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Old 09-29-2015, 01:04 AM   #1
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Default 2004 Maxum 2400 SE - Maxum of the Seas

Purchase Date: September 25, 2015 in Dana Point, CA

I have had a 1900 SR since 2003 but have always wanted a trailered cruiser from Maxum. The wife and I finally found a 2400 SE and bought it this past weekend. We live in Southern California and found it about an hour away. It needs a lot of detail work but is in pretty good shape. It has a replacement 5.7 with 275 hours and a Bravo Three with dual SS props. It also has the swim platform, bimini and an AIS/GPS/Fishfinder. I am not sure of the accessory level but it has dual batteries, macerator and water heater.

It spent most of its life going back and forth to Catalina but was pulled from the water by crane every trip and sat on the trailer at Dana Point covered after rinsing. Other than the anodes you could never tell this was a ocean boat. The fireman I bought it from kept it fire station clean! It came with the trailer, a small inflatable dinghy, all its parts and 3/4 tank of gas.

It does need new trailer tires, cockpit carpet, shower drain, a few broken interior pieces and the cushions cleaned. I have a lot of small things to upgrade and replace but overall it is a great boat. We plan to use it in Lake Mohave in Arizona during the off-season and Catalina overnighters.

We are very happy to find this little jem and hope to get some help and advice here as we start to fix and upgrade the boat. If anyone has similar cruisers and has advice please post it. I am always curious about inverters, radar, maintenance, cleaning tips, navigation and even meeting other members from the area.

Below are the pictures so far with the trail run before purchase and getting home starting to clean it.













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While the engine compartment looks very clean it's interesting to see so much rust on the valve covers. I would check the oil pan for rust and if found sand it and paint it.

Pans are know to rust out in boats.
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While the engine compartment looks very clean it's interesting to see so much rust on the valve covers. I would check the oil pan for rust and if found sand it and paint it.

Pans are know to rust out in boats.
I will check the oil pan today. The long block was replaced in August of 2011 according to the ship yard where it was stored. They printed all of the service records on it for me before I bought it.

He mentioned the rust on the valve covers, and the cause, but my head was up my tush when he said it. I should have asked him again. I will get some more pictures of underneath to make sure there is not more.
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In most cases a new or rebuilt long block is the cast iron; block and heads plus their internals while the externals are reused from the original engine.
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You are going to love the extended swim deck. It's the one modification i wish I had done to mine.
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In most cases a new or rebuilt long block is the cast iron; block and heads plus their internals while the externals are reused from the original engine.
My crate engines usually include the valve covers. I see that the Mercury ones do too. The shipyard did the swap so I have no idea what was changed back then. If the rust is limited to the valve covers I will just remove them this winter and powdercoat them.

https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/...es-longblocks/

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My crate engines usually include the valve covers. I see that the Mercury ones do too. The shipyard did the swap so I have no idea what was changed back then. If the rust is limited to the valve covers I will just remove them this winter and powdercoat them.

https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/...es-longblocks/

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Yep a create engine comes with the tin work. Lots of folks say or are told new when it's a rebuild. Seldom do shipyards install new.
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The wife and I got the boat inside the shop and will start to do the detail work it needs. I just finished with the cut and buff with the 1900SR so I have all of my stuff still out. It will take me a full weekend for a boat this size but my mechanic wants $600 to do it and that is not going to happen. I use the light 3M 06085 rubbing compound and then follow up with 3M machine polish. I use Spray and Wipe for maintaining it. I also searched the site and see that Magic Eraser followed by 303 is the choice here so I will work on the cockpit too.

I have a bunch of replacement parts on the way so this thing should be close to original by the end of the month!

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Sounds like you have it all planned out, I'm sure the results will be well worth the effort.
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DO NOT use Magic Eraser on your vinyl. It will destroy the stitching.


Try some of this first :

http://www.amazon.com/3M-Cleaner-Con...nyl+protectant
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