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Found 9 results

  1. andyhuddlestone1

    Chaparral 246 SSI Through Hull Transducer

    Hi All, I have a 2013 Chaparral 246 SSI purchased August last year, since I purchased it the depth finder has never work, my dealer spoke to chaparral and concluded that the transducer must be faulty. They have supplied me with a new one free of charge, but i am wondering how easy it is to replace this now I have it, and where about it is located? The depthfinder on my boat is linked to the smart craft gauges so it is digital, there is not a dedicated depth finder gauge. Any help or advice would be appriciated!
  2. Francin728

    Composite stringers

    I'm not looking to start another discussion of wood vs composite I'm just looking to see what year Chap stopped using wood in the stringers and floors of their 23-24 ft line particularly the 236 ssx. Are the transoms still wood?
  3. Francin728

    Composite stringers

    I'm not looking to start another discussion of wood vs composite I'm just looking to see what year Chap stopped using wood in the stringers and floors of their 23-24 ft line particularly the 236 ssx. Are the transoms still wood?
  4. 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.
  5. castle285ssx

    How often should you wax/clean a boat?

    Was out at the Marina this weekend and heard some folks talking about cleaning and waxing their boat. I have mine cleaned/waxed when it is pulled for the winter, nothing else though. I keep it on a lift in the south river, still gets dirty from going out. Any advice on what is actually needed?
  6. castle285ssx

    How often should you wax/clean a boat?

    Was out at the Marina this weekend and heard some folks talking about cleaning and waxing their boat. I have mine cleaned/waxed when it is pulled for the winter, nothing else though. I keep it on a lift in the south river, still gets dirty from going out. Any advice on what is actually needed?
  7. Aegarbayo

    Boat is SINKING- HELP!!

    The worst 3 words anyone could say to you, I have a 2004 Sunesta 27.4 Chaparral. I got a call from my marina this past Sunday saying my boat is sinking! Once we pumped out the water... came to find out that the boats hull had delaminated.. on both sides. The Chaparral dealer said he has never seen anything like this.. Long story short..I have had 2 fiberglass guys tell me it was not laid right and that the resin was never applied correctly. Has anyone ever seen this before? I need to advice from Chaparral! Help!!
  8. Mbabinchak

    Hull Fill hole Leak

    Take a look at these pic's. Anyone have the same issue? These were taken facing the stern. I have a 2010 216 SSI. I have to lift the engine compartment to view. I am the second owner. The previous owner dry docked stored in the winter, but kept boat in a freshwater slip for two summers. I picked the boat up this September. I noticed the scum line when we see tested the boat, but not the weep. I discovered the weep when I got it in the water for the first time. There are two identical fill holes ( that is what the local dealer said...) one on the Starboard side and one on the Port side. The Port side has the weep. The Starboard side is completely dry and clean. Any advice would be appreciated. My pics are two large to attach. message me and I'll email if you would like to take a look. Thank you, M.
  9. Skin

    Gelcoat restoration

    Has anyone tried Presto Gelcoat Restorer? I have seen it on eBay but was a bit skeptical. Cheers Skins
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