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  1. Hi Guys, I have a 1991 Chaparral 1900sl that I just purchased locally. We took it today for the first time, & tried to launch it. Unfortunately we had water coming in, so we didn’t fully launch. After we pulled the boat out of the water, we noticed water in the middle storage compartment. We have no clue where or how water could even get into that part of the boat. (SEE PHOTO) Does anybody have any ideas or suggestions on how we can figure out how to source a leak when they are no visible cracks or anything on the hull of the boat? Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
  2. On Saturday we spent time cleaning the ski locker and bilge with a good cleaning as a decent amount of water leaked in thru the standard snap covers over the winter (boat stored on a lift for 1st time outside this winter) and had gotten a bit dirty down there. For the first time since we bought the boat new we took everything out of the ski locker including the plastic mat that runs the length and gave it a good cleaning. Given the poor drainage of the ski locker when at rest, we took the boat out for a short spin to drain as much as we could when the boat was coming on plane. As we di
  3. Happy new year to you all! I hope 2017 brings you a great boating season! I'm also looking for advice, I just replaced my fresh water pump, it runs smooth and much quieter than the old one, but it keeps running while I'm running water. Shouldn't it pressurize and stop "humming"? thank you and again happy and safe new year. Chris
  4. Rain water seems to leak into the starboard side storage under the forward berth of my 2005 Signature 290 (same as earlier year 280). The drain seems to be clear because when I add a bucket of water to the anchor locker, it drains immediately out the forward thru-hull on the port side. Lots of tips here about water leaks from the anchor locker and cracks. I looked at my anchor locker and it seems that there is a rubber seal forward halfway up the wall of the locker, some of which appears pulled away slightly. Is this where the crack develops, or is it usually on the wall between the lock
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