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Wife bought an old 198XL Chaparral this winter and she is one to always have a project for me. She got the boat and trailer for the price of the trailer alone, but it needed some work. I am an engineer and can't let old die...just have to fix stuff. After 'some' engine work this spring (rebuilt V8)...i.e. the last owner did some weird things to the boat to include PAINTING the teak...ugh...I am getting some of the nits out. Most everything works except the trim gauge/sensors, the steering is a little loose, and the throttle handle sticks with little play for neutral. The boat needs some cl
I recently purchased a 1987 Chaparral 198XL that needs restored. I would like to get it running and on the water this summer and then work in the fall/winter to get it restored. It came powered with a 5.0L V8 with an Alpha One drive. The prop that is on there is dinged and bent pretty well. Does anyone have a recommendation for the right prop to put on this boat? I'd like to ski behind it, so pulling from a stop is more important than top end speed to me. Thanks for the help!!