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About ChappedAss285

  • Birthday 05/31/1967

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    Lake St.Clair, MI.
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    Boating, sledding.......

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  1. ChappedAss285

    285SSi won't break 43 mph or 4100 rpm

    I do the pressure wash in between. Acids wash is just because I just got it in October 2017 and it was delivered and stored. Needed a little boost cuz pressure washer wouldn't clean it back to original color. I have had it o 54 mph and I think that was 4800ish rpm. Haven't had it out that much yet.
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    285SSi won't break 43 mph or 4100 rpm

    GPS says 43 mph at 4100 ish rpm. I adjusted both trims to get there. Trim tabs all the way up and then had to slightly raise motor trim until it maxed out and started porpoising. I keep it on a canal behind house. I just had bottom acid washed, rubbed out and waxed first week of june, and cleaned hull in the shallows first week of July. It will get some algae build up within a few weeks. Maybe I will pull her out and look closer. I usually wash it in the shallows as soon as the dreaded green waterline starts appearing. I am gonna eat some gas and refill with non ethanol 91. It just dawned on me that I filled up last Tuesday with 87 that wasn't ethanol free. I told dock chic to give me $100 and she filled it up :/. Im in the middle of moving to a new home and updating my current home to sell, so my time to spend on boat has been precious and minimal. I will try some suggestions this Sunday, hopefully. It's my youngest daughters grad party this weekend as well..... Thnx!
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    285SSi won't break 43 mph or 4100 rpm

    injected. all service records done by same marina for life of boat. all engine and outdrive recommended service has been done with a stack of paperwork. Nothing major has been replaced and boat is in great condition. Don't know fuel pressure but had both mechanical and hull inspected before purchase in Oct 2017. I am second owner. 650 hrs currently on motors. Tune up and gimbal bearings done at that time as well. Compression was great and, according to mechanic, very well kept up.
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    285SSi won't break 43 mph or 4100 rpm

    Hi everyone, I have a 2002 with twin 350 Mags/bravo III's and stock props. As stated above it cant reach maximum speed. I have, in the past, had it to about 53 mph. It runs well throughout the whole range of rpm's included full throttle, but I have noticed that it falls flat the last %20 of throttle travel. It doesn't bog or run poorly, it just doesn't accelerate or increase rpm's. I haven't had the time to completely investigate yet, I just found out today. Please share some thoughts if you can. Thnx
  5. ChappedAss285

    276 SSX Holding Tank pump out

    This worked for me. Turns out the kid at the dock didn't know what he was doing. I read up on system and went back to show them how. Worked great. Flushed out quickly!
  6. ChappedAss285

    276 SSX Holding Tank pump out

    Did you ever resolve this? I have a very similar issue. Went to pump out today for the first time since I purchased boat. Wouldn’t suck out waste but seemed to have a strong vacuum. Also filled very quickly with water when trying to fill through pump out outlet. It’s on a 2002 285ssi. It’s the VHT model.
  7. ChappedAss285

    Please allow me to introduce myself

    Thanks for the welcome! So, next day the battery was still showing low but started engine fine. Alarm came on and I shut it down. Switched from battery 1 setting to battery 2 and volts showed and stayed at 13 and alarm went away. I am still looking deeper since the solid alarm seems to be for serious issues.
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    Please allow me to introduce myself

    Newbie here...to Chaparral and this size boat. Have had small inland lake boats and grew up going on boats my whole life, but have never owned one this size. I can from a a 17’ Sugarsand Jetboat. Just took delivery Saturday morning on a 2002 285 SSi. Love this boat! I already have a whole list of questions. Trying to get what I can from owners manual, but not everything is answered there. Or at least I haven’t been patient enough to find it The one I will ask here is cuz it just happened yesterday on my maiden voyage. I don’t know if something is wrong or if I did something wrong. Steady alarm went off underway after maybe an hour of on and off travel. The only thing I noticed was the port engine volts were way down around 9/10. It wasn’t like that on my 1 1/2 hr sea trial, nor was it like that on the complete systems survey I had done las Friday. I Let everything charge overnight and getting ready to go for a ride tobduplicate problem. Any thoughts? Mine first time me was bad alternator/regulator, but I have not seen one go so suddenly without showing signs.