Chaparral 256 SSI Bowrider Ballston Spa NY

Read more about Chaparral 256 SSI BowrideraThe Chaparral 256 SSI Bowrider is a good-looking boat marked by innovation, sleek lines and a decided practical streak, and offers a great ride and snappy performance. Creature comforts include a head compartment with sink, plenty of storage space in some surprising places and a big sun pad aft. An all-day boat with a lot to offer, the 256 manages to stand out in a crowded, highly competitive field.

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(518) 393-5711
2855 Aqueduct Rd
Schenectady, NY
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(518) 584-2628
549 Union Avenue
Saratoga Lake, NY
 
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(518) 587-3397
1459 Rt. 9-P
Saratoga Springs, NY
 
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(518) 399-2719
47 Mohawk Ave
Alplaus, NY
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Boat N R V Warehouse
(518) 371-7878
1208 Route 146
Clifton Park, NY
 
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(518)399-5003 (518)399-4241
883 Route 50
Burnt Hills, NY
 
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549 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
 
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(315) 858-3400
3 Bronner St
Rexford, NY
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Maynard Yacht Brokers
(518) 399-3062
8 Main Street P.O. Box 109
Rexford, NY
 
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(518) 371-2211
103 Sitterly Road
Clifton Park, NY
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Model Introduction
The Chaparral 256 SSI Bowrider is a good-looking boat marked by innovation, sleek lines and a decided practical streak, and offers a great ride and snappy performance. Creature comforts include a head compartment with sink, plenty of storage space in some surprising places and a big sun pad aft. An all-day boat with a lot to offer, the 256 manages to stand out in a crowded, highly competitive field.

Construction
The Chaparral 256 SSI Bowrider starts with gelcoat and then a 30-mil. coat of vinylester sprayed on to help prevent osmotic blistering. The bottom laminate is solid fiberglass, starting with chop and then fiberglass reinforcements. In the hull sides, there is a 90-mil. layer of SprayCore"this spray-on bulking agent helps prevent print-through of the follow-on fiberglass reinforcement to the gelcoat surfaces, which is especially important with colored hulls. The hull sides are built of solid fiberglass laminates over the SprayCore. The transom is a solid sandwich composite of fiberglass and pressure-treated plywood. Chaparral takes care to prevent bulkhead-edge hard spots in the hull skin by padding the plywood edges with strips of 1/2-in. NydaCore coring, and then tabbing the bulkheads to the hull.

The bottom of the hull is supported by a pressure-treated plywood stringer grid network that's tabbed to the bottom, then is fully encapsulated in fiberglass. The one-piece cockpit deckliner is in turn bonded to the structural grid, making for a solidly constructed hull. The hull-to-deck joint is fastened mechanically using self-tapping screws through the shoebox joint, which is backed up by a strip of pressure-treated plywood for improved screw grip and retention. Structural bulkheads at the anchor locker and forward of the engine room are also fiberglassed to the hull-to-deck joint area. The outer edge of the joint is then sealed with a caulking compound. ...

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