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  1. kksejwilson

    Floor Rot

    New to this site and Chaparral boats in general. I am looking to buy a boat and have seen several people boast of Chaparrals non-rotting deck (Floor). I have own several boats over the years and have not heard of this before. This then would eliminate soft spots? Thank you.
  2. 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.
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