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#41 SterndriveEd

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:49 PM

Hello! I am looking for the owners manual of my 2050SL Sports cuddy, any1 know where to find?



#42 Chief Plasma

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:52 PM

You are in the right forum... just need to go back one then up...

http://forum.chaparr...s/1993-1994.pdf

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:19 PM

I'm looking for owner's manual for 2004 190 SSi. There is a manual for '09 SSi models on the site (which doesn't include 190). Any thoughts? Thanks, Terry

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:10 PM

Greetings. Would like to know where I can get a wiring diagram for my 2002 Chap 260 Sig. I am replacing the gauges and the ones most similar to the originals (from v3instruments.com - argent series) are only available with studs for electrical connection. The originals were plugs. The combi-gauge also incorporates fuel instead of trim. So a little rewiring is in order but would like the original diagram to start with. Any pointers??

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:25 AM

We have been told by Chaparral that they do not have wiring diagrams.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 03:00 AM

Greetings. Would like to know where I can get a wiring diagram for my 2002 Chap 260 Sig. I am replacing the gauges and the ones most similar to the originals (from v3instruments.com - argent series) are only available with studs for electrical connection. The originals were plugs. The combi-gauge also incorporates fuel instead of trim. So a little rewiring is in order but would like the original diagram to start with. Any pointers??

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Frank


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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:20 PM

Hank: Sorry, but you failed electricity 101. Switch goes before load, from positive, not after it! Hy



You failed to recognize a ground switched circuit.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:34 PM

Chief, Ed: I must have had a brain freeze. You're both right; I was wrong. Of course there are ground switched circuits in 12V DC set-ups. I don't know what I was thinking. I'd totally forgotten about auto light switches and even gas guages. I should have remembered that: I've done enough troubleshooting and wiring in my day. Electricity 101: AC circuits switch before load (almost always; there are exceptions); DC circuits switch on either side. Hy
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:45 PM

Chief, Ed: I must have had a brain freeze. You're both right; I was wrong. Of course there are ground switched circuits in 12V DC set-ups. I don't know what I was thinking. I'd totally forgotten about auto light switches and even gas guages. I should have remembered that: I've done enough troubleshooting and wiring in my day. Electricity 101: AC circuits switch before load (almost always; there are exceptions); DC circuits switch on either side. Hy



How do you determine what is before and after the load when A/C is constantly changing from + to - @ 60 cycles/sec.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 11:25 AM

The + to - is more of a concept with AC and it depends on your ground plane. For 120v it goes 0 to 120. for 220/240 it goes +120 to -120 relative to the ground plane. It is actually just two 120V circuits that are 180* out of phase with each other.
Maybe this will help:
http://hyperphysics....ric/hsehld.html

So for 120v circuit the side that is NOT common with the ground plane is the "hot" or supply side.
For 220 both sides are "hot" so an on off switch should disconnect both, You could do just one but then you risk of having a floating ground and getting zapped.
Plus it is not "off" when you think it is off. It also helps to know you are working on a 220v circuit. since the 120v will back feed to both sides of the switch / fuse.
Had that happen with a 220v well pump that used the old screw in fuses and one blew. Hard lesson. Know what your working on before you try to trouble shoot. :)

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 01:22 PM

Well put, Chief. In addition, if you are working with a two-way switch for house lights (lights can be turned on or off from either switch - think top/bottom of a staircase), you're going to have four wires in the cable. The connections are based on color code at the switches. Had to wire new switches in our daughter's house a few years ago. The house was built in 1917. There was no color coding of wires! All the wires were black; the original switches were two-button over/under, some probably original. We popped the breakers quite a few times until we got the lights working correctly. Luckily, that's never a problem on boats, at least not on ones we deal with. Hy
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:29 AM

Any chance we can get PDF copies of the 2010 and 2011 owners manuals?
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:07 PM

UHHH, Guys? Maybe a refresher course before playing with the flow of electrons again.
Just to brush up.
No offense, don't want to see any happy Chappies get cooked like a ball park.
You know, "they plump when you cook 'em".

To the point of my question.
I have recently purchased a 1996 Chaparral 2335 SST.
Very nice boat.
Previously owned other makes/styles.
Chap owns the class.

I have no operators or maintenance manuals.
I would very much like to have them, if only for reference.
I have the owner's manual (listed on this thread) but want all the specific info for my boat.
Weights and capacities, service interval rec's, fluid types, tank capacities, etc.

Any ideas where they might be available?

Thanks,
Mike
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 11:10 AM

UHHH, Guys? Maybe a refresher course before playing with the flow of electrons again.
Just to brush up.
No offense, don't want to see any happy Chappies get cooked like a ball park.
You know, "they plump when you cook 'em".

To the point of my question.
I have recently purchased a 1996 Chaparral 2335 SST.
Very nice boat.
Previously owned other makes/styles.
Chap owns the class.

I have no operators or maintenance manuals.
I would very much like to have them, if only for reference.
I have the owner's manual (listed on this thread) but want all the specific info for my boat.
Weights and capacities, service interval rec's, fluid types, tank capacities, etc.

Any ideas where they might be available?

Thanks,
Mike

What is in the owner manual and brochure threads is all there is.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:02 AM

OK, Thanks Mike.
So really I have just one question before I start pumping out.
Does anyone know how much fuel this boats' tank holds?
Again, 1996 2335 SST; 7.4L, Bravo3.
I bought this boat from a bank as a repo.
No kinds of records or manuals or histories.
My IMP holds 80 gallons
I have never been able to add more than 20 gallons to this boat.
Also, I'm getting little if any indication from the fuel gauge.
So, if anybody knows,... please do tell.

Thanks,
Mike
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 04:26 PM

Check this link to 96 sportboat brochure http://forum.chaparr...sportboats.pdf. The pages 14/15 and 41 provide some specs for 96 2335 SS boat. I have no idea if SS and SST are the same boats or not. If you look around this part of the forum, or on Chap's main site, you might find owner manual and parts list for your boat as well ... let your fingers do some walking ... ;)

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:36 AM

SS is actually a specific designation in the fence industry for a cold rolled steel product (used for a strongere fence post instead of say schedule 40). SS should NOT be used as a designation for Stainless Steel. I always used to use STST but after reading this post, I will follow ASTM guidelines and use SST.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:09 PM

Looking for info for a 1987 198 CXL. Any suggestions?
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:18 PM

Looking for info for a 1987 198 CXL. Any suggestions?


The brochure archive is going to pretty much be your only source of info from that era.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:14 AM

There is a fuse panel next to the Battery switch on my 234 Sunesta. The fuses are not identified and are not ID'd in the owners manual under electrical systems. Why not ? this is basic info for the owner. This should not be Dealer privy.