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Old 08-09-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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I am helping a friend in a potential purchase. She has a 350MAG/Bravo III package and seems to be in decent shape. 400 hrs, Camper canvas, cockpit sink, porta-potty with pump-out accessory, Garmin 178C GPS, galvanized trailer and what appears(at least by the ad) seems to be relatively clean and taken care of.

Please tell me your thoughts on this boat.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:32 PM   #2
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No one can judge a boat for you without seeing it themselves. If you are uncertain have it surveyed.
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No one can judge a boat for you without seeing it themselves. If you are uncertain have it surveyed.
Well it's 500 miles away so I was just trying to get some opinions of things to look for or general opinions about ride or whatever. I agree that one can only be for certain once one checks it out in person.
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Didn't mean to come across so brutal but from your opening sentence it sounded like you were a boat owner yet asking general what to look for.

So to start basic condition, seats no tears, no major gouges in fiberglass, no butchered wiring. Look for signs of water in engine oil, outdrive lube. Get a hand held IR thermal sensor and check temps of manifolds, t-stat housing looking for hot spots (>160).

I would expect with that engine/drive package the boat should have enough power with 4 people but be slow to plane with 6. So it depends on what your friend is looking for performance wise.

I am sure there are others with this package that will chime in.

In the end a survery is still a good idea. Just read some recent posts of folks who recently bougth and have uncovered issues shortly after.

Good luck
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Ok, You didn't come off harsh. I may have come off a little vanilla. I'm on my 4th boat. I agree with the generalities of your advice of what to look for. I own a marine accessory company and have done many modifications on my own boat along with others including tons of custom work. What I guess I'm looking for from the Maxum crowd is your guys opinion of this boat specifically. I think the engine/drive package is perfect for for this size of boat.

If anyone here knows this boat and it's handling, riding characteristics, I'd appreciate it. I also believe a survey would be a good option.

Thanks Mike.

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goto ebay and search for same boat and compare pictures and conditions.
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goto ebay and search for same boat and compare pictures and conditions.
Thank you, but I am looking for first hand experience from you guys that may have owed the boat and can give some anecdotal reports.
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better question is what usually is wore out on a 7 year old boat?

Maxum, searay, bayliner, four winns, all seam to be the same when they get older and all the same stuff needs replacement.
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This one has 400 hrs. Is in pretty decent shape, comes with a trailer. My friend bought it yesterday. I'm happy for them. I'll see if he wants to join up here.
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Todd,

I have the same boat, with the same engine and drive, the same cockpit sink, and the same head arrangement. Mine has but 200 hours on it.

It is a great little boat and with that power package I'd recommend it to anyone (of course. LOL). Ride wise - really depends where your friends do their boating but I can safely say that if they are boating in choppy conditions their first order of business is to install trim tabs if the boat doesn't already have them. Even with 6 or 7 aboard it get on plane pretty quick.

We love ours, it's been a great boat for how we use it.

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