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Old 09-21-2012, 11:10 AM
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Check out page 102 in the 1987 Popular Mechanics Article title "Muscle Boats"
http://books.google.com/books?id=QuQ...page&q&f=false

They tested a Chaparal Villian I

Looking at the pictures it looks clean. Seats and sun pad look a little beat. Bigger question is why are both batteries disconnected. May be a sign of an electrical drain problem that the guy doesnt know how to fix.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by mwb2096
Nice. How much fun was this boat with the 502 installed?
it was fun but you could only get on it on slow days,
on busy lake days it would beat you up pretty good..
Might not be a problem on quieter lakes like Canyon..
took engine out and put it in my current boat which is 6ft longer
and 2000lbs heavier and ran 6mph faster
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:49 AM
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Good to know. Seems like the consensus is 'get a bigger boat...always a bigger boat'. I'm cool with that. I've been away from boating for about 10 years, and that was with a '76 Glastron tri-hull / 135 Evinrude I got for free and put a new floor in. The only thing it knew how to do was beat me to death.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:28 PM
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I have a 26' Chaparral 256. With a 496 Mag the boat has hit 58 on GPS. 22.5 degree deadrise and tabs provide a nice ride in the slop. Very solid, well built boat. 5 years and no complaints. The old Villain III is a very sweet boat and pretty quick. The 2300 & 2350 were great boats as well.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:31 AM
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if you wanna stay 21 or so with a usable cuddy, the bayliner capri-searay seville is the basic design you should look at first. you got all winter to shop. dead stuff is gonna start showing up for 2 grand and you can power it the way you want.
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