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Old 02-20-2019, 12:05 AM   #1
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We were thinking about putting our 98 Maxum 2800 SCR up for sale after 6 years , but decided to keep it since we know the boat and doesn't cost us anything besides maintenance.Doing some upgrades and have read reviews about swim platforms.com and swim platform superstore could anybody that has one from either give their review? Also ordered new seat skins from canvas plus and new lower drives fro SEI. Thanks almost boating season,6 weeks to get ready.
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swimplatforms.com has a great product. Love mine.
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They are great I have them on both my boats
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Hello , can you please let me know what kind do you have ? Bravo II or Bravo III ?
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Hello , can you please let me know what kind do you have ? Bravo II or Bravo III ?
He must have Alpha drives as SEI doesn’t make a replacement for any Bravo drives
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He must have Alpha drives as SEI doesn’t make a replacement for any Bravo drives
Thats why I was asking , They do not have Bravo II
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Thats why I was asking , They do not have Bravo II
If you read other boating forums a lot of folks have had issues with SEI driver failing in a few years but are covered by the warranty. Even those that last have pealing paint.
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I have alpha drives ,I replaced both lowers for less than the price of 1 merc. lower. They have the 3 year no fault warranty . So I decided to give them a try, the couple reviews on line that were negative were from 09 so I'll see if they made corrections since then. I boat on the Hudson in fresh water, so the salt won't be eating them up. I do a lot of trips,so I'll be posting updates on the lowers.
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I have alpha drives ,I replaced both lowers for less than the price of 1 merc. lower. They have the 3 year no fault warranty . So I decided to give them a try, the couple reviews on line that were negative were from 09 so I'll see if they made corrections since then. I boat on the Hudson in fresh water, so the salt won't be eating them up. I do a lot of trips,so I'll be posting updates on the lowers.
Interesting .. I did not know that the 2800 scr also came with Alpha Drives . I have the same boat 2000 2800 scr and I have twin Bravo 2.. That was the reason I asked about the type of outdrives... Thank you for the information

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Put the SEI lower units on and new props,just notified Canvas Plus sent out the new seat skins today,ordered the swim platform from swimplatform.com should be here in 2 weeks.
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Interesting .. I did not know that the 2800 scr also came with Alpha Drives . I have the same boat 2000 2800 scr and I have twin Bravo 2.. That was the reason I asked about the type of outdrives...
I think it depends on the engine package. I've seen 4.3's with Alpha's.
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Lawnman - I have 2003 2900 SCR with twin 4.3 and alpha drives. Curious ... what prop did you find works best?

BTW I ordered from swimplatform.com 2 yrs ago and am very happy.
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I use the Merc Black Max 14 1/2 with 19 pitch. I get a top speed of appox. 40mph and cruise at 28 mph.
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We were thinking about putting our 98 Maxum 2800 SCR up for sale after 6 years , but decided to keep it since we know the boat and doesn't cost us anything besides maintenance.Doing some upgrades and have read reviews about swim platforms.com and swim platform superstore could anybody that has one from either give their review? Also ordered new seat skins from canvas plus and new lower drives fro SEI. Thanks almost boating season,6 weeks to get ready.
We added an extended to our 1999 Maxum 3200 and it was the best money spent on that boat....this was done in 2010 and we are still enjoying it. Swimplatform.com was the company we used, the asked for the vin number of the boat, and sent it to our marina ready to be installed. The Marina installed it and we still use it.
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I ordered from swim platforms.com, it was delivered yesterday,going to pull the boat out Sunday and start installing Monday night after work. The new seat skins are on and the lower drives also ,the platform is the last part of the upgrades.
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I ordered from swim platforms.com, it was delivered yesterday,going to pull the boat out Sunday and start installing Monday night after work. The new seat skins are on and the lower drives also ,the platform is the last part of the upgrades.
Great to hear about it .. if you have the chance , please get pictures of the installation process.. you have the same boat that I have 2800 :-) .. we need a Swim platform installation post on this forum :-) ..

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Old 04-19-2019, 11:16 AM   #17
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I'll take some and post the pics when i'm done.
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We ordered ours from swim platform.com and our marina installed it....Love it!
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