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  1. First full summer on the lake with the "new" 310. I can't decide if I want to buy an over-priced grill or not or eat cold dishes like sandwiches and stuff. Curious what's your favorite dish on the boat for a long weekend? I'd like some ideas to help decide to grill or not to grill. Summer is coming....
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    Kohler Generator Maintenance

    I'll have to look closer, but I thought this was the coolant level.
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    Slippery Deck Recommendation

    My swim deck platform is slippery and I need to do something before summer gets here. I've cleaned it, but it's still to slippery to be safe. I've considered paint such as Total Tread or Kiwi Non-Slip Paint, but when I research and read reviews, there are some that say the deck is still slippery afterwards. I've looked at the numerous offerings of the EVO foam decking and those have mixed reviews too. I go back and forth from I'll just paint it....to I'll just buy some foam and stick it down. I'm looking for recommendations on what is best and will last. I'd be curious if anyone has used the non-slip textured paint and what kind of results you have experienced if you used it on the swim deck/platform. Thanks
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    Kohler Generator Maintenance

    Thanks for the offer, I actually found mine so I have the needed information now.
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    Kohler Generator Maintenance

    My 95 Signature 310 has a Kohler generator in it, my guess is it's the original. It ran fine last season and this past weekend it cranked right up after storage. My question, do I need to annually change the coolant and oil on the generator? Are there any special things to do or watch out for?
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    How to Remove Steering Wheel

    Thanks Stimpy, You are right, there are 6 hex bolts, but the steering wheel I bought doesn't seem to have that, only the bolt with a center cap. Anyone know if I can use the wheel I bought? I can try and remove the hex bolts this weekend, but curious if my wheel will work?
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    How to Remove Steering Wheel

    Thanks, I went back down and realized the center cap doesn't pop off, but the entire tri-piece does and now the nut is exposed.
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    How to Remove Steering Wheel

    I'd like to replace my steering wheel on my '95 310. My steering wheel has tilt. I thought I could remove the center cap, remove the bolt and pull off, but it looks like the center cap is molded to the wheel itself. The wheel is a little sticky/tacky and I'd like something a little bigger and shinier with a nice feel. I've uploaded a pic for reference. With the tilt, is it possible to just remove the wheel and replace and if so, how? I can't find any info on this. Thanks
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    REMOVING SPIDER **** AND STAINS

    I haven't figured out how to deter them, but Star Brite Bird and Spider Remover is the BEST. I use a water hose to wet the deck, spray on the poop remover, within a few seconds you see the poop "melting", turn the water hose back on and wash all the poop off. Takes about 5 minutes to completely clean. https://www.amazon.com/Star-brite-Spider-Stain-Remover/dp/B00EXIVYQE/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1547347603&sr=1-2-spons&keywords=star+brite+bird+and+spider+remover&psc=1
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    Mercs Winterized - Need Advice on A/C and Genset

    Thanks @Iggy Got them both going and winterized now.
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    Mercs Winterized - Need Advice on A/C and Genset

    I’m having some issues. At the lake this weekend. Before I left two weeks ago I closed the valves off for the genset and A/C. i opened the valve for the genset today and just wanted to first start it and let it run. It starts but no water exits the boat, only exhaust. I had previously two weeks ago cleaned the strainer. Turned it off then back on, still exhaust. I don’t know why it isn’t taking in lake water, new impeller and ran just fine before I cleaned the strainer. To the A/C. Open the valve turn heater on and water discharges from boat, good. Turn off, open and remove strainer, I have a large container setting on top of strainer and fill with AF. Turn A/C back on and it doesn’t take the AF. Nothing discharges. Remove container, put strainer back in and turn on. A/C back on. Again, nothing discharges from boat, turn off. Any help appreciated.
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    Mercs Winterized - Need Advice on A/C and Genset

    There's always water standing in the forward bilge area, not a lot, but enough to annoy me so I had a little bit of AF left in a bottle and poured it in.
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    Mercs Winterized - Need Advice on A/C and Genset

    Yea, I can already tell the next time will be quicker!
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    Mercs Winterized - Need Advice on A/C and Genset

    One minute per engine?! I don't know if I'm mad or jealous I was at the lake today and was going to do the genset and A/C but it was 70 today and then next 10 days look like very mild temps so I will continue to enjoy the boat and wait. Two stupid questions: - Does it matter if I turn the A/C on or heater to winterize? I'm not sure I will be able to get the A/C with the cooler temps. - I poured some anti-freeze in the forward bilge under the steps in the cabin. Is that ok? Any odors or other issues?
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    1994 Chaparral 190 SL Limited

    Have you emailed Chaparral? They have a "contact us" link on the home page. When I bought our '95 Chap recently, I couldn't find some specific tech/engine information and I emailed them thinking they wouldn't reply, but the next day they replied and attached exactly what I wanted plus some, and you could tell if was the original literature from '95 they scanned for me but hadn't posted on their site.
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