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Old 02-11-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
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Ive been offered a Maxum 1900sr built 1998. It looks in a very good condition and I went out in it last year and it seemed to go really well with no problems.
The guy wants £4000 for it.
Does that sound reasonable??
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:11 PM   #2
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well..if it was converted into american dollars....
it sounds like it's a good price....get it surveyed and then you have something to bargain with....

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That's $7,803.22 U.S.

The NADA price guide states that with a trailer and 4.3L engine it is worth between $7,230 and $8,220 U.S.

It is right in the range. I think the price in a European price guide would even be slightly higher.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:44 PM   #4
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UK boats are generally about 30% pricier than in the US - £4,000 is an absolute bargain for that boat.

Big question I guess is - What's wrong with it?! What engine's it got and has it been regularly serviced and winterised? Good way to tell is that it should still be winterised now unless he uses it year round and drains/flushes the block out.
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Thanks for the replys. As far as I know its been looked after. Its froma friend of mine so I hope he wouldnt sell a duff boat!!
I'll have a good look round and ask him about his servicing and winterising etc.
Anything else to look for or tell tale signs of a bad boat!!??
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it sounds as if your mate needs some cash quick thats a bargain price dependant on condition especialy if its got a trailer,could be tempted myself although the other half may have something to say :twisted:
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Just had a look on www.boatshop24.co.uk and apart from a scrapper the cheapest 1900sr 1998 is over £8000, i would say if you wanted you could turn a shilling on your mates boat
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I just looked at some 1800s on boatshop24. The prices in Europe are unbelivible. There is a 1992 1800SR with a 4.3 selling for $20,600 USD. That's crazy. Between the boat prices and fuel I don't know how you guys do it.
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We are possibly the most heavely taxed country in the world we are supposed to be the home of democracy,we have a goverment that was voted in by only 20% of the population we have a prime minister that wasnt elected the weathers **** and if you work you are penalised,rant over
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I'd say ZT260 put that pretty well. Couldn't agree more!

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Andy if you don't have it can I have it please?
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Sorry but Its too good to turn down and im now the proud new owner!!!
anyone got any recommendations as to what I should check/change/do before my first outing.??
Planning on doing the impeller and oil change and also doing the barings on the trailer before anything.
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definitely a new raw water impeller..thermostat....check risers and exhaust manifolds....change drive oil and engine oil.....belts...all of them....get a plastic hammer and gently tap the hull looking for soft spots on the hull...wax the snot out of it....I'd also check the trailer brakes to make sure their working properly.........
check all trailer lights for operation.....and finally...take an approved boating safety course if you haven't already done so..
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As seapuppy said - get in otuch with the RYA and do a powerboat drivers course. Plas Menai do some good approved ones over near Bangor, North Wales. not massively pricey and many insurers will give a very fair discount to drivers with qualifications. You'll learn alot also

Get the boat to a reputable Mercruiser service centre and drop a few hundred quid on getting it thoroughly checked over and de-winterised.

where abouts do you boat? I can recommend a decent service centre. I'm also friendly with several of the Maxum dealers (through work) so can point you in the right direction.
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Thanks for the advice. The boat was serviced in 06 and has been out only 3 times since, I will do the impeller trailer barings etc and oil filter so start off with.
I have been rya qualified for years but any info on insurance companies would be great.
Im planning on going out from Portsmouth/Hayling Island mainly.
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Remember Fuel Filter too.. possibly even more important than the oil filter as if its 2 years old now it'll be starting to fall apart :P

I believe the RYA have a list of insurance companies that give discounts - call them or have a scout round on their website
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