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  1. ausivet

    Vortex 203 idling

    G'day. New to the Chapparral Vortex - have the 203 twin engine and I like it. I heard there is a way to adjust something so that it does NOT move at idle. I've worked out pretty much how to do this manually, moving into and out of reverse, but would like a solution for my family - they are scared of it!! thanks,
  2. VorTexas

    2015 Vortex VRX 243

    Lateral thrust control system is connected to the throttle cable by a flimsy 1/4 inch bolt. The bolf snapped in half today in the marina after launching into the water. Boat had to be towed back to the slip. This deisgn is flawed. Dealer will be contacted. Has anyone else had an issue?
  3. bjnacc

    Vortex 203 Waterskiing

    Hi all. We have put a deposit down on a Vortex 203 VRX. We will be doing an on-water test next week and hopefully finalizing the purchase. I have a question for all the 203 owners out there with the single Rotax 250 HP engine. Is it enough to pull a medium sized slalom skier up from a deep-water start? I'm much more interested in fuel economy than going super fast...but I do need it to have enough grunt to pull a skier out of the water. My dealership is telling me that the Rotax will supply plenty of power...but I'm not convinced. I spent 15 years skiing behind a Bayliner with a 135 HP I/O prop set-up. It had barely enough power to ski behind...I know 250 is a lot more but then I've read that jet HP is not equivalent to prop HP...is this true? I would normally just get in the water and test it out for myself...but we are several months away from warm enough weather up North to even attempt getting wet. And I don't think the break-in restriction programming would even allow us to get up to ski speeds for the first 10 hours anyways.