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chaparral 2430 vrx wonder how these boats hold up

spaceman2

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Im thinking about buying one to use here on the west coast of Florida in the Saint James City area on
Pine Island. Just want to use it to go to the different islands in that area. Might fish a little off the back.
I wonder how are the engines holding up in the boats and is it easy to get service for them in the
Saint James City area on Pine Island, Fla Looks like it might be a good boat for the shallow water
around there.
I wonder how you get to the flush out port on the back if its on a lift????
 

112Vulcan

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They look like a quality built boat. Fish Tale Sales on 41 in Ft. Myers sells them. The folks at Fish Tale are awesome too, I purchased two boats from them when they were ob Ft Myers Beach, I believe they are the #1 Grady White dealer in the country for customer service.

I'm also researching jet boats for our area. I'm waiting until fall to see if there is anything new for 2019. The Chaparral and Scarab have Rotax engines which have a closed loop fresh water system which is good for salt. Yamaha does not but they still make a great motor!!!

Maybe we'll run into you by boat at Woody's or Low Key Tiki!
 
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spaceman2

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Wonder how the mpg on this boat compares to a outboard. I see they carry only 52 gallons. Wonder what the range would be running say 25mph in
the bay smooth. I see scarab is making a 25ft now. Wonder if Chapparal will make a 25ft now.
 

JetTech72

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As far as the flush port, Rotax sell as an accessories an external flush port that your dealer can install.
If I'm not mistaking it would be #461478.
That would make engine flush much easier when boat is on a lift.
 

Peter Lukasavage

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As far as the flush port, Rotax sell as an accessories an external flush port that your dealer can install.
If I'm not mistaking it would be #461478.
That would make engine flush much easier when boat is on a lift.
 

Lunarvrx

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As far as the flush port, Rotax sell as an accessories an external flush port that your dealer can install.
If I'm not mistaking it would be #461478.
That would make engine flush much easier when boat is on a lift.
I made up the external flush port device with locally available parts. Also a special set of water hoses c/w a shut off valve so I can do the motor on hose on water off motor off trick single handed. (my communications skills with my spouse being what it is - LOL) I expect the question about how to do it when on a lift is: How do you get a working water hose and the air compressor hose to it and attach same?. I always do it with my boat on the trailer parked in the driveway near the hose and air compressor. On a lift above the water would be a special challenge - may need to trailer it.
 

Dean P

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I made up the external flush port device with locally available parts. Also a special set of water hoses c/w a shut off valve so I can do the motor on hose on water off motor off trick single handed. (my communications skills with my spouse being what it is - LOL) I expect the question about how to do it when on a lift is: How do you get a working water hose and the air compressor hose to it and attach same?. I always do it with my boat on the trailer parked in the driveway near the hose and air compressor. On a lift above the water would be a special challenge - may need to trailer it.
Not sure what you're trying to do. When the boat is on a boat lift, it is difficult to reach over the swim platform to screw a garden hose into the flush port. Chaparral sells a remote flush kit to attach to the flush hoses so your new flush port will be more accessible.

If your boat is on a trailer there is not need for this kit as the flush ports are readily accessible.

Blowing out the water with air can be used to store the boat or when not going to be used for long periods of time.

Keep in mind, flushing should be performed after each use (when used in salt water) for 2 minutes max. After the engine(s) sit for 5 minutes, it's a good practice to restart the engine(s) again for 5 seconds. This helps expel remaining water from the exhaust (similar to what an air compressor would do). This should be done regardless of if the boat is on a lift or a trailer. :thumbsup:
 
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