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    Play in steering wheel

    My 2006 Chaparral 246 SSI I just bought has a lot of play in the steering wheel. Would replacing the steering wheel fix this or is there another part that causes the play ?
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    Play in steering wheel

    Ok, haven’t been on the boat in a while but took a video of the part that’s loose. See video below and let me know your thoughts. Seems the shaft is moving in and out of this steering box before the out drive moves. Is this normal ? The movement you are seeing is the wheel turning back and forth and the drive is still. https://youtu.be/hV9pqVml23o
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    Bluetooth Question

    I added one of these to my factory JBL radio and it works awesome plus its water proof. Just plugs into the AUX RCA plugs on the back of the deck and you splice into a power and ground. Then search bluetooth devices on your phone and your off and running. http://www.jlaudio.com/mbt-rx-marine-audio-bluetooth-receiver-91126
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    Newer 246 depth gauge

    Mine cuts in and out even when just sitting. Not sure if its a power issue or the actual gauge not reading.
  5. So, I've been chasing a weird starter issue on my 246. The starter is sounding like the battery is almost dead when trying to start. Turns over real slow, but it starts. Now, this is with the selector switch on 1 and I keep it there all day. If I put the switch on BOTH, the motor fires right up correctly. I called a buddy on this who has a Chaparral as well and he said I should leave the switch set to both when operating the boat so both batteries get charged while underway. Put it on 1 or 2 when your just sitting listening to music and such. If I am leaving it set to one battery, only that battery is getting charged. Anyone have any info on the correct operation on this ?
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    2006 246 SSI Battery selector switch

    So, I'm curious what this Isolator box does(see link below) ? I'm seeing both batteries connected to it. http://www.cecilmarineonline.com/isolator-2-bank-this-item-is-no-longer-available/
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    How Fast Does Your Boat Go?

    2006 Chap 246 SSI with 6.2, slightly trimmed up and running little above 5K RPM with 4 adults, 50 mph. So the gauge says.....
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    2006 246 SSI Battery selector switch

    Yup, it worked. I do not have anything like that. My switch wiring goes directly to the batteries.
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    2006 246 SSI Battery selector switch

    How do I know if I have one ? Both batteries are brand new this year
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    2006 246 SSI Battery selector switch

    Next time I have the boat home, I will meter the batteries to verify they both are charging. Both batteries are new this year.
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    Replacement carpet or seadek?

    Just redo the plastic backing. I used Flex Seal to do mine and its holding out great so far. I got a wire brush and spent a few hours taking off the loose rubber, then after a good clean up, I brushed on the flex seal. Dont use the spray can Flex Seal, use the paint in a can. Seems they are different.
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    Play in steering wheel

    How would you adjust them ? Is there just a nut and bolt on both ends ?
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    Play in steering wheel

    Thanks guys, I will troubleshoot more this weekend.
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    Play in steering wheel

    So, I was able to hold the drive and the steering wheel still moves both ways before the drive moves. My guess is the cable is worn from what I've read, but I'm not sure if that's an easy job or not. Could the steering box behind the wheel be warn ? Where can I find the part numbers for these items ?
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    Correct Chaparral gel coat color

    I have some missing gel coat or paint on the bottom of my boat from previous owner running the boat up on a beach. Its a small area but I want to paint it. Had a buddy tell me to use a gel coat kit, but when I look to purchase the white color patch kit, there are a few different white colors to choose. Any way to figure out what white I have ? Its a 2006 Chaparral 246 SSI Red and white. Pic attached.
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    Correct Chaparral gel coat color

    Your right, I missed the year part. I ordered the mission white. Even if its off some, no one will ever see it.
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    Correct Chaparral gel coat color

    Yes, when I type in Chaparral/white on iboats.com under boat gel coat, that is what I get. But, I get 3 different kit part numbers for 2000-2015 mission white color boat gel coat. There is also a revolution mission white color. https://www.iboats.com/shop/paint-and-maintenance/fiberglass-and-epoxy-boat-repair/boat-gel-coat-repair.html?find=chaparral-white-10538997&finder=26
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    Play in steering wheel

    I can move the wheel a lot both directions before the outdrive moves
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    Mercury 6.2 Exhaust flapper valve

    Well, my issue turned out to be the corsa exhaust actuator arm brackets when it is off. I can grab them and the noise stops. Im wondering if there might have been a rubber grommet there at one time and it melted off. Not sure how to fix this since i can hear them both rattling when the engine hatch closed. Cant remove these and fix them
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    Mercury 6.2 Exhaust flapper valve

    Just purchased a 2006 chaparral 246 with a mercury 6.2. Upon the test drive while we were headed out of cove I opened engine hatch and heard a slight tick noise from one riser area. Didn’t sound like a knock or exhaust leak. One of the guys with us said that was a Exhaust flapper valve and mercury motors always have issues with these. He said it’s a very easy fix. I looked at a riser diagram and I don’t see this part. Can anyone point me in the right direction for a parts guide on this motor ?
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    Mercury 6.2 Exhaust flapper valve

    OK, thanks. Hopefully that is my issue and not a exhaust gasket leaking.
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    Mercury 6.2 Exhaust flapper valve

    Hmmm, I wonder if that is my issue. It sounds like a rattle but I couldn't run it enough since there was no gas in the boat for test drive. I'm going to check that this weekend running on the muffs. Are you able to grab the arm to make it quit making noise to verify that is the noise ?
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    Mercury 6.2 Exhaust flapper valve

    I’m just curious, but my boat has the silent choice exhaust. Since the stock exhaust flapper is after the silent choice, technically the noise should stop when I flip the switch and the exhaust goes out the side instead of rear ?
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    Mercury 6.2 Exhaust flapper valve

    Wow, thanks, can’t ask for a better reply then that. Now I need to determine what is causing the noise and where. It sounds like something loose, not a steady sound like gasket leak. I’ll use my mechanic stethoscope and try to nail it down.
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    Chaparral 246 fresh water system

    Ok, thank you
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