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About RichMarionOhio

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    Marion, OH
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    Boating (Duh !!), camping, computers, hanging with the guys. Currently enjoying my new-to-me 2000 205 SSe.

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  1. Since our old Mr. Cyclops has chosen to answer all the garbage posts we have been getting, thereby DOUBLING our junk posts, I have chosen to put him on the 'Ignore' list for the time being. Sigh....If only we had moderators again!
  2. Gotta get her out of storage, reinstall the stern drive and the batteries and electronics, etc. And then wait until the state releases us from "stay-at-home". Kinda have a feeling it's gonna be a while. The daily rate of increase in positive cases and deaths keeps rising and the health experts are projecting a peak "maybe" mid to late May.
  3. A couple of years back, there was a discussion about building or buying a portable a/c system to cool cabins on boats that did not have factory air. It was jokingly called "the Red Neck" air conditioner. I found this unit available on Wayfair which, although a little pricy, might fill the bill, https://www.wayfair.com/outdoor/pdp/icybreeze-38-qt-portable-air-conditioner-cooler-without-battery-icyb1002.html?source=gateway
  4. Found a new (to me) FREE picture hosting site and it's very user friendly. www.picturetrail.com VERY simple uploading and it provides you with clickable links to attach your picture to our forum pages. Simply select "Image URLs" at the top of the page, then select "Direct Image Link" from the menu below the picture you want to post. Click this link (it highlights in blue, Copy it and paste it to your post on the forum. Easy - Peezy.
  5. I've never had a starting battery fail (knock on wood) but I have always kept a set of jumper cables on board. That way, rather than mess around switching batteries or cables, I would be able to just jump from my twin house batteries.
  6. Hey Yogi, You might try Trailer Parts Superstore (Eastern Marine) online. Unknown if the ship to Canada but I highly recommend them. http://www.easternmarine.com/
  7. Check out this discussion thread. There are several FREE options
  8. Testing, One, Two, Three....Test....Test..... This is using Microsoft One Drive Edit: Ahhhh, you have to use the "Insert Other Media" link in the lower right hand corner of THIS page and the paste the embed link info from the One Drive page there.
  9. Well, their (Google) system doesn't work. All it does is post the address of the photo as a shareable link like this.... https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxEezWHN2JhbMjkxdVRPdkx5b28/view?usp=sharing and not the actual photo. I had to upload an attachment photo to my profile to get my signature photo to show. Any ideas how to get linked photos to show? Or am I to use another service? Thanks!
  10. Well, I bid Photobucket a not-so-fond farewell today. Downloaded all my content and cancelled the account. I'm now using Google My Drive. Question is this..... Over the years I've shared lots of project photos, several manual PDF's, etc. Do I need to revisit each and every post and insert the new shared address or do I just forget it for now. Of course, I'll update the profile links but what are the the other members leaning towards?
  11. Here are the photos of my TaylorMade bimini mounts. These were Chaparral factory installs. The ends of the tubing are shaped such that the tapered end fits down into the slot then turns to lock it in place.
  12. Mine are plastic from the factory. Boat is covered up right now but I'll get a picture of it and post it tomorrow. Entirely different than the one that Brick has pictured.
  13. Hi and welcome to the Chaparral forum! Yes, prices for full enclosures are ridiculous. For that reason, I'm going to fabricate my own. WWW.Sailrite.com offers all the materials and many, very helpful and detailed videos for the do-it-yourselfer.
  14. Take it from a guy that did a complete restoration on a Mercury equipped boat. Before I acquired that boat, I researched a couple others, namely a Volvo setup and a Yamaha setup. There were little to no parts listed on eBay for either of those two brands but for the Mercury/Mercruiser, there were literally TONS of options. So in my opinion, if you are a DIY guy, stay away from anything other than Mercury/Mercruiser.....unless you are prepared to pay top price at the local marine dealership for the parts you need. Not saying that one brand is better than another but that parts availability is c
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