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Old 03-16-2019, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Knoxevan1 View Post
What's so lol about buying a used parker? The boat is in such great condition, I couldn't tell if it were anything over 5 years old. What's make you so cool that you think you can belittle me for buying a used boat? You need to grow up. Grown ass men don't use lol in their writings and they certainly don't make fun of others for buying a used boat.
The bullying came from guys on here going to his page and cussing at him and his subscribers. His channel is a family friendly channel and the guys that went on there to verbally assault people should be ashamed of themselves. I also felt that the letter wrote was written in a bullish manner, I would not have sign a letter like that either. It points a lot of blame on the buyer and by signing the agreement, he would have accepted all the claims by Parker.
I believe, in the context of this thread, that when you say you were thinking about buying a Parker but are now having second thoughts, that would lead people to think you were going to buy a new boat from Parker and have now changed your mind, thus taking business away from Parker. Buying a 25 year old boat doesn't affect Parker at all and is a bit of a red herring.
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conspiracy theory...Yeah, whatever you say
How do you explain leveling the top over that floor? I can't square that away in my head. Your entitled to your opinion, as I am mine.
Many have said, and I agree, I would never have signed that letter from Parker.
Boats are not built to net shape in the lamination department. Flanges and/or excess fiberglass needs to be trimmed to fit. I would bet every pilot house boat they build needs to be trimmed to fit the bulkhead to the deck. Some probably more than others. The guy(s) who did the trimming on the shop floor may not have had a second thought about it. The thought process may have been "I need to trim this bit to get this bulkhead to match this deck". No more, no less thought than that. Kind of not seeing the forest for the trees. Or, it could have been intentional to get the boat done and out of their station. Or, it could have been flagged and management made a conscious decision to ship it anyway. I'm not dismissing any possibilities and I'm definitely not excusing it, just explaining what could have happened.

The way these boats are built, there is going to be some variation in the deck height and level. There is no getting around it. That is not to say that there can't be some tolerance that can be met but it certainly isn't measured with a micrometer. I would think that, for this type of construction, 1/4" in both height and level would be achievable with little effort and wouldn't be noticed by any consumer. Tolerances could certainly be tighter but there would need to be some process change to make that a reality.
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:32 PM
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Pretty comical to say talking about buying a used Parker is a red herring.

After all it's all the guys who will be thinking about selling their used Parker in the future and what this means for resale value, that have kept both these threads alive and well so far.
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:25 PM
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Well Mr Grits, if that's your real name, what else would you call it? Buying or not buying a 25 year old boat is not going to affect Parker (the company) or Parker's resale one iota. If it was a year or so old, maybe, but 25 years? Him throwing that little factoid into the conversation was just a waste of 0's and 1's.
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Yes, Mr. Oreely I agree. Perhaps I should of said ironic instead of comical.

I find it humorous that it is indeed all these people that own one that is more than a "year or so old" that keep posting here and have driven this thread past 500 posts and 75,000 views.

The YouTube videos are gone, yet the Parker can never do no wrong crowd continue to keep this train wreck thread bumped up to the top of the page.
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Originally Posted by Grunts N Grits View Post
Pretty comical to say talking about buying a used Parker is a red herring.

After all it's all the guys who will be thinking about selling their used Parker in the future and what this means for resale value, that have kept both these threads alive and well so far.
Mine is 2 years old and I am no more concerned about resale than I was selling the last one. It was sold to a fellow that came from New Jersey to purchase it before I could get it cleaned up. This one off issue will have no lasting effect on Parker boats new or old.
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:51 AM
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I wonder how many guys ran out to there parkers to measure after reading this post. lol
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If OOTRs goal was driving up is ytube account views and subscriptions he has certainly succeeded.
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I measured mine and it was spot on.
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The more I think about it, Parker had a simple opportunity to resolve the situation and come out looking great... even if it cost them a radar... all of the free advertisement... the guy kept saying how much he loved the boat in prior videos. I still stand by they both handled the whole situation poorly but this could've been a text book business case of getting free advertising for them.
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
The more I think about it, Parker had a simple opportunity to resolve the situation and come out looking great... even if it cost them a radar... all of the free advertisement... the guy kept saying how much he loved the boat in prior videos. I still stand by they both handled the whole situation poorly but this could've been a text book business case of getting free advertising for them.
I agree. THT has provided an excellent free venue for Parker to demonstrate how a small Mom/Pop or daughter/Pop company in this case can provide outstanding customer service to an otherwise difficult/unreasonable customer. THT should merge the two threads and make it a "sticky."
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You give in to a loudmouth, publicly, then that opens the doors for every self entitled jerkoff to demand more than they are due if they feel slighted.
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Originally Posted by stowaway View Post
You give in to a loudmouth, publicly, then that opens the doors for every self entitled jerkoff to demand more than they are due if they feel slighted.
It really doesnt though
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Originally Posted by mangolimit View Post
I agree. THT has provided an excellent free venue for Parker to demonstrate how a small Mom/Pop or daughter/Pop company in this case can provide outstanding customer service to an otherwise difficult/unreasonable customer. THT should merge the two threads and make it a "sticky."
yea i agree that the two threads should be merged
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I know that their correspondence, and videos, was copied here, but did either Parker or OOTR ever participate in this thread? Or did we just spend 600+ posts telling them how to live their lives, and run their business? I was going to send him a PM, then I remembered that he was not even the OP. OOTR took down the vids related to the defects in his 'new' boat, and removed the comments from the rest, but it looks like a few azzhats felt it their duty to slap a dozen or so dislikes to all his vids.
While we are keyboarding, I think OOTR was taking the boat to Bimini this morning.
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by GH02050 View Post
conspiracy theory...Yeah, whatever you say
How do you explain leveling the top over that floor? I can't square that away in my head. Your entitled to your opinion, as I am mine.
Many have said, and I agree, I would never have signed that letter from Parker.
I would not sign anything in his case. I second your opinion.

There are so many wrong opinions here that you lose sight of the truth.
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Originally Posted by solarfry View Post
There are so many wrong opinions here that you lose sight of the truth.
Are you Yogi Berra?
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
I know that their correspondence, and videos, was copied here, but did either Parker or OOTR ever participate in this thread? Or did we just spend 600+ posts telling them how to live their lives, and run their business? I was going to send him a PM, then I remembered that he was not even the OP. OOTR took down the vids related to the defects in his 'new' boat, and removed the comments from the rest, but it looks like a few azzhats felt it their duty to slap a dozen or so dislikes to all his vids.
While we are keyboarding, I think OOTR was taking the boat to Bimini this morning.
We will lose all the movies he regularly posted on youtube due to the local hatred promotion crowd.
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Originally Posted by GH02050 View Post
conspiracy theory...Yeah, whatever you say
How do you explain leveling the top over that floor? I can't square that away in my head. Your entitled to your opinion, as I am mine.
Many have said, and I agree, I would never have signed that letter from Parker.
i think after everything that has been offered from parker and mr on the reef declining and not communicating, the letter was basically parker's way of saying this is the last opportunity to let us correct it or we are about to tell you to go pound sand!
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
I think OOTR was taking the boat to Bimini this morning.
His latest video indicates he and his wife have left the building. I wish them a safe trip.

FWIW it also looks as though he adjusted the PH door to hang plumb to the house.

But you're right, the thread was started by a proxy. Even so, Parker offered a full refund, an immediate new boat from dealer stock, or a custom build from the assy line. All of this for an out of warranty claim for what appears to be an unlevel deck. The smart move would have been to protect resale value by opting for a new boat. If he opted for the new factory build he could have negotiated the use of his current boat while the replacement was built. The question in my mind is how long will Parker leave their offer on the table?
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
i think after everything that has been offered from parker and mr on the reef declining and not communicating, the letter was basically parker's way of saying this is the last opportunity to let us correct it or we are about to tell you to go pound sand!
What makes you think a legal quiet accomodation was not arrived at? Usually alegal agreement includes a STFU stipulation. Which means no public diclosure.

Shut the Fup=STFU
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