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I have read many of your great responses and I figured I would introduce myself. I am Steve and I have just purchased a one owner 1985 Chaparral 238 XLC. The catch is it has been resting since 2000. I found it to be in pretty good condition for the amount of time it has been resting. It has the 230 Mercruiser with the alpha 1 best I can tell with the high-fire ignition. it was shrunk wrapped and in mostly good condition with some sun fade where the belly bands had allowed the shrink wrap to ride up. The first few things that I have noticed right away was the bellows were falling out of it, a through hull for the sink was broken. I brought it home and have been trying to figure out where to start first after loading the boat by myself onto the trailer with nothing but a jack and stack of wood. I figure there are a number of things I would replace such as the bellows, water pump, lower unit oil, engine oil, shift cable, Gas, and the battery. I think that there should be a number of other things that I should worry about as well and that is where I am hoping to find out from your experience! I know that the window seals are shrunk, and they will need to be replaced, but I figured I should get it running first. although my concern is that there is some water right at the base of the steps while it is just sitting on the trailer. I have seen some similar posts but I don't see a floor drain right there in plain view is there something under the carpet? can I buy the window seals for this? Where do you guys get your parts reasonably? Finally, If you have part numbers for Bellow kit, shift cable kit, water pump kit, and any other advice would be welcome. Regards Steve
Hey Guys, I am looking at upgrading from my current boat 18ft to a 2100 SX. Everything I have read about them I have liked. Plus they just look cool. Any advice on where to look? Motor of choice? I like to slalom ski so I want to have power. I also really like the sport seating but I feel like that is hard to find. And what kind of $$$ would you give for one of these? The few that I have seen haven't been consistent in price. Thanks in advance for the advice!