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Old 08-23-2009, 01:21 PM   #1
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Hello all

I am doing some research on the Maxum 3500 SY. But I am not finding very much information about this model. No reviews, few pictures, etc. Does anyone have any experience with the 3500 SY? What can you tell me about it? Good, bad, ugly...

Do all of the late model 30'+ Maxums have a solid FG hull? Or did they ever core any of the hulls?

Oh, and what is the difference between the SY and the SCR?

Thanks for the info.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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http://www.maxumcustomercare.com/catalogs_index.html

have a look at the above go to owners manuals type in yr. and click on 3500sy(sport yacht)

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Old 08-26-2009, 01:46 PM   #3
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I have read through the owners manual and that has helped out some.

Really what I was looking for was some input from someone that owns this model boat or at least has personnally operated one.

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Old 08-27-2009, 02:48 PM   #4
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I have a 2001 35' SCR. I believe the SY designation was simply a model name change. The SCR in '01 and later SY(s) are the same boat. Anyway, we do love the boat. We have twin 454(s) that are 380 HP each. It gets on plane very quickly and crusing speed is around 28 MPH @ 3700 RPM with conditions right. The room on board is outstanding. I think that is due to how tall the boat stands. Our headroom in the cabin is about 6'4". Engine room has plenty of room to work althought the ladder is a waste since you always have to remove it to do anything other than oil checks. Gas stings a little. We burn aprrox 36 GPH. It holds 240 gallons. Creature comfort is very good. We have vacuflush, Raymarine RL 70C chart,radar etc with seatalk, camper canvas, cockpit cover. Not sure what info you would like so ask any qyestions you have. Would I buy the same boat again - yes.
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:08 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info. That all sounds good.

I see this is your 1st post. Welcome to the forum! We are glad to have you.

Do you have the V-drives? I am not even sure that boat came with I/Os. How does she manuever with the V-drives?

I did notice that the boat seems very tall. Does that present a problem with manuvering with that much windage? I guess you just get used to it.

Really I just wanted to hear from someone with experience with this model to get an idea of if I should keep it on my short list or not. From your experience, it sounds like a great boat. There was actually a brand new one listed for sale at a great price but it had sold by the time I inquired about it.

Thanks again for the insight.
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:34 PM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome. We do have v-drives. I don't believe outdrives are an option. With the inboards the handling in tight corners is very good. You're right, it does pick up some wind due to height but I honestly haven't had a problem due to it. All in all, regradless of brand name, i don't think I would go back to outdrives while I know speed would be better. We have a friend with a 39 Rinker with outdrives. Once on plane it runs very well (and fast) but it takes a lot to get it on plane and doesn't seem too handle well in tight places. He needs his thrusters too often which I guess is ok. We don't have and haven't needed thrusters......yet.
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welcome to the zoo.....thanks for your info on the 3500

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I have just purchased a 3500 SY 2005.
Happy with the general layout of the boat although have had numerous issues that were covered under warranty.
I have several pics inside and out that will help you...
I certainly know what you mean by not being able to get too many pics or info on the boat itself.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:58 AM   #9
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Congratulations on your new purchase.

The 3500SY that we were thinking about had been sold by the time I called about it. Since then we have found and purchased a Bayliner 340. It was just delivered to the dealer this week.

Thanks for the info though and please post any pictures you have of your new boat. Everyone here likes to look at pictures.
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