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Old 05-19-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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I'm in process of negotiating to buy my first boat. This is 2003 Maxum 2100 SR with 143 hours on 5.0L engine. Boat looks like in very good condition. I haven't tried it on the water yet. I'm hovering around 11K for the price. Is it fair price to pay? What should I look for and what are my line of questions suppose to be. Really glad I found this place.
I'm real newbie and looking for any help.
Any tips from Maxum owners?
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:37 PM   #2
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Welcome to the zoo..
first you need to have this boat surveyed....that will let you know if there is anything wrong with the boat...which will give you some negotiating room...for a 2003 boat you should probably check the kelly blue book to be in the neighborhood.....the problem is that it's a buyers market...nobody is moving boats right now due to the economy....so...it's all in your favor...don't be afraid to offer less and move around..the survey will allow you to move the price towards your favor...

the second thing is for us to recommend a USPS boaters safety course....it will give you skads of info you will find very useful...

3rdly...the condition of the boat is a direct reflection of the owner...so..knowing what his maintenance records are would help alot....that way you'll know things like what repairs were made...when the oil was changed and the drive serviced....

the final bit of advice is to never approach the dock faster than your willing to crash into it.....


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Thank you very much for the info. I'v started going through boating safety classes online to get me prepared. Likely I will check boat this weekend (if big Rapture will be delayed of course ) .
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is there actually KBB for boats? it seems I can't find one online. kbb.com is for cars only.
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Well....... I will say you are going about this in a right way.

Get a surveyor involved or atleast a merc mechanic to go through the mechanics of your boat. Well worth the money!!!

A safe boating course is the way to go to prepare you to boat responsibly, plus it will lower your insurance plus your know what the heck your doing out there.

The online course to good but go and get the class room experience. It is the best. Go to usps.org to find a class near you.

I had a Bayliner 2150 with a 5.0L and it did some screamin on the water. You will have some fun.

We need pic's and keep us posted.....

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Old 05-20-2011, 05:11 AM   #6
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Thank you all for responses. I feel I'm not alone anymore.
Will keep you guys updated on my progress.
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is there actually KBB for boats? it seems I can't find one online. kbb.com is for cars only.
Click on the link:
http://www.nadaguides.com/Boats
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thanks tig...that's the one I was thinking of...


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OK, this is what I've found so far... The boat is actually 2004 Maxum 2000 SR3. Condition is excellent and it has 115 hours on the 5.0 engine. Going to take it for a test ride during coming long weekend.
Checked prices around and it looks like a good deal. So I think I'm going to become proud owner of this boat.
Thanks guys for tips.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:46 PM   #10
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PICTURES.......WE WANT PICTURES!!!!



good luck and let us know how the seatrials go..



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