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Used Parker 21 se Vs. 23 cape

Old 07-17-2020, 06:21 PM
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Default Used Parker 21 se Vs. 23 cape

This is my third year boating and my current boat is a Montauk Classic with a Yamaha 90hp 2 stroke.

Boat is 100% professionally maintained and you name something on the boat I did it. Electrical, steering, new engine, all the wood, new batteries, new gps and seperate fish finder.

this boat is great 70-80% of the time but it is tough for me to bring people that are beginners to fish because not a lot of room. It also pounds in any kind of chop and my wife is starting to come out more and more.

Before Covid hit you could get a Parker 21 se for $35k used with a trailer with a couple of hundred hours. Now the market is insane I called on boats with 600 hours and itís like $40k. this boat new is too expensive for me, but I wonít spend $40k for a heavily used boat.

i prices out a 23 cape made by maycraft wirh trailer and a suzuki 175 and many options itís $50k. Only problem is I would have to wait 2 months for it.

What is your opinion on both boats? I am sure this will be the biggest and last boat I will buy as I am in the Long Island sound, I am not running an inlet and wonít go out in more than 2 footers.

i drove the Parker really liked it but people tell me they are not good in rough conditions? The cape craft 23 is not as big of a name?

what do you think? I am 90% leaning towards the cape craft as I will get something new with all the warranties and in time for Striper fishing. Also itís the easiest logistics wise for me.

any advice here?
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Either boat youíll have to slow down and tab down in rough conditions. Theyíre modified V shallow deadrise boats. If youíre worried about rough conditions I would look at the regular Parker 2100 instead of the SE. that has a 21* deadrise. Granted a 21í boat is still a 21í boat.

Both brands are no frills fishing boats. The Maycraft probably even more no frills.
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Who is telling you two months to get a new boat delivered? If its the dealer you might want to take that with the largest grain of salt possible.

2 months for a boat in the dealer's inventory is believable. Not from the factory... there is a global pandemic going on!
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Originally Posted by 210VenturaForShura View Post
Who is telling you two months to get a new boat delivered? If its the dealer you might want to take that with the largest grain of salt possible.

2 months for a boat in the dealer's inventory is believable. Not from the factory... there is a global pandemic going on!
he is saying he has to ship from maycraft.....you think that is not believable? I donít want to get stuck without a boat to fish.....if I get the boat at the end of the season I would Rather wait and not pay $1k in storage
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This is the best comprehensive post on the maycraft 23
2016 May-Craft Cape Classic 23
Old 07-18-2020, 09:05 AM
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Local dealer says he can do a 210 Montauk for 60 and throw in storage
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Originally Posted by dleopoldi914 View Post
Local dealer says he can do a 210 Montauk for 60 and throw in storage
thatís still too much for that boat in my opinion
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I bought a used 23 parker a year ago. Best move I've made in a while. I love it. However the extra 2 feet on the cape will make a difference when fishing. If you can get the Parker in your hands I would take it. A dealer will tell you anything to get you on the hook. A bird in the hand!!
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Originally Posted by ahp2009 View Post
I bought a used 23 parker a year ago. Best move I've made in a while. I love it. However the extra 2 feet on the cape will make a difference when fishing. If you can get the Parker in your hands I would take it. A dealer will tell you anything to get you on the hook. A bird in the hand!!
so wait 35k for the Parker? Donít trust 2 months delivery for the cape?
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Just spoke to the dealer he told me he might of said 2 months but he is waiting 3-4 months for boats now. Letís see what happens.
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I just posted my very clean 21 SE on THT. Take a look if you are still hunting.
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