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Jason, Marine Mechanic
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Experience:  Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.
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I'm considering buying a 1998 Chaparral 2335 SS with a

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I'm considering buying a 1998 Chaparral 2335 SS with a Mercruiser 5.7L EFI Digital Ignition Sterndrive with 270 hours; my Question is how reliable are these Motors and any thought on this particular boat as to maintenance - Thanks So Much - Scott
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Customer: I'm considering buying a 1998 Chaparral 2335 SS with a Mercruiser 5.7L EFI Digital Ignition Sterndrive with 270 hours; my Question is how reliable are these Motors and any thought on this particular boat as to maintenance - Thanks So Much - Scott
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Marine Mechanic should know?
Customer: the boat is being SOLD through a Boat Broker POP Yachts - any advise there?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 month ago.

Hi Scott, my name is***** read what you wrote. A Mercruiser 5.7 is considered one of the most reliable engines ever made, but at the same time, you are also asking about an 19 year old boat. Are you planning on having it professionally inspected/surveyed prior to purchasing?

Expert:  Jason replied 1 month ago.

I​t looks like you read my initial response and left without replying back. Did you still have questions on this?