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  • Funny- I had the same thing happen to me a little over a week after I put the carpet in the Chap. Pulled the boat out of the river and didn’t put the boat cover on. Nasty storm hit about 10 minutes from home. Drenched everything. Had to back it in the garage still pouring. Spent hours with the carpet cleaner sucking up water. Glue residue was pulled through the carpet making the fibers stiff when it dried. What a mess.....that glue!! The carpet still is not as plush in some areas because of that surprise storm!! Ugh!!
    1986 Bayliner 16' Capri, 90 hp Johnson (sold)
    1990 Chaparral 2000 SL Sport, 4.3L LX, Mercruiser Alpha I, Gen I

    Link to Chaparral restoration- https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-repair-and-restoration/boat-restoration-building-and-hull-repair/10286641-chaparral-2000-sl-sport-floor-and-more

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    • Originally posted by Baylinerchuck View Post
      Funny- I had the same thing happen to me a little over a week after I put the carpet in the Chap. Pulled the boat out of the river and didn’t put the boat cover on. Nasty storm hit about 10 minutes from home. Drenched everything. Had to back it in the garage still pouring. Spent hours with the carpet cleaner sucking up water. Glue residue was pulled through the carpet making the fibers stiff when it dried. What a mess.....that glue!! The carpet still is not as plush in some areas because of that surprise storm!! Ugh!!
      So far so good carpet actually looks new again now the dirt is gone. I saw the alert for a message. I am busy patronizing IBoats store. It is a sickness I tell you. LOL. I am about to buy a skeg gaurd.

      I fess up I got a fan in the skii locker running since that part didnt get sun. I just went out and crawled in there. It is bone dry. Just the edge of the bow hallway. It is under the carpet and wood with a fiberglass bottom. Taking a few to drain. It about done.
      Dance with the waves,
      move with the sea.
      Let the rhythm of the water
      set your soul free.

      1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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      • Getting all that water in my freshly restored Boat really pissed me off. Lol. But I guess it was bound to happen, just wish it wasn’t so soon after I was finished, lol.
        1986 Bayliner 16' Capri, 90 hp Johnson (sold)
        1990 Chaparral 2000 SL Sport, 4.3L LX, Mercruiser Alpha I, Gen I

        Link to Chaparral restoration- https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-repair-and-restoration/boat-restoration-building-and-hull-repair/10286641-chaparral-2000-sl-sport-floor-and-more

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        • Originally posted by Baylinerchuck View Post
          Getting all that water in my freshly restored Boat really pissed me off. Lol. But I guess it was bound to happen, just wish it wasn’t so soon after I was finished, lol.
          LOL Oh it was the end of the world there. Just a few sprinkles on the glass. Got docked and was running to the truck made it 50 feet boom I was dripping wet it rained so hard. There was 1/4 inch of water running down the ramp to me. I thought really? It is to late.

          I though OMG Big Rot On Golden Pond. Then I got home I walked over to the piece of wood I glassed and abandoned to the elements as a guide to what happens if they are neglected. Just laying on its side where the water runs for 2 years so far.

          My wife said it was just getting baptized. Yea I wish it hadn't happened. But it did and it is over. It is alot better put together than it was factory. Alot better cared for than factory. And it lasted 30 years being totally neglected.

          LOL I had the tarp on it and was toweling the seats off. Then on my way to the shop vac LOL.

          My brother said he is going out tomorrow to get caught in a downpour.

          Dance with the waves,
          move with the sea.
          Let the rhythm of the water
          set your soul free.

          1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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          • I got the admirals deck shoes and a life preserver.

            I got the boat back together and covered again. It is dry.

            Towmater busted a gas tank strap so iIbe fooling with that.

            And the steak on the grill shot LOL.

            Dance with the waves,
            move with the sea.
            Let the rhythm of the water
            set your soul free.

            1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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            • My Skeg-Gaurds Megawear Has shipped from the Iboats store.
              Dance with the waves,
              move with the sea.
              Let the rhythm of the water
              set your soul free.

              1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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              • Sweet! Can't wait to see how it looks !
                https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...-other-updates
                https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...acker-magna-17

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                • Originally posted by strokendiesel002 View Post
                  Sweet! Can't wait to see how it looks !
                  Tracking says thurs.
                  Dance with the waves,
                  move with the sea.
                  Let the rhythm of the water
                  set your soul free.

                  1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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                  • Went out today. It is alot more fun when stuff isn't blowing up or monsoons on your head.

                    I used the new tractor with gears as opposed to the hydrostatic trans. Much better.

                    Next trip the Admiral may go. It hasn't blown up in a while now.

                    Soon as the keel gaurd comes I thinkin it time to put the power 2 prop on and see what that does for it.

                    I must say mickey is right. 3 liters got their points. LOL. I may have to put gas in this thing by the end of the summer. I like it alot better than filling it everytime I use it. I still only used less than 3/8 of a tank.

                    And when it got home a wash and towel dry get the Jim Beam and dead fish off of it LOL.

                    There was enough wood at the mouth of the lickin river to build a castle. Wow that one dude was 4 foot in diameter and 30 foot long you could see. God only knows what was under the surface.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWKR...ature=youtu.be


                    Dance with the waves,
                    move with the sea.
                    Let the rhythm of the water
                    set your soul free.

                    1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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                    • Very nice to finally see the fruits of your labor and get out and enjoy. I liked the Led Zeppelin sound track in the video what is better that a cruise on the river with classic rock blasting..
                      1990 Sea Ray Sundancer 250 DA Gen VI 7.4L, Bravo 1 S#s unknown
                      1989 Invader V210 Cuddy Cabin Needs Engine replacement
                      5.7L C386372
                      Bravo 1 serial # unknown
                      1990 Sea Ray 250DA Sundancer Engine replacement project

                      "Nothing Left to do but smile, smile, smile"

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                      • Originally posted by mr300z87 View Post
                        Very nice to finally see the fruits of your labor and get out and enjoy. I liked the Led Zeppelin sound track in the video what is better that a cruise on the river with classic rock blasting..
                        Thank you. All my vehicles have the same music. Mostly classic rock but some newer stuff in there. Pink and whatnot. I use SD cards and flash drives. The boat has the original stereo still a sony kicker with a 780 watt Kenwood amp. I burn CD's for it.

                        My skeg gaurd is due tomorrow. I got the capacity plate today. I been foolin with the new tractors trailer hitch strengthening it up.

                        Tubes came for the new tractor I be doing that tomorrow.

                        Admiral is now all on board for the boat ride. Tomorrow it thunderstorms and we need rain here. Ground it cracked and dry. But she got 3 days off I am sure one be a boat day.
                        Dance with the waves,
                        move with the sea.
                        Let the rhythm of the water
                        set your soul free.

                        1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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                        • So where does one get a capacity plate. As far as I know, my 1990 20’ Chap never had one. At least I never found a spot where one was located when I did the restoration. I mean, the PO kept boat of the year and the marina where it was purchased stickers on the windshield, but no capacity plate.
                          1986 Bayliner 16' Capri, 90 hp Johnson (sold)
                          1990 Chaparral 2000 SL Sport, 4.3L LX, Mercruiser Alpha I, Gen I

                          Link to Chaparral restoration- https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-repair-and-restoration/boat-restoration-building-and-hull-repair/10286641-chaparral-2000-sl-sport-floor-and-more

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                          • Originally posted by Baylinerchuck View Post
                            So where does one get a capacity plate. As far as I know, my 1990 20’ Chap never had one. At least I never found a spot where one was located when I did the restoration. I mean, the PO kept boat of the year and the marina where it was purchased stickers on the windshield, but no capacity plate.
                            It may have just peeled off over the years. Mine is looking rough. If you grab the loose edge it would peel right off. Ebay has metal ones.

                            https://garzonstudio.com/boat/capacity-decal.html

                            I was given this place during my restoration and I pass it to you. It has a bucnch of different ones. You type in what you need. And they make and send it.

                            I would look into one Chuck on a boat our size it is a coast Gaurd reg to have one in the years we got. Mine and my buddies bayliner were both in the bow hallway, Coast Guard says easily visible to the driver.
                            Dance with the waves,
                            move with the sea.
                            Let the rhythm of the water
                            set your soul free.

                            1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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                            • I redid my capacity sticker at the same place (above link) too. Mine goes directly in front of my throttle lever. It's nice to have it all nice and new looking.

                              Enjoy the boat!
                              My 1993 Ski Centurion Falcon resto-mod thread:
                              https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...on-restoration

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                                Bought mine off ebay as well. Quite a few sellers there make them
                                - Eric

                                Somers, WI

                                Old enough to know better - but crazy enough to try anyway

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