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    Can I tow it? PLEASE HELP

    I would say you can probably pull it, but I wouldn’t recommend it. I had the same issue last year, but with an f150. Stepped up to a 250 and I can barely tell it’s there now. That came in handy as I had to quickly stop once while towing this season, I didn’t flinch in the 250. If I was in my old truck, that would have been ugly.
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    Hurricane Michael Photos and Discussion

    I’m in Georgia and we are fine. Just some wind and rain. Not uncommon for us.
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    H2O 19 200 hp or H2O 21 250 hp can't decide?

    21. You won’t regret going bigger.
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    Yamaha F150 or F200?

    Here’s a link to a thread with the performance differences between the two. Different boat, but gives you a good idea of where the differences are. Next to none other than top end. If the same boat one with the f150 and other with the f200, I’d get the 200 if the price was only a couple g’s different. I own one with the f150 and it’s a great boat and engine. https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/606212-yamaha-f150-vs-i4-f200-not-big-difference-2.html
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    2018 chevy traverse

    Check the payload capacity on the door jam sticker. Then subtract the weight of all passengers, driver and stuff in the vehicle. That’s what you have left for tongue weight. Single axle boat trailer is probably 400-500lbs. If your total weight exceeds GVWR, then you will have issues. My advice, get something else to tow with.
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    Yamaha F150 or F200?

    What’s the price difference? I have the H2O with the 150. Kept up with my buddy’s boat with the Yamaha 200 just fine. Couldn’t tell a difference top end. Different boats, but still. All comes down to the price difference and availability. Both are darn near the same.
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    Looking for input on bow riders

    Bow door is a must for the wife and kids. Gives them something to get behind to get out of the wind and rain when you get stuck out in it.
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    Looking for input on bow riders

    I’ve got a 21’ h20 ski fish with the Yamaha outboard. We bought new April last season for same reasons as others. We mostly boat on fresh water lakes with a salt water trip about once a season. Just got back from Florida taking it offshore for scalloping for a couple of days. Small craft advisory second day. No issues. We ran shallow to avoid the big stuff, but it did great. Was actually perfect for scalloping. Got a lot of compliments on it. My buddy has a nice center console. His kid wanted to ride with us instead of on their boat. Said it rode a lot better than their boat in the rough water. I told her not to tell her dad. Best advice I got when shopping was buy your next boat first. I think we did that and I have no desire for anything more than we have. It’s absolutely perfect for us. The outboards are more efficient than the inboards and a lot less maintenance. Mine has the 150. Only change I would have made would be to get the 200 instead, but there isn’t much of a different between the two.
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    Good place to buy parts?

    Sorry if this is a redundant question, but is there a good place to order chap parts online? Need to get a new cushion for the sun deck. Had one fly off because it wasn’t snapped in. Called local dealer several times and emailed them twice. No response.
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    Good place to buy parts?

    Glad to hear that’s a good price. Could never get my local dealer to return a call after calling and leaving 8 messages over 3-4 weeks. Ordered it from another dealer out of state. They were awesome to deal with and went out of their way for me.
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    Good place to buy parts?

    Need to get a cushion that flew off. Called some places and got a price of $278. Couldn’t find a part number otherwise and none of the online places had it.
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    Ski & Fish onboard battery charger

    I’m guessing that the charging wire to the batteries may have not been connected or came lose. Did you recently disconnect anything like for winterizing? Check the charger for a fault message. I’m guessing there’s a wire lose, a breaker tripped, or some minor thing like that.
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    Good place to buy parts?

    Do you know where I can get a part number? It’s a 2017 boat.
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    Towing with ecoboost

    Had a 13 f150 ecoboost. I do miss that truck. Traded it on a f250 diesel which is overkill. Would the f150 tow my boat? Sure, had plenty of power to do so, but I was over my gvwr when doing it. Mine was an fx4 crew cab with all the bells and whistles. Payload was only 1061. Add in the family and stuff, throw the boat on the back and I was over weight. It would tow it, just was not comfortable going down the interstate with it. I also had to upgrade the brakes. At the end of the day, it was fine for 99% of the time. It was that 1% you needed to watch out for. If you get an f150 eco, I would suggest a 3.5, 2wd, crew xlt with max tow. My dad has one and it’s payload almost equals my 250. You’ll never regret having the 3.5.
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    Chaparral's quality going downhill

    Probably right. Still shouldn’t be that way from the factory. A little attention to detail would go a long way fron the factory.
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    Chaparral's quality going downhill

    On our 2nd year with our H2O. 21’ ski/fish outboard. No major issues to date. A couple minor things like a storage door that didn’t catch all the way, some trash in the bilge and a slow draining ski locker (think it was trash in the drain). I took care of all of that myself by adding a couple washers to the latch and by flushing the drains. Tons of trash washed out to the bilge. No problems since. Overall it’s been a great boat. We get compliments on it all the time. Maybe the op and others got some Friday boats. Ours was an in stock boat that the dealer had in the show room. Maybe some of the cosmetic stuff was taken care of before we purchased.
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    Boat Maintenance Kit

    Extra bilge plug, extra keys, insurance card for sea tow. Plugs get lost and yes, I’ve left the keys at home before. Had to drive all the way back to get them and then back to the lake while towing. That sucked.
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    Determining Trailer Tongue Weight

    I got the same. My tongue weight is 300lbs on my 21’ H2O.
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    Drowning does not look like Drowning

    Thanks for sharing. I’ve read it before, but it’s always worth re-reading.
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    How Fast Does Your Boat Go?

    About 52. Had it at 48 via gps, with more left. 21’ H2O with Yamaha outboard. Btw my gas mileage is great with the outboard. Very pleased with it.
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    Which one? 226 SSI vs 243 VRX

    I’ll throw this in also since it hasn’t been mentioned: resale. The traditional prop boat will have a higher resale value. Ask the Yamaha owners. Special niche that wants the jet boats.
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    He’s referring to wedding cake.
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    Keep on mine the polymer nano stuff does not provide any paint or gel coat protection from impacts. Yes it makes the paint look nice, but you will have chips in your paint. I used polymer stuff exclusively on my last truck, had some oxidation and paint chips in the bumper and hood. Used wax on previous vehicle with no oxidation and much fewer paint chips. I prefer to use both. Wax to waterproof and paint protect and go over it with a polymer for extra shine.
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    Help me pick a truck

    I just changed from an F150 ecoboost to a 250 diesel. So far liking the truck. Mine usually has something in the bed or hooked up behind it most weekends, plus we were at payload limits on the 150 with family onboard and the boat hooked up. Time will tell if this was a better move. However, I will say this, diesels will hold their value very well. All trucks do, but the 3/4 diesels really do. I got 28k on trade for my paid off 5 year old 150. Not bad at all. I had the dealer pull black book on same model year truck and options but a 250 diesel. Average trade was 38k and msrp at that time was only 7k more. For maintenance, I’m not concerned since I do all of my own. Ymmv
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    New trailer arrived

    I’m the guy in the thread you are referring to. Yes, I went with a F250 for the same reasons. Loved my f150, but I was at the max for that particular truck. Not all 1/2 tons have the same payload. You really have to check the door sticker. Mine was pretty low at 1168. Most XLT few option trucks were at 1500, while the new raptors were only 960. The 250 I got is on the lower side due to a ton of options, but at 2097, that’s way more than I’ll ever need.