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Old 08-29-2013, 06:16 AM   #1
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Cool Just bought a 1998 Maxum 1900 SR2

I just bought this maxum and I'm wondering if there is a good place online to order tops/covers. Also, how easy is it to do a shift cable bellow on this alpha one?? Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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Max welcome aboard.
I am sure others will chime on regarding the canvas inquiry.
Changing the bellows and shift cable will take between 4 - 8 hours depending on you skill and if anything is correded badly. So the real question is do you have mechanical skills if so the hardest part of the job is adjusting the new cable once installed. If you don't already have one get an aftermarket mercruise manual and review the proceedure.
Else it will probably cost ~$1000 US to have a mechanic perform the job. Then again parts will cost you ~$300 - $500 to do it yourself including the gimbal bearing.
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Thanks mmwjr! I'm a car/4x4 kinda guy.. I've worked on several motors/vehicles over the years - just never a boat. I already bought all the parts and for much less than that! Exhaust bellow, shifter cable bellow, u joint bellow, gimble bearing, seals,gaskets etc. Seems a lot of ppl complain about doing it.. But a lot of first timers do it. I think I may give it a shot. If anyone has any tips and tricks etc., would be greatly appreciated!!
Also, anyone ever replace a floor? Any advice?
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Sounds like you have the skill to perform the job. A few special tools are required to install the bellows, remove/install the bearing, ...

Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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Call Rick Ostler from Ostler Boat tops.
http://www.ostler-boat-tops.com/blog/#

He's in your area I believe.
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Call Rick Ostler from Ostler Boat tops.
http://www.ostler-boat-tops.com/blog/#

He's in your area I believe.

Close enough!! Thank-you.
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