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Old 10-01-2018, 02:36 AM
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Default Parker 23 se with f150 yamaha 4 stroke

I'm considering buying this boat but I'm concerned it may be under powered.Thoughts on this much appreciated.Most of the 23 parkers are powered by 200 and 250 motors, is the 150 enough?
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:28 AM
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It is underpowered.
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Old 10-01-2018, 04:05 AM
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Definately underpowered.
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Old 10-01-2018, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by rich850 View Post
I'm considering buying this boat but I'm concerned it may be under powered.Thoughts on this much appreciated.Most of the 23 parkers are powered by 200 and 250 motors, is the 150 enough?
It all depends on what you intend to use the for - if you expect to be running at 43 mph WOT all the time, you'll be disappointed, if you're going to be mostly trolling and cursing in the 25 -35 mph range you should be fine. Many owners buy boats that are way over powered and wonder why the engines never run right.
I would consider a boat that meets your maximum speed needs and remember - most owner's don't spend that much time at wide open throttle .
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:44 AM
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Its under powered. I've got a 21' Sou'wester, which is very similar to the 21Se with a 150 2 stroke on it and really feel that I need more power. You will not be cruising at 35 as suggested above.

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I would keep looking. From an earlier THT post:

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[img]images/icons/icon1.gif[/img]I Owned a 23 SE. Probably one of the most versatile CC's around. honest 12" draft at most, feels huge and beamy inside, upkeep is a breeze. I would max out HP as they are a little piggish even with the 225. Rev4 is a great all around prop for the boat.
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A couple of guides on the Chesapeake run Parker 23se's with I4 Yamaha outboards. I cannot imagine the i4 150 being that much slower than the i4 200. They seem to do well with them. Shallower deadrise means less power to push them.

http://www.anglers-connection.com/?page_id=13 (I know his previous parker 23se had a 150, not sure if it is what is on the boat currently)

https://www.facebook.com/Eastern-Sho...7760673121295/ (currently has an i4 200hp)

Reach to either one for their perspective on the power choice.

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