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Old 02-07-2014, 08:33 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

I am new to the board and new to boat ownership. I have been crew on many boats but have never owned my own.
I have been looking for a good boat for about 6 months and finally found one. It is a 2000 Maxum 2100SR. It seems like it is great shape and has had a lot of engine work done prior to winterization. New starter, spark plugs, new seals and filters, new pump, new alternator, new belts, and new power steering pump. He also bought a brand new Bimini that has never seen the sun. The owner is looking for $10,500 Canadian

When I asked the HIN for the boat the owner said that there isn't one. I told him to look at the starboard transom area and he said there wasn't one there. Now I know that as of 1981 that all boats had to have an HIN. I am hoping he doesn't know what he is looking for but barring that, does any know where else the HIN would be. I understand it may be in more than one location.

Also, does anyone have an electronic version of the manual for the boat. I went to the website that was recommended on this forum but couldn't find anything specific for the 2100SR.

Thank you for any and all information that you can provide. I look forward to participating in this forum and learning from all of your expertise.

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Oh, I should add that a Marine surveyor will be going to give it a good going over either today or tomorrow.


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Old 02-07-2014, 09:37 PM   #3
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diveman welcome aboard. See link for owners manual.

http://www.maxumboatparts.com/manuals/1742430.pdf

Having the boat surveyed is a great start. Will he be performing a compression test on the engine and an oil analysis? I strongly recommend these.
He should aslo use a handheld IR thermal gun and measure engine and manifold temps
Do you know when the water pump impeller was last changed? Age of exhaust, these are water cooled and last 5 - 10 years?
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:13 PM   #4
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Welcome Mike....the hin will be on your paperwork or boat title that you get from the seller. Like you said before it is around the starboard side rubrail somewhere.

I would get a clymer's service manual if your looking how to take care of your baby. The survey report will tell you engine size and out drive make and everything else you need to know

I would also look into taking a safe boating class, you might have to in canada anyway.

Good luck and congrats!

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Thanks for the link to the manual. That will help immensely. The impeller was also done recently. Everything seems to be good from a mechanical standpoint. I am just waiting to hear back regarding the hull, transom and deck.
I took a power squadron course a few years ago but I am planning on taking a refresher. I may also hunt down someone locally that is very knowledgeable and ask for some hands on training.

Thanks again,

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Not sure if they are in your area but first captains does beginer training for a fee and you are getting a professional.
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I'll take a look for that. Thanks.


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Good luck with the survey. He will know where the HIN number is. Post pictures!
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Well I received the survey on the boat today. The surveyor is recommending I walk away. Home made trailer has some major issues he is concerned that the HIN was ground out of the hull. He did find the other HIN but is suspicious as to why the transom HIN was ground out. There is suspicion of salt water exposure as there is a little corrosion on the deck cleats. Hull and transom checked out fine.

Take a look and let me know your thoughts.
Here are a few pictures.








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There are many of boats in the sea that are for sale. Take the advise from your surveyor and look for another boat.


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