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Old 09-01-2015, 09:30 PM   #1
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Hello all, I am going to look at a maxim 2400 on Saturday, it is a private seller and the boat is a 1999. I have just moved from the UK to California, never owned a boat before but would love to buy this one. Can anyone help with info that I should ask for, what to look for, what I need to do etc etc. thanks for you help and patience with me.
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:12 AM   #2
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Since this all new to you I recommend you hire a surveyor to inspect the boat.

Basic condition, check for rot (wood structure covered by fiberglass), signs of water in gear lube, health of engine.
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:44 AM   #3
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All great ideas from Mike.....

On your part.... take a safe boating course and do it in a class not online.

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Check stringers with a hammer and listen for the dull thud that would indicate rotted wood stringer. also check compression on each cylinder.
Surveyor is a good idea and he will check some of those things.
definitely get a sea trial before you pay a surveyor if possible.
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