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Old 12-04-2019, 02:06 PM
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Default Parker 2520 possible purchase

looking to move up from my 2120 to a 2007 2520.
Has the bracket and a F250 TXR

will have the boat surveyed asap....

it was used as a dive boat so it has seen some use..... doesn't look bad though just some cosmetic stuff here and there....

Any flaws or things to look out for on this era boat? thanks Joe
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Old 12-04-2019, 02:29 PM
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I've spent a fair amount of time on a 2530 with a bracket and twin 250 Yahamas, it's not fast by any means.
Is a single 250 enough for the 2520?
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If it's the deep V you'll want twins I think.
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it is a single 250.... modified V.... 16 degree
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make sure its not crooked.
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make sure its not crooked.
Pulease.
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Originally Posted by SeaPro48 View Post
Pulease.
Parker Boats sells guy crooked boat, then argues with him on YouTube
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If you're on Facebook, I suggest you look at the Parker Owners Group. There are a bunch of issues with the fuel tanks. This is one post of many about them.




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Originally Posted by jtwrace View Post
If you're on Facebook, I suggest you look at the Parker Owners Group. There are a bunch of issues with the fuel tanks. This is one post of many about them.



1999 2520 original owner. Original tank. Itís all about preventative maintenance. If you are familiar with the construction below deck, there are only two places on a 2520 water can get to the tank. Keep it from entering those two spots and water should never get to the tank. Iíve seen a 2520 with the deck cut out for a tank replacement. There really are only two areas of potential water getting to where you donít want it. Canít comment on the boat OP is looking at as obviously itís dependent on prior owners and them maintaining two $8 orings.

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You need to visit classicparker.com

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Originally Posted by TimC2520 View Post
1999 2520 original owner. Original tank. Itís all about preventative maintenance. If you are familiar with the construction below deck, there are only two places on a 2520 water can get to the tank. Keep it from entering those two spots and water should never get to the tank. Iíve seen a 2520 with the deck cut out for a tank replacement. There really are only two areas of potential water getting to where you donít want it. Canít comment on the boat OP is looking at as obviously itís dependent on prior owners and them maintaining two $8 orings.
care to explain where those two places are? I recently bought a 2007 21SE and these discussions of bad fuel tanks are keeping me up at night.
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I'm just posting what I've read. There are a bunch more...just look at that group on FB.




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My friend has a 2020, made him sign a waver saying the transom was wood not composite. They would not install UW lights at the factory

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My friend has a 2020, made him sign a waver saying the transom was sold. They would not install UW lights at the factory
i dont follow, can you please elaborate?
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
i dont follow, can you please elaborate?
sorry Iím mobile I fixed it
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
My friend has a 2020, made him sign a waver saying the transom was wood not composite. They would not install UW lights at the factory
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Underwater lights are (were?) an option in 2018. I almost bought a brand new 2120 with factory u/w lights last year.
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
sorry Iím mobile I fixed it
still confused. who made him sign a waiver? why?
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I would check for soft spots in cockpit deck and cabin top. Have outboard checked separately including for dry exhaust corrosion. Pull cockpit deck hatches including over fuel sender and look signs of leaks , wood rot and a dirty top of tank which might mean the foam around the tank is wet and leading to tank failure. Check all owner added or installed items for proper install and no moisture. Motor run history can be printed using YDS. Check front windows for leaks and signs of corrosion. If has windlass, check wiring for proper wire guage and fusing. Check wheel helm full CW and CCW for smoothness. Check steering ram for leaks. Common issue with SeaStar rams. Check bracket anode and motor ones. drain LU and inspect for water and have it pressure checked. Run HX will show number of hours ar various rpms. F250 is bare minimum forthat hull. A 300 or 350 Hp would be better, twin 200, 250 or 300would be a rocket . Check bracket deck hatch is not leaking into bracket. Check motor mounting bolts are correct and tight. Good lucks 2520 is 1500 lbs or more heavier than 2320. 2520 is big and highly praised.
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Although all of the comments mentioned are possible (with almost any boat), they are not likely for a 2007 Parker taken care of. I think if you have it surveyed and it gets cleared, you will be happy and have a great boat. I see you already have a Parker so you probably already have seen their quality. I would, as Salbrent mentioned, have motors checked for known exhaust problems with that year Yamaha 250. Most 2007 are good but the problem wasnít fully corrected until 2008 (from what Iíve read here and elsewhere). I have a 1997 parker that was used for diving and the hull, transom, and fuel tank are all in great shape. I would , as mentioned, look at all pie plates and ensure no problems but honestly I feel you would be getting a great boat and I would love having it. Lastly, the single 250 is fine for that model Parker, the Mod V. Obviously a 300 would be better but I feel you will be content with the 250 and then when you are ready to replace motor, in 5+ years, move up. Good luck.
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OP,
I had the exact boat you are looking at.
I bought it new.
I'd make sure all the pilot house roof penetrations were properly sealed. The roof is balsa and rots easily.
same with any other penetrations in the transom or deck.
on my boat, I sealed all wood with penetrating epoxy.
The 16 degree deadrise pounds a bit underway but is very stable at rest or while drifting.
Towing is a pain due to the oversized beam. I had to purchase an annual oversized towing permit because I heard if you have an accident while towing, insurance won't cover unless you have one.
mine was super economical with a single 250.
I like mine and was sorry when I sold it.

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