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Old 11-13-2006, 10:15 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

I have a new Maxum bought this year here in Singapore with serious condensation build-up inside the gauges. Speedometer, Tacho, Volt etc are all affected.

Weather here is similar to Miami and on all the occasion i use the boat in various weather, the condensation is the same. The dealer is puzzle what could have cause this problem but i suspect the cheap plastic gauge could have been the culprit as i'm aware glass gauges are better against condensation.

Would appreciate any advice on this from fellow Maxumers.

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Old 11-13-2006, 04:17 PM   #2
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yep...those gauges aren't the best around town...i never understood why the charge so much for a boat and toss in cheap gauges....I was a participant in a customer opinion session where they ask us out to the factory and we give opinions of what the next model is going to look like...
one of my comments was if your charging me close to a hundred k for your boat...the least you could do is put some decent gauges in....
some people have replaced them with better gauges..they're not hard to swap out.......that's what I'd do.....but I'm crazy ......good luck....
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Old 11-15-2006, 06:24 AM   #3
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Hi Everyone,

I have a new Maxum bought this year here in Singapore with serious condensation build-up inside the gauges. Speedometer, Tacho, Volt etc are all affected.

The dealer is puzzle what could have cause this problem but i suspect the cheap plastic gauge could have been the culprit as i'm aware glass gauges are better against condensation.
Don't think you're alone. I noticed this as well on my new 2006 Maxum 2200SR3 this past September once the weather shifted to a bit colder and a bit of rain.
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Old 11-15-2006, 06:01 PM   #4
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Cheap, expensive, plastic or glass you are going to get condensation in the gauge face.
The gauges are vented, which allows the moisture-laden air into the gauge. Once you have enough temp differentials between the air outside the gauge and inside the gauge - condensation will occur until the temp equalizes. inside/outside the gauge.

If you can find non-vented gauges that would work.
Glass faces would be better then plastic faces since there is less friction on glass it allows the moister to shed faster. IMO
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I'll post some condensation photos soon
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I have a 2006 Maxum and I've seen my gauges fog over many times this season.
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