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  1. I need to replace one of the two channels into which the transom seat cushion slides but A) Don't have part # B) Not sure of proper part name C) Can't find it anywhere. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Attaching pic. TY
  2. I have a 2008 256 SSI with a 4x4 inch square engine gauge (rpm, low depth alarm, etc) and a similar square gauge for Speed, outdrive angle,etc. I know one of these gauges contains the engine hours. The boat is out of the water so I am not yet running the engine. Perhaps the 1st question is "does engine have to be running to get the engine hours?". By turning the key, I can get everything else from the boat's electric system.
  3. Hey all, I have a Volvo Penta 5.7 GXI and I think I have a pin hole leak in the oil pan next to the drain plug. I know it will me hard, but can I replace the pan with out pulling the motor? Any help would be welcome, I just might not like the answer....
  4. Anyone install a flag pole mount on the 256 SSi? If so, where and what.
  5. Just purchased a 2005 256 ssi with the 496 mag and 100 hours, captains call exhaust, vacuflush head. Looking to put a tower on and perfect pass, Few questions. 1. Why is perfect pass "not recommended" with captains call? 2. Is a powder coated tower worth it even though it looks better but could chip in the future? 3. How does Captains Call hold up in salt water? I plan on taking it in salt but only for extremely short periods of time! Pictures to Follow!!!
  6. I have a 2005 Chaparral 256 SSi with a Volvo Penta engine. The boat has only about 200 hours on it. I am considering relocating the boat to south Florida Page 6-3 of the manual warns, "Operating your boat in salt water is classified excessive use". So, can this boat run in salt water? Will it destruct in 50 hours? I expect to put less than 50 hours a year on the boat in Florida. If it lasted another 500 hours, I would be happy. The boat will be stored on a lift. If I flush it out after each use, will severe damage still occur? I read something about a Nutri Salt system. Is this closed loop cooling? Is there any modification that will extend the life of the boat? I would appreciate any advice about operating in salt water.
  7. Hi Guys, I am 2 months away from using my new to me boat for the 1st time. Can't Wait! Just wondering, best guess on how fast it will go? And best cruise. I understand many factors, but just looking for an educated guess. 2007 256 SSI with a Volvo 5.7 320 horse Power. Any good guesses? thanks!
  8. Hi All, Looks like I am going to be coming home to Chaparral. I started boating 4 years ago with a 180 LE, then bought a 2003 Master craft x 30 for wake surfing and now want something bigger for the ocean. I live up in Massachusetts and like to go out in the Sound to Martha's Vineyard from Cape Cod. I am in the process of buying a 2009 256 SSI with the 6.2L with the Bravo III. How is this set up in terms or reliability and performance? I know the 8.1 would no doubt be better but how would this do in terms of top end speed.? How long should this take to plane out? The boat was dry dock stored and used in Florida. I will be using it on both the lake and the ocean. Occasional wake boarding, knee boarding lots of tubing and lots of people. any thoughts? I was so impressed with the quality of my first chaparral that I am not inclined to look anywhere else. The seating in the 256 SSI looks to be ideal for my needs people wise. Also any idea on which trailer I should buy for it and cost? Thank you for your help,,,, 51timber
  9. I just purchased a 2006 256 SSI. The JBL stereo was fried. (MR-17) I replaced with a new JBL m-18. The remotes on the helm and swim platform are not working at all. Do I have to replace with ones that match the new radio? All wiring was exactly the same with new radio as the old one. Just looking for a little help. Thanks
  10. I just purchased a 2006 256 SSI. The radio (JBL M-17) was fried. I replaced with a new JBL M-18. The remotes on the helm and platform are not working at all. The wiring was exactly the same on both radios. Do I need to replace the remotes to match new radio? Just looking for some help. Thanks.
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