1997 Cobalt 23LS Owner Needs Assistance

From Jason Montague, new Cobalt Club member.

cobalt1I purchased a 1997 23LS at the end of the season last year. I have enjoyed the boat more than I could have imagined. It has the top engine option for the year – 502MAG with dual prop. Top speed for me has been 64mph in Lake Erie with ~1 foot chop. Wish I had bought this sweet heart years ago.

As this model was only offered for a few years, some information is difficult to find. Hopefully someone here can help me out.

Depth finder does not beep at all, no matter what I set the warning depth to.
I only have a Bimini top and winter cover. Can I order a mooring cover from Cobalt? Should I just have one custom made?cobalt2
The boat has a single battery and does not have a battery isolation switch. Was this an option for this model? If so, can anyone tell me where the isolation switch is located? I am going to put in a second battery and isolation switch, and wanted to keep it as close as I can to Cobalt specs.
I have a small surface crack in the gel coat near the top of my ladder. Is this something I can fix myself, or should I leave it to a professional?

Lastly…how do I become a member?

Please reply to e-mail – jasonm@lakeeriewarehousing.com

 

Jason also shared an original brochure of this gorgeous 1997 Cobalt 23LS boat.

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