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  1. I have a 2007 246 ssi Volvo-Penta 5.7 Gi-g I/O Can I change the impeller while boat is in the water?
  2. Hey everyone new to the forum. My wife and I recently upgraded from a 2004 glastron gx 255 to a 2019 246 ssi. I leveraged this site quite a bit before purchasing. I didnt see a lot of info on the newer 5.3 liter 300 hp volvo and I thought I would share my experience. We test drove an h20 23 250 hp merc, 257 ssx 6.2 300 hp merc and 277 ssx 6.2 350 hp merc. We are on Sebago in Maine which is a pretty big lake and theres a good amount of chop. We have a 6 yo boy who loves tubing and knee boarding and we lole to cruise. The h20 23 had suprisingly good power and would make a grea
  3. I just bought a 2007 Chaparral 246 SSI. It's in great shape except the walk through windshield center door is missing. The previous owner said he broke it when drunk? Strange because the port and starboard windshield frames are not bent. But he threw out the whole center door including the frame. Nuts! I called the local Chaparral dealer and they said they could get one from Chaparral for just under $1,000! That's crazy for just the center piece, IMO. The windshield is made by Taylor Made. I called them but they referred me back to the dealer. Anyhow does anyone have any ideas where I
  4. I was psyched to get the boat in the water tomorrow. I had the 300 hour work done this year on my 2011 246 SSi with Merc so i was hoping for a relatively problem free year. I brought boat home today, put a nice fresh coat of 303 on the covers, put all the stuff where it needs to go and went through checklist. I put water in the bilge - no bilge pump - either by float or switch. Checked circuit breakers. No noise or anything. How is one supposed to get at that? Thanks for any suggestions! Jim
  5. Just picked up my 2014 246 SSI yesterday pretty excited to get to go use it. Any body have any recommendations about the break in period for the boat?
  6. Here's the dilemma: Do we buy the brand new 246 SSI or the used '07 236 SSX? '07 has the 5.7L GXI with 135 hours (seldom used for the age) and 246 has the 5.7L 350 Mag Bravo 3. With all the dealer incentives right now, the cost difference is about . Any help on finding someone to inspect the used boat? It would be a sight unseen purchase which makes me nervous. How much to expect for cost of inspection? Seriously leaning towards new but wouldn't mind putting an extra in my pocket either. Any pros and cons you would like to share with a Newbie? Thanks in advance! Can't wait to join the owner
  7. Bud C

    New 246 SSI

    I am fairly new to these forums, buying my first boat last year, a 2002 220 SSI. My family and I enjoyed the boat, but also had some major issues with the engine that ended up costing over $2K. With that behind us, we finished off the summer enjoying the boat and exploring the lake with friends and family. So we took another plunge with a new Chaparral, a 2011 246 SSI. We bought it at the New England boat show from the same marina that I had purchased the 2002 from. They gave me a fair price for my old boat, and a great discount on the leftover 2011. It also came with a 2+3 year warran
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