Escape Plan B

The Final Countdown: 23hrs 10min

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I've had to be patient for too long. The moment has almost arrived. I finally take delivery of my new baby. My first boat! My first Chaparral. How can I pass the time?

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Looks like you're passing time like everyone else... living vicariously (sp?) thru everyone else.

Welcome to the forum! Congrats on the new ride!

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Congrats on the New Boat!! Welcome to the Chaparral Family!!!

lets see.... hmmmm... passing time....

I'd suggest checking out the Boating Checklists in the Info Center forum. Then maybe head over the USCG site and review some boater safety stuff. Then after that, there are approx 150k posts here on the Owners Club. That should keep you busy for a while! :D

Again, congrats on the new boat!!

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I've read all the forums. Been killing the last month reading up on those. Ah yes, pictures. Just got a few from the showroom floor. It'll be cold on the water tomorrow. 59 degrees and overcast.

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I don't know why it's showing as the same image in the thumbnails, but they are different pictures. I put them in a Gallery too.

That's really cool, a boat with 3 swim platforms! :haha-7383:

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Congratulations and I am happy for you. Sounds like you ought to plan a road trip to join us in June. :thsmilie_water_119-1:

Looks like fun. But that's a 12 1/2 hour tow. Maybe next year.

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Congrats on the new boat - you will not be sleeeping good tonight.

Welcome to the forum Escape Plan B . 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.

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Welcome to the forum!! I think you made the right choice. Concur with Admin--check out your home port, take the USCG boating course(s), use this forum to read up on your boat (check out the info center where you can download or read on-line your owner's manual, etc)....stay active on the forum...Congrats on the boat

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She's a beauty! Delivery went alright. Good guys at Lakeside Marina with the walkthrough. Took her right out of the marina to get the feel. There's so much power there! But trailering didn't go so smooth. Keep in mind that this is our first full size boat.

The service guy put the bunkers in really deep so we were having trouble hitting center. Kept having to back out and try again. Well, one of those times backing out, my wife clips the rear corner of our new baby with the the dock. Glad it was her and not me. I can forgive her pretty easily. I would have been ticked at myself for years if I did it. Just scuffed up a small 2"x4" area we'll need to buff out.

So we finally get back in and we're signing off on delivery paperwork with the marina owner. He decides that he can't let us leave till we're comfortable trailering. He personally takes us back out on the water for another hour to show us the right techniques on trailering. That level of service is impressive!

Anyway, she's home now. Got her in/out the water by ourselves on Sunday with no troubles. We love being on the water, but our friends like hanging out on the boat when it's dry too.

I'll be posting more pictures in the gallery.

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