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Old 08-03-2018, 02:17 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
I've been a 18 foot runabout boat owner for many years. I just bought a 1994 maxum 2400 scr.
Are there any tips or tricks that would enhance my learn curve of this larger boat?
Also, what does the SCR represent?
Thanks.
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:45 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard

SCR sport cruiser

A cruiser handles different than a sport boat I recommend taking a week day and find a cove to practice slow speed maneuvers that are required to dock her. Are you keeping her in the water, boatel, or trailer?
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:49 PM   #3
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Hi,
I'm keeping her trailered.
I took her out last Sunday for the maiden voyage.
She handles pretty well.
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Welcome aboard! Just do bigger circles for your bigger boat....good lucky and congrats!

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Wind will impact you more. Account for it.
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2400 will be slower, turns are wider, draft is deeper, but now you have a hotel on water that will sleep 4. Kitchen and bath. AHHH the good life. Enjoy.
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"neutral is your friend" is a great piece of advise I received many years ago. Now I pass it on to you. Welcome aboard and enjoy the cruiser life.

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Yeah... you have more mass moving so slow down. Never approach a dock faster than you wan to ram it.

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2400 was my first maxum. Great boat! Be careful it is heavy to trailer i burned out a lot of breaks and rotors on my tow vehicle.
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Your tow vehicle must have been under sized.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:56 AM   #11
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Great advice. I've also been an 18 foot boater. Just purchased a 2900 SCR and will take it out for the first time today.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:16 PM   #12
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My advice is to simply use the boat. The jump won't be that big of a deal. My first boat was a Maxum 2800 (L: 29'9" B: 9'9"). My second boat was a 39-foot trawler (L: 39' 9" B: 14'2").

You get used to it very quickly. Just take the boat out. More importantly....practice.

-> Turn the boat in full circles at headway speed to get a feel for its turning radius. Do it both directions and note any differences. A single prop will turn one way tighter than the other depeding on which direction the prop turns.

-> Practice spinning the boat in its own radius, again in both directions (Use the 'bump and fill' method alternating the wheel from lock to lock each time you go into Fwd and Rev).

-> Approach an object like a mooring or marker at headway space making a close pass. Just as you pass it, put the boat into neutral and get a feel for how far and fast she carries speed past it.

-> Approach an object like a mooring or marker at headway space making a close pass. Go to neutral, then reverse and practice until you can stop before the item.

-> Pull up to an object like a mooring or marker with your bow into the wind and try to hold your position with relatively the same distance keeping the mooring is directly in front of the bow.

-> Pull up to an object like a mooring or marker with your stern into the wind and try to hold your position with relatively the same distance keeping the mooring is directly behind you.

-> Practice backing into a slip

-> Practice pulling up to a dock side-tying. There are lots of empty or unused docks around. An empty T at your marina. Do this with the wind in different directions.
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2400 was my first maxum. Great boat! Be careful it is heavy to trailer i burned out a lot of breaks and rotors on my tow vehicle.
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