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  1. pahad210

    Toilet Questions - 275 SSI

    Oh just to circle back it was a loose hose! Thanks for the help! Good think it was just pee, mainly from the kids so shouldnt be that dirty under there.
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    Toilet Questions - 275 SSI

    All, few toilet questions/issues that came up this weekend while on the boat. It has the vacu flush system and worked well the weekend before and i pumped out with no issues. I go out last weekend and the toilet water took a couple of tries to clear out completely then in the cockpit we had a bad smell once it did. Then i checked my bilge and there was a ton of water that looked like it came from the toilet... I flushed the toilet again and i saw water enter the bilge again. Any ideas what is causing my toilet to empty into my bilge all of a sudden? Also, do you guys keep the vacu power always on and do you always have it on when you flush (drop the white foot lever)? Im thinking that maybe im doing some wrong? Thanks!
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    Is A survey required for a sale of a 28 ft boat

    Always get a survey. The survey I got on my boat identifed so many small things that I would never have noticed. It gave me the opportunity to back to the seller and get money for it.. It will save you money down the line.
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    Cockpit Table Replacement?

    Richard, that looks amazing. What did you treat the teak with?
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    Cockpit Table Replacement?

    Curious if you guys have any good alternatives to the factory cockpit table? Looking to replace one in my 275SSI, it is completely warped (just got the boat). I was thinking teak. I saw a Larson boat and the teak tables they used were amazing. Any
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    Getting back into a Chaparral -- need some guidance

    Thanks for all the comments. I am comfortable buying unseen, have bought many cars this way. As long as you ask a ton of questions get even more videos/pics and do the inspection you should have no surprises. My issue right now is getting inspections scheduled. Seems like everyone is booked for the next month. Anyone have any recommendations in the Carolina Beach, NC area?
  8. All, it has been a while since I've owned a boat but I am close to finalizing a deal on a 2007 Chaparral 275 SSI. Few questions to this amazing forum. 1 - Unfortunately, I have to purchase this boat sight unseen. I am getting a survey and engine/drive inspection. The boat is brokered and they provided me with tons of photos so I feel OK about doing that. I told them that I just dont want any surprises when the boat arrives. Any other things that I can do to cover my you know what here? 2 - The boat had the crap XDP drive, it was replaced last season with a Volvo DP drive. It has the 8.1 engine. The engine has about 400 hours on it, drive has less than 20. I saw some rust on the risers/manifold and the broker noted that that may need to be replaced. After some research i think that is about a 2K-3K deer cost. I am not very familiar with Volvo's, only had Mercs. So any thing I should be concerned with/aware of? 3 - The boat has only spent the last two years in a slip/dock and in salt water. I boat in fresh and at times brackish. Any good preventive maintenance I should do before putting it in the water for this season? Any other thoughts or comments would be appreciated. I am looking forward to getting back on the water!
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    Can someone tell me if this is an XDP?

    Kris - that deal fell through! It was perfect, I hope it comes back on the market but we will see. I am now looking at a Crownline 275 CCR. But I really want to stay with a Chap...
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    Can someone tell me if this is an XDP?

    Just great. Now I need to restart my search!
  11. Just by this pic? http://images4.boattrader.com/resize/1/41/85/4234185_0_311219691600_9.jpg?w=640&h=480&t=1157052 Looks like it to me. It is on a 2007 Chaparall 275 SSI. Thanks in advance!
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    Marina collapses in Texas

    Almost makes you want to avoid a covered slip. I feel terrible for anyone that lost a boat here.
  13. From their perspective, you do not want the the truck to be overpowered by the boat in the image. As you can see, the truck still owns the majority of the image. if you had a tall and long curiser it would overshadow what they are really selling, the truck... You can also notice the truck is a lot brighter and has more light effects than the boat... and they are racing away from a storm! Its a nice image!
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    Buying a 2008 275 SSI

    Just watched your test drive vid and I cannot wait to get my boat!
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    Buying a 2008 275 SSI

    Yep, boat has lenco tabs already installed and VHS radio. I guess I will keep everything on as is and start using it to see what I need and dont. Thanks for all the advice. I am having it surveyed so I will let you know if anything pops up.