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hboggio

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  1. They sent an estimate without providing details. I've seen this before with this marina. They put estimates out there hoping a customer will bite. I'm trying to get them to provide details on the reason for the suggested reconditioning.
  2. I have a 2010 Sunesta 284 with 295 hours. Boat is used during summer boating season in NJ (late May - early Oct). The marina that stores my boat in the winter just sent me a service estimate to recondition my prop ($375). I did not inspect my prop, which is the original that came with the boat when I purchased it new. First, is this a fair price? Should I replace the prop vs have it reconditioned? How can I tell if it is in need of repair? Not sure of the cost and whether their estimate is fair. Thoughts?
  3. I have a 2010 Chaparral Sunesta 284. I want to clean the engine area with bilge cleaner and water. How do I temporarily turn off the auto bilge pump so that the cleaner and water can remain in the bilge area while the boat is in use?
  4. I have a 2010 Chaparral Sunesta 284. While just under way for about 10 minutes the Coolant Too High warning sound came on. Coolant temp got up to 215 degrees. I tried putting the boat in reverse to see if I had something lodged as that had happened in the past. That didn't help. After letting the coolant temp get to a level where I could restart the boat I was able to get the boat back to my dock. As I was backing into my slip the temp started to drop quickly, down to 160 degrees. I took the boat back out for a few minutes to see if the temp would continue to drop. It stayed steady at
  5. I have a 2008 Chaparral 256 SSX with two batteries. The boat sits idle on a boat lift in SW Florida for months at a time. Unfortunately, I have not yet hooked the boat up to a trickle charger as I'm not sure if this is a do-it-yourself job. I have power at my dock, so I would prefer not to use the basic solar chargers, unless feedback suggests that they are sufficient. Any suggestions?
  6. I can certainly wait until the spring when the boat is in the water. I'd have to take a look at the manual to try and figure out how to do the maintenance myself.
  7. The breakdown on costs from my marine center is below. Remove and replace the engine raw water pump impellers and gaskets, including materials and labor: Supply and install new engine thermostat and gasket, including materials and labor: I do not have twin engines.
  8. I have a 2010 Chaparral 284 Sunesta that has relatively low hours (less than 200). The boat is used during the NJ summer months, weekends only. Just got a preventative maintenance notice from the marine center that I am storing my boat at for the first time, so they are new to me. They are suggesting that the following work be done: 1. Replace the engine raw water pump impellers and gaskets 2. Install a new engine thermostat and gasket I checked my service records from my previous marine center and this work has not been done in the past. Before I spend close to on this work, I wanted to
  9. I have a 2008 256 SSX. I recently had to replace the belt and alternator on my Volvo Penta engine. During that process I noticed that my power steering fluid was low. I filled the power steering well and took the boat out for a couple of hours. During that time about 80% of the power steering fluid in the well was gone. There is clearly a lead somewhere, but I have not been able to locate where the leak is. Before I take the boat in for service I wanted to post this topic to see what feedback might be available.
  10. I have a 2008 256 SSX and I'd like to put a boat name on the back panel just below the rear seat. I neglected to measure the available horizontal and vertical space before leaving my house in FL and want to order lettering online. Does anyone know the available space (both height and width) that I can use for a boat name in this location? Thanks!
  11. I have a 2008 256 SSX on a boat lift at a vacation home in Cape Coral, FL. My boat gets minimal use throughout the year, typically over holidays around Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and perhaps one or two other times during the year. Otherwise, the boat sits on a lift at my home. I'd like to set up a trickle charge for my boat, but am unsure how to go about this. I'd prefer to do this myself if possible. My dock has power outlets next to the lift. Is this a difficult process? I haven't checked my boat to see what type of batteries are installed, which I assume matters when buying a trickle
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