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  1. Anyone interested in a Chaparral cruise at Poulsbo this summer?
  2. Our 2004 Chaparral 290 Signature is undergoing surgery! The fuel tank has to be replaced due to a persistent leak identified last October. Fiberglass workers have already removed the Aft cabin floor to expose the tank (and ventilate). Talks now indicate that further cuts will be necessary to get the tank out. They are proposing to remove the bulkhead in the engine compartment (mid cockpit) in order to be able to maneuver the tank out but at additional cost and time and obvious surface area intrusion. So the question to the forum is,: 1) Does this seem extreme for those who have been
  3. Thanks for the responses. UPDATE- the pressure test revealed that the tank held pressure. Now, Im going to have the yard, who happens to be a VP repair shop, do their own investigation, i.e. pumps, fittings, hoses, etc. Anybody else have fuel line issues?
  4. Hi All, I have a 2004 290 Signature and have a fuel leak. The problem is, no one has been able to find the leak. I had two reputable mechanics come to the boat and they ruled out leaks from the engine. One mechanic said it could be a leaking tank given there was moisture and discoloration found where the tank and fiberglass meet closest to the engines. So, based on that evidence, I opened an insurance claim and had it towed to a local yard to have further tests including a pressure test. The tank was pumped out and only 45 gals was recovered, keep in mind that I had topped
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