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  1. I have SeaDek on mine and left it in place and just taped over it to keep the fiberglass and then paint off it while I did the repair. I think the SeaDek is why it stayed together so well.
  2. bheston, I looked at the pictures and it was probably a good move to walk away. It wouldn't surprise me if there weren't deeper problems there. I have a 2008 Sig 270 and I've never seen that kind of cracking or anything close to that. Not sure where you're at but we have our boat up for sale. I think one of the other guys linked to it but just in case here's the link again. Check it out I just added a bunch more photos that I took today. https://www.boattrader.com/boat/2008-chaparral-signature-270-7383025/ Hit me up if you're interested. Greg
  3. Around the engine hatch? Maybe a little spider crack, nothing serious. My daughter did jump down on the hatch that covers the ladder and cracked it pretty good. Luckily, it was on the bottom side and not the non-slip side and was in one piece so I was able to mix up some fiberglass resin, throw in some additional fiberglass mat and actually made it stronger. Painted it with some white paint...better than new.
  4. Albert - it is, but my contract for indoor storage expired so I'm now month to month and I would rather sell it fast and not have the storage fee hit the CC each month. Also, the faster I sell this boat, the faster I can start the search for the next one.........Regal 35 Sport Coupe
  5. None that I have ever seen. Having the closed water cooling is a plus. The boat was a left over 2008 model so I wasn't able to change anything but having the Seacore package was definitely and added benefit. Greg
  6. We have 2 footitus again and are selling our 2008 Signature 270, Check it out on Boat Trader. https://www.boattrader.com/boat/2008-chaparral-signature-270-7383025/ Greg
  7. Wingnut - easy fix this time. Unbolted the remote oil filter adapter, replaced the 2 gasket, screwed it back on, fired it up....no leaks. Easy day. Not a lot of oil dropped out of the line either so the mess wasn't too bad. Greg
  8. Phillbo- I know in my case, we do a lot of longer runs up and down the intercoastal and before I installed one I would have the white chalk up everyone mentions. Installed mine 8-9 years ago and haven't had any white residue since. Maybe it's more common in salt water boating, then it is on a freshwater lake. Greg
  9. Wingnut, Good info as always. Will definitely check the hose connections as I thought they would be inverted flare fittings and the adapter as well for cracks. Will let you know what I find, Greg
  10. MontreAl I did it in the same boat going from west to east when I brought my boat down from Virginia to Sarasota 2 years ago. It can be a little dicey trying to handle both the stern and bow lines but the lock operators were a lot of help. I did have an interesting experience in one of the locks. As I was dropping down, seems like it was 5 or 6 feet, there was a very large yellow jacket nest that had taken up residence in one of the lock wall crevices which I had not noticed when it started. But......as I was being lowered down it came into view right in front of me and because we were still going down there was nothing I could do.....except remain very still!!! Good times. I went thru in August and the lake was covered in green algae that made the water look like anti-freeze, very strange. Have fun, Greg
  11. dh20 - I'm just about to put my 2008 Sig 270 on the market. I purchased it new in 2010 and it has always been stored in high and dry storage since the day we purchased it. Let me know if you're interested. Greg
  12. Was doing some work on the boat and noticed a small amount of oil leaking around where the remote oil filter adapter attaches to the engine block oil filter location. Engine is a 2008 Merc 496. I made sure it wasn't coming from the high pressure line and from what I can see/feel the leak is coming from where the adapter screws into the block. This seems like a pretty easy fix so I ordered up replacement gaskets: Mercury-Mercruiser 26-42077 SEAL & Mercury-Mercruiser 26-862957 SEAL Anyone else have this issue? I plan on changing the gasket when the engine is cold and hasn't run in a while so hopefully most of the oil will have drained back into the oil pan. Anybody have any idea how much oil will still be left in the filter/line? Just changed the oil so I don't want to drain it unless I have too. Greg
  13. Your outlets will only work when hooked up to shore power (110v) or if you have a generator, which I doubt you have on a 21.5ss. Greg
  14. Well, we have 2footitus again, so we have the Sig 270 up for sale. She has served us well for 9 seasons but we need more room and a bigger beam. If you're interested check it out below on Boat Trader. https://www.boattrader.com/boat/2008-chaparral-signature-270-7383025/ Greg "Shark Bait"
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    Arch Paint

    Does anyone know where to purchase or what off-white color is on the Arch of a 2008 Signature 270's? I have some paint scratches and paint bubbling up that I want to fix. I've talked with Cecil marine and they don't carry touch up paint, but he did give me the name of the company that manufactured the Arch. Haven't called them yet, but wanted to see if anyone has had the same issue and come up with a solution. Greg
  16. I'll start out by saying this was an awesome trip.!!!!!! I'm in the military and have been stationed in the DC region for WAY TOO LONG and with my last set of orders, before I retire, I am being stationed at MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL for my final 3 years. I got back from Afghanistan on 8 June and didn't have to report to the new job until 1 Aug, the house was already sold, the new house is being built, and the house hold goods are in storage......now......how do i get the boat from Virginia to Tampa??? I'm gonna drive it!!!!! So.....my daughter (8 yrs old) and I, wife was able to keep her job and telework so she wasn't able to take off 4 weeks, so for this trip it was me and my daughter on a daddy-daughter adventure. We drove the cars from Virginia down to Bradenton, FL and two days later my daughter and I hopped on a flight and flew back to Virginia where a friend of ours picked us up and drove us to the boat. We arrived on 3 July and headed out from Deltaville, VA without no particular destination, other than Bradenton, FL in mind and almost an entire month to get there. Along the way we stopped in Morehead City, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Hilton Head and a bunch of other really cool places. We stayed several days in the more interesting locations to check out the sights and enjoy a few days of not boating or to wait on the weather to improve. Fortunately, we had great weather with only the occasional rain storm passing by during the afternoons. In total, the trip was 1423 miles over 22 days and we added an additional 73 hours to the engine, which performed flawlessly as did the boat. We did venture out into the Atlantic and Gulf when the conditions were right and the distance between inlets wasn't too far. Going across Florida and Lake Okeechobee was really cool as the lake was like glass the entire way and you couldn't tell where the lake ended and the sky began. The only drawback was that it was really hot and humid (it is July) so we didn't get a chance to stay out on the hook overnight.....no gen, so no A/C, but we did find some really nice marinas to stay in on Active Captain and they all had 30amp power to run the A/C!!!!. I tried to find the "resort" type marinas with a pool, bar, restaurant, etc to make the time tied up to a dock more enjoyable. Along the way we saw hundreds of dolphins, birds, turtles, and lots of alligators and manatees once we got to Florida. We toured an aircraft carrier a submarine, forts, aquariums, and other really cool places. While trying to find a spot to throw out the hook for lunch one day I turned off the ICW right by the Ponce De Loen inlet in Florida and was greeted by an incoming tide, blue water and a sandy bottom that I could clearly see in 6-8 feet down. We ended up swimming the rest of the day and diving on the anchor. Overall.....I give it two thumbs up!!!
  17. Agree completely. When we moved up to the Sig 270 my current tow truck wouldn't tow it so I decided to forgo the trailer and give boatels a try before buying something that could tow the 270. I would never go back to towing a boat again. We just moved the boat every few years to check out different parts of the Chesapeake. Never did Tyme and Tyde but we did keep it down at Hopes Springs on the Aquia a few years ago. But, I'm being PCSed down to Tampa and Garretts marina doesn't give refund on pre-paid yearly storage, only credits, so I was trying to locate somebody that kept their boat there and make them a good deal as I'll have a $700 credit. If you know anybody that keeps there boat there tell them I'll sell them the $700 credit for $350. Greg
  18. Just wondering if anyone keeps their boat at Garrett's marina on the Rappanhannock river in Virginia? Greg
  19. I installed 4x JL Audio M650 speakers running off the stock clarion head unit and I am very pleased with the sound. I also liked the white "classic" grills that it came with which looked good. The speakers are a little more expensive but I think they're worth the added price. Greg
  20. We have the older (2008) Sig 270 and really like the arch. The bimini top stays tight and the arch keeps it from moving around. Our first boat, regal 2250, only had the SS bows and I remember the bimini constantly moving around and squeaking at speed. The arch also makes the boat look better and as a few other have said it's good for mounting GPS, TV, etc antennas and the white light is out of your vision. Greg
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    Prop Scan

    Anybody ever try the Prop Scan service or know someone that has? I usually have my props balance/checked ever few years and it's about time as I'm about to relocate (PCS) down to Tampa from Virginia and plan on running the boat 1300 miles down the ICW. I want to have the boat in the best possible shape for the trip so this is just one of the things I'm looking to complete before the trip. Black Dog Propellers is close to me and they are a Prop Scan shop and I'm thinking of having them take a look at my B3 props. Greg
  22. You should have the anchor light, TV antenna, plus the wiring for the two lights on the underside of the arch. There is no main disconnect for all this but if you take off the two lights you can disconnect those which will also give you access to the TV antenna. There will be a short piece and then a coax connection that you can unscrew. The middle site plug on the underside will come off and you can then disconnect the anchor light. Almost forgot, you probably also have a GPS antenna which should be accessible from the right-side (starboard) light. From there you should be able to pull all the wiring out through the starboard side where the arch connects to the hull. The kicker will be getting everything back up the arch when your finished with the project. That will be fun.... On a side note. Chaparral does a horrible job when they attach the arch which you will see once you have it removed. They use the smallest washers possible on the bolts holding arch in place and the holes in the hull side are very large so the washers have very little material to grab on too. Another Sig 270 owner, CJ-Orca, brought this up on the board and when I went to check mine I had a very similar situation. They had some custom brackets made and you might be able to find the post somewhere on here that describes it, there are some good pictures with it too. I just purchased the largest SS fender washers I could find, approx 3" and then used a rubber washer of the same size against the hull to keep the washer from damaging the fiberglass. I did this 5-6 years ago and haven't had an issue size, although trying to install each washer can take some serious contortion of you body to get them all in place.....it was fun. Greg
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