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Old 03-13-2019, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Eric J View Post


yes pulling and re adjusting a cap and re bedding the deck on a small boat like that should be cake work with the facility’s they possess
I corrected your sentence for you. Would and should are 2 completely different animals. Name a boat manufacturer that gets any work done in a day when a boat goes back.
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
Yeah, when something this blatent makes it out their door, it sure makes you wonder what's wrong in places you can't see.

But I could say the same for several other "quality" brand boats based on what I've seen first hand.

If boats were more reasonably priced, I'd be a little less critical. But I'm sorry, for what their charging for boats these days, they better be delivering a quality product, as opposed to some pretty looking gel coat covered turd.
Have to agree with this statement. There’s a lot of polished turds out there. This is the reason so many choose to buy older hulls and rebuild. Makes better sense with today’s boat “ values”.

Hate this story for the customer and for Parker. Thing is Parker HAS gone above and beyond reasonable offers to fix situation. Mentions of wanting a radar make it obvious this guy is trying to reach too far.

What this post SHOULD show potential buyers is that Parker is a stand up company that makes great boats. Why?
consider these types of posts when it comes to..... let’s say outboards. Hey my f 350 has a bad whatever part. Then you have a gazillion other folks who join in and fuss over the same issue.
THIS IS THE ONLY PARKER ISSUE POST.
This boat has issues no doubt. Look how Parker has responded.
Ive been watching to see if others got on here telling of their Parker nightmares. It ain’t happening. What does that tell You?

Would NOT take Parker off of my short list if I was looking for a new ride. Know to many hardcore fishermen who swear by their Parker.

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Old 03-13-2019, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post

THIS IS THE ONLY PARKER ISSUE POST.



I had plenty of issues with the build quality of my Parker when I owned it, nothing to this extent but they aren't as solid as most people think.

Not unsafe by anymeans but manufacturing problems that should not be happening in this day and age. Mine was a 2004.

I chose not to put them online so I could sell the boat eventually.

Quick question: How many Parker owners have a leaky Vee Berth, port or stbd side when pounding through a sea??

I will not buy another one.
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Bryan A. View Post
I had plenty of issues with the build quality of my Parker when I owned it, nothing to this extent but they aren't as solid as most people think.

Not unsafe by anymeans but manufacturing problems that should not be happening in this day and age. Mine was a 2004.

I chose not to put them online so I could sell the boat eventually.

Quick question: How many Parker owners have a leaky Vee Berth, port or stbd side when pounding through a sea??

I will not buy another one.
OH HELL.........
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:11 AM
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I would like to see the "Gunwale Stretcher" that they will use to repair it in one day!
Must be proprietary because there are none showing up on google.
No excuse for that boat to make it past the first dumpster!
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:32 AM
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Just looking at these videos my OCD is kicking into overdrive. I would not set foot not that boat after noticing the issues. Full refund and move on.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by leoaa777 View Post
Just looking at these videos my OCD is kicking into overdrive.
Agreed.

The look of that door from the cockpit is just unacceptable.
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by thajeffski View Post
He says he just wants the exact same boat, but without a f'd up deck.
He should ask for, and Parker should accept, a new order for the exact SAME boat. I would not trust a repair either. Delivered to his door on an expedited basis. Nothing more, nothing less.

Parker can sell the crooked boat at discount to some guy with mismatched legs....
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Blazer7420 View Post
Stupid it may be. But, go put a tape measure on any boat. Measure things like cleats, c/l, ports, doors.
You would be surprised.
More surprised than calling it a stupid statement.
lol Do you even own a boat? that statement is even more stupid than your first stupid statement. We go to Very tight measures to insure all hard were is installed to reasonably precise measures and I don't just speak for Wiggers Costom Yachts. Your talking out your ass. do you really think one would just eyeball a $2000 winch and start drilling holes in the deck. or a $20 cleat you you a template measuring tools and a knowledge of Craftsmanship. Are you sure you don't have a raft?
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Shoresscow View Post
If you looked closely to his YouTube Parker wanted him to take a boat from a local dealer. With that being said the boat the dealer has isn't the same as he ordered. He ordered his boat with his options why take anything less? Why take a different color without the same options ??? Would you ?
Sure, they tried to get him to take a boat from dealer stock. My guess is to expedite the situation, make the guy happy, and move on. I would also guess that since they made the first offer to give him a new boat, they wouldn't back up and say FU, it's the dealer boat or none. I'd bet money they'd build him the same boat he has with the color he wants but that will take a little more time.
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Of course there is more to it, here is Out on the Reef’s next video; surprisingly THT has over assumed the man’s position. Lol!

If true, he may have a point. In one of his first videos of his new Parker he said that it was his “dream boat”, meaning it was just how he wanted it. The guy wants just that, a boat like he ordered initially:

https://youtu.be/L6KersL4hlU
He understands the problem well enough but he doesn't understand the fix. To say that the boat can't be fixed is completely wrong. Decks are replaced on boats every day. Many of them have been documented and are threads here on THT.
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One day fix? To those who know about this process, is this possible?
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yes pulling and re adjusting a cap and re bedding the deck on a small boat like that would be cake work with the facility’s they possess
No way that is a one day fix. The pilot house and gunwale have to be removed (which requires derigging the boat as Jawz pointed out). The deck needs to be cut out and I'm guessing the stringers and bulkheads will need some form of adjustment, either added to or subtracted from. The new deck will have to be dropped in place, glassed, and gelcoated. Since the pilot house was trimmed to match the deck, it will need some work as well to get it to match the new deck contour. The boat will then need to be reassembled and rerigged. And then, of course, the boat will need to be gone over with a fine tooth comb to make sure everything is exact. And detailed to the Nth degree.

Before the naysayers jump on this post, the new deck (after the initial disassembly and cutouts) will actually follow how the boat was originally constructed. That portion of the repair would be carried out as if it were new construction, i.e., no different than if the boat never had a problem.
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Originally Posted by Blazer7420 View Post
Stupid it may be. But, go put a tape measure on any boat. Measure things like cleats, c/l, ports, doors.
You would be surprised.
More surprised than calling it a stupid statement.
lol Do you even own a boat? that statement is even more stupid than your first stupid statement. We go to Very tight measures to insure all hardware is installed to reasonably precise measures and I don't just speak for Wiggers Custom Yachts. You are talking out of your ass. Do you really think one would just eyeball a $2000 winch and start drilling holes in the $100,000 deck. or a $20 cleat in a $500 gunwale you use a template, measuring tools and a knowledge of Craftsmanship. Are you sure you don't have a raft? people that own Boat works companies are very proud of their name and the craftsmen that build those boats are VERY proud of their product. Your comments I find insulting. I have been involved in builds that entered the Americas Cup Vin de Globe Canada Cup Winner x2 I don't even know how many boats I own (Well Wife doesn't ) and work on boats all the time. what a stupid statement
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by The Drifter View Post
I have been involved in builds that entered the Americas Cup Vin de Globe Canada Cup Winner x2

A blow boater, there goes your credibility. 🙄
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by OReely View Post
Sure, they tried to get him to take a boat from dealer stock. My guess is to expedite the situation, make the guy happy, and move on. I would also guess that since they made the first offer to give him a new boat, they wouldn't back up and say FU, it's the dealer boat or none. I'd bet money they'd build him the same boat he has with the color he wants but that will take a little more time.

He understands the problem well enough but he doesn't understand the fix. To say that the boat can't be fixed is completely wrong. Decks are replaced on boats every day. Many of them have been documented and are threads here on THT.



No way that is a one day fix. The pilot house and gunwale have to be removed (which requires derigging the boat as Jawz pointed out). The deck needs to be cut out and I'm guessing the stringers and bulkheads will need some form of adjustment, either added to or subtracted from. The new deck will have to be dropped in place, glassed, and gelcoated. Since the pilot house was trimmed to match the deck, it will need some work as well to get it to match the new deck contour. The boat will then need to be reassembled and rerigged. And then, of course, the boat will need to be gone over with a fine tooth comb to make sure everything is exact. And detailed to the Nth degree.

Before the naysayers jump on this post, the new deck (after the initial disassembly and cutouts) will actually follow how the boat was originally constructed. That portion of the repair would be carried out as if it were new construction, i.e., no different than if the boat never had a problem.

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Originally Posted by dannyroche View Post
Someone from Parker needs to own this and go see the buyer. They should build an exact copy and swap it or reimburse the purchase. End of story. If Parker doesn't make it right, there will be brand damage far beyond the cost of the boat.
Read, the whole statement. He quit receiving their phone calls. He's a keyboard warrior trying to get extort Parker for more than he paid for. Tell me one boat manufacture willing to buy back, exchange, or pick it up 2 times to fix it. Good luck with that. Parker has done their part this guys just wants to be Youtube famous.
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The FACTS you don't know is this guy won't communicate with the Factory. They have already offered to fix it and if they can't fix it replace it. They can't do anything if they don't have the boat and the FACT is this guy won't let them have the boat. Won't let them Buy Back the Boat, etc.
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The FACTS you don't know is this guy won't communicate with the Factory. They have already offered to fix it and if they can't fix it replace it. They can't do anything if they don't have the boat and the FACT is this guy won't let them have the boat. Won't let them Buy Back the Boat, etc.
How do you know this as fact?
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It will all come to light soon.
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By transparent enough Parker is referring to the fact that he was and is deleting any and all comments Parker was making to fix his solution. I've been following it from the beginning.
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Originally Posted by OReely View Post
Sure, they tried to get him to take a boat from dealer stock. My guess is to expedite the situation, make the guy happy, and move on. I would also guess that since they made the first offer to give him a new boat, they wouldn't back up and say FU, it's the dealer boat or none. I'd bet money they'd build him the same boat he has with the color he wants but that will take a little more time.

He understands the problem well enough but he doesn't understand the fix. To say that the boat can't be fixed is completely wrong. Decks are replaced on boats every day. Many of them have been documented and are threads here on THT.



No way that is a one day fix. The pilot house and gunwale have to be removed (which requires derigging the boat as Jawz pointed out). The deck needs to be cut out and I'm guessing the stringers and bulkheads will need some form of adjustment, either added to or subtracted from. The new deck will have to be dropped in place, glassed, and gelcoated. Since the pilot house was trimmed to match the deck, it will need some work as well to get it to match the new deck contour. The boat will then need to be reassembled and rerigged. And then, of course, the boat will need to be gone over with a fine tooth comb to make sure everything is exact. And detailed to the Nth degree.

Before the naysayers jump on this post, the new deck (after the initial disassembly and cutouts) will actually follow how the boat was originally constructed. That portion of the repair would be carried out as if it were new construction, i.e., no different than if the boat never had a problem.
It looks like the cockpit sole and deck/cap is all layed up in one piece. Assuming the hull sides are the same how does something like this get out of shape?
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:35 AM
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Should've bought a Steiger
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