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Old 08-01-2015, 04:37 AM   #1
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Greetings all!

I just purchased a 2006 Maxum 1900 SR3 with a 4.3 MPI with only 108 hours on it. The condition of the vessel is superb and I can't wait to take spend a lot of time on it with the family.

This is my first boat, and I look forward to learning a lot from you veterans out there.

Thank you all in advance for your help and patience as I learn through the years.

I'm waiting for the original owner to bring up the carpet.















First mod is going to be a stereo upgrade to JL speakers and a subwoofer
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Old 08-01-2015, 12:12 PM   #2
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Supper clean, while she has low hours I would replace the impeller which is a rubber water pump in the outdive. Mercruiser recommends to replace it every 2 years.
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JL speakers is a good move!
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:52 PM   #4
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Welcome to the club! Nice boat! Maybe think about going through a safe boating course with the family. Learn a lot plus insurance rate go down. And might meet some more newbie's in your area of boating to help each other out.... a win win!

Good luck and enjoy the rest of the summer.

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Supper clean, while she has low hours I would replace the impeller which is a rubber water pump in the outdive. Mercruiser recommends to replace it every 2 years.
Thank you for the advice. I will be replacing it next week.


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Can't wait to get them installed and hear them!


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Welcome to the club! Nice boat! Maybe think about going through a safe boating course with the family. Learn a lot plus insurance rate go down. And might meet some more newbie's in your area of boating to help each other out.... a win win!

Good luck and enjoy the rest of the summer.

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Thanks for the advice. I took the online boater safety course, and I plan to go out with one of the guys from the dealership to get a good lesson in launching, recovering, docking, proper planing techniques and other things.
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Looks good! I would upgrade those registration number to a nicer font, better looking vinyl. The horrible block font spaced way to wide really jumps out.



How are you at towing a trailer? Might not hurt to seek out education on that if you don't have a lot of experience.



Its hard to tell from the pics, but there don't appear to be any transom straps. These are critical; you want the trailer and boat to move as a single unit. You're not really strapping the boat down, but strapping the trailer up to the boat.



Go to west marine and get yourself a set of trailering clips (~$25). These take the pressure off your hydraulic system, and reduce bouncing off the drive while towing.
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Looks good! I would upgrade those registration number to a nicer font, better looking vinyl. The horrible block font spaced way to wide really jumps out.



How are you at towing a trailer? Might not hurt to seek out education on that if you don't have a lot of experience.



Its hard to tell from the pics, but there don't appear to be any transom straps. These are critical; you want the trailer and boat to move as a single unit. You're not really strapping the boat down, but strapping the trailer up to the boat.



Go to west marine and get yourself a set of trailering clips (~$25). These take the pressure off your hydraulic system, and reduce bouncing off the drive while towing.

I will be replacing the registration numbers when I take delivery of it tomorrow.

I'm quite good a towing as I have towed a trailer to the racetrack for many a track day.

It does come with transom straps, I think the dealer just took them off for pictures.

Thanks for your advice.
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Old 08-06-2015, 03:37 AM   #8
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Welcome Tapcon, you have a real beauty there! I just moved up from a 19 footer (Stingray) myself. I agree with all the advice here. What I always tell people is to treat the outdrive as if it's made of gold. That's the easiest way to get yourself into some big expensive trouble.
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