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Old 09-08-2014, 05:51 PM   #1
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Default Newbie to this forum, sprucing up neglected Maxum 1600

I'm a newbie here on your forum, thanks for having me. I just purchased a 1990 Maxum 1600 from a co-worker, (for $1,000.) he had bought it about six years ago. He replaced the missing Force outboard (with a 1990 Johnson 40hp), and then used it a dozen times before winterizing and storing it outside in his driveway last fall. It's a complete boat (with a trailer) and even though she was a little rough from sitting, I could see that she was a diamond in the rough. I power washed it, cleaned everything with simple green, a scrub brush, my shop vac, and then got down to the nitty gritty (really more gritty than nitty). I cleaned the canvas covers and waterproofed them (with some waterproofing spray I bought at west marine). I rubbed out the gel-coat (three times with a wheel) using 3m gel-coat compound. Had new decals cut out and applied them on each side (one of the perks of working at a sign shop), then I scraped and scuffed the trailer before painting it. I replaced the tow chains and my next move is to drain the fuel tank. I'm going to use the bulb pump to extract the old gas but was wondering what I should use to clean any built up crud in the tank? I'm going to install an inline fuel filter when I reconnect the fuel line. I know she wont be a speedster out in the water but she'll get me out there far enough to cast a line with a cold beverage or two.
Here are some before and current photos.

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Old 09-08-2014, 06:23 PM   #2
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You are the Man!! Wally first welcome...............that is one of the best resto jobs I have seen in along time ! Congrats to you and all that elbow grease that was used. You have quite a gem from the rough there and the price was right. If you ever want to change out your seats Overtons.com has a nice selection of the fold down type.

Again great job and welcome.. PS nice red truck.... what year?

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Old 09-09-2014, 02:12 AM   #3
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You are the Man!! Wally first welcome...............that is one of the best resto jobs I have seen in along time ! Congrats to you and all that elbow grease that was used. You have quite a gem from the rough there and the price was right. If you ever want to change out your seats Overtons.com has a nice selection of the fold down type.

Again great job and welcome.. PS nice red truck.... what year?

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Thanks Roger, she's a '51 Ford (last winter's project.)

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Old 09-09-2014, 02:32 AM   #4
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Nice Wally!
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Wow. Impressive job! Thanks for the pics!
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:30 AM   #6
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boat and truck look great, nice job!
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Nice job! Motivating me to buff mine out. I bet that co-worker will soon be kicking himself! A little elbow grease could've earned him some good coin!
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