Mohawk Maxim trash?

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Mohawk Maxim trash?

Post by MohawkOC1 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:56 am

Hello all I’m wondering,,,,, why does everyone trash on the Maxim?? I love Mohawk boats especially my Probe. I have a chance to buy a Maxim in near perfect condition but everyone says don’t do it, it’s an awful boat, you’ll constantly swim. I really want to know if this is true or have the few that had one just had bad experience? Any input is welcome even if it’s negative. Would love a non bias honest overview of the boats ability.

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Re: Mohawk Maxim trash?

Post by PAC » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:20 pm

Depends on your size and skill sets.... Found that larger paddles >180 and boaters that were not interested in a really playful aggressive platform didnt enjoy it it.
It was okay for me ~190 but newer models are more enjoyable. That said if at a good price and willing to put in the time to dial into it - go for it! A good boat for its time and intent but there is a reason the design has been shelved. My $.01
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Re: Mohawk Maxim trash?

Post by Mike W. » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:38 pm

Ditto on PAC's thoughts. I was only in one for a few minutes a long time ago. It requires more skill than your Probe. Folks who want to just cruise the river will probably not enjoy this boat. I only had a small wave to try it on. I thought it was responsive and would like to try one on a bigger feature.

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