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Hello guys! I am now the proud owner of a PRISTINE Chaparral 1995 2130ss in the teal and gold color scheme. It is a gorgeous color combo and this boat is especially beautiful! I am the second owner and the boat has sat in indoor storage for the past 11 years. The boat only has 180 original hours and has no blemsihes, dings, fading, etc. The upholstery looks factory as does the gelcoat. The motor is a 5.7l GM block with a yamaha outdrive. All the electrical works (lights, blower, bilge, trim, etc.), the throttle shifts smooth as butter, and the steering is silky smooth as well. The motor does have a crack in the riser and may have other damage as well. This is no big deal as I have a 5.7l Mercruiser and alpha one outdrive that are in great, working condition with only 400 hours. The Mercruiser came off of a 1996 Regal donor junk boat. I will try to get the Yamaha working if I can, but if not, I will just swap the Merc in. If I do get it working, then I will have a decision to make as I have seen some Yamaha sterndrive parts for sale around the internet, and also I have read about people having sucess using Mercruiser parts (gimble bearing, exhaust manifolds, bellows, etc.) Apparently Yamaha got sued for being too similar to either Volvo or Merc, but they still make their outdrives overseas. Anyways, this will be my first real boat once I get everything squared away. I am a 20 y/o college kid who works and uses extra scholarship money to fund his passion! I've always loved Chaparral's because my dad a 1989 2100sx when I was a kid, so that led me to wanting a Chap. I got a great deal on this boat. Unfortunately the previous owner had health issues and recently passed away. That is why the boat sat for 11 years in dry storage. The boat even came with the Yamaha service manual, Chaparral manual, and maintenance/ cruise logs. I will post pictures once the boat is delivered to South Florida from Fort Walton Beach. A few questions: 1) If I swap the yamaha motor and drive with the Merc, I want to use the throttle currently on the 2130ss because the Mercruiser one is stiff and faded. This should work fine, except the Yamaha has the trailer trim button on the outdrive, where as the Merc has the button on the throttle. So my options are: 1) bypass the trim limit? 2) Use the boat without trailer trim. I have a dual axle trailer, so I really need trailer trim anyways? 3) Install another switch somewhere near the transom? Thanks, Drew
Hey guys, brand new to the forums and to owning my first Chaparral. It's a 1999 2330 SS with a 5.7 injected small block and a Bravo 3. I did quite a lot of research and had the boat inspected prior to purchase, and it appears to be a nice family owned boat since new, allegedly still has the original upholstery and I see nothing to dissuade me from believing that. The above being said, I've read many things bashing Bravo 3's and especially concerning corrosion. I won't be keeping the boat in the water and I'm a fresh water boater, so that shouldn't be a major issue for me. Also, all sacrificial anodes are installed and in good condition. Are there any issues I should be aware of with 350 mpi and Bravo 3 combo? other than they are more expensive to maintain and repair compared to an Alpha) Thanks all and I look forward to getting the boat in the water soon! (I'm currently having all fluids and impeller changed and one more once over of the mechanicals and electronics before I get her wet!) Thanks again!
Hi - I am hoping to join the Caparral community after years of (some would say misguided) Sea Ray ownership. I am in the market to buy either a 276 SSI or SSX (depending on price!) ideally with volvo penta. The boat will be operated in SW Florida, but towing a reasonable distance to get it there need not be a barrier. Any help with my search out there? Many thanks