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Old 10-21-2020, 12:12 PM
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I am set to take delivery of a parker in the Spring.

Does anyone know if these boats are 100% composite or do they have wood?

PS I test drove and looked at alot of boats before I went with the parker
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Originally Posted by dleopoldi914 View Post
I am set to take delivery of a parker in the Spring.

Does anyone know if these boats are 100% composite or do they have wood?

PS I test drove and looked at alot of boats before I went with the parker
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COngratulations! Fantastic boats.
We are actively looking at 2320SC (DV) which is the largest I would care to trailer. I have never been on a Modified V Parker, I would be curious.

Parkers are made with wood. From what I can tell, few horror stories, mostly rotten tanks at 20years which is common - wood or no wood.
Great company, seems to have stayed the same and keep the same leadership (completely unchanged) under the new ownership (Correct Craft) of a few years.
I would not give any thought to the "crooked parker" pilot house story, the backstory (and Parker's take) actually made me consider the maker strongly.

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COngratulations! Fantastic boats.
We are actively looking at 2320SC (DV) which is the largest I would care to trailer. I have never been on a Modified V Parker, I would be curious.

Parkers are made with wood. From what I can tell, few horror stories, mostly rotten tanks at 20years which is common - wood or no wood.
Great company, seems to have stayed the same and keep the same leadership (completely unchanged) under the new ownership (Correct Craft) of a few years.
I would not give any thought to the "crooked parker" pilot house story, the backstory (and Parker's take) actually made me consider the maker strongly.

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I looked at alot of boats and drove alot of boats:

I literally have a spreadsheet comparing the JB 23 cape fisherman, 23 cape classic, 21 montauk, 210 maritime skiff and a used grady 21 fisherman.

Reason for the parker is a strong dealer in the area with excellent customer service, can draft 10 inches of water (I fish long island sound and do alot of flat fishing), Yamaha which is a plus to me lots of yamaha shops in town, and I like the fact the Parker 21se comes loaded, some of those other boats need to pay for every little feature. Example: You want rod holders $30 a rod holder. Then you factor in the price I got the boat out the door all in and ready to launch for $58K. If money were not an issue I would take the Montauk 210. At $80K loaded the way I wanted it, its a hard sell to my wife lol.

I am going from a montauk 17 to this boat so space is not an issue, its like going from a studio apartment to a mansion lol
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Funny, we were just looking at Parkers at the White Water Marine (on LI) this past weekend, great dealership with a neat display of boats!
I've crawled all over various (pilot house and WA) models in the last two years, really leaning towards Parkers, in spite of all the wood.

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Yes, it is built with wood, just like a number of other high end boats. Nothing wrong with it if done right, and wet foam can be just as much of an issue as wet wood.

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It’s a fine boat. We’ve had one in the family for 8 years (2012 21 SE). With the Yamaha 150 the perfect power and dependable engine. She is Stable, fun, basic, easy to keep clean and a great bay boat. Slow down in any heavy chop and she’s going to give you many years of excellence.

They are built very well. Very sought after and great resale due to all the attributes mentioned above.
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Originally Posted by swatski View Post
Funny, we were just looking at Parkers at the White Water Marine (on LI) this past weekend, great dealership with a neat display of boats!
I've crawled all over various (pilot house and WA) models in the last two years, really leaning towards Parkers, in spite of all the wood.

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im actually using this boat in the Long Island sound. Perfect sound boat
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Congratulations! Parker is a nice rig and a solid company. I wouldn't hesitate to own one.
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Originally Posted by dleopoldi914 View Post
I am set to take delivery of a parker in the Spring.

Does anyone know if these boats are 100% composite or do they have wood?

PS I test drove and looked at alot of boats before I went with the parker
Parker’s are great boats. I’m curious to know why you bought a boat but don’t know how it’s made? Are you buying new? Not trying to stir the pot...
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Originally Posted by Ray G View Post
Parker’s are great boats. I’m curious to know why you bought a boat but don’t know how it’s made? Are you buying new? Not trying to stir the pot...
they don’t advertise if composite va not composite. Not a deal breaker to me.

90% of boat owners have no clue how boats are constructed. I am going up in size from my Montauk 17. Great starter boat but need space and the pounding in the chop and wet ride I am over
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Originally Posted by dleopoldi914 View Post
... but need space and the pounding in the chop and wet ride I am over
I don’t want to be the one to break the news about the 14 degree deadrise boat he has on order.

Seriously the entire SE series are AWESOME boats. Tough as nails and incredibly versatile. But they are not particularly dry and you get beat up in the chop. If those were your main criteria, a DV Hull would have been much more appropriate. That said, I absolutely love my 25SE. We fish it anywhere from deeper flats to 70miles offshore. I’ve seen videos of guys in NJ chasing tuna out of a 21SE. The trick is to slow down and use your tabs when it gets choppy. A permatrim helped tremendously in my boat.
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I don’t want to be the one to break the news about the 14 degree deadrise boat he has on order.

Seriously the entire SE series are AWESOME boats. Tough as nails and incredibly versatile. But they are not particularly dry and you get beat up in the chop. If those were your main criteria, a DV Hull would have been much more appropriate. That said, I absolutely love my 25SE. We fish it anywhere from deeper flats to 70miles offshore. I’ve seen videos of guys in NJ chasing tuna out of a 21SE. The trick is to slow down and use your tabs when it gets choppy. A permatrim helped tremendously in my boat.
im in the Long Island sound. I’m not running and inlet and if it is more than 2-3 footers I am not going out. Plenty of boat for where I am. I get it in the ocean different story. I spent most of my time in 3-10 feet of water casting at bass. I’m also coming from a Montauk. Anything in the chop is an improvement lol
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I fish in the eastern Long Island Sound and had a 21se. You are going to love it coming from a 17’ Montauk. Good on the drift, stable, relatively dry, and runs great with a 150. I added trim tabs to mine. It’s fine up to 2-3’s as long as you slow down and get the bow down. In those conditions I would cruise in the mid teens. For inshore duty you really can’t beat it so much so that I’m actively searching for another. Best of luck with your new boat!
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Parker uses primarily wood in their boats. They are made with classic construction techniques where the wood is encapsulated in fiberglass or coated with resin. The hulls are solid fiberglass.

Owners need to take care to prevent water intrusion, as is true for any boat with wood. Any time a hole is drilled into the wood core, the wood edges need to be sealed with epoxy. Then the hardware should be bedded in sealant. Most of the time the epoxy treatment of the wood is skipped, and the sealant eventually allows water to penetrate leading to problems.

Keep an eye on the deck plates. Lube the gaskets and re-seal and re-bed them if needed.

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I would be doing some serious research as to the “falling out” that led to the dramatic announce of Both the Parkers leaving Correct Craft immediately and “effective immediately “....like within the past few weeks...your boat will be built not under their watch...the future of the Legendary Parker reputation remains to be seen now that the family abruptly left the company. Nobody can deny, after reading that announcement, people were shocked and there should be no doubt by their tone that something ugly went done... sad, but again, the future resale value of your boat down the road could very well be determined on whether or not it was “Parker Built”, similar to why the most desirable Seacrafts are aka “Potter built”.... die hard Parker fans know what I’m trying to say....
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I would be doing some serious research as to the “falling out” that led to the dramatic announce of Both the Parkers leaving Correct Craft immediately and “effective immediately “....like within the past few weeks...your boat will be built not under their watch...the future of the Legendary Parker reputation remains to be seen now that the family abruptly left the company. Nobody can deny, after reading that announcement, people were shocked and there should be no doubt by their tone that something ugly went done... sad, but again, the future resale value of your boat down the road could very well be determined on whether or not it was “Parker Built”, similar to why the most desirable Seacrafts are aka “Potter built”.... die hard Parker fans know what I’m trying to say....
Couldn't disagree more. Linwood and Robin didn't "abruptly" leave the company. I'm a die hard Parker fan and I'm not concerned. No reason to think that "something ugly went down." They stayed until the end of their commitment to stay, about a year after the sale. That is pretty standard. I sold my company five years ago and stayed through a transition process. It has continued very well without me. Correct Craft has been around a long time and has an excellent reputation. Bill Yeargin (the president) has an excellent rep in the industry. I own a Parker 1801 and expect the boats to hold their value.

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