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Any Brits

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There are a few..do a advanced search in the member's section and complete the location section with UK, England, etc...should yield some results.

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Hi

Yes youre not alone.

I have a 1990 Sig 270 moored up on the east coast:)

Nice to see other Chappies owners in the UK as these boats are a bit rare.

John

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Hi guys, another one here, I have a 2000 Signaturs 290 with twin Mercruiser 5.0l EFIs. Currently moored on the Thames near Chertsey.

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Nev

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:thsmilie_water_119-1: Welcome to the forum nev308 . We are glad you are here and believe that you will find answers to a lot of your questions. We also provide some humor, of course at no charge to you other than the initiation fee you paid to join this forum ;)

A few pointers for you to do (if you have not already done so) to help us help you:

1. By clicking on your name in the upper right corner to bring up your options select my profile to add into your signature your location (geographic area).

2. Also under your signature add the type of boat you have and its mechanical systems, such as boat type, engine, drives, etc. This way you don't have to type it into to every post you put up. This will help us help you a lot! Without it, you may not get any answers.

3. Use the Search feature in the top right corner of the forum. There is a lot of good information on this forum that will answer many of your questions. We have a lot of experts here with a large amount of life experience.

4. Take a minute to review our Terms of Service, again right corner. There is good information in there that you will want to know including that we cannot discuss pricing. But read some of our other posts on here to learn the work around for that. ;)

5. We like pictures a lot! So when you get a chance, post some pics of your ride. Read through this thread to learn more about how to do so.

6. Take some time to look through the Help (upper right corner) and > Info Center) located under Chaparral Boats Forum on the main page. From there you will find parts guides, brochures, manuals, specifications, canvas installation manuals, vinyl care information, square gauge setup, weather links, computer desktop backgrounds, etc. Lots of good stuff there for you and your Chaparral!

7. Come back early and often to post. We are a community of friendly and some of us are border-line psychotic. But we admit to it and that's the first step to recovery ;)

Again, welcome to the asylum/forum and we look forward to more from you. Don't be a stranger. :thsmilie_water_119-1:

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You can’t throw a stick in this forum without hitting a Brit.

I spent a week this January in an Army base near Stonehenge I think the town was Westbury, UK. We got hit with the big blizzard so we had some interesting times at the range. We partied hard with our counterparts in the evening at the local pub, very friendly folks.

Cheers. :drink-buddy:

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Hello all. New brit to the forum, new also to Chaparral. I have a 1998 Signature 240 my first sports cruiser. I was buying a Princess riviara 286, but this Chaparral was in such lovely condition I went for her & got her November 2009. Didn't get to use her before winter ( and rain ) set in. Then big error! I didn't winterise her quick enough and got caught out! Now having replaced the engine, exhaust manifolds, water heater and various other parts. I then had her transported to her new home 'Penarth marina', used her for the first time only to find alarms going off! Local marine engineer put right the wiring which obviously went back wrong from the engine fit. So now after owning her for 6 months, paying out loads money I had not budgeted for, she should ( fingers crossed ) be ready to use, as she was when I brought her. And I am going to be so very careful running her in!

On a recent visit to Plymouth ( not by boat )I noticed a 240 signature with a lovely extended swim platform, so have been looking around sites in the uk to find where I can purchase one, but to no luck yet.

Looking forward to posting better news next time!!

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Hello Fellow Brits

If anyone finds a supplier of good swim platforns please post as my original teak one is looking pretty rough (I think the previous owner used it as a bumper car).

Keep in touch if you find any good places for parts.

Have fun

John

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Hullo, we're Brits but transplanted to North Carolina. I think it still counts - I have a combination stars/stripes with a union jack in the corner flying from my boathouse. You can take the boy out of London, but you can't take London out of the boy etc etc etc.

Is boat petrol as expensive as car petrol at home?

Andy

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£1.27p / Litre unleaded in Pwllheli marina, North Wales near Abersoch

Ouch ... 315 Litre tank on my Chap 260

£1.18p at car filling stations

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Another UK member..... I'm based in the South East and run a 330 Signature.

:thsmilie_water_119-1: Welcome to the forum scadding. We are glad you are here and believe that you will find answers to a lot of your questions. We also provide some humor, of course at no charge to you other than the initiation fee you paid to join this forum ;)

A few pointers for you to do (if you have not already done so) to help us help you:

1. By clicking on your name in the upper right corner to bring up your options select my profile to add into your signature your location (geographic area).

2. Also under your signature add the type of boat you have and its mechanical systems, such as boat type, engine, drives, etc. This way you don't have to type it into to every post you put up. This will help us help you a lot! Without it, you may not get any answers.

3. Use the Search feature in the top right corner of the forum. There is a lot of good information on this forum that will answer many of your questions. We have a lot of experts here with a large amount of life experience.

4. Take a minute to review our Terms of Service, again right corner. There is good information in there that you will want to know including that we cannot discuss pricing. But read some of our other posts on here to learn the work around for that. ;)

5. We like pictures a lot! So when you get a chance, post some pics of your ride. Read through this thread to learn more about how to do so.

6. Take some time to look through the Help (upper right corner) and Info Center located under Chaparral Boats Forum on the main page. From there you will find parts guides, brochures, manuals, specifications, canvas installation manuals, vinyl care information, square gauge setup, weather links, computer desktop backgrounds, etc. Lots of good stuff there for you and your Chaparral!

7. Come back early and often to post. We are a community of friendly and some of us are border-line psychotic. But we admit to it and that's the first step to recovery ;)

Again, welcome to the asylum/forum and we look forward to more from you. Don't be a stranger. :thsmilie_water_119-1:

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That sounds like a good idea but I think we are quite well spaced out. I know you Yanks think we are a small country but we arent allowed to tow anything over 3ft long on our roads.

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Petrol / Gas £1.40p / Litre unleaded in Pwllheli marina, North Wales near Abersoch

Can anyone better this price?

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Not sure if anybody is interested but sold my chap 280/90 and have a spare tonue cover, shore power lead(big long thick white one) and a steering wheel or two. email me on garymatthews290@live.co.uk if of use to you.

Gary

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another brit

running a 180 sse on the Menai Straits

any one know a good mechanic ?

Yes there is a chap called Kawasaki who appears on the YBW mptotorboat forum who is based in Caenarfon who seems to have a good reputaion, PM me your details and I will pass them on to him if you like.

Whats your issue>

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Yes there is a chap called Kawasaki who appears on the YBW mptotorboat forum who is based in Caenarfon who seems to have a good reputaion, PM me your details and I will pass them on to him if you like.

Whats your issue>

found him top bloke many thanks.

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Hi all, another Brit here. Roger from Southend on Sea Essex but i'm not an 'Essex boy' lol I own a superb condition 1988 2850 xs with twin 5.7's. I have been in and out of the boat business most of my life. I was the first Jet Skier in the UK back in 1980 with the first UK Jet Ski business. I was also the first Jet Skier in the UK to get nicked for speeding on one again in 1980. They didn't quite know what to class it as then! PWC's now of course. :banana2:

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