we had water in the cylinders after removal of the plugs. The engine cranked over freely withe the plugs out, trying to clear the cylinders of water. We then sprayed WD-40 into each cylinders and cranked some more. Replaced the plugs and started the engine after some cranking. We found a blockage in the thermostat housing, so having just changed the manifolds and risers a to-do will be to check the housing as well. All is back together and completed a hour and a half of continuous running all seams to be well. My question is; who has had the same problem with abruptly stopping and experiencing a hydroloc? What have you done to prevent it from happening. I have had many merc-cruisers and not experienced it with them, this is my first Volvo Penta stern drive.
  7. I guess nobody has this answer, I contacted Chaparral and they directed me to a dealer, then I went to Chaparral customer and got sent back the the same dealer.
  8. Can someone give/get this dimension please, I'm in Michigan and our boat is in FL. Thanks in advance.
  9. If you are offering to sell, I would only be interested if it is at least 4-6" taller than stock.
  10. I think if the boat on a lift or moored a test ride is not a big thing if the party seems real interested. Otherwise my experience of selling more than a dozen boats(few thousand to fifty thousand dollars); it takes an agreed upon price with an appropriate deposit.
  11. Thanks to all for the positive comments. The thing in front of my dash that deflects the wind is in great shape, I just have a problem with my eyes watering due to its height. So I came on board here to see if others have had a similar experience.
  12. No to beat a dead horse, but if anyone is interested please read about the dashboard features according to Chaparral on page five of the following attachment. thttp://forum.chaparralboats.com/publications/brochures/1997/sunesta.pdf
  13. No to beat a dead horse, but if anyone is interested please read about the dashboard features according to Chaparral on page five of the following attachment. thttp://forum.chaparralboats.com/publications/brochures/1997/sunesta.pdf BTW the source is this site.
  14. I just researched wet joint v/s dry joint and found this to be a Mercruiser riser and wonder if it is only a Merc issue or a Volvo Penta problem/soloution as well?
  15. Well I have asked about a tall windscreen for our 98, 252 Sunesta, I got a bunch of lip service about I must be a Britt since I called it a windscreen instead of windshield. So I responded that I wasn't a Britt and explained that I called it that because it is a small plastic wind deflector/screen not a framed glass shield. It so happened that I had cap loc on so my response was all caps. So then they responded that I must be a angry Britt. Bottom line I got no help, just criticism about not calling it what they thought it should be called, put a label on me and then said I must be angry. I probably will be signing off of this site since I have found no value in it for me. Thanks and God Bless