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Old 08-23-2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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good morning all im a newby on this site and have just sold my bayliner 2855 i am looking at a maxum 2800scr 1999 with the 6.2mpi it has done 194 hrs. is ther anything that i should look out for.it has bravo 3
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:00 PM   #2
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HOWDY!!!...welcome to the zoo...basically I have the same boat...only a 2003 model yr...we love ours...great room..lots of power with the 6.2ltr....and it has everything we need for a cruise..we recently spent 9 days on it....had a blast....the 6.2ltr is a great engine....the b3 is also good as long as you keep the zinc's and the mercathod system up....the engine will spin right up to the red line of 5280 rpms....look for any blistering on the gelcoat...easy to fix....I have alot of fun with ours...so...go for it as long as it's in good shape and taken care .....
let us know what you decide to do...good luck....
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:55 AM   #3
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Ditto on the zincs. We've got the B3 on our 1996 2700. I change them every year and replaced the Mercathode this year. A lot of early B3's had corrosion problems (we didn't), but I personally believe they didn't check the zincs often enough.
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:44 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies it has had new zincs on this year and has only done 194 hrs total what sort of fuel figures do you get?i will be taking the boss to look at it this morning,so i will let you know the out come,would it be worth having a bow thruster fitted.i have just sold a 2855 with a 5.7 engine,and have read that the b3 is easier to dock?

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Old 08-24-2007, 01:16 PM   #5
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the b3 is an awesome drive....no prop walk...it's way easier to dock...you can actually spin the boat in it's own length......if you know how to do it.......keep the zinc's up...and your not going to have any problems....
fuel is more or less dependant on wind and water conditions..so...you can probably look at about 12-15 gals/hr.....depending on speed/wind/water....not bad concidering...but the engine is turbine smooth.....good luck..
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:30 PM   #6
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Well placed an offer on the boat and it has been accepted subject to surveys going to pay deposit tommorow,another week or so of sleepless nights, shall be picking your brains over the next few weeks/months maybe even years
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:12 AM   #7
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Ashley!!..that's great news....your gonna love it...great boat!!..hope the survey goes well.....definitely use us for a source of info!!..
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here we go is b3 drive very stiff to engage forward and reverse when the engine is not running?also it has the trim gauge on the dash this i assume is for the trim on the leg.i have to get them to check the leg trim up switch as it powers in down but does not power in up

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Old 08-27-2007, 04:11 PM   #9
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mines kinda clunky too...it's been that way since we got it...so..I'm gonna guess that yes they are clunky going in and out of gear
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Cheers if everything goes through i might try some copperslip on the cables also were can i get an owners manual i have been on the maxum site with no joy they start at 2000 not 1999
i am also trying to find some reviews on this boat with out any look

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