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Old 04-19-2005, 06:54 AM
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Default Parker 2320 Sport Cabin information needed.

Does anyone have any experience or information on this model? I was interested in ride quality, performance numbers, fit and finish, cabin comfort and such. Also interested in any negitive opinions. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-19-2005, 08:33 AM
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Default Re: Parker 2320 Sport Cabin information needed.

Here's a perspective from the west coast. I've had mine since Sept 02, put around 425 hours on it since. It's an 02 with an F225, softback house, full Raymarine electronics, 45 gallon bait tank, half tower, and assorted other goodies.

It gets run to the tuna grounds in the summer and fall-120-200 miles round trip. Right now is our White Seabass season at Catalina Island, so we are overnighting a couple of weekends a month, plus local and island freelance stuff. It also gets trailered to central California and Baja with regularity-the primary reason I got a 23 and not a 25, the 8'6" vs. 9'6" width.

WOT with a light load is ~37 kts, fully loaded ~34 kts. Not that sea state and my fuel budget allow that very often. Typical cruise is 22-24 kts at 4400-4800 rpms giving 1.8-2.0 nmpg. Worst ever 1.5 nmpg, best 2.2 nmpg.

Drifts nicely. Moves alot, but no head snap. Very comfortable on a long chum slick in the afternoon westerly. Runs upswell nicely with a little tab, downswell is good for a deep V-surfs OK, doesn't want to round up, struggles abit when speed gets out of phase with the swell-stalls going up the back of big ground swells if you don't watch the trim and throttle. Doesn't like the autopilot downswell. In the trough it's nice, wind chop and no swell is dream like.

Fishes 2-3 perfectly, 4 at the island, nearshore is fine, more is a family cruise with minimal fishing.

The only thing I would change is getting a porta potty instead of a plumbed MSD. For as much as it gets used, the plumbing and tank take too much storage space.

As delivered it's a no frills boat, so you spend a lot of time dialing in your specific needs and accessories. Once it's done, and mine is close, it's just about perfect.........

Since you are in Morehead, go see Robin at the plant and get the real details. My wife and I did and it was worth every bit of the effort. Showed us a great part of the country and now we return a couple of times a year.

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Old 04-20-2005, 08:41 AM
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Default Re: Parker 2320 Sport Cabin information needed.

Jeff,
Thanks for all the information. Just what I was looking for. I am going to make an appontment at Parker. Thanks again.
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:10 AM
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Default Re: Parker 2320 Sport Cabin information needed.

I also have a 2320, with the F225. Have had it one year and fish on the Chesapeake. I can't say much more than Peregrine other than I have some customization ideas. Robin is very helpfull. The 2005 model year is VERY different than my 2003. Higher freeboard, lower cabin.

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Let's here/see the customization ideas............

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Old 04-20-2005, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: Parker 2320 Sport Cabin information needed.

They have been redone for 2005 with the 2320 SL. Anyhow here is a review of the 2320 before the change over:

http://www.powerboat-reports.com/pub...es/5054-1.html
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