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  1. Hello all, looking for some information before we pull the trigger. Wife and I grew up boating and are looking at a 19 Vortex 203 VRX leftover. It has the 300HP Rotax, and was curious on if anyone felt a power lag. Growing up a boat we had was a Baja jet, and although things can obviously change over the years, it almost had an acceleration power lag. It will be primarily used for wakeboarding, tubing, and skiing. We have young kids so I am not worried about it having enough power for them, but what about me? I am 6'0, 200lbs and although the dealer is saying it should have no problem pul
  2. Looking at upgrading to a 2017 Chaparral 287 SSX. Currently comparing two boats at the moment, one with the Mercruiser 6.2L DTS and the other with Mercruiser 8.2 DTS. Would like to know which motor to choose and your thoughts on why. Our use will be mostly for cruising and some tubing with generally 5 adults. (up to 12 people mostly adults). Thanks for any insight.
  3. RichH

    H20 vs. SSI

    I am looking to buy a new boat and considering the 21 foot H20. I currently own a 2005 204 SSI. * The used H20 I am buying will save me a bunch of money from buying a new one. However, it comes with a 4.3 220 hp engine. I bought my 204 SSI new with 5.0 250HP mercruiser. My main uses for the boat are slalom skiing, wakeboarding and tubing. The H20 has a wakeboard tower. So I am wondering the following: * Will the tower actually help me get a little air on wakeboard. I am jumping behind the 204, but not getting any height. I am 50, just learning to wakeboard, and know that I won't eve
  4. Well I have a bit of a problem... I'm leaving for a big trip in 3 days and the ingnition switch is dead. I have checked all fuses under the dash, replaced ingnition switch itself, rewired all old and shorted wires and charged the battery. Every thing works that you can think of. Dash lights and gage's, motor can be moved up and down. (There's power to the motor oneself but not the ignition)Every thing works the ignition doesn't tick or make a sound ethier. I have tested power in many spots and one spot that has nothing is the solenoid wire this is interesting but I have no idea what to
  5. When loading my H2O onto the trailer I am having trouble getting it snug to the front roller. I always end up with about 3 inches of space between the eye and the front V cushion roller/stopper. This allows the boat to bounce up-and-down. I am wondering if I should go ahead and just crank it the rest of the way up tight. That is what I usually do, but it seems to put a lot of stress on the eye. I do not want to mess up the boat. It seems a little tight when I crank it. I usually pull the boat up onto the trailer with the docking rope then once it is aligned I power it up The rest of the way. M
  6. On the verge of buying either a 1995 Sunesta 250 or a 1997 Sunesta 252. The 1995 250 has a VP 7.4 has a Duo Prop and is $3,500 more than the 1997 252 which has a VP 5.7 with a single prop. They both seem to be in good condition although the 250 has all the original canvas, while the 252 only has the bimini; the rest of the canvas was misplaced. Also, the 250 seems to have a slightly different hull being a 16 degree deadrise versus the 252 which is a 15 degree deadrise. This is true even within a model year, for example in 1997 the deadrise is still 15 for the 252 and 16 for the 250. If you a
  7. Hi everyone, I have a 2002 200 SSE that I purchased a few years ago. I recently found a pin hole leak on the 90o barb fitting where the hydraulic hose attaches to the steering ram. I am assuming that is it the high pressure hose, it has smaller fittings and goes right from the pump to the ram. The other hose is routed through a cooler. I have two problems. The first issue is that I can't get the corroded fitting off. I have tried liquid wrench but it hasn't worked. If I apply any more force, I will end up rounding off the fittings. I am not sure what material they are made of so
  8. Hi There Just found this forum when doing some research on this boat I'm noodling around buying. The boat is in great shape - its a 1999 200 SL but has the 4.3 motor. We usually have 2 adults and one kid on board an a 4th dragging behind on a wakeboard or tube. We currently have a 17ft Bowrider and are looking for something just a bit bigger to have more room when friends visit Anyway - at @ 2500lbs weight - is the 4.3 underweight for watersports? We don't need to get anywhere too fast at top speed so out of the hole is really our biggest concern Any input is appreciated Thanks ! Scott
  9. Thanks in advance for reading this and providing your thoughts. Boat is a well-maintained 2004 Chap 330 with twin Volvo Penta 5.7l GXi-F engines with about 160 hrs on each. Here are the three issues... - Sometimes (say every 2 out of 3 trips) after leaving the dock and initially getting her up on plane and around 3500 RPMs, my port engine's RPMs start to drop (even at full throttle) and get restricted to 2600-2800 RPMs...and when that happens, I stop the boat, turn off the engines and batteries for a minute, then start everything back up and that issue goes away (batteries must be turned off/
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