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Typical UK weather, I see.  Dark, overcast with a 98% chance of RAIN! :haha-7383:  Nice stuff.  What I find interesting is looking at the style and technology of a Chaparral built in 1990 and compare it with ones of recent years.  The layout and basic configuration and items are all essentially the same, just older styling and materials types.  That throttle shift is a perfect example as well as the laminate surface for the dining table in the cabin and of course, the authentic teak for the gauges.

One thing I've never seen before is that NASA speed (something?) and another NASA depth gauge.  Pretty cool.

Did you figure out your battery switches configuration yet?

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I found this video fascinating for several reasons. First, the weather and the buildings in the background look almost identical as compared to our water front at the Erie Basin Marina. Except our water is close to freezing.

Your 270 has several things that are identical to my 87 235XLC. I also have lots of Teak although not on the dash. Several of your instruments are the same as mine. I noticed the "shag rug" on your cabin ceiling is the same is mine.  How do you keep yours clean? Did you replace it?

But the biggest item that's the same is the cabin door and wood framework. Off the same shelf as mine. 

Thanks for the video. Someday maybe i'll have a bigger boat. With the stock market being more turbulent that Clear Air Turbulence, Santa wasn't able to deliver investment financing. Maybe when Alexandria Cortez gets into the politics of Socialism, maybe she'll pay for it.

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She is a grand old girl, may you build many happy memories with her. 

And as the sailors always say, may the wind always be at your back.

As a mater of fact, I'm not a sailor, but I do use that saying a lot. :)  Denny.

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15 hours ago, Hatem said:

Typical UK weather, I see.  Dark, overcast with a 98% chance of RAIN! :haha-7383:  Nice stuff.  What I find interesting is looking at the style and technology of a Chaparral built in 1990 and compare it with ones of recent years.  The layout and basic configuration and items are all essentially the same, just older styling and materials types.  That throttle shift is a perfect example as well as the laminate surface for the dining table in the cabin and of course, the authentic teak for the gauges.

One thing I've never seen before is that NASA speed (something?) and another NASA depth gauge.  Pretty cool.

Did you figure out your battery switches configuration yet?

Friend of mine once told me, take all the pieces in your boat, 23ft- 25 ft- 27 ft, or what ever size, shake them up, and pour them out, and you can only come out with limited variations in the space you have to work with, unless you add or remove pieces.

And I do not want to talk about adding pieces LOL.  Denny.

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10 hours ago, Denny said:

Friend of mine once told me, take all the pieces in your boat, 23ft- 25 ft- 27 ft, or what ever size, shake them up, and pour them out, and you can only come out with limited variations in the space you have to work with, unless you add or remove pieces.

I always tell my homeowners; anything can be done, but you can only do so much.

10 hours ago, Denny said:

And I do not want to talk about adding pieces LOL.  Denny.

lol, if there is anyone on this board that can relate, it's yours truly!  I'm almost at the point where anything beyond the BT is only going to be "bracket-sized" items.  :haha-7383:

11 hours ago, SST said:

Your 270 has several things that are identical to my 87 235XLC. I also have lots of Teak although not on the dash. Several of your instruments are the same as mine. I noticed the "shag rug" on your cabin ceiling is the same is mine.  How do you keep yours clean? Did you replace it?

A bit smaller than your boat, but I took this pic while driving on the HW one day on my way home.  Not only was it cool to see a Chap, but this particular model/year.  Also a good indication as to the lasting attributes of the build quality.  Not sure what year that is, but I'm guessing  late 80's/early 90's?  Similar to yours and Denny's style.  Not sure if it's a cuddy or a BR?  Probably the former because of that bow rail.  I bet a good, buff & wax job would bring that gelcoat right back to life.

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11 hours ago, SST said:

Someday maybe i'll have a bigger boat. With the stock market being more turbulent that Clear Air Turbulence, Santa wasn't able to deliver investment financing. Maybe when Alexandria Cortez gets into the politics of Socialism, maybe she'll pay for it.

She's more than welcome to assist me with my dream. lol

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Thank you so much for the replies. We'll keep the video's coming :-)

 

Hatem - Yes, we eventually sorted the battery switch question. Position 1 for the cranking battery which also charges the aux. batteries. Position 2 for the aux. batteries and no cranking. All links everything (For emergencies). I replaced the batteries this week as I never knew how old they were (They were not new!) and the aux batteries only had 55ah. The largest I could get in my battery trays had 80ah so I opted for two of those plus a 560 cold cranking amp starter battery. Its all good for piece of mind.

Stu

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