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Old 10-13-2017, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default {newbie} HELLO ALL, LOOKING TO PURCHASE A 2005 3100

Im thinking of buying a 3100. boat looks nice. It has mercruiser 5.0 w/b3. i just sold my rinker and this maxum will be a step up in size. I have no experience with twins so this will be a first for me. Is there anything I should be aware of with this particular model?
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:07 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard

Funny I see folks post this question all the time and while I know of some boats that I would say yes there are issues with that specific model I don't know of any Maxum that fits this mold. I recommend a survey and have the engine and drives looked at by a mechanic.

IMO Maxum made a great boat fir the dollar too bad Brunswick shut the line down.
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Twins make boat handling MUCH easier. Practice maneuvering away from the dock using only the throttles.
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Thanks for the reply
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Welcome aboard. As an owner of a 01 3000 with twins b 2's once you catch on to using the throttles like driving a tank maneuvering in tight places can be very easy. Good luck on your hunt.


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Old 01-21-2018, 09:53 AM   #6
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Default Signed the paperwork on the 3100

Looks like we are going to be the new owners of a 2005 maxum 3100se. Looks like a great boat. Love the layout, sale is pending survey and sea trial. Hope the icebergs melt by spring, lol.
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Looks like we are going to be the new owners of a 2005 maxum 3100se. Looks like a great boat. Love the layout, sale is pending survey and sea trial. Hope the icebergs melt by spring, lol.
Congrats, enjoy the upcoming season
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The 'things to look at' are going to be the same for all boats. Maxum never had big 'gotcha's'. In fact, most boats in the new millenium don't. These types of issues plague boats of the 60's and 70's (e.g. fiberglass tanks, blistering, etc). These were mostly growing pains of learning how to work with fiberglass and resin, which was still new at the time.

Nowadays, most of those issues are gone. Even if things were to rear their ugly head, it would be much further down the road.

Get a good surveyor and he'll lookout for the common and uncommon stuff for you.
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