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236 SSX

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  1. Any Spy Photo's of the Chappy Jet Boats?????
  2. I agree, All of our boats and captains are cool. That's why I continue to stop by this forum. Let's go boating sounds good.... Thanks
  3. Thanks for your reply. It's all of the above. I don't want to get bashed by half the people on this forum, but I'm a Merc guy and in my personal opinion they build a better outdrive and overall more reliable power package than the Vvo. It is more profitable for a dealer to sell a vlvo than a merc. That is why they prefer to sell that brand vs. merc. The merc camshaft and ECU are different, and if you are performance minded, get the merc. Some say the vvo is easier to work on, and that may be true, but I would never own a vlvo. Regardless, your getting a great boat. Take care
  4. Get the Merc instead of the Vlvo. Congrats!
  5. Get the big block or forget it. They are slow with any of the small block options including the 6.0 vvo
  6. I couldn't agree more! Go big or go home.
  7. +1 You made the right choice. No substitute for cubic inches. I wouldn't own any thing but the new 8.2 Merc in a stern drive. Our 496 has been rock solid since day one. Mercury is far better performing than the small block. I have the 5.3 in my GMC and it is a great engine, but you need the torq of the big block to get the 264 moving. You will love the new 8.2. Congrats!
  8. Very nice looking truck. My friend pulls a 20ft enclosed car trailer with an outlaw 10.5 turbo mustang inside. The truck pulls great, but he did say it turns the oil black after about 1500 miles. He thinks it needs larger intercoolers for the turbos. I'm sure the aftermarket is already selling hop up parts for the new F150's.
  9. 236 SSX

    Chaparral

    That's cool, we all have our personal preferences when it comes to vehicles or boats. All I'm saying is that there is a lot of folks on this forum who have paid top dollar for Chappy's only to be left feeling like the factory doesn't give a $hit about there issues. I personally purchased a Mercruiser Manual and fixed my own punch list of issues on our boat without the need of my local dealer or anyone else. I realize some people don't have the resources to do that, and its a shame that so many owners feel like they are out in the cold. I'm sure a lot of people have decided to go to other Mfg.'
  10. +1 The 1212E's work great and the company provides excellent customer service. We love ours.
  11. 236 SSX

    Chaparral

    I have called GMC direct, and they offer great mediation with the local dealer for service. That why I don't own a POC Ford. IF you pay top dollar for a boat, car, spaceship ect. you should get some kind of factory support before, during and after the sale.
  12. I'm with you, I couldn't swing the Whipple, but I was able to get a few more motor mods done. I also think I've about maxed out the Bravo Drive. I've been looking at sing prop aftermarket drive that will increase the speed. I should probably be looking at a Baja or something, but I just love this boat to much to let her go. I guess we will just keep bolting on parts. I plan to pull the block this winter and change the cam, and if the budget will allow, go with a stroker kit or just build a 540 or a 598 low deck like I have in my drag car. I do have a 13:1 650 hp. 427 for sale, but she runs on
  13. Hang some bullets on your arch, keep your stock speakers and add one more amp, and you will be very pleased with the results. Good luck brother. Oh yea, and don't forget to order that Wipple Charger
  14. Go with Mobil 1 15W50 You can get it at Walmart. better oil, less cost. Joe
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