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Old 06-03-2015, 04:39 PM   #1
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Just purchased my 2001 Maxum 2500 SCR this January. My wife and I have taken her out quite a bit and she runs great.

So far we have figure most everything out with the exception of the faucets. I've tried turning the faucets on but nothing comes out. My first thought was that a switch needed to be turned on (does it?). Then I thought maybe the tank just needs to be filled up first. Or maybe both?

If a switch needs to be turned on are there two separate switches for hot and cold? If not does anyone know how to get hot water on the 2001 Maxum 2500? Does the engine just heat it as you run or does it need shore power? Or both?

Lastly there is a valve on a hose that I think says AC line. Does this need to be turned on to use the Air Conditioning? This I know I will need a generator/shore power or inverter w/ additional bank of batteries.

Thanks in advance for all of your help!
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:57 PM   #2
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Make sure your tank is full of water.

There should be a power switch just below the counter top near the sink. It will glow red when turned on. Press the top of the switch in.

Hot water is generated when the engine runs or can be heated when plugged in to shore power if you have a heater. Look for a switch on the panel.
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:59 PM   #3
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Thank you Phillbo! I did see the switch you are talking about before. Sounds like I just need to fill it up. You wouldn't happen to know how much water the fresh water tank holds on that particular model would you?
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My 2004 2500SE holds 20 gallons of fresh water. I'd expect your to be the same. When you turn on the power switch you should hear the pump prime the system (it will make a growling noise and then stop when fully primed). If you don't hear it,you may have a bad pump.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:21 PM   #5
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Thanks again for the info and quick responses!
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:17 PM   #6
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we don't use the hot water.. smells funky from tank. the hot water tank should be by the batteries but shouldn't have a valve. At least there isn't one on our 2800 scr.
our switch light it out but switch works.
one thing I found out last year- if the tank runs out the pump will run continuously and possibly burn out or worse (fire). probably not but makes me nervous.
we don't use the water for drinking just washing up in the sinks.
enjoy the new boat!
ac valve needs to be open. we had to open up the 4 screws that hold plastic housing to pump to bleed air out. just break the seal and let a little water come out, doesn't take much. only had to do that twice in 2 years but something to know.
Make sure water is coming out the bow port when it's running.

ours was a little low on Freon. R22 is what is should take. buddy topped it off and it works really well.

lastly I always triple check before filling up gas or water. Would be awful if gas went in water tank or vise versa.
My wife accidently put fresh water in waste water tank but that wasn't too big a deal.
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:28 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info Baby Blue. Im assuming your answer concerning the valve being turned on for the AC is still only for the purposes of using the AC and has nothing to do with the faucet water?
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:00 PM   #8
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Not all boats were plumber to make hot water off the engine, look and see if there are 2 hoses from the engine to the water heater.
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:14 PM   #9
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Thanks Mike. Heading that way in about 30 minutes. I will give her a look.
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:10 AM   #10
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i am new to a 2002 2300 SR (open Bow )...very nice boat.

Where is the switch to turn on water pump to get water to the sink and transom shower. Thanks for help....nothing in manual.
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