Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-18-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
Ensign
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
Posts: 1
Default New Buyer of a 1997 1900

Hello all! I am new to the boating world and looking into buy a 1997 Maxum 1900. The boat is in ok shape, clearly neglected for a while. What should i Look for besides cracks in the hull and a properly running motor? There is no engine hour meter. Just from looking at it, the carpet and seats are in good shape, the paint is faded and the prop has some bites taken out of the edges of the blades, but other than that the boat appears to be in good shape for the year. is $4000 too much to pay? Let me know your thoughts and suggestions!

Steve
__________________

stevo97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2007, 05:34 PM   #2
Admiral

 
seapuppy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Everett Wa
Posts: 4,681
Default

Welcome to the zoo!!...glad you joined and hope you have many good times with the boat..was this boat kept in the open or in a garage??..
.first off the hull can be restored using rubbing compound and a good wax...or what I use is called seapower...really does a fantastic job at restoring fiberglass and all...if it's really really bad..you may have to wet sand and the compound and finally a good wax...
for the inside use Mr. Clean magic eraser on the seats and to remove black marks....
for the engine..get it surveyed or atleast a good compression check..was it used in salt water???..if so..may have to pull the manifolds and check those to make sure that they aren't corroded beyond usage....change all oils and fluids....even the outdrive oils...this should be done before you do any serious running....find out from the owner when he replaced the impeller in the outdrive....what drive do you have??..alpha 1 gen 2??...if so..I'd replace the impeller before you even start and run the boat.....do a complete tune up on the engine...plugs,wires, cap and rotor....
then you can start the engine on muffs and check the timing.....adjust to spec.......finally ...before you run the boat out on the lake/river/ocean..take an approved boating safety course and enjoy the time on the boat!!....again..hope this helps..welcome to the zoo....let us know what happens...
__________________

__________________
Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
------------------------
SSN683 Association member
Par Excellence
------------------------------
2008 Bayliner 340 - "Wild Whim"
--------------------------------------
I live in my own little world....but it's okay-they know me here!!!

Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
Tap-Rack-Bang

Anyone that sez "Size doesn't matter" has never owned a boat!
seapuppy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2007, 03:55 AM   #3
Commander
 
tglee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 332
Default

What model is it? SR/SR2/XR and which motor does it have 3.0 / 4.3 or 115/120/150hp outboard? Does the price include the trailer?

Older boat pricing is very dependent on condition. I have seen some 1997 19' foot Maxums that are worth every penny of $8,000. I have seen some that aren't worth anything.

Search on the internet for 1996/97/98 models in similar condition and see what they are selling or have recently sold for. Most ads will have pictures so you can at least compare cosmetic conditions. You can also check some online price guides. Here is a link to one...

http://www.nadaguides.com/SectionHom...=24&p=0&f=5601


Good luck and we hope to see you on the water soon.
__________________
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."

MMSI# 338052622
tglee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Full color vinyl graphics hybris1 Maxum Owners General Discussions 2 08-11-2009 06:07 PM
New Owner bilge question tarkio Maxum Owners General Discussions 1 08-10-2009 12:55 PM
Car Amp? bmatt Electronics 4 07-27-2009 08:30 PM
music lovers- Stand by me seapuppy The Dock Walk 0 04-01-2009 02:40 AM
Charging Batteries while at the dock. Starship 3000 Maxum Owners General Discussions 3 06-18-2008 02:29 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.