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Probably gonna be a long post but here it goes. So I own an auto repair shop and acquired a 2006 Chaparral 215ssi cuddy as a trade for a job. It had no engine or gimble housing. Ive recently installed an ATK Marine 350 and new mercruiser gimble. I grew up with boats. Mostly fishing and bow riders and always stayed in the rivers in Louisiana. We would go out to the big lakes (ponchatrain) and ski and what not. Now that I have a cuddy cabin, the wife and I would like to travel farther and do some camping on the boat. Will this boat do ok out in the gulf of Mexico? Can we make runs to dauphin Island? Is it even possible to cruise the coast to maybe Florida? Are their fuel maps? Just looking to actually use the boat for more touring and site seeing. Should I flip this boat and go bigger? Whats some good options here? Thanks for reading .
Everything is either an entry level POS, or a luxurious yacht? What happened to normal boats for normal people? Like a 25'er with a versatile layout, plenty of deck space, and a sleep-able cabin if a cuddy cabin without a million cushions and two wet bars? Do people not use their boats for anything but the sandbar anymore? Also, why does no manufacturer make a practical cuddy cabin anymore? The cuddies I have seen from Bayliner and Formula, are either too big (Formula) or have no deck space and so many cushions that there is no usable deck space. What gives? It seems the last well-designed and manageable-sized cuddies (24'-27') were built in the mid-2000s and are now at least 15 years old. Why is this the case? I suppose I am stirring the pot a bit, but I am befuddled while searching for boats as there is nothing that piques my interest that is relatively new. What happened to classic lines and designs? It seems they have gone the way of the dodo. Just an observation...
We just bought a 1988 Chaparral 2350SX. When you are in the Cuddy Cabin you can see standing water in the drain on the floor and it will overflow on to the carpet. The only way we can get the water out is to siphon it. We have thought of using a plumbing snake to see if there is a clog, but can't find the actual drain hole to stick the snake into. Any suggestions on what to do? Is there a pump that may not be working? Getting frustrated any suggestions will greatly be appreciated.