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  1. Hi all, Not new to boating, but new to Chaparral. I'm in the process of restoring a '97 180LE. I'm looking for one bucket seat (with or without pedestal) to match the existing seat. I've added pics for style and color for reference. Is there a source(s) where I should start that search? Thanks for any advice S
  2. Hello all, Last summer I bought a 1997 1930 SS with the GM 5.7, 2 bbl with non vortex heads (I believe), and alpha one drive, 1.62 gear ratio, 19p SS prop. After only 3 trips out, totaling 6 hours total use, the drive began popping. The dealer called and said the drive was toast, and recommended a SEI unit. I will be swapping the units myself as the bellows and gimble bearing were replaced when I bought it, thus the repair should be fairly straight forward. What drive ratio is best suited for this boat/engine configuration. I have read multiple posts and cannot determine if the 1.62 or 1.
  3. I bought a 1997 Chaparral 1930ss with a 5.7 Mercruiser and an alpha one outdrive back in June from the local Chaparral dealer (east central Mississippi). Since then it has been in the shop for all but about 3 weeks and has been a nightmare. When I bought the boat I knew during the test drive that the gimbal bearing was bad and that the shift interuptor switch needed replaced. The first time out after purchase the alarm went off and the drive lube bottle was empty with oil in the bilge. The dealer said the seal on the bottom of the bottle was bad. After $440 we got the boat back and when we got
  4. Hi all, Referbing a 97 180LE. Does anyone know the number for the original lift cylinders that raise the engine hatch? I thought they were 4408 and bought a couple but they're so stiff and strong (130 lb) that they torqued the bracket mount out of the cover when I tried to lower it. Thanks!!! SM
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