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  1. Navy Squid

    Alarm 2 Beeps

    I did power wash the boat Friday night. Maybe somethings got wet when I washed the boat. I don't have a manual since I bought it used. I think I ca download it though and see what it says. Thanks
  2. Navy Squid

    Alarm 2 Beeps

    To all: I have a 2003 242 Sunesta that is giving an alarm. This past Saturday, I was running the boat and I hear 2 beeps, then about 2-3 minutes later it does it again. It did it all day long. I checked the oil, and the trim fluid and they are both good. I kept an eye on the temp and oil pressure as well. They seemed to be range. A couple of times the motor would just die, and I would have to restart it. Does anyone know what this could mean, or tell me a way to read the ECM or if that's even possible. Thanks
  3. Navy Squid

    2003 243 Sunesta Radio

    I am needing some help. I bought the Clarion from Cecil marine so I can have the remotes. I have ran all the wired remote wires to the head unit in the head. Now I am ready to wire up the head unit. I removed the old unit and it was just a plug and play. Looking at the wire harness that came with the new radio, can someone tell me what wires I need to splice into the new 16 pin harness that came with the clarion unit. Any help would be great. I read the manual that came with the new clarion, I am guessing I need the wiring diagram for my boat so i know what wires go where.
  4. Navy Squid

    2003 243 Sunesta Radio

    I am needing some help. I bought the Clarion from Cecil marine so I can have the remotes. I have ran all the wired remote wires to the head unit in the head. Now I am ready to wire up the head unit. I removed the old unit and it was just a plug and play. Looking at the wire harness that came with the new radio, can someone tell me what wires I need to splice into the new 16 pin harness that came with the clarion unit. Any help would be great. I read the manual that came with the new clarion, I am guessing I need the wiring diagram for my boat so i know what wires go where. Thanks
  5. I bought a fish finder and I am looking for a place to mount it. I have a 2003 243 Sunesta. I have already ran my transducer wire. Also I want to splice into the OEM depth finder switch, but I am not sure what wires to splice into. 

    Do you have any recommendations to place the finder and what wires I splice for the power source. 

     

    Thanks

    1. Iggy

      Iggy

      Hi,

      I really don't know the layout of a 243. But I would mount it as high enough so that your not taking your eyes off the road/water that much. In other words, you don't won't to be looking down than up. But glancing up and down!!

      I am not sure what you mean by "Also I want to splice into the OEM depth finder switch, but I am not sure what wires to splice into." But, don't touch the stock transducer wires. Its good to have two sources for depth.

      As to power, I would look into the future. Meaning you may want to run up a 10 guage wire from the battery switch and the battery's ground. For ground, you can install a bus bar. For the Pos side install a 6 circuit fuse panel. Both can be installed under the helm. Now if needed you can add a VHF, GPS, lights  and more.   

    2. Iggy
  6. Navy Squid

    2003 243 Sunesta

    UPDATE: I replaced both the in line fuel filter, ad the water separator fuel filter. But it is still doing the something.
  7. Navy Squid

    Where do you store your garbage on your boat?

    I guess that would help... LOL
  8. Navy Squid

    Where do you store your garbage on your boat?

    Trash can under the sink.
  9. Navy Squid

    Radio

    I have seen some post about the radio. But I am unsure what to get. I have a 2003 243 Sunesta, The radio that is in there now has gone crazy. It will play CD's and let me turn the volume up and down. Everything else is stuck on stupid. The controls at the steering wheel and on the back of the boat don't work with this unit or they are not working either. I bought the boat used and from reading on the other post about the radio, the remote units will not work if the head is the the Original. With all that said the unit that I have now is a JBL MR160. I am not looking to spend much money on some tunes. But it would be nice to get something that works, and if possible something that works with the remote units. Would anyone be willing to help me. Thanks
  10. Navy Squid

    2003 243 Sunesta

    It ran fine when I bought it. Engine is a 2003, 300hp F.I. I have not inspected the sparkplugs.
  11. Navy Squid

    2003 243 Sunesta

    I need some help please. The last couple of weekends I have taken my boat out. Around 2000 RPMs the engine has some hesitation. When I go faster it seems to stop or when I am going slower than that it stops. Just around 2000 RPMs it has it. At first I thought it was bad gas so I added some fuel stabilizer (Marine Grade), however it is still there. Has anyone else had this issue? if so what do I need to check for next? I was thinking a new fuel filter, (I don't know when it was replaced last since I bought the boat used a couple of months ago) Any help would be great. Thanks
  12. Navy Squid

    Parts

    Good Afternoon everyone. I am new to the form here. I am looking for some guidance from all of you experts. I just bought a 2003 Chaparral 243 Sunesta, and the original owner had some repairs done to it but did not add the graphics back on the boat. I called Chaparral and they do not make them anymore. I was wondering if someone might know a place where I can order them (Here is what I want it to look like). Also I am looking for a 66 inch Pole Light, and last a good place to find the snap in carpet. I am not new to owning a boat but this is my first Chaparral. I used to own a 2006 G6 pontoon boat 18ft SF. Thanks
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