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  1. DaveW

    Cabin Flooding

    Hello. I have two questions about my 2000 Chaparral 240 signature. Everytime it rains or I wash my boat the cabin floor/carpet becomes extremely wet and it appears that water is seeping up out of a hole just below the bottom step. Any ideas how to fix this? Also, just wondering if anyone knows if the fridge is supposed to run on 12v? The fridge only seems to work when it's plugged in to 110 shore power. Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. I just had a Garmin GPSMAP 547 installed in-dash on my 244 Sunesta. I love the look of the unit, but am confused about functionality and operation. Dealer gave me no information or help on the unit. I've done a bit of research on the web and find that it is a NMEA 2000 unit and that I will need a NMEA 2000 starter kit and and engine gateway along with a special NMEA 2000 transducer to get it to do what I really want it to do which is give me the engine readouts, water temp and depth. It is already a nice chart plotter. Does this sound correct to anyone who knows about NMEA 2000 units? Is the engine gateway difficult to install or should I hire a pro? Thanks in advance for your help and advice!
  3. So I bought my 2000 240SSi last September & hoped I bought a great boat. One owner, service by the dealer, rack kept under cover... Just finally getting into some of the nitty gritty on the boat & finding things yo never want to see. Water in parts of the hull! The port side of the boat appears to be really dry, but found water under the gas tank & inside the starboard side floor. This is how I found it. Any suggestions or info on how these hulls are built is appreciated. 1) Removed the bilge pump from the small ledge in front of the gas tank. When I took out one if the screws water started coming out of the hole. I drilled a 1 1/2" hole and saw standing water. Using a shop vac I sucked out must of the water. It appears that the prior owner installed a drain in the ski locker that drained straight into this area?!? This year & model boat didn't come with a drain in the ski locker did it? The hole definitely looks like the work of a paddle bit. Plan for this area is to remove the fuel tank at the end of season here, cut an access hole (probably 12" x 12" or so) to better assess any damage, dry out, repair and re-fiberglass. 2) Removed the gas tank access cover to replace the fuel pick up & fuel as preventive maintenance since I just had to replace the electric fuel pump. Again water out of screw hole... ughh! (Previously I removed the carpeted piece or plywood between the drivers seat and storage area in the bow. I did notice some water in these 4 holes. I blew these dry & used 5200 when I replaced). To So I bought my 2000 240SSi last September & hoped I bought a great boat. One owner, service by the dealer, rack kept under cover... Just finally getting into some of the nitty gritty on the boat & finding things yo never want to see. Water in parts of the hull! The port side of the boat appears to be really dry, but found water under the gas tank & inside the starboard side floor. This is how I found it. Any suggestions or info on how these hulls are built is appreciated. 1) Removed the bilge pump from the small ledge in front of the gas tank. When I took out one if the screws water started coming out of the hole. I drilled a 1 1/2" hole and saw standing water. Using a shop vac I sucked out must of the water. It appears that the prior owner installed a drain in the ski locker that drained straight into this area?!? This year & model boat didn't come with a drain in the ski locker did it? The hole definitely looks like the work of a paddle bit. Plan for this area is to remove the fuel tank at the end of season here, cut an access hole (probably 12" x 12" or so) to better assess any damage, dry out, repair and re-fiberglass. 2) Removed the gas tank access cover to replace the fuel pick up & fuel as preventive maintenance since I just had to replace the electric fuel pump. Again water out of screw hole... ughh! (Previously I removed the carpeted piece of plywood between the drivers seat and storage area in the bow. I did notice some water in these 4 holes. I blew these dry & used 5200 when I replaced). To invetigate some, I removed the drivers seat, no caulking. There was a 1" plastic plug under the seat base that appears it leads to a foam filled cavity, soaked. I drilled a 2" hole under the seat base & found wet plywood. Under the bottom layer of fiberglass the foam was dry (finally a break). I poked the screw driver through the foam to the 1" hole and found it was all dry in between. Must be decent quality closed cell foam. I still have wet plywood between 2 layers of glass. Not sure exactly how it got in & I'll continue to investigate. I'm sure the hole under the drivers seat, the 4 screws in between the drivers area and storage area that were loose are some of the areas. Any ideas on this area are appreciate since there is no access.
  4. Just bought a 2000 235 SSI w/ 7.4 liter Volvo SX drive with 1.43:1 drive. Has an old, beat-up aluminum 14.5" X 16" three blade prop. The prop cavitates at 4000 rpm and 28 mph at 6200 feet elevation causing the engine to over-rev. Don't know if it is just a bad prop, poorly sized prop or both. Anyone know what was the "stock" prop for this model year?
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