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Old 12-12-2018, 06:48 PM   #1
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Hi all.

First proper post after collecting our first Maxum and bow rider project boat all in one. Spotted it on Market place and as we had been talking about getting a slightly larger boat but still able to to trailer it with just myself if need be and looking for a Bowrlder to allow more family out with us, we decided to go for it. We already have a '74 Sorcerer and a similar aged Fletcher which are up for sale now.
I sent my dad to check out the hull as it was not far from him and see if the trailer was serviceable...it needed new tyres only so we arranges collection with the owner, grabbed the wheels, got the wheels checked and tyres fitted locally and towed it to Dads in Waterlooville...double checked the trailer, washed it and the cover that was stuffed in the corner of the garden four times before i dare reveal it to my wife, hitched it on to the Classic Range Rover which was coming here to Shropshire for some work and dragged it all the way back with no problems whatsoever...surprisingly!

I'll upload some pictures of when we got it back to dads and where we are up to. I am searching for a fair priced Mercruiser V6 and drive as the originals were removed at 350 hours...all the clocks and controls are theres is the cassette radio! The seller said it was a 2000 model, i don't care if it isn't but would be interested to know.
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Well back at ya! Welcome aboard!

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Old 12-13-2018, 01:41 AM   #3
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The last two digits of the HIN are the year. HIN is located on starboard side of the transom.

Does the boat have the transom assembly, if so it needs new bellows, gimbal bearing, and shift cable.
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:30 AM   #4
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The last two digits of the HIN are the year. HIN is located on starboard side of the transom.

Does the boat have the transom assembly, if so it needs new bellows, gimbal bearing, and shift cable.
Hi...Thanks for that. It has no bracket either. Just need to spend some time sourcing them. We did toy with the idea of stripping out the 3.0 Mercruiser and drive from the Sorcerer as i had to completely strip and rebuild them but we think as its possibly the last one (we can't find an image of one anywhere) that is should stay together and we feel we would like the V6 or V8 in there.

Is there somewhere where I can access the prop/leg/engine to see what configurations are correct?

I shall go out and check the hull now....09:26 GMT.

Nice to kinda meet you both.

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Old 12-13-2018, 12:44 PM   #5
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Year and hull model will help but I don’t have a list of engine applications.

Looking in the engine compartment you should see the old engine mount holes. The 4 cylinder uses a front mount while the V6&8 uses side mounts. So that will give you an idea of what was in there.
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Old 12-14-2018, 04:30 PM   #6
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thanks.....theres a faded badge on the stern thats reads 4.3.

This a shot of the rear when we got it back to dads.
Bit of a state and the sides were the same!

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Hmmm how do i get a picture in here then?
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Hi there...
More updates later....
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Trying to get the pictures up...starting to feel a bit silly as they don't seem to be working...
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