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  1. Parker

    Drive showers?

    I do a lot of cruising for a few miles, then floating, then sometimes tubing, and more cruising on the Missouri River in a typical boating day. Mine completely stopped the residue. The brand I installed is Simrek a few years ago. Before the drive shower, rarely did I not have to break out the NauticalEase drive cleaner.
  2. Parker

    Drive showers?

    I love mine. My Mercruiser Bravo 3 used to always come home with chalky white residue all over the top of the unit. The first time I took it on the river with the drive shower is the last time it had the chalky residue after cruising. Mine bolted on with no drilling.
  3. Parker

    Pet peeve about tubing

    Maybe go around them?
  4. Parker

    Shout out for your favorite lake or river

    Omaha area Missouri River.
  5. Parker

    Smithville Lake

    I have done the Omaha to Smithville trek a few times! I had a lot of fun on Smithville Lake in my Chap. Married a Gower girl!
  6. Parker

    Trailering with Bimini top up or down?

    I think the biggest problem was the side winds. We were heading from Nebraska to Missouri in pretty much an interstate running through a cornfield. I can safely say this kid ain't never doing long hauls with it up again! My straps were tight, it just seemed to get side slapped enough to violently protest said wind!
  7. Parker

    Trailering with Bimini top up or down?

    A thousand herd of deer later, I learned to never tow long distances with mine up (not deployed). It literally disintegrated, and tore up my gel coat while flying apart like a dollar watch!
  8. Hey! Are there any Omaha area Missouri River Boaters out here?
  9. Parker

    Your first boat?

    First: 2001 Mariah Diablo 180 Second (and current): 2007 Chaparral 220 SSi
  10. Parker

    Best place to order (drive oil, engine oil etc)

    All I can add to this topic is this: When Wingnut speaks of anything lubricant related...LISTEN AND HEED! Further research is not required. He is THE MAN.
  11. Parker

    Cleaning outdrive chaulk

    Before I put my drive shower on, which has totally eliminated any chalk-like residue, I used to use NauticalEase outdrive cleaner religiously.
  12. Parker

    XDP Drives

    Man, I'm glad I am GM kind of guy! I WILL NOT even consider any boat that does not have that black outdrive! Sometimes brand loyalty actually works out. It has worked fabulously for me on the streets, and on the water for many many many years!!
  13. Parker

    My Extended Swim Platform Install

    I have definitely noticed over the few years I have been a Chap owner/forum member that Shepherd is the Man in all things affiliated with anything that floats and has an engine! He gives good info that even us knuckledraggers can put to use. There are quite a few people on this forum who are very helpful. Shepherd is just the PhD version! I am really eyeballing an ESP, but it has to be Chaparral. Currently, I am having a dealer out here who used to be a Chap dealer see if any of their stores has one leftover from their days of Chap.
  14. Parker

    My Extended Swim Platform Install

    How did you get your swim platform ordered? We used to have a local dealer here in Omaha, but not anymore. Did you contact Chap in Nashville, GA directly or go through a dealer? I have a 220 SSi that needs one, but I will only use OEM on my cars, trucks, boats, etc! Thank you. Jerry
  15. Parker

    New Tow Rig, with pics this time.

    My Chevrolet Silverado does perfectly fine...And the frame doesn't twist, the bed doesn't try to attack the cab when hitting bumps, and the tailgate doesn't rip at the seams with more than 200 pounds of weight put on it!! And, for a bonus, the frame will not be rusted beyond use in 10 years!