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  1. I bought a 2000 chaparral 300 as a project. It had two bad motors that I thought would be an "easy" fix. Here is what I learned: If you give a Chaparral new motors (any boat probably), then it will want new couplers too ( Excessive play in the old ones). While the engines are out, you might as well reseal the transom. While resealing the transom you notice that there is a TON of play and water leaking through the bravo three swivel pin. Working on pulling it apart now to see how bad the gimble ring is. Live and learn, the easy project is never easy! Here is what I have
  2. Right. I bought this boat with bad engines as a "project". Both blocks are completely destroyed from freezing so they are going to the scrap yard. I will be much more careful with the Quicksilver replacement motors!
  3. I just pulled the twin engines out of my 2000 Sig 300. The motors are positioned like yours so I had to make to adapter to grab the engine lower, then a U shaped bar to be able to grab the motor from under the floor. I attached some pics so hopefully you can see. I was lucky that I have an excavator that I can use, but I was unlucky that I had to work around the radar arch.
  4. here are some pictures. Maybe it will help someone else out. I ended up cutting the shape from half inch MDF. I then found a trim piece at home depot that matched the profile almost perfect. I had to cut it down slightly. Then I took a sheet of PVC and cut it into strips. I nailed the PVC to the edge of the MDF to create the lip. At the corners I heated it with a hair dryer so it would bend to the contour. Came out really nice.
  5. Hey Jeff, I purchased a boat and the previous owner lost the two engine hatches some how. I was trying to find someone with the same boat so I could make a mold with their hatches to have them reproduced. I ended up finding some materials that let me make the prototypes and I am really happy with the way they turned out. l will take the prototypes to fiberglass this week and see how it goes from there.
  6. I have a 2001 Chaparral 300 and I am needing some help. I am hoping that someone else on this forum also has a 300 and is willing to help. Does anyone have a 300, or know of anyone outside the forum that has a 300? Thank you, Aaron
  7. I should have asked- are you looking for someone to do the work of replacing the covers? Or do you just need a match on the material?
  8. Hey Spokane Chap! I recently bought the same boat and I am working through a project. I will need to do some interior updates as well but I have a much bigger problem. The previous owner lost the engine hatch covers and I have not been able to find them ANYWHERE! I am in the process of trying to make a prototype so I can make a mold but it is killing me. Certainly much more stressful than I had anticipated. Let me know how the interior goes. Thanks Aaron
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