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@Hatem I am at the show everyday sir!! Look forward to seeing you today! In the Chaparral booth (where we won best booth display) we have the 300 and 280 OSX, 257 SSX OB, 277 and 317, 297 SSX with the new infinity step, 237 ssx, 23 ssi, 24 ssi, 19 ssi ob, 21 ssi ob, and the 230 suncoast... 

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4 hours ago, B_Mutter said:

@Hatem I am at the show everyday sir!! Look forward to seeing you today! In the Chaparral booth (where we won best booth display) we have the 300 and 280 OSX, 257 SSX OB, 277 and 317, 297 SSX with the new infinity step, 237 ssx, 23 ssi, 24 ssi, 19 ssi ob, 21 ssi ob, and the 230 suncoast... 

Thanks for the reply, Mr. Brian!  Sorry we had to change our schedule because I had to be at work today and couldn't take it off.  Had an important delivery coming in as well as getting close to time crunch on this project.

So, hopefully you'll be there on Saturday?  Would be really nice to see you again and even though I'm not shopping for a new Chappy, I'm very much looking forward to seeing the OSXs and the 317SSX.  Is it only the 297 that has the new infinity step, or does the 317 have it also?  Either way, we'll find out on Saturday and I hope you'll be there, ma man! :)

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On 11/5/2019 at 2:50 PM, MontreAl said:

My favorite cool mods are all done on the fresh water system.  First I installed an expansion tank so the fresh water pump would not cycle so much: https://photos.app.goo.gl/1kwp6Q61QGKxwqjNA

Then I replaced the pull out sprayer in the cockpit sink with a decent faucet piped with hot and cold water: https://photos.app.goo.gl/KanVyhHHezs61hMj9

Next I replaced the faucet in the galley sink with the same nickel plated faucet used in the cockpit: https://photos.app.goo.gl/XZ5LUT2ZBe3AQktb6

Finally, I added fresh water wash-down in the anchor locker so I could rinse the rode as I pulled it up - I piped it with hot water of course: https://photos.app.goo.gl/wXdQhMhZTCH6TCPEA

I hope my links to photos works. Please let me know if they do not.

Happy Boating, Albert

 

I can't seem to access the pics anymore.  Interested in the cockpit sink idea.  Was the replacement faucet simply one you picked up from a home center?  And on my 330, the pressure at that fixture is super high - its unusable for its intended use.  Did you have this issue and if so, did the new faucet improve the pressure regulation?  Did that expansion tank solve the pressure problem in the cockpit (if in fact you had one)?    Thanks

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9 hours ago, JohnZ said:

I can't seem to access the pics anymore.  Interested in the cockpit sink idea.  Was the replacement faucet simply one you picked up from a home center?  And on my 330, the pressure at that fixture is super high - its unusable for its intended use.  Did you have this issue and if so, did the new faucet improve the pressure regulation?  Did that expansion tank solve the pressure problem in the cockpit (if in fact you had one)?    Thanks

JohnZ, I also had high water pressure at the pull out sprayer in the cockpit. I think it was due to its proximity to the water pump. My replacement faucet was from the home Depot and helped a lot with that because I could regulate the flow. My pull out sprayer was either all on or all off. The expansion tank provided more consistent water pressure and reduced pump run time.

When I am back in front of my computer I will try to resend the photos.

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On ‎2‎/‎18‎/‎2020 at 9:56 PM, JohnZ said:

I can't seem to access the pics anymore.  Interested in the cockpit sink idea.  Was the replacement faucet simply one you picked up from a home center?  And on my 330, the pressure at that fixture is super high - its unusable for its intended use.  Did you have this issue and if so, did the new faucet improve the pressure regulation?  Did that expansion tank solve the pressure problem in the cockpit (if in fact you had one)?    Thanks

Sorry a bit off topic from what you're asking, but love the enclosure you have on the back of the cockpit on your 330.  Much better than the factory one that just tapers down and you really lose all the headroom and it becomes nothing but a cover, really.  This way you make complete use of the cockpit area in colder and hotter weather.  Curious if you run your AC and/or heat into that area?

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1 minute ago, Hatem said:

Love the enclosure you have on the back of the cockpit on your 330.  Much better than the factory one that just tapers down and you really lose all the headroom and it becomes nothing but a cover, really.  This way you make complete use of the cockpit area in colder and hotter weather.  Curious if you run your AC and/or heat into that area?

Love it too!  But there are no AC discharges up top - only the original ones in the salon area below decks.  But I have left the door open to get some air up top.  This extended bimini was done by the original owner the season prior to selling it to me and a huge improvement.  I need to add screens to the roll down isinglass though - minor upgrade.  He took great care of the boat which is to my benefit

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10 minutes ago, JohnZ said:

Love it too!  But there are no AC discharges up top - only the original ones in the salon area below decks.  But I have left the door open to get some air up top.  This extended bimini was done by the original owner the season prior to selling it to me and a huge improvement.  I need to add screens to the roll down isinglass though - minor upgrade.  He took great care of the boat which is to my benefit

Looks like it came with the boat, looks great!

I did that to mine, it felt like I went from an apartment, to a house.

If your A/C has enough power, you could add some type of fan and push some air from the salon, to your aft inclosure. 

Denny.

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