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Old 04-24-2019, 07:23 PM   #1
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Hi Maxum owners,
I need some recommendation from you who already has or had a Maxum 2800 scr about the choice of engine. I'm not a maxum owner yet but looking for one second hand from 1998-1999. Writing from Sweden by the way. I have found four boats on the second hand market;
nr1 has 7,4 mpi 310hp 1998
nr2 has Yanmar 6LP 315hp 1999
nr3 has Mercruiser 5,7 1998
nr4 has two mercruiser 4,3 2003
I'm not so good at engines and i find it difficult to choose. Which would you recommend? Something which is strong enough to plane but still economic to drive..
Is it a big difference between the models of 1998 and 1999? Am i missing a lot if i choose 1998?
And how important to have a bow propeller on this boat, specially if you have one engine. i want to have bow propeller but not all the boats have one.
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:20 PM   #2
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How are the fuel costs in Sweden? I would think the diesel would be most economical from a fuel stand point. Have you test driven these boats? If not I strongly recommend it. The twin 4.3ís would not require a bow thruster for tight maneuvers. Not much difference between the two years. Other who have or do own this model will provide more inputs.
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Welcome,

A bow thruster is not super common for a 28' boat. But if you are dealing with a lot of wind and/ or strong currents then twin screws would be nice as Mike stated.
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I have a 98 2800 scr with twin 4.3's, it planes quick and I get about 2 miles per gallon cruising at 28mph. With the twins its pretty easy to dock without a bow thruster.
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You chances of needing to repower the petrol engines is going to much higher. The diesel will get 5x the engine hours. The fuel costs will be much lower with the diesel as well.

The cost to repower the diesel will be twice a single 7.4 or both 4.3's.
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Thank you very much for all your comments. I will take a look at one 2800 scr with single 5,7 on the weekend for the first time. I have seen only pictures so far. Will be nice to see and feel one in reality. I will let you know. I think i have just missed the one with twin 4,3.

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I feel you will be very disappointed in the performance of a boat that size with a single 5.7L motor. I have a friend with the same boat and the 7.4L that use to struggle until he put on a set of 4 blade props.

I think you will be happiest with the twins.
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What HP is the 5.7, 260; carb or 310MPI?
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I have a 94 2700scr with 7.4 Bravo2 and wouldn't want any less hp than that.
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