Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-01-2008, 06:08 AM   #1
Ensign
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 5
Default New 2900 SE

Hi...I am new to the forum and (about to be) new to my first Maxum. I live in Sydney, Australia and have ordered a new 2900 SE with a heap of bells and whistles...including Axius with Seacore digital engines. Clearly there is a heap of experience in this forum on owning a Maxum, and would appreciate any advice on "gotchas" I should look for when I take delivery in a few weeks time. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! :wink:
__________________

Sydney Seafarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 06:57 AM   #2
Commander
 
tglee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 331
Default

This list was originally made for a specific model boat, but you can customize it so it works for you.


VERIFY ALL OPTIONS

1. ENGINE/VERIFY CORRECT PROPS – EXCELLENT CONDITION
2. BOW AND COCKPIT TONNEAU COVERS AND POLES
3. MOORING COVER (DOES IT COVER SWIM PLATFROM)
4. BIMINI TOP
5. DOCKING LIGHT
6. PUMP OUT PORTA POTTI
7. TELESCOPING ANCHOR LIGHT
8. TRANSOM SHOWER
9. TRANSOM STEREO REMOTE
10. UPGRADED STEREO WITH SUBWOOFER AND 2 AMPS/ CDCHANGER AND UPGRADED SPEAKERS
11. URETANO MAT PACKAGE
12. FLAGPOLE
13. AIR COMPRESSOR
14. EXTENDED SWIM PLATFORM
15. TRANSOM REMOTE
16. TRANSOM TILT
17. DUAL BATTERY SWITCH


INSPECT GELL COAT VERY CAREFULLY – OUT OF WATER IF POSSIBLE

ENSURE ALL STORAGE COMPARTMENTS CLOSE SECURELY. OPEN AND CLOSE ALL HATCHES. CHECK TO SEE IF ALL HINGES ARE TIGHT

IN FLOOR STORAGE IS COMPLETE WITH RUBBER MAT

CHECK INSIDE EACH STORAGE AREA


CHECK THE REQUIRED SAFETY EQUIPMENT (COAST GUARD KIT TO BE PROVIDED BY DEALERSHIP)

FULL TANK OF GAS/ALL FLUIDS AT PROPER LEVEL

CHECK TO ENSURE FIRE EXTINGUISHER IS FULLY CHARGED

CHECK BILGE DRAIN PLUG IN PROPERLY INSTALLED (EXTRA AVAILAABLE?)

CHECK TO ENSURE NO FUEL, OIL, OR WATER IS LEAKING INTO BILGE

CHECK ALL HOSES FOR LEAKS AND DAMAGE

ARE BATTERIES FULLY CHARGED

CHECK ALL ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS ARE OPERATING, I.E. LIGHTS, PUMP, HORN, RADIO AND ALL OTHER COMPONENTS
SWITCH ON AND OPERATE ALL SYSTEMS, BILGE PUMP, BLOWER, LIGHTS, SEREO, SHOWER, HEAD, ETC.

INSTRUMENTS – WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN EACH OF THE GAUGES , I.E. INSTRUMENT FOGGING?,
o VOLTMETER AT CRUISING SPEED 12 14 VOLTS
o IDLE AT 10-12 VOLTS
o TEMP GAUGE – DEPENDS ON TYPE OF ENGINE, HOW HOT?
o DEPTH METER – HOW TO OPERATE
o AIR TEMP/WATER TEMP GAUGE
o HORN
o BLOWER WHEN TO OPERATE
o OIL PRESSURE GAUGE – WHAT IS NORMAL READING

WHERE ARE CIRCUIT BREAKERS OR FUSES STORED – DO I NEED EXTRAS…WHAT ABOUT FUSES ON ENGINE?

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN DEALERSHIP PDI? DEALER CHECK DRIVE? HOW MANY HOURS ARE ON THE ENGINE

ASK ABOUT BREAK IN PERIOD FOR ENGINE AND WOT ISSUES

CHECK STEERING AND THROTTLE CONTROLS AND CABLES


MAKE SURE ALL HARDWARE IS STILL FIRMLY ATTACHED AND CHECK CONDITION OF BACKING PLATES

ARE BATTERIES SECURELY FASTENED

CHECK ALL THRU HULL FITTINGS

ENSURE ALL POLES FOR MOORING COVER ARE INCLUDED IF APPLICABLE

CHECK FIT OF COVERS

ASK FOR DETAILED EXPLANATION OF ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND KEY COMPONENTS TO WATCH OUR FOR DURING OPERATION

LISTEN TO ENGINE AT ALL RPM LEVELS TO ENSURE NO UNUSUAL NOISES.

CHECK RUB RAIL FOR ALL SCREWS IN PLACE

ENSURE ALL SENSORS ARE WORKING

INSPECT ALL SEATING SURFACES FOR BLEMISHES AND STAINS

CHECK URETANO MAT SNAPS AND TONNEAU SNAPS ARE SECURE

INSPECT ANCHOR LOCKER FOR CLOSURE AND FINISH

CHECK ALL CLEATS TO ENSURE TIGHT FIT

INSPECT BOW AREA FOR OVERALL FIT AND FINISH/ CHECK ALL CUSHIONS FOR FABRIC STAINS AND CUTS.

CHECK STORAGE COMPARTMENTS FOR FIT AND FINISH

ENSURE ALL LIGHTS ARE OPERATING (COURTESY AND SIDE LIGHTS)

WHAT ITEMS ARE USUALLY STORED WHERE, I.E. COVERS, PDF, ETC

LIFT UP SNAP IN CARPETING TO CHECK DECK

ARE DOCKING LIGHTS WORKING


SEATS EASILY OPEN FOR STORAGE

ARE ALL SCREWS TIGHTENED, ANY PROBLEM WITH THIS

ARE SPEAKERS WORKING UP FRONT

OVERALL FIT AND FINISH/HAND RAILS STURDY/CUPHOLDERS SECURE

CHECK BEHIND DASH TO ENSURE ALL WIRES ARE PROPERLY INSTALLED, NO LOOSE CONNECTIONS

CHECK OVERALL CONDITION OF CARPET/ENSURE THER ARE NO STAINS AND ALL SNAPS ARE HOLDING IN PLACE

OPTIMUM RPM RANGE FOR CRUISING/WAKEBOARDING,ETC

PROPER USE OF TRIMMING? HOW TO GET A WAKEBOARD UP/ TUBE MOVING?

IS STEERING WHEEL PROPERLY ALIGNED

IS THERE MOVEMENT IN STEERING WHEEL WHEN RELEASED?

PROPER FUELING TECHNIQUE?

USE OF IGNITION SAFETY SWITCH

HOW DO YOU REV RPM’S IN NEUTRAL

CHECK AUTOMATIC ANCHOR LIGHT

HOW TO INSTALL FLAG POLE

CHECK ALL COCKPIT SPEAKERS ARE WORKING/AMPLIFIER LOCATIONS….SATELITTE RADIO OPTION?

IF I HAD TO TOW, WHAT TYPE OF ROPE DO YOU USE. TO ATTACH TO STERN EYES

HOW TO SET UP AND TAKE DOWN BIMINI TOP/CHECK FABRIC FOR HOLES/IMPERFECTIONS


WHERE TO STORE COVERS ON BOARD/WHAT IS BEST FOR TRAILERING/MAKE SURE ALL ARE IN GOOD CONDITION.

OPERATION OF DUAL BATTERY SWITCH

WHERE SHOULD HYDRO HOIST LIFT SUPPORT HULL/ BOW MUST BE HIGHER THAN STERN?

BEST CLEANER FOR VINYL/HULL/INTERIOR

WHEN TO WAX AND HOW OFTEN

BILGE PUMP OPERATION/MANUALLY START – BACKUP SYSTEM? BUCKET?

CORROSION X? DO I NEED IT?

HOW TO FILL TRANSOM SHOWER/FRESH WATER FILL

HOW TO PUMP OUT PORTA POTTI

WET LOCKER DRAINING

OPERATION OF AIR COMPRESSOR

SET UP OF TABLE/LOCATION OF FILLER CUSHIONS

ENSURE TIGH FIT ON TABLE

DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE OF THRU HULL FITTINGS

PROPELLOR SPECS/ DO YOU NEED TO CARRY A SPARE/WRENCH, ETC.

CONFIRM OPERATION OF TRANSOM REMOTES AND HELM REMOTE


ON WATER TESTING


CHECK BILGE AT BEGINNING AND END OF RUN

MANEUVER IN REVERSE TO SEE HOW IT HANDLES

CHECK FOR EXCESSIVE BOW STEERING WHILE AT SLOW SPEEDS

TIME TO PLANE

PUT IT THROUGH A SERIES OF SLALOMS, WIDE TURNS AND TIGHT TURNS AT VARIOUS SPEEDS

ANY PORPOISING?

AMOUNT OF TRIM ONCE ON PLANE

TAKE WAVES AT ALL ANGLES

CHECK OIL PRESSURE GAUGE DURING THIS TEST

NOTE TIME AND SPEED VARIATION FOR BREAK- IN LOG

THROTTLE ISSUES

TIME TO STOP FROM PLANE


TRAILER CHECKLIST


SET SERIAL NUMBER AND LICENSE NUMBER (OR REG #)

CHECK TIRE INFLATION/WHAT IS PROPER AMOUNT

ENSURE BRAKES ARE OPERATING CORRECTLY

ALL LUGS NUTS ARE SECURE

TRANSOM TIE DOWNS – HOW TIGHT

ALL SAFETY CHAINS

ALL LIGHTS OPERTIONAL

ALL BUNKS IN GREAT CONDITION

WINCH OPERATING AND NO CUTS IN STRAP

INSPECT ALL TIRES INCLUDING SPARE

BEARING BUDDIES

MAINTENANCE REQUIRED

LOCKING MECHANISMS
__________________

__________________
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."

MMSI# 338052622
tglee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 08:52 AM   #3
Ensign
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 5
Default

Wow!! This is fantastic! When I pull this list out in front of the sales guy he will think the handover will never end!! I really appreciate your advice. Are Maxum's "out of the box" prone to have things wrong, or do the Brunswick boys normally do a high degree of testing??
Sydney Seafarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 02:04 PM   #4
Admiral

 
seapuppy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Everett Wa
Posts: 4,681
Default

Welcome to the zoo......sounds like Tiglee got you some good info...brunswick usually has a good boat ..but like anything as complicated as a boat...it will have a few things not working properly...however...make a punch list...if anything is not working...maxum is responsible to make it right....although there maybe a few items....check every system and inch .....a good dealer will want to make you happy.....plus if you have a 5 yr bumber to bumper warranty...they will make things good.....
Congrats on the new toy...post some pic's when you can


SP
__________________
Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
------------------------
SSN683 Association member
Par Excellence
------------------------------
2008 Bayliner 340 - "Wild Whim"
--------------------------------------
I live in my own little world....but it's okay-they know me here!!!

Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
Tap-Rack-Bang

Anyone that sez "Size doesn't matter" has never owned a boat!
seapuppy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 02:23 PM   #5
Lt. JG
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Woodbridge VA.
Posts: 29
Default

What year is the boat? the 2900 changed somewhere around 2007 and it is totally different.
__________________
Aquaphobic
jimbenton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 09:10 PM   #6
Ensign
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 5
Default

Thanks for the welcome, seapuppy. When I get her, I will definitely put a few picks up...and domy bext to give a bit of a review of the Axius system.

Hi jimbenton....the boat will be brand new. It is being built literally right now!
Sydney Seafarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 10:22 PM   #7
Lt. Commander
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: england
Posts: 174
Default

welcome syd you lucky bu$$er that axius system lucks pretty impressive,enjoy
__________________
1999 maxum 2800scr 6.2l b3
www.D-fenda.co.uk
zt260 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 07:44 AM   #8
Ensign
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 5
Default

well, i had to sell one of the kids on ebay to pay for it...so i hope it is worth it Seriously, the sales guy really struggled to berth it during the demo on Sydney Harbour, so it was either a very cunning sales ploy to get me to buy more options, or a demonstration of the problems i may have docking it in to a tight space!
Sydney Seafarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2010, 03:49 PM   #9
Lt. JG
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 38
Default

i took delivery in aug 2009 , my boat has the same options, 2900se with twin 305 seacore ,and axius.and vesse lview. i live in eastern canada. the axius system is indeed a great feature. i have been intouch with mercury marine concerning a few adjustments and options i wanted to get installed to make sure they were compatible with the vesse lview on board monitoring system. the guy you will want to talk to is (Tim) 1-405-743-6566. i found a few things right out of the box that needed attention. the vessel view gps was off by 25 degrees. the radio antenna was missing,the white plastic trim which holds the canopy on radar arch needed to be siliconed with clear silicone because once it rained there were plenty of leaks. the silicone worked great. my boat came with vacu flush and 30 gal (132 liter) holding tank, but no level indicator. i checked with mercury marine and they said this one would be compatible.http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...ct.do?pid=9338
spud123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2010, 03:53 AM   #10
Lt. JG
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lake Raystown, Huntingdon PA
Posts: 28
Default

spud, thanks for the information you have provided. I resently purchased a 2900 se but its not being delivered until april 2010. reviewing the other posts will help with my punch list.
__________________

R MATTA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cabin Headliner Replacement shrew Maxum Owners General Discussions 10 02-02-2011 06:51 PM
Serpiteen belt ripping?!?!?! jpaukstys Engines 4 11-14-2009 07:28 PM
Parts Cymru Maxum Owners General Discussions 3 08-31-2009 04:43 PM
High 5 Prop for 1800 SRS3 ? Argonaut Engines 6 06-27-2008 08:00 PM
More HP From 4.3? racer2c Engines 3 10-27-2006 04:23 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.