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Old 08-16-2020, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default Newbie going to look at a 1999 2800SCR today.

Hello, I am curious of what things I should look for as I am looking it over today. I am new to Maxum so dont really know their history. I am readng that some people say the boat is underpowered and a pig with the 7.4 and bravo 3? Am I making a mistake with this boat?? Personally I dont want to run twins.
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Old 08-16-2020, 04:01 PM   #2
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A buddy had the same boat and it was a pig until he got a set of 4 blade props from Hill Marine. Totally different boat afterwards.
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Old 08-16-2020, 04:44 PM   #3
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Take it for a sea trail and see if you think it’s under powered, different people have different opinions on how much power they need. As stated a 4 blade prop will help. Maxum is no longer in production but as all boats most items are third party so no real issue. I have not heard of any hull issues beyond normal for old boats.
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I bought it. It actually preformed pretty well, but may eventually look into 4 blades.
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I bought it. It actually preformed pretty well, but may eventually look into 4 blades.
Congratulations!
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Thanks! It looks like mine are 24p, is that standard? If I was to do some research on 4 blades what do I look at, I dont want to break the bank, but dont want crap either!
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Call the guys at Hill Marine. They will set you straight and are very easy to work with.


https://www.hillmarine.net/
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Not sure what it came with but I would first check the WOT to see if it achieves 4400-4800 rpm.
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It does!
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Then you are pitched correctly... Nice boat. Enjoy!!!
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Then you are pitched correctly... Nice boat. Enjoy!!!
Agree but the 4 blade should help it plane sooner. I would talk with Hill Marine as suggested to hear what they think.
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A buddy of mine has a 2800 with the same motor and I believe he is running a hydrofoil he purchased on amazon. He swears by it, says he gets on plane quicker and has better fuel economy. They have used their 2800 a lot this year and love it. Heather and I plan to move up to the 2800 possibly or a 3000+ (but we are currently loving the fuel economy of the 2400 SCR)

Congrats on your purchase, I've spent a lot of nights on boats and this is our first Maxum as well, we have quickly fallen in love and become brand loyal.
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I ran a hydrofoil on my last boat and it did make it plane quicker but that was a smaller boat
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I ran a hydrofoil on my last boat and it did make it plane quicker but that was a smaller boat
yes I've heard the smaller the boat the better the results, but my buddy is running a 2800 and swears he's getting results so that's promising.
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Make sure that whatever you do, always only use Merc Bravo 3 props. They make a 4 over 3 in multiple pitches. Currently I am running 22 pitch 3 blades on my 2000 2800 SCR, but am going to install and try 19 pitch 4 over 3 at the end of the season when I pull the boat out.
There are other 2800s in our marina that are running 20 pitch 3 over 3 and 18 pitch 4 over 3.
Just find a reputable prop guy and try other pitches till you find the right one. Expect to pay about $1300 a set.
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Hydrofoil? I'm trying to figure out what you are talking about. I've heard of people putting Whale Tails on the outdrive but I don't think they accomplish much since any forward speed has it out of the water pretty quick....
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I wouldn’t use a whale tail on a large boat as they put undo pressure on the transom.
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As a side note, I am Thinking the new props you are referring to would be for the twin engine boats. Can you share the prop specification with me? Thanks
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Well I did install one of these and it sure feels like it planes faster and definitely feels more stable. https://www.boatid.com/se-sport/se-s...RoCGCcQAvD_BwE
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I had the same exact boat. 24P on a BIII with a 454 is overpropped. I would be shocked if you could reach 4800 rpm with a full load of gear, fuel, water and people. 22.5P is the correct number. I've run both.
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