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Old 10-26-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
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With Maxum line of boats being discontinued, perhaps we should start putting list ... to try and find equivalent value/spec boats ?

Brunswick had the sequence pretty clear as .. Bayliner at start of the range, then Maxum followed by Sea Ray.

What boats should be added and where would they fit in pecking order ....

Rinker
Tahoe
Bryant
Four Winns
Monterey
Cobalt
Chaparral
Regal (are they still going?)



We should keep the list to general purpose boats ... leave off Sunseeker, Princess & the tournament boats.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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What boats should be added and where would they fit in pecking order ....
None. I will own my current Maxum until the day I die, and then be buried with it. My wife will have to find her own plot.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:51 AM   #3
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What?...no bayliners???


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Old 10-28-2009, 02:41 PM   #4
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Don't know much about the brand (actually nothing) but I did see a Cruiser Yachts out on the lake that looked quite smart. They also seem quite reasonable in terms of price. Take a look;

http://www.boattest.com/oem/general-inf ... 7#OverView
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What boats should be added and where would they fit in pecking order ....
Everytime I see this on a boating forum, it always ends up as an argument over who's boat is better.
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Old 10-30-2009, 03:07 PM   #6
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Don't worry Tig....I'd say that everyone here is very conciderate and intelligent....if it gets into a pi##ing match..I'll slow the fight down...if need be..I'll shut it down....but we've never had an arguement here on the maxum site..

make your suggestions...but remember...it's an opinion.....


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Old 10-30-2009, 04:19 PM   #7
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What boats should be added and where would they fit in pecking order ....
Everytime I see this on a boating forum, it always ends up as an argument over who's boat is better.
Forums are about debate ... And in this case we would all agree that we all like Maxum .. But as they are no more it is not a case of mine is better ... Mine is no longer available..
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:02 PM   #8
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Speaking as someone who has owned two Bayliners, a Rinker and a Maxum, can I just say that the Maxum has the edge on all the boats we've had.
I agree though, that now the brand has been discontinued, it's not so much what to get instead, but to try to preserve all living Maxums as far as we possibly can! This is a great forum for sharing spares, manuals, tips etc to keep our boats servicable, and if we're members of this club it should be our prime function to help everyone who needs something.
Maybe we should be making sure that dealers are not getting rid of valuable parts just because they no longer sell the boats?
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:02 AM   #9
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I was recently reading that the only 'maxum' specific parts on the boat were the hull & the carpets.
Everything else is a standard off the shelf part.

I would have thought that padded comings, engine cover etc., were maxum specific but have no proof of that.

Engine, drive, screen, cleats, instrumentation, contols ... are all standard parts.

In EU there is a legal number of years that you have to stock spares in you discontinue a model/range .... be interesting if Maxum had to sign up to that to gain CE certification.
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:06 PM   #10
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Out of curiosity, how long have Maxum been making boats? Is it likely that when the economy turns that the line may be resurrected or perhaps bought by another manufacturer much the same as the auto industry has gone? Obviously there is value in the brand itself. What do you think?

BTW, just got back from a weekend in Florida. You guys on the intercostals have a boaters dream
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