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Old 02-11-2008, 12:55 AM   #1
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We are looking at the purchase of a new 2006 2600 SE with 5.0L MPI 260hp Bravo III with freash water cooling. Is this enough power for this boat. Looking for nice weekender boat. Apprciate any comments on this model.
Just sold a 29' Baja with twin 350 Magnums and Alpha I drives. (Fun but thirsty boat).
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:49 AM   #2
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Hi doc and welcome to the zoo...the 5.0ltr mpi engine is a good engine but it won't have the hp you had with your baja....depending on how many people you plan on entertaining on it..it might be a bit underpowered...if it's just 2 then it will be fine...the b3 drive is an awesome drive and will be great for docking...(I have one and it's made me a better boater)..however ..you need to maintain your zinc's regularly or corrosion will happen.....but...I'd recommend the 5.7ltr with the b3 drive...you can't go wrong with that combo......
the other question that would help is how do you plan to use the boat...in salt water..fresh....??...trailer or slipped???....staying all weekend or just for the day..??..we use ours every weekend we can..the one trip we're planning is to go up into the canadian gulf islands this summer...
again..welcome to the zoo...hope you stick around!....
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:02 AM   #3
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Thanks for the comments. Most of our boating will be in and around the lakes in the Okanagan Valley of BC. We have an F350 and plan on towing the boat frequently therefore will stay with the 8' 6" beam. Most often my wife and I are alone for weekends and then day visitors periodically. The boat has a nice layout and pretty nice finishing for the price point.
I would guess a sea trial is in order.
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:21 PM   #4
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"I would guess a sea trial is in order."

definitely...put the purchase contingent on successful seatrails...

and welcome to the zoo!!..
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Welcome DocJim. I'm just south of you in Spokane. Kelowna is one of my favorite cities to visit (spent alot of time playing fastpitch softball there).

Looks like your transitioning from 'go fast' to 'go casual'. I'm guessing your usual lake is Okanagan and occasional jaunts down to Osoyoos? Awesome waters. Okanagan is on my trip list.

Good luck with the future purchase. Any boat in the water that you are on is a good one.
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:46 PM   #6
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Kelowna is a wonderful area for boating. Our 1992 Baja ia actually a 290 10' beam widebody cruiser with a complete head, galley and sleeping quarters. Runs with twin 350 magnums. Beautiful big fast boat although with a 10 ft beam and dry weight of 10,500 just a real pain to trailer anywhere. We have a signed deal on the Maxum 2600se subject to a sea trial. Looking at the the stats it looks a little lite on the power side. I guess the setrial will tell the tale. We plan to do some boating in the Shuswaps an hour north of hear. We also plan to trailer the boat to Saskatchewan to lake Diffenbaker. Big lake in the middle of nowhere, no traffic, and great fishing. Call if you head up this way.
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You already know the answer to the power question. Going from twins to the single will be disappointing, at least from the 'neck snapping' perspective. As for the 'liters per hour', no comparison. You can expect a slow to plane (without tabs anyway) start and high 30's to low 40's top end (mph of course).

More cruising and fishing than 'lake blasting' (which is always fun).

I got a chance years back to take out a 40' Fountain with twin big block, supercharged mercs on Lake Winnebago. It was a midnight run at over 100 mph. Incredible. Hard to ever use that as a benchmark.

I love my Maxum for it's performance/comfort/and towability.

Good luck on your test run.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:36 AM   #8
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Well we did a sea trial on Lake Okanagan today. Boat handled beautifully.
Could always use more power but using the trim and tabs got up on plan quickly. Had full fuel and 4 big adults and all the canvas and plastic up to brave some pretty high winds and cold weather. Topped out at 42mph cruised at 25mph at 3500RPM.
Big difference is going down from 10 beam to 8'6" and having to use the tabs to balance out the ride.
Made the deal.
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Congrats on the new boat!!...now it's official....welcome to the zoo!!!
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Ahhh! Trim tabs. Sweet. Their on my 'wish list'. Good to hear your happy with the vessel. Happy boating!
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