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Old 08-10-2019, 05:24 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, new to the Maxum world. Been shopping for boats for a few weeks now. Me and the girl finally narrowed down what we wanted and the Maxum 2400 seemed to fit the bill. Found a 2400 in pretty good shape that we are going to do a final check out on tomorrow and may be Maxum owners by the end of the day. I grew up on large boats (64', 54', and 42' owned by my grandfather) up in the puget sound and aside from a 14ft hard bottomed Avon this will be my own first boat.

Just wanted to say thank you as I have spent the past couple days combing through the forums looking for things to look for before buying. Things to check out, problems that could arise, as well as some cool custom items people have done. Hopefully we can get this deal done and I'll be a full on member haha.

So once again, thank you and hope to use this place to help gain some knowledge along the way!

If anyone has any last minute tips or things to consider I'm all ears! CHEERS!
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Good luck and let us know if you buy the 2400.
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Good luck with your purchase. We just bought a 3300 and are loving it. Being a first time boat owner myself I have a lot to learn and can't offer much advice right now.


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Welcome!



As always, the smart thing to do when buying a boat is to have it surveyed first. Many insurance companies ask for a copy when issuing insurance.
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Well we did it. Went over saturday talked to the guy went over everything over the course of about two hours and finally agreed to take it home. Took it out Sunday and cruised around the harbor making sure everything was good then ended up taking it out into the ocean a bit under cover of the break wall (Long Beach port area for those for the south west) ran like a champ. 150-170* the whole time, water was a little choppy and 10 winds but was able to get up around 32kts via GPS with 4 of us on board and little over half a tank. Planed nicely, and overall just a great first day out on the water.

Going to spend the next few weeks getting real comfortable with her and handling different conditions (only captained bigger 40+ ft motor yachts and a smaller 16ft rib) so gotta get use to it a bit but can't wait to get this over to catalina for some weekend trips!

I'll try and get more pics later, was too excited and nervous about the maiden voyage didn't snag photos hah
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Congratulations, enjoy.

I would change the impeller and take some temp reading with an IR sensor of the engine and exhaust in the near future.
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What makes you think I need to? Are the temps off of what they should be?

Also if using an IR on the exhaust and motor what temps am I looking for?

Water temps were high 60's F* for reference
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Congratulations, thatís a great looking boat!!

1+ on Mikes recommendation.

He is suggesting you do this as the raw water impeller should be changed as good practice and being in salt you want to check your exhaust temps to verify there isnít any corrosion blockage that could cost an engine. It is a good practice to catch a problem before it causes water intrusion as your dash gauge wonít tell you if the exhaust is getting to hot on one side or the other.


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Gotcha that makes sense. The impeller was changed less than a year ago, had about 6 trips since then to the ocean and flushed and all that after every use. About how often should the impeller be changed?

Also gotcha on the exhaust temps that makes sense
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Your temp is correct but boat gauges are know not to be accurate. Also it only give you the engine temperature but not the exhaust. As the exhaust components get old they can become clogged with scale and run hot resulting in failure that allows water to be sucked back into the engine causing damage. In salt water the exhaust components typically need to be replaced about every 5 years. A good exhaust manifold reading is about 120 +/- 10 F
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Gotcha makes sense, my truck had exhaust temp gauge, is that something I can install on each manifold to keep track of or is that not recommended
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Gotcha makes sense, my truck had exhaust temp gauge, is that something I can install on each manifold to keep track of or is that not recommended
I’m not sure how that could be done without more info on the sensor. A boats exhaust manifolds and elbows are jacketed to cool then with water.
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Is that the one that was in Bothell? I also looked it. What did you end up getting it for?
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