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.