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Old 01-02-2020, 11:57 AM   #1
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Hello and Happy New Year to all. Considering purchase of a 2000 Maxum 3000 SCR. Currently own a Bayliner with MC 5.7L (carbed) and Alpha Gen II. Wondering how accessible the engines (also 5.7L EFI) are in the 3000 SCR? I do most of the maintenance/repairs on our current boat, but curious about accessibility on the SCR engines for plug, oil, and general maint. Any problem for a 6'2" 250lb frame getting in to the bilge area?

Also, any Maxum SCR or MC Bravo specific issues I should look at during inspection visit?

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......... curious about accessibility on the SCR engines for plug, oil, and general maint. Any problem for a 6'2" 250lb frame getting in to the bilge area?
You would really need to tour the boat and make that assessment yourself. I don't think anyone could tell you whether you will or won't be able to easily or comfortably access something (One man's 'No Problem', is another man's "No Way").

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Also, any Maxum SCR or MC Bravo specific issues I should look at during inspection visit?
Hire a surveyor. It is worth the money. If you don't really know what to look for, then it is not advisable to be conducting your own survey and sea trial.
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Welcome aboard!

If equipped with remote oil filters changing oil wonít be an issue. Spark plugs arenít to bad to change. Distributor is somewhat of a challenge.

Roger (biggerseagar) has one of these and can give more detail.
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For the most part it's not bad if you don't have a genny for having room to do maintenance.

Still every year I go on Craigs list to see if I can find a mechanically inclined short person ( under 4 feet) to do my work. Sadly this never comes to fruition......lol

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Shrew - I Understand, opinions are personal to each of us and some may not be as useful as others. Thanks for the look and feedback. I have always - and will - personally inspect and have any boat surveyed as I have done with all previously owned boats.
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I'll phrase it a different way as I appear to have misunderstood the question. If you're familiar enough with boats to perform an initial survey, then there are no known known 'bugs' with the SCR line which you need to be aware of. That is, nothing beyond what ANY boat would be susceptible too.
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Thanks to all for your time and responses. Good info. Appreciate it.
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For reference under Documents of this site you can find owner manuals for most boats including the 3000 SCR but itís combined with a few other models. There is also Mercruiser manuals there.
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Thanks Mike. Found it! Good info to have.
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Thanks Roger. I've been looking for that fellow too!! This one has a genny, but pics look promising. Thanks again.
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