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  1. mnchap

    1989 Chaparral 248XL Pictures

    Very nice - I like the year. Welcome to the unofficial vintage boat club.
  2. mnchap

    First Boat - 1991 2100 sx

    Nice looking boat! Welcome to the vintage 2100 club!
  3. mnchap

    Temp Gauge Reading Low

    My gauge always reads low as well. I replaced the thermostat and no change and also checked function of the gauge. I look for consistent temps on the gauge rather than actual temperature. My engine runs perfect even though the gauge shows lower temps.
  4. Make sure you think about owning the boat with the scratch that is already there. If that will bother you, then you better consider the deer to fix it in the total cost of the boat. The fact that you are asking our opinions tells me you smell something in the water - I would trust your intuition.
  5. mnchap

    new guy first chaparral intro

    Welcome! Glad to see another 80's boat! It almost seems like they are popping up everywhere!
  6. mnchap

    Intro -- new owner, '95 2500SX

    Congratulations and welcome to the club!
  7. mnchap

    1985 235xlc

    Glad to hear you're still working on the project. I look forward to the pics!
  8. Congratulations - +1 on the pics request!
  9. mnchap

    '89 2100SX Upholstery Repairs

    Good job! The embroidery looks great - your shine definitely rivals mine!
  10. mnchap

    I'm In! New (for me)1999 1930 SS LE

    Congratulations - nice looking boat. My boat was a one owner as well. You can tell when a boat has been well taken care of!
  11. mnchap

    Thread tape for drain plug?

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm going to leave the teflon tape in the drawer, especially since my boat is wet slipped for 3-4 weeks at a time.
  12. mnchap

    Thread tape for drain plug?

    Does anyone uses thread (teflon) tape on their drain plug? I haven't been, but thought about doing it this year just as an added measure to keep water out.
  13. Doesn't the trailer on the Rinker look too small?
  14. I'm obviously biased, but the 2100sx is an extremely well-built boat, particularly for its vintage. Sheperd is right, I love the way this boat rides, even in rough water. +1 regarding all of the comments on the condition of the boat though. If the floor is solid and the mechanicals check out, you won't be disappointed. Size does matter - I used to own a 17 footer and there is a world of difference in how the 2100sx handles choppy conditions. Good luck!
  15. mnchap

    Happy 25th Birthday - Stripes are back on

    I'm thinking 15 years old isn't too much of a stretch!