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2015 223 VRX with 50 hrs - pre buy

Discussion in 'Chaparral' started by Light twin, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Light twin

    Light twin New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Ratings:
    +8 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    VRX
    Boat Length:
    22
    Hi there, I'm in the process of buying a fully loaded 2015 250hp 223 vrx with 50 hours
    Anything in particular you recommend I look for during the inspection tomorrow. I'm also taking it to the service centre for a mechanical inspection.
    I've seen/read the stories here about carbon rings and misaligned shafts and missing components and grinding steering and low rpms - I haven't bought it yet and already I'm thinking of selling it ! ;) ok, that was a joke.

    Anyway, with the benefit of your hindsight, let me know what you recommend I look and listen for that's unique to rotax engines, jet pump assembly, the associated electronic controls and digital display.

    Edited : I've already taken the hull number to the dealer and checked the maintenance history: service history is fine and in accordance with the schedule, no reported issues
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2017
  2. Light twin

    Light twin New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Ratings:
    +8 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    VRX
    Boat Length:
    22
    So, I went ahead and bought it. The pre buy inspection came up with the usual suspects - carbon seals, exhaust O2 sensors and steering cable needing replacement.

    I decided to have it repainted as well. It's probably not to the purists liking but I'm happy with it.
     

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  3. Beachbummer

    Beachbummer Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    399
    Location:
    Houston TX
    Ratings:
    +241 / 4
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2008
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    23
    That's a fine looking boat!
     
  4. Light twin

    Light twin New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Ratings:
    +8 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    VRX
    Boat Length:
    22
    from another angle
     

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  5. BobJohnson

    BobJohnson Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    354
    Location:
    Highland Park, il
    Ratings:
    +263 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    VR
    Boat Length:
    22
    I love the paint job. Looks very nice. Congrats!
     
  6. blackhawkpilot

    blackhawkpilot Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    229
    Location:
    Enterprise, AL
    Ratings:
    +163 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    VRX
    Boat Length:
    22
    Good choice of repaint design. I like that clean look. Congrats on the purchase. You’ll be very happy.
     

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