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  1. rpmurray

    Chaparral 220 SSi Windshield doesn't line up

    How can you move just the top of the windshield forward? The window is all one piece, all the way around to the sides. Additionally, the fronts are mounted with a support post that is not adjustable. Please tell me if there is a way to do that. I bought the boat with the bimini strap anchors there. I'm not sure why they are there. Unfortunately, that is currently where the straps anchor, but I was thinking of relocating them to the normal position on the side in front of the windshield. I figured they would get in my way when I'm driving the boat. I can't get a bigger boat, but I can get a newer boat if the price is right. I think this one will do me for a couple years.
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    Chaparral 220 SSi Windshield doesn't line up

    Here’s what I did, and it worked, sort of. I removed the center glass from the boat. I loosened the four corner screws and hit it gently with a mallet on the bottom starboard corner. The glass is basically a parallelogram with four screws on the corners. I was able to very gently tap it with a rubber mallet to change the angle of the corners so that it would line up properly. Some of The rubber seals shifted a little, but I just jammed them back in. Now it lines up almost perfectly at the top. The issue now is that its tight at the top and there's a gap at the bottom. I guess you can't win them all. Some of the windshield screws were loose on each side, but there didn't seem like they was any room to adjust or move the glass. All the holes line up, so I'm not sure why its like that. Maybe the hull has just sagged a little over the years. Thanks for everyone’s assistance.
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    Chaparral 220 SSi Windshield doesn't line up

    Still haven't had a chance to get over there, bu based on the photos, both sides appear to be very level with each other. I'm not sure if the angles match, but the height appears to.
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    Aqua Marine Deck

    Is the sale still going on? I just bought a 2003 220 SSi. Very interested in getting the floor done. Thanks! edit: Looks like I just missed it.
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    Chaparral 220 SSi Windshield doesn't line up

    I'll try and get a photo today or tomorrow. Its stored at my folks. Thanks!
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    Trailer Bearings

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    Chaparral 220 SSi Windshield doesn't line up

    I posted a photo of the open glass above. The supports on each side are mounted about 2/3s of the way up the frame. I will pull the rubber back on the port side to see if there are any missing or loose screws. The fact that its hitting the paint on the stbd side tells me that the issue is with the door or with the port side. I am going to try and loosen the 4 corner screws again to see if I can simply change the angles on the corners. If the glass was not cut correctly, I probably won't be able to do anything. I'm hoping there is a little bit of room between the edge of the glass and the edge of the frame to move things a little.
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    Chaparral 220 SSi Windshield doesn't line up

    This is possible, but looking at photos, both side windshields appear to be in the exact same position. It doesn't look like one side is further forward than the other. Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of the glass closed over. When closed, the center glass is about 1" lower than the stbd glass. In the photo, you can see the black mork at the bottom where the frame hits the paint.
  9. Just bought a 2003 220 SSi. When I close the center windshield, it doesn't line up properly with the starboard side windshield. It's about an inch lower. As a result, it hits the fiberglass at the bottom and has worn it away a little. Is there an adjustment I can make? I tried loosening the screws at the four corners of the glass frame, and tried shifting it a little, but I didn't budge. I don't know if that's because of all the seals and rubber, or just because the shape of the glass will not allow it. Should there be some room for adjustment? I didn't want to force it and risk breaking the glass. Could it be the way it was assembled? I couldn't imagine Chaparral building it like that. Is there anything else I can try? The hinge side seems ok. Both sides line up edge to edge, just about an inch too low on the stbd side if that makes sense. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
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    Trailer Bearings

    Yes, lots of videos, so I think I can handle the work. I'm just curious to know what kit I need for my trailer. Are they all the same? Do I need special seals for a boat trailer, or certain sizes? I have no clue what to buy, but I know how to get them out and back in. I would like to get 4 kits to replace every wheel. The kits include front and rear bearings, races, rear seal, front washer, and cotter pin. There are tons of different sizes. DO I need to contact Zieman with my serial number?
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    Trailer Bearings

    I just picked up an amazing 2003 Chap 220 SSi and it looks like the trailer bearings might night to be replaced or repacked. Grease is spraying out the rear of the wheel and its getting all over the trailer fenders and boat bottom. It's a 2003 Zieman trailer and I've never done trailer bearings before, but I'm pretty sure I can handle it. I'm just not sure how to determine what kit I need? Is there a particular hub size or something I need to look at? Are there markings on the trailer somewhere? I'd like to buy all new bearings and seals, and if the old bearings are ok, I'll keep them as spares. Thanks!
  12. 300 hours. The last boat I had with the same setup did not make any noise like that. I realize hulls are different and sounds may be different, but it just didn't feel right.
  13. The boat has about 300 hours on. Although the seller is just selling the boat on consignment, he is communicating the offers with the seller. There are no service records according to the seller. The boat is 3-hours away from me, so I drove there just to test it out. The issue is that I can't really have it looked at unless I hire someone local to the boat, although I asked the seller's mechanics to have it diagnosed. Not sure they'll be forthcoming though. At any rate, the pulsating sound was like a low pitched slow pulse sound and it was noticeable at very wide turns (a very slight feeling in the steering wheel). The minute the steering wheel was turned, it would start. I didn't notice any slop, but when the boat was on the trailer, the drive seemed very loose and was swinging from side to side quite a bit. In my experience, the drive usually stays where you leave it. The seller said they went through everything, but who knows (its a boat seller, but they specialize in wakeboard boats with V-drives). Other than that, it ran great.
  14. I test drove a 2003 Chaparral SSi 220 today with the 5.0L VP/SX combo. What an amazing boat. I wanted to buy it, but during the lake test, it made an interesting sound, but only when turning. It was kind of a pulsating hum sound. It made the sound turning both left and right, but quiet when straight. I also noticed that when it was being towed, the outdrive was loose enough to swing back and forth during turns. I wasn't sure if that was a symptom. Any ideas what that noise could be? You could feel it in the steering a little. It wasn't grinding or crunching, just sort of a pulsating hum or buzz I guess. Very hard to explain. Thanks!
  15. That makes me feel a lot better. These are all great responses, thanks!!!
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