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Old 01-03-2008, 10:11 PM   #1
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Wanted to give a shout out to everyone and say HELLO. My wife and I recently purchased a 1992 2300SC Maxum. I was not aware of this websight until I spent some time doing a search for products needed to repair the boat. Our boat has over 400 hours logged in and is in very good shape for the wear. I have recently:
* Had the entire trailer sandblasted and repainted-rewired and added new lights.
* New bunker boards/mounts and carpet
* New safety chains
* New AM/FM/CD player with NOAA weather
* New front Portal Window (not yet installed)
* New windshield wiper and assembly
* New Antenna mount (not yet installed)
* New onboard battery charger

Goal is to get it ready for the summer since we purchased it at the end of last summer and only had about 2 months with it on the water. Kept it under dock while the trailer was getting painted and discovered leaks from the window. Motor seems fine and runs well - tops out at about 39 mph. Plan to change the oil this summer and go throught the engine more closely. Merc Outboard seems fine and trim tabs work well.
Only other issue appears to be the trim indicator on the dash is stuck in the up position. Seems to be a bad ground or as I read in the other posts there may be some faulty wiring in the "pucks" Something to look at on a warmer day. I know I am going to get a lot of crap for this because it is not "kosher" but I have had to stick a small ceramic heater in the engine compartment because we did not have time to have it winterized. As soon as possible we will but this is going to have to work for now....I hope....so far so good - stays a nice 50 degrees inside and is vented.
I hope to get some sources for items such as:
* Small plastic hing screws that mount in the small portal windows
* Marinco spot light moves in only one direction (up/down)
I have already read many of the threads and look forward to learning more about these boats - this is our first cabin cruiser and plan to keep it trailered for now. We have a Skeeter Bass boat and I have been a boat owner for over 15 years now. As far as my name goes I try to keep it the same on all my blog sights
Chef - I am a regional chef for a large company
442 - I love Oldmobiles and currently restoring an 83 Hurst/Olds
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:45 PM   #2
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Welcome Scott i have the same problem with the trim gauge i am in the process of changing the the trim senders on the leg as the starbrd side sender is broken apparantly a common problem

regds ashley
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:00 PM   #3
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Welcome Scott i have the same problem with the trim gauge i am in the process of changing the the trim senders on the leg as the starbrd side sender is broken apparantly a common problem

regds ashley
Let me know how that goes - as I may need some insight. I plan to check for a good ground first and make my way to the back of the boat,
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:57 PM   #4
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Scott..
welcome to the zoo...sounds like a nice boat!!..on the ceramic heater....first off ..as you know a ceramic heater isn't approved for any gas fumed areas.....I'd stick one of those low voltage heaters for about 49 bucks....they stay on all the time and won't cause an explosion if there is any gas fumes handy......
sounds like you got things under control....

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Old 01-04-2008, 12:07 AM   #5
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welcome to the zoo...sounds like a nice boat!!..on the ceramic heater....first off ..as you know a ceramic heater isn't approved for any gas fumed areas.....I'd stick one of those low voltage heaters for about 49 bucks....they stay on all the time and won't cause an explosion if there is any gas fumes handy......
sounds like you got things under control....

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thanks for the insight - will look to change it out.
Any good sources for small misc parts such as the portal windows?
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:49 AM   #6
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yeah...I know you live east of here but we have an excellent marine supply store that can drop ship the items too you....

harbor marine in everett wa...Harbor Marine Distributors
Address: 1402 W Marine View Dr, Everett, WA 98201
Phone: (425) 258-1540


if you have the part numbers ..they can drop ship them too you....hope this helps...
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yeah...I know you live east of here but we have an excellent marine supply store that can drop ship the items too you....

harbor marine in everett wa...Harbor Marine Distributors
Address: 1402 W Marine View Dr, Everett, WA 98201
Phone: (425) 258-1540


if you have the part numbers ..they can drop ship them too you....hope this helps...
Great help, I will put it to good use
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Hey Chef, welcome. I too have a 2300sc, though a 1995. Still similar. Are you installing a new port window or replacing existing? I don't have one, on the list. SeaPuppy installed one, posted good pics of it.

My big mod this season is a swim platform. The boat has an excellent rear step design but with kids and my diving ambitions (breathing underwater), it could use the extra space.

As for the Olds, sweet! I have a 67' Delta 88 convertible for when I'm not in the boat.

Post some pics of both when you can. I also am on the Classic Olds Forum, http://www.classicoldsmobile.com/forums/
FRDMFTR is my handle there.

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