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    I missed your previous post. I'll have to try what you are saying, because the last time I tried that approach (years ago) every pic I posted, replaced the previous pic I had uploaded. They must have expanded the image library, because it was very limited in the past. ... so what am I missing? I'm only allowed 500k for attachments in total and each pic for the Gallery must be under 20.4kb per pic? It's so small I can't even attach or upload a pic of the error message. Maybe I could put a thumbnail of it up?
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    I'll give it a look. Thanks!
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    OMG, LMAO. It's not that it only attracts a dozen or so, there have been hundreds, if not thousands that have come by only to loose interest because it's so hard to post pics. Storage is cheap! Pony up a little cash Chap, you may be suprised to see what this site could be. They don't have a problem gaining interest, the problem is keeping it.
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    Problem is Chaparral offers this site to look like they have an online presence to new buyers. But they put heavy handed rules that prevent a used market between members, they spend next to nothing on the site and only allow 50kb for pics. I myself am wondering why I still come back? I guess it is an addiction, but I'm actively looking for an alternative. You know someplace you like to go and share with like-minded folks, which is what this site is. But not being able to share pics easily, and with no classified adds, this site will be useless when Wingnut and Shepherd leave. There are only about a dozen of us here that have been here more than a couple of years.
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    Mixing of drive oil

    Its probably ok, you'll know if you start having shifting an/or engagement issues, then I'd replace the fluid. It won't grenadine, it's usually the clutches that act up first.
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    Can we talk about best insurance?

    I use Foremost sold by Farmers agent. For me it's better priced than boat USA and Gieco.
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    How Fast Does Your Boat Go?

    How fast?
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    How Fast Does Your Boat Go?

    I'm a little below average at 48 gps on Mag 5.7L 4bbl with BIII drive at 4500ish RPM.
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    Helping my neighbor find a boat

    Why live in such conditions???
  10. That is the single reason this site is almost dead. No picture allowance worth anything!
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    Keys Trip

    I'm watching this too, FYI. But haven't decided to commit yet. I'm still stewing over missing the Bimini trip last year. Fortunately the boat has behaved well since then.
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    Drone footage 2003 200 ssi in the Thousand Islands

    That's what it kept saying was that the drone wasn't high enough. By the time I got it up high enough, it was just too high for what I wanted to film.
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    Drone footage 2003 200 ssi in the Thousand Islands

    They fly themselves. From the boat I hand launch and retrieve by hand. Mine has a real flight time of 24-25 minutes. I always bring her in at 30% to ensure I'm able to retrieve her. In heavy winds and waves it can take a little while to retrieve safely, sometimes take several attempts. The blades are really close to Mavic's body, so when rough extra caution is recommended.
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    Drone footage 2003 200 ssi in the Thousand Islands

    Gorgeous area to fly a drone and boat. I've only tried once to use the follow me mode on my Mavic Pro. It didn't work as well on my first and only attempt so far. It kept throwing some kind of error about altitude, so I just flew manually.
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    Drone footage 2003 200 ssi in the Thousand Islands

    Nice video. What drone?
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    2004 chaperrel 290 engine bogs bad

    I give?
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    Drone footage in Thousand Islands

  18. The 2330 is a fine boat. If it has not been left outside and is as clean as you say, it would be a boat I'd be interested in. But my top dollar would be somewhere around 13,000. I bought my '95 2135 in 2010 for 9.5, and afterwards felt like I paid too much, due to some issues I ran into that weren't obvious to me. That said, Since then I've doubled my investment to make it mine. While my max on GPS is 48mph, its plenty fast, and has no trouble pulling the biggest guys out of the water. The 5.7 is a good motor for the 21-23 series boat.
  19. If you like the 2330, and it's in good condition, then offer him your price. He will never get 20k for it, unless he finds a sucker!
  20. Price is too high for the 2330. I'd be willing to only pay between 8 and 12k depending on condition. But I guarantee it is not. 55mph boat, more like 50.
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    engine alignment

    Should be no adjustments side to side.
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    I've got '95 2135ss with 5.7L 4bbl carb. I get 48mph at 4400 rpm with 24p bravo III. i think you need a little steeper pitch with a 4-blade prop. 5 blades don't do well at speed, and you get good grip with 4 blades out of the hole.
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    Dual Battery Upgrade for a 215 SSi Cuddy

    This has been beat to death... so why stop now, lol. While I realize what you are saying, I'm still a fan. One switch on/off keeps it simple for guest and guest captains. If I have a battery failure situation then I can simply remove the failed battery. But for every day use this is a simple solution that has worked flawlessly so far. I never wonder if either batter has been recently charged. I have no power management concerns or duties. As it happens my gauge cluster battery gauge covers the starting battery, my gps shows the voltage on house battery. So if a battery fails, I'll know which one and remove it to limp home.
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    Dual Battery Upgrade for a 215 SSi Cuddy

    Good to hear. I have the add a battery setup as well on my 2135. Interstate deep cycle Series 27 runs ignition and accessories and 1000 watt stereo. My start battery runs gauge cluster and starter. To date, I've never run out of battery when at anchor, even running radio for hours. This last weekend I splashed the boat, turned batteries on and found both batteries in good shape, even with several hard freezes this winter, and no battery charges. Boat ran great once I finally got her fired up. It took quite a lot of cranking, the first start always takes patience, and ultimately I needed to put batteries in parallel mode for extra cranking speed. I so love the setup.
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    Volvo Penta 5.0 timing chain cover.

    If a GM block, then I believe you are correct about dropping the oil pan in order to replace the timing cover. I haven't got a crank sensor, nor have I seen one in person, so I'll defer to someone that knows modern engines, like Shepard or Wingnut.