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Old 06-18-2018, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Looking into buying a 2004, 24', Maxum, 2400 SE

Hey guys, I'm new to boating and looking into buying one. I found a very nice and clean 2004, 24', Maxum 2400 SE, 5.0 mercury with 275 hours for $13,500. My concerns are maxum company is no longer in business. Will this be an issue in finding replacement parts? Does this sound like a good deal?
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:01 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard

Maxum made the hull, all other components are Mercruiser, Windline, Perko, ... just like any other boat.

I would not let this shy you away.
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Welcome aboard
If you like the boat, buy it. And if you need anything we can direct you where you can get them.
Good luck.
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Welcome aboard Ltrindade!!

As said, the parts are all 3rd party most are easily replaceable. Engines and outdrive parts are readily available.
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Thanks guys. With it being a 2004 with a 5.0 Mercruiser, 275 hours shouldn't the manifolds and risers have been changed? I'm going tomorrow to meet with the broker.

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For a 14 year old boat thatís very low hours so I doubt the exhaust was replaced.

Try swim platforms.com
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Hi,
Ive got a similar 2004 SD with the same engine and outboard. As long as its been well cared for you shouldnt have any problems. Parts are readily available if something needs replacing. There are plenty of manuals to help troubleshoot. I maintain my own and so far, so good.

Was this in fresh or salt water? I see a little rust around the flange of the coolant hoses in the photo. Pull the hoses and see what the metal looks like.
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Thanks for the response. I believe it was in salt water. They have it now in a marina where the boats are taken out of the water with a crane after they use it no boat slips. Supposedly they they didn't use it last year and used last Sunday without a problem.

Here's a picture of the outdrive see what you guys think.
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Thanks for the response. I believe it was in salt water. They have it now in a marina where the boats are taken out of the water with a crane after they use it no boat slips. Supposedly they they didn't use it last year and used last Sunday without a problem.

Here's a picture of the outdrive see what you guys think.
I don't see any glaring issues, the main area of concern is where the forward prop meets the aluminum housing as this is where the corrosion occurs due to dissimilar metals.
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Thanks again. I went and checked the boat out yesterday again. Supposedly the manifolds and riser where changed out 2 years ago. The one other issue I'm concerned about is the corrosion coming off the coolant hose that homegrown brought up. Obviously i will get surveyor to check it out if I decide to go forward on buying this boat.
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