Looking for some advice on a few things. Bought my 2008 Maxum 1800 SR3 and i'm on my third summer. Loving the boating life so far but running into a few irritations.
1) The cover that has all of the snaps. I find it very time consuming detatching and re-attaching this cover everytime i head out for a spin. The part of the snaps that are attached to the boat are starting to detach and leaving holes in the boat. Any better options for a quick cover?
2)I live on a half salt/half fresh water lake in Canada. I leave the boat in the water for the summer months. The first year there wasn't alot of buildup but last year the amount of barnicles were crazy. Had to get it professionally cleaned, no chemical strong enough that i could use to get them off. Does waxing the boat pre-season help with this? Is there anything else that can be applied to reduce or eliminate this? Is the only option to take the boat out once every few weeks and clean off the bottom? Any options for cleaning while in the water?
3)Docking the boat. I have 3 bouys attached to the boat and then tied to the dock. Over time the letter U from Maxum has come off and some of the other decals are getting scratched. I have seen a few people around the lake with what look like giant fishing poles attached to their docks which look like they keep the boat from rubbing. Any feedback on these or other options? I've seen in some other posts some websites that might have the replacement letters. I'll give that a whirl.
4)Damn rocks in the lake
The boat has a built in depth finder which is great for shallow areas, etc but it doesn't help with the giant rock in the middle of the lake. We have alot of lakes in Nova Scotia with random rocks. Had my prop replaced once already. Any advice on sonar devices or anything else that might help with this issue? Through talking to neighbours etc, i am able to avoid most in my lake but i'm looking to branch out and try new spots.
Sorry for the long list of questions. Any help would be greatly appreciated.