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Old 12-12-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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Hello all.

Our family is the proud new owner of a 2004 Maxum 2400 SD. We love the boat and all of it's room. We got a great deal on it as the previous owner was looking to get out fast.

There are a few minor items that require some work, but overall, the boat is in good shape.

Among other things, I have replaced the rotted out trim pump bracket, removed the dead stereo (new one on the way), sent the dead tach to Faria for replacement/repair, and replaced broken toggle switches.

The list of things still to do includes recommisioning the fresh water system, fixing the distorted bolster on the helm seat, and buffing/waxing the hull. There are a few broken parts that need replacement such as the windshield standoff/catch and the ladder storage clips. We will be at about 100% when I get those items taken care of.

I think I am going to farm out the buffing and waxing of the hull. I got a quote for about $10 a ft. Does that sound like about the going rate for a buff and wax? The hull is faded from being kept on an outdoor dry rack for 3 years. The cockpit is in good shape though as the boat always had the cockpit covers on when racked. I am hoping once the hull is cleaned up, it will be easy to keep it looking good as we are storing the boat on an indoor dry rack.
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:20 PM   #2
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dave..welcome to the zoo...glad you got a good deal albiet little repairs being required...the 10 bucks a foot doesn't sound bad..it's about what is going around here.....then it should be fairly easy to keep up with it...remember it needs a couple coats of wax each yr to keep it looking good...I'd recommend seapower...
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Finnaly got around to having the hull buffed and waxed. Had to take care of the annual engine service and a few other minor mechanical items first. It came out great. Looks nearly like a new boat now. Even the faded blue hull graphics came back looking nearly new. Ended up paying $12 a foot but well worth having it done by a pro.

The boat is running great and everything but two items on the fix it list from when we bought it have been taken care of. One item still outstanding is the broken skeg and the other is the distorted bolster on the helm chair. I am planning on having the skeg taken care of on the next annual service. Don't know what to do about the seat as the zipper to get inside to the foam is frozen. I'll have to play with that some more.

No boating going on this week as TS Fay is sitting on top of the marina!!
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