charlie_dee

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  1. Thanks to both of you for your suggestions.. I went to the local Chaparral dealer and was told that removing the upholstered ceiling really wasn't their specialty. What is it with Chaparral? Do they burn the wiring diagrams and construction specs after they build a boat? Would you buy a car that didn't have some sort of shop manual to show how to troubleshoot, take apart components, and fix problems? Oh well, I hope to sell this and leave the headaches to the new unsuspecting owner
  2. Anybody know how to access the wiring for the overhead cabin lights in a 2000 Chaparral 300? The switch is good but the lights don't go on. Maybe a short somewhere in the upholstered overhead. Any ideas of how to get to the wiring?
  3. Anybody know how to access the wiring for the overhead cabin lights in a 2000 Chaparral 300? The switch is good but the lights don't go on. Maybe a short somewhere in the upholstered overhead. Any ideas of how to get to the wiring?
  4. I know I'm preaching to the choir but I wonder how the heck Chaparral builds boats without electrical or detailed system schematics /diagrams. Are their building crews so experienced or intuitive that they just know instinctively how to build the boats? Or do they have an apprenticeship program where the details of how to build the boats is handed down by demonstration or folk lore? I think that somewhere, somehow there must be an engineer or designer who draws up some detailed plans and specs on how to build the boats. I'll bet they could make a bundle if they offered their plans and specs to owners. I don't think it would affect their service business that much because even with plans and specs a lot of people wouldn't bother and would take the boat in for service.
  5. Just bought a 2000 signature 300, but microwave is missing. Anybody know the make model of the one that came with this year model?