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Old 03-21-2016, 02:53 PM   #1
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Default Thoughts on 1997 MAXUM 2800 SCR

I'm going to be looking at this boat and it is in very good condition. It has a mercruiser 454 with a bravo 3 outdrive. I'd like to get some feed back from anyone who has one like this How is the ride, what is the average GPH and generally what do you like and dislike about it.

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Old 03-21-2016, 03:59 PM   #2
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The only thing that boat has to do is charm you , Ken! No one else. I'm sure you might get others to offer their 2 cents, but.....

The engine likes gas but you will never have to worry about brut power. The bravo 3 will bite the water like a bear bite. So does the boat fit your needs? Questions you have to ask yourself.

So you find out this is the right boat, get a survey done , do a trial run with the surveyor. Money well spent.

Good luck and let us know if you're going to join the Maxum family.

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Like Roger said it's about what you like about the boat.

Hard to say what the GPH will be as it will be based on how you use it can cannot rely on how someone else uses theirs however at cruising speeds I would expect 12 - 15 GPH.

What boat do you currently have and what are you looking for this boat to meet you needs?
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Here's an interesting link re fuel consumption - MerCruiser 454 MPI Fuel Consumption 310 HP (MerCruiser 7.4 mpi v8) MPG GPH Test & Specs US Gallons per Hour
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mmwjr Right now I have a Bayliner 2655 Ciera. It is a real nice boat but the Maxum 2800 SCR Has a lot better cabin and cockpit layout that would suit our needs better on a 2 month trip we are planning this year. The Bayliner is forsale. If things don't come together we will do the trip with the Bayliner.
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your in mass ??? where is r trip to ? Im doing block island 6/8,9,10 /2016
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your in mass ??? where is r trip to ? Im doing block island 6/8,9,10 /2016
Yes, I'm in MA
For the trip we are doing the Erie Canal, Oswego Canal, Lake Ontario, Thousand Islands, Rideau Canal to Ottawa, Ottawa River to Montreal, St Lawrence to Sorel then the Richelieu River to Lake Champlain then back to Albany N.Y. were we will start.
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So you are taking your boat by water to NY start from there ? all inter coastal ??? that's a great trip .
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i will follow you lol
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mmwjr Right now I have a Bayliner 2655 Ciera. It is a real nice boat but the Maxum 2800 SCR Has a lot better cabin and cockpit layout that would suit our needs better on a 2 month trip we are planning this year. The Bayliner is forsale. If things don't come together we will do the trip with the Bayliner.

You can call me Mike

I agree for long term cruising the 2800 will be nicer with more cabin space.
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