The burgee staff has been a constant source of frustration on most of our boats. What you can get at West Marine usually bends since it's made of thin metal or it won't stay in place once you hit 20+ knots. We found a solution though it is a bit pricey. So-Lo (https://www.solomarine.com/product/c...ubing-520-511/
) makes a real quality product. It still slipped a little, but this was solved with a $2 piece of plumbing rubber from Lowes. Cut a piece to wrap the railing location, put on the burgee staff and tighten, trim the excess with a utility knife. I can practically use the staff as a grab rail and it does not budge!
Fender storage on this boat is inadequate. While the forward fender baskets look nice, they really interfere with my line of sight from the helm. I also found that I never needed four of them. The solution was to mount 3 fenders (aesthetically pleasing with the boat's railing supports) on the aft rail. They are out of the way, don't a take up locker space and are where you need them when tying up.
Lastly, where to keep the boat hook since the cockpit is so compact? I found the solution when looking at other Maxum boats on Boattader.com. The radar arch behind the helm has turned out to be the best location with little chance of snagging crew members while being in reach from the helm.