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Old 06-22-2020, 04:59 PM
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I'm curious why Parker CC's do not seem to be talked about as much here as some of the other popular cc's?

My options are quite limited on the west coast, but a Parker 1801 is on my short list along with Scout 195SF and Robalo R180 (priced out of Grady & Whaler). Just want to make sure I'm not missing anything.
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They definitely are talked about as much as other brands but they are pretty well respected around here. Great boats for what they are but not for the sandbar and flash crowd.
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Originally Posted by fly_fish View Post
I'm curious why Parker CC's do not seem to be talked about as much here as some of the other popular cc's?

My options are quite limited on the west coast, but a Parker 1801 is on my short list along with Scout 195SF and Robalo R180 (priced out of Grady & Whaler). Just want to make sure I'm not missing anything.
Parkers are built on the east coast, so how many do you think make it to the west coast? Answer = not many. Parkers are great boats, but their dealer network is not as extensive as some other brands, hence not much talk about them on the west coast.
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Actually, Parkers are a dime a dozen on the West Coast.

I would guess lots of folks don't talk lots about them on here, because they are slower CC's and they don't have 45į of deadrise so everyone on here will say the ride will kill you.

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I think, as expected due to sheer numbers, this board has more Florida boaters than any other region. Parkerís are known for their sport cabins, which are not as popular down here as we have a pleasant winter. In contradiction of that, I will say they are on my short list because of that shelter Of that cabin and the huge amount of cockpit space. People think they are hot in the summer but clearly they havenít been on one. Itís great for getting out of the sun. As far as their CCís go, I think a combo of shallow dead rise and a Florida centric board keep them from being spoken of often. Plus, they have a more classic look a lot of boaters donít appreciate.
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I see a ton of Parker CC's out in the bay plenty- they were on the short list for me actually but went with BB. Always thought they are pretty boats.
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Guy in my marina has what looks to be a brand new Parker 21CC with a 200 Yamaha on the stern. Really nice. You see a lot of the walk-arounds up here, and older CCs. I like them.

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I love my 1801
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I love Parkers and have caught a lot of fish out of a 1801 and a 23 DV CC. I think they are fantastic no BS boats that will last a lifetime. Not a bunch of crap that will break.
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Not flashy and everyone likes foam stringers and bouncing decks in lieu of maintaining their boat.
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Love my 1801 and it seams like some one always has a wtb add up at one time or another so they must be somewhat desirable
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Originally Posted by BST24351 View Post
Love my 1801 and it seams like some one always has a wtb add up at one time or another so they must be somewhat desirable
we have loved our 1801 for ten years, its now 20 years old and is a tank. largest 18 footer I've been on.
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A lot of Parkers on the West Coast, they are better known for their cabin boats compared to their cc's. Pretty simple why there are hundreds of center console manufacturers and just a handful of major players in the forward cabin style market, Parkers know their niche and do it well.

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I love my 1801... the Parker's get plenty of talk on here. Great boats.
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Parkers are common on the west coast. So are Gradys. Most west coast glass boats are mass production boats from Bayliner, seaswirl, Grady, wellcraft etc.
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Love my 1801
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They make a nice and well made boat. Very plain jane. Not a lot of dedicated storage on most models.

I have many hours on quite a few different models of Parlkers.

The 1801 is a tough little boat. But it will beat fillings out your teeth. It's a rough ride. Just have to slow down.

As stated a lot are on the West Coast. Much bigger swells. So the ride isn't that bad. So deadrise isn't as important as the Gulf and East Coast.

I use to fish a 25 Foot MV and DV off the coast of N.C. The Modvee was and still the worst riding boat I have ever been on. The DV was a much smoother ride.

Parkers have their places where they shine and are good choices. But choppy water isn't one of them.


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The 1801 is a tough little boat. But it will beat fillings out your teeth. It's a rough ride. Just have to slow down.

The Modvee was and still the worst riding boat I have ever been on. The DV was a much smoother ride.
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I always laugh at people who say 18í boats donít ride well... yea, thatís because itís 18í long.

I always laugh at people who say this about Mod Vís... once again, because Mod Vís are Mod Vís. Purpose built for stability. Comfort on the drift over comfort cruising. Some of us like to stop and fish every once in a while.
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Ever since someone took a ruler to his parker and found the hull sides off by inches and same with the hardtop... a bit of their credibility went out the window.
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Had a 23se for 5 years ...great boat. There a A TON of them up my way

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