Discussion in 'Boating Discussion' started by drasp42, May 28, 2011.
Is that outterbanks for sale?
I've been thinking about a Billfisher, how does it handle running down seas? I have a Seacraft cuddy so I'm used to rocking and rolling.
Check out Honey Girl in the Members Boats for sale. Sick ride!!
Cadillac or Hundai, tough question. I prefer the Skipjack 262 over the Blackman.
I have one of the few Parker 2520 diesels around. Both boats are great boats. if you are buying new buy the blackman because of the Diesels I have 1800 hrs on mine and it is going strong. If you can find a Parker with a diesel buy it and you won't be disappointed. What are you going to tow it with?
Ever considered a Bamf 25' Excursion? You can equip it with outboards or a diesel. Very Very nice vessel!
Just remember the Parker 2520 is 9'6" wide the blackman is 8'6". That extra foot is a big difference.
The 25' Bamf is baddest boat on the west coast in that size! Might be something to consider!
Blackman no doubt!!!! Oh, it's for sale!!! Check it out in the classified section. Loaded with every option.
Just to Clarify. There's Foam core in the Cabin and a little along the sides of the hull. This is mainly for sound deadening and some where to put screws for rigging. No Foam core on the bottom, the hull is solid glass. There's also foam injected into the stringer grid which is sealed of from moisture within the stringer grid.
For me, I shied away from the Blackman and Skippy due to the stainless tubing on the rails. Call me dumb but I like a nice stable gunwale to sit, stand, lean on or rest a rail rod on.
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I have a dv2310 and its great but disagree that deep vee is best for our channel. The crossing in the morning is generally nice but gets worse in the afternoons. A deep vee has a tendency to bow steer which requires a lot of attention at the helm. Boats like Andersons and Radons are made for these conditions and do not have a deep vee. Parkers mod V is probably closer to that design. Good luck!
I've ridden both and to me, the Parker is overall a more fishy design. Both well made for sure. The Blackman has more creature comforts and has pretty wood trim throughout. To me that's just more to maintain. Functionally, the wider beam of the Parker makes it more stable and the cockpit more roomy. The Billfisher will probably run a little smoother into head on chop, but at drift or anchor that thing is a puke machine. It rolls like a sob! I'll take the outboards all day long. No hump to work around on deck and no pain in the ass out drive. All trade offs and it really just comes down to personal preference. As you can see, opinions vary. Make mine a Parker.
In my experience a deep V up front and a flatter transom is what makes bow steer. Deep V the length of the keel is not so bad. The deadrise at the transom keeps it in the water. Deep V all day long for SoCal!
I agree! But just wanted to clarify that I'm talking about the Santa Barbara Channel between the coast and the northern Channel Islands. Very different than the rest of the bight. But overall yes, deep v is great for socal.
Get a steiger miami. nicer made than a parker. now let everyone with a white lifted super duty pickup start hating...
Looks like he chose the Parker.....
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