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Old 12-13-2012, 09:41 PM   #1
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I am looking at a 2002 maxum 2300 SC in great condition. Does anybody know what the transom and stringers are made of??? Need to know! And anything else. Looking at it tomorrow!! Please help. Thanks!!
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:11 AM   #2
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Most are laminated hard wood......why is this important?



Have you checked engine oil, compression check, out drive fluid for water and electrical system. Then gone for a test drive?



Get a surveyor to look this boat over if you don't know this stuff. It is worth the money!

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Old 12-14-2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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Thanks! Yea, I had a previous boat that I had to sell due to transom problems. I only owned the boat for 5 months. This boat is at a dealership and pretty good condition. The motor has 290 hours on it and new manifolds ect... They did a tune up and compression was 170's across the board. They said all equipment works great and potty has never been used. I am heading tomorrow to check it out, go through everything and take it for a test drive. There are zero stress cracks or dings in the gel coat. Not even on the keel. Fresh bottom paint. I am ok with wood aslong as it is sealed tight, no rot and fiberglassed in well. I havent found anything online about rot issues in these and everything I find is nothing but great reviews. My last boat was a early 90's bayliner and I lost sleep over it once I found the rot and I am making certain I do not on my next!! Do these come standard with mercruiser I/O's in 220 hp? Any issues? Its a 2002 maxum 2300 sc.
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Res first ....welcome to the website.....sounds like you have taken the right steps. I have had a 1988 2150 and 1993 2650 bayliner. Best darn boats I have owned.

Not sure what is standard engine is. Make sure you got a v8 in that.

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Old 12-14-2012, 01:17 AM   #5
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Definately has the V8. Its a 220 hp mercruiser alpha 1. I know nothing about that motor reputation as I have only dealt with outboards Thanks for the welcome! Hopefully I can join in on the discussions Any info that could help me make a decision on this boat would be appreciated!! Good and bad!
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:47 AM   #6
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I had a '97 2300 sc and it was one of the best cuddies I've owned. It had the 7.4L 320 HP with the B3 and would jump out of the hole and cruise real well.

Take a couple buddies with you for the sea trial to simulate the gear you will have on the boat in the future.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:42 AM   #7
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The dealer just sent me some pics. The motor is very clean and its the 5.7 250 hp. He said he was just out in it with 5 other mechanics just on a lunch cruise and it hit 45 and cruised 30 mph. He said they werent small lol.
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Thats really good to hear. I have yet to hear any real negatives about it, which is comforting, whereas my trophy was bashed up one side and down the other lol.
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Research what WOT should be and make sure it gets there ... I'd question him taking 5 mech out for lunch .. 6 people on a boat that size with that power package hitting 45mph...... I'm skeptical.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:51 AM   #10
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Will do! I know with my Trophy, it had a 175 on it and it didnt matter how many people or gear i had, it would do 45 mph wot. It was wierd. Ill see. Its just going to be my dad, me and the guy. Typical load with me is about 4-5 people and just minimal gear.
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