This is my first post on MaxumOwnersClub.com. I have been reading this forum for a few months now though I'm a new member as of today. Thank you for all the threads with useful info!
I bought a 2006 Maxum 2000SR3 in October 2015 from my father-in-law for $10,000. Motor has 250 hours and the boat is all stock. It has a 5.0 MPI w/ 260 HP and an Alpha One drive with a 1.47 gear ratio (I believe). I will be doing some basic preventative maintenance on it this spring (oil & filter, check all fluids, change outdrive fluid, flush cooling system, etc.) but the real question is... should I do more? For example, should I change my cap and plugs? Add a second battery and a battery switch?
The boat ran great last summer in Seattle when I bought it after a weekend of boating. Now the boat is here in Utah and most lakes are above 4500 ft. elevation. Should I change prop? I've read a lot of related posts about other similar boat owners switching to a 19-21 pitch HiFive. Does prop pitch matter in varying elevations? Can the fiberglass handle a tower? I noticed a lot of similar boats came with one installed stock so my wife and I have tower envy.
Also, I need to put a lot of elbow grease into removing oxidation. I saw this link in another forum and think I'll follow these steps:
Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax - SailNet Community
This is my second boat. My first vessel was a 16 foot with a 1983 80HP OB Mercury with a closed bow used mostly for fishing and cruising. I upgraded a lot on that boat over the 7 years I owned it (tint, new interior and carpet, fish finder, added gauges, larger gas tank installed, upgraded tires and rims on trailer, paint to both boat and trailer, reinforced fiberglass on floor where there was "squishy" spots, swim deck and ladder, etc).
Of course I have some items I'd like to update on this boat, too. First it needs a name...I'm thinking Maxum Exposure. Like I mentioned I'd like to add a tower (SamsonSports.com
), maybe upgrade the prop and likely the stereo system and add tint. This boat is 4 feet bigger than my last, hope we don't outgrow it too soon.
I'm getting the boat out of storage this weekend and will probably start with making her shine.