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  1. It won’t - being it is low frequency it will penetrate walls fine. Compartments will be ideal since subs work best in corners. If I recall correctly, you want to face the tube to the wall or corner about 4”-6” away. If you want tight bass to enhance rock, classic rock, jazz, adult contemporary, etc, 6-1/2” is perfect. 8” would be good too but you may need to turn the gain down if overpowering. If you want boom-boom for rap and other bass heavy music, go with the 8” or 10”. bazookas are compact and really ported well for their size. There may be new products on the market, but I recommend taking a listen at the audio shop. Maybe some youtube reviews as well.
  2. Personally, I would get an amp’d marine bazooka due to being compact, bulletproof, and “tight”. I had a Bazooka in my car for 11 years and sold it with my suv still working after being in the back throwing every thing on the top of it. I am not sure what is the minimum marine size, but the 6-1/2” was perfect, unless you want to rattle your boat apart with an 8” or 10”. I would bet the regular Bazooka would hold up as long as it was not in the direct elements. It has been since 1996, but I believe it had a built in crossover.
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    Chap Website Update

    I love my used 2012 216 SSI. Mint. Can’t believe last year I almost bought a H2O last year for $10K more based on the comments. Everyone I meet says its a gorgeous boat. Chaparral is foolish to give into profits over reputation.
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    Weird problem with sunesta radio shutting off

    I would bet it is the radio power supply as this is the exact thing that was happening to my CMD7. Call David at Ford & Gardner in Iowa as he fixed mine. He may provide you with guidance.
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    Stereo turns off and on randomly-Help

    I would systematically start isolating components one at a time and play the stereo normally to see if it turns off. If that doesn’t work, reconnect and try another component: 1) disconnect remotes 2) remove RCA’s into amp 3) pull fuse in amp or isolate upstream breaker 4) disconnect from sub 5) pull fuse in sub amp or isolate upstream 6) measure voltage at head unit etc
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    Weird problem with sunesta radio shutting off

    I have a Clarion CMD7 and I could not turn the volume above 22 (max is 40) without it turning off and restarting. I adjusted balance and fade so only 1 speaker was on and I could then get it to about 27 before it would turn off. Also, my remotes were dim. I recently bought a CMD7 off ebay that was in perfect condition and installed it this weekend. Everything works perfect now. I believe it must have been a weak or failing power supply on the old one. Iggy has responded with what I thought was wrong with mine, but since you are saying it is stock, it probably isn't the wiring. My recommendation is to send it to a repair shop to look at it. The guy I bought the CMD7 from was David at Ford & Garland in Des Moines, IA. I plan to send the CMD7 I removed to him for repair. He stated repairs are typically $95-$135. Do you still have the plastic over the unit to prevent water intrusion? I took my off because where mine is located it will never get wet. If you have it on, it could be trapping heat.
  7. I also keep a spare drain plug that is one of those rubber compression type plugs just in case and a spare 12V DC bilge pump with a long cord and plug. I also have a manual bilge pump. What can I say, this was my first boat and wanted to account for the worst - also if someone else was in a bind, I could help out. No, I haven't swapped one out or had to put one in the water.
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    Purchased 1st chaparral 226ssi

    Very easy with all the help from the forum members.
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    Purchased 1st chaparral 226ssi

    I do my maintenance as well. Penny saved is a penny earned. I did the same - stole a 2012 SSI with 60 hours for 32K immaculate. Congrats.
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    Engine Coupler Greasing

    W, Thanks for sending the info.
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    Engine Coupler Greasing

    W, is there a concern with putting too much grease in the coupler?
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    Engine Coupler Greasing

    Real good and thorough information. Thanks
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    Uploading Pics

    Thanks for the help.
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    Uploading Pics

    Once you put a picture in your gallery: 1) How do you get it to show up in all your posts? I like how when people post, you can see their boats and other toys!! 2) Do we still need to use Photobucket? 3) How do you delete photos once you download them in your account? I wrote the site moderators but never heard back.
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    Engine Coupler Greasing

    I have a 105 hours on my 2012 216 SSI and did all the traditional maintenance: oil/filter, fuel filter, gear lube, grease steering and throttle shafts and pivot points. Should I apply some new grease (specified by manual) to my engine coupler? If so, approx how many pumps? I have a 2012 Merc 4.3 MPI, Alpha 1 Also, I live in Louisiana so we never really have our boat “in hibernation” long since our winters are mild (today is 71F). 3 weeks was the longest between outings. Therefore, do I need to change my fluids at least annually or just run hours? I would think the latter. Thanks