|Posted: March 05 2007 at 21:50 | IP Logged
Hi - this is my first post. I just joined on Mar 5, 2007. I live in Minnesota and boat on the St Croix and Mississippi Rivers and Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. I took delivery of my 2006 Signature 276 in May 2006. This boat was ordered for me with the features I selected. I also bought a Shorelandír aluminum trailer and a Chevrolet Avalanche to pull it. Interesting enough, both my Avalanche and Sig 276 have the Chevy 8.1 L engine. (I've had the same re-call notice for both). I've been boating for 41 years. To say I love boating is an understatement!
What do I think of the Chaparral Signature 276? In a nutshell, I think it is a fantastically designed boat -- however; Chaparral's manufacturing is pitiful. I would be embarrassed if I was part of their manufacturing department. What has neutralized this is the great dealer I bought the boat from (Wayzata Marine). Those guys constantly fix the problems that Chaparral Manufacturing has created - and that's not just the Sig 276. But if you think this is very negative and I hate the boat you're wrong - I absolutely love this boat! Whoever heads up the Design Team; I'd like to shake his hand. Whoever heads up Manufacturing; I'd like to punch him in the nose (not really - I'm not violent).
When I feel like sitting here for 2 hours, I'll post all the issues I've had and continue to have with my boat (that is, if anyone is interested?). Also, Iíd like to tell you about the modifications Iíve made and intend yet to make (again, if anyone is interested?).
Is it possible to change the name of this forum topic to include 2007 Signature 270ís Ė itís the same boat as the 2006 Signature 276 Ė Chaparral just re-named it to fit in their line-up?
Edited by Alla Vita! on March 05 2007 at 22:55
2006 Chaparral 276
8.1 Mercury Horizon