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This is for Volvo Penta owners that change their own gear lube. It might also be for owners that have their gear lube changed at a shop but it always seems to leak/weep some "oil" into the water. Maybe this is a no-brainer, but make sure you get a Volvo spec rubber O-ring to go back in that little groove around the drain plug. The OEM part from Volvo is a similar size but much thinner than a typical rubber ring, and I don't think you're likely to find a proper substitute in the trays at your local hardware store. My local marine shop uses/sells a part that is not quite right. It loo
I purchased my first boat this weekend. My family has owned boats throughout my life, but I personally never owned one. I took my time shopping, and did enough research to know that the Chaparral brand was one of my options. I looked at many boats over the past 4 weeks; however, one Chaparral stood out among the rest. I forgot to mention that my budget was modest, but I did manage to acquire a very nice 2004 Chaparral 215 SSI with 5.0 Mercruiser and Alpha 1 drive. I am very pleased with the boat's condition and how it performs on the water. However, the only thing that I noticed