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New to me 2005 Chaparral 260 Signature

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After nearly 9 weeks of waiting for the marina to get it ready for the water, I am the new owner of a 2005 Chaparral 260 signature.  I purchased it in southern Rhode Island and rode it up to the Boston Harbor where it will be docked at a local marina. The previous owner had her since new and took extremely good care of it! Better still, it was re-powered (new long block and out drives) at the beginning of 2019. After the run up from Rhode Island, she has about 20 hours on the new engine and drives.

It did not run that great for the first few hours but significantly improved afterwards.  Maybe it was bad fuel, maybe it was just shaking off the cobwebs from over the winter.  The only other time it ran this season was during the sea trial.  With full fuel and 3 guys on board, it cruised at about 20knts at 3600rpm for most of the trip with the occasional bump 24 knts at 3800-3900rpm.

My wife and I are very happy with our purchase and the condition overall.


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