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Old 02-25-2018, 05:39 PM   #1
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hi everyone my name is Bill ive just bought a maxum 2100sc3 after owning a shetland for a few years. my gdness how different they are. I have a feeling ill be asking lots of questions.

the first thing i noticed is the difference in power, is there any particular way to drive these? im based on the avon so cant really go at any sort of speed. i took her out for the first time yesterday and it was quite apparent that she is really powerful compared to the shetland, also ever time i tried to reverse she seemed to really go backwards very quickly, is this just a learning curve, sorry to ask all this in my first post.
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I知 not fimilar with the Shetland but from you post I知 assuming it痴 a slow displacement boat where the Maxum is a planning hull meant for speed. Not sure where on earth you are but sounds like you boat at 6 knots mainly.

Yes it will be a learning curve as you値l only want the throttle slightly past neutral in either forward or reverse. I would take her out on a day when there is little boat traffic to practice.
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I知 not fimilar with the Shetland but from you post I知 assuming it痴 a slow displacement boat where the Maxum is a planning hull meant for speed. Not sure where on earth you are but sounds like you boat at 6 knots mainly.

Yes it will be a learning curve as you値l only want the throttle slightly past neutral in either forward or reverse. I would take her out on a day when there is little boat traffic to practice.
thanks for the reply Mike, im based in Stratford-Upon_Avon England on the river Avon, so yes its pretty slow here about 6 knots is right. is it right that when i move from forward to reverse ( or vice versa) the gears seem to crunch a lot? and when moving to reverse in particular the acceleration is very sharp.
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Bill I am assuming you have an Alpha outdrive (leg) which uses a dog clutch. The proper way to shift in and out of gear is with a quick motion to avoid the chatter of the clutch which causes wear and leads to premature failure.

Once in gear very little throttle is required to achieve 6 knots.
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Bill I am assuming you have an Alpha outdrive (leg) which uses a dog clutch. The proper way to shift in and out of gear is with a quick motion to avoid the chatter of the clutch which causes wear and leads to premature failure.

Once in gear very little throttle is required to achieve 6 knots.
Mike, sorry i dontknow if thats what i have,i appreciate you saying a quick motion is required but if you move quickly its very easy to push the throttle back further than you intend and therefore accelerate faster than you intend. is the throttle one smooth movement all the way up and down or should it "click" into place? a bit like gears on a car.
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Mike, sorry i dontknow if thats what i have,i appreciate you saying a quick motion is required but if you move quickly its very easy to push the throttle back further than you intend and therefore accelerate faster than you intend. is the throttle one smooth movement all the way up and down or should it "click" into place? a bit like gears on a car.
Bill there is some resistance that must be overcome when shifting from neutral into gear after that it is smooth. The issue is dragging through that initial resistance causes the dog clutch to chatter and will eventually destroy it. When shifting you need to shift quickly through this point and should just hear a single clunk instead of several chattering noises.
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I recall my brother in law having a similar issue on a Maxum 2300. A lot of it was addressed with either replacing or adjusting the shift cables. IIRC (now this is going back 15 yrs), the original cables were at the end of their adjustment and couldn't be adjusted further, so he replaced them. Prior to that it sounded like he was grinding coffee when going from neutral to FWD/REV.
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Hi I also just purchased a maxum 23 sr bowrider. Have not got a chance to try it since it is still too colder here in new jersey. i had a 20 ft bayliner and also when i went from neutral to reverse or neutral to foward i also heard the gears grind but i guess u have to get a fell of the shifter just like driving a stick shift car
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