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nathan
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upcoming water test.
Oct 3rd, 2012 at 8:32pm
 
Ok Lake Waco is at 459.52 ft of 462 ft.  and this weekend I am taken lil red out for a water test to see how everything runs.  Wink  if all goes well I will get closer to making my boat repair path.  but will not make my mind up until I go back to my parents on the 13th and can assess the exact state of the chaparral as it has been sitting for the last could years
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Reply #1 - Oct 4th, 2012 at 6:44pm
 
Got everything kinda sorted out now and just wanting to uncover gremlins?
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Reply #2 - Oct 4th, 2012 at 7:55pm
 
the floor is in but thats it.  I am mostly taking it to see if it floats and runs right.  and see what else it needs.  I am going to but this back together and use it as I work on the chaparral.  I want the chaparral done when I am ready to swap the engine so that I loses as little time on the water as possible.  i hope this time to not uncover as many germlins as I have before.  Wink
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1983 chaparral 235 XLC (restoration)
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1975 skeeter hawk (on hold)
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Reply #3 - Oct 5th, 2012 at 10:50am
 
Haha good luck on that! So just gonna run her floating on the trailer?
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Reply #4 - Oct 5th, 2012 at 12:56pm
 
If all goes well I plan to run it on the trailer.  then if there are no leaks then I will take it off and see how it runs.  it will be fun to get on the water again!
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1983 chaparral 235 XLC (restoration)
1977 playcraft p24 pontoon (parents own now I am the mechanic)
1975 skeeter hawk (on hold)
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Reply #5 - Oct 6th, 2012 at 1:23pm
 
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well it floats, buts it keeps shutting off when trying to get to speed.  If I set it at 2000 rpms it will it will stay there for a minute then idle down then shut off.  I can't tell if it is getting no gas or to much.  I will probably replace the fuel filter and try again.  I have already rebuilt the carb. 
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My Happy place is on a boat at the lake with my kids!!

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1983 chaparral 235 XLC (restoration)
1977 playcraft p24 pontoon (parents own now I am the mechanic)
1975 skeeter hawk (on hold)
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Reply #6 - Oct 29th, 2012 at 7:49am
 
oh dang im sorry
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Reply #7 - Oct 30th, 2012 at 8:54pm
 
It happens at this point I am suprised when something goes right  Grin
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1975 skeeter hawk (on hold)
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