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Old 08-04-2014, 01:55 PM   #1
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Bought 2003 31ft Maxum. Supposed to have 78 hrs on engines. owner say one hour meter was wrong because key was left on. After engine problem, computer said engines had 300 hrs. I hate liars. He also hid otherr problems. Surveyor couldn't see. Paid more because of hors and got screwed.l Oh well, still love the Maxum. Thinking of selling generator off of it.
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:54 PM   #2
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300 hours on a 2003 is not a bad thing.

Why sell the Genny? It will add value when you get ready to sell as well as be a nice feature on the boat when you are away from the dock.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:52 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear you got screwed. I agree with the others that 300 hours is not bad for the boats age.
The cost to remove the genny may not make if worth selling plus you will need to cap off the old exhaust. I would leave it be.

Where did you get the surveryor? If recommended by the place selling he may have been more interested at helping sell as they give him business.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:33 PM   #5
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someone should have pulled the hours off the computer for you. that's easy to do. regardless 300 hours is nothing.
hell I put 210 hours on my center console the first season I got it. mostly trolling though.
enjoy the boat!
we are in our first year with a '98 2800 scr. love it! Maxums are great boats for the money. the first year will always cost you a bit to get it the way you want and work through any issues that come up.
enjoy it.
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:03 PM   #6
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Congrats on the new boat. To bad the seller was not honest. Post some pictures.
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:56 PM   #7
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The generator weigh's so much and takes all the room in engine compartment. I just can't see carrying all that extra weight. I bought the boat in Harrison Twp. I got the boat surveyor off the internet. Owner was not real happy with surveyor as he valued it lower than he was asking by quite a bit. The guy was so dishonest on everything. Thinking about talking to lawyer as I still have all of his emails.
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I had Morman baot surveyor in Harrison Twp.
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It sounds like you did what you could to protect yourself. A standard surveyor usually knows minimal info on engines and a specialty one who checks drive train is required.

Best of luck with the boat and do not this sour your enjoyment of her.
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The key on won't advance the hour meter. Only the engine running will do that.
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