phanatic!

Almost A Member
Sep 9, 2009
137
39
Fountain Valley, CA
Name
Danny
Boat Name
15' & 21' Bayrunner Baja's & 23' Pacific
Hey guys, I wanted to make this build thread for those who just bought/want to upgrade their Parker and would like ideas on some of the upgrades I've made. I purchased my 2021 2520xld new from Kevin from West Coast Parker and had a wonderful experience.

Through the months of using it after taking delivery I felt the need to tweak the boat for my type of liking and fishing style. Soon I found the amount of available options out there were quite overwhelming. I love options but boy, were there just endless options out there. To self navigate through them all and have them fit well, be functional, and aesthetically pleasing to the eye can be quite challenging, especially when you haven't had a visual representation of what it looks like on another boat.

Hopefully this thread will help narrow down some of the selections for you. Overall I’m very pleased with the outcome of this build and I hope you will be with yours as well. With that being said here is my current build setup.

2021 Parker 2520 XLD

Parker Factory Options
-Twin 200hp Yamaha Outboards
-Windlass Anchor
-Seaspension Seat Post
-West Coast High Bow Rail
-Deluxe Helm Chair Upgrade


Personal Modifications

Electronics

-1 Simrad 16" NSS Evo 3S (Pilothouse), 1 Simrad 12" NSS Evo 3S (Aft Starboard outside bulkhead), 1 Simrad 9" NSS Evo 3S (2nd station)
-Simrad AP44 Autopilot
-Simrad S5100 Sounder Module
-Simrad Halo 24 Radar on “Battle Wagon” stainless steel mount
-Simrad RS 40 VHF w/ AIS (Installed in Pilothouse)
-4 12V Marinco Outlets for up to 4 electric reels used at the same time
-2 Rigid D-Series Front Driving 6 LED Lights (Part# 502313)
-2 Rigid D-Series Rear Diffusing 6 LED Lights (Part# 502513)
-2 Lumitec SeaBlaze Quattro LED (RGB) Underwater Lights (Part #101510)
-2 VHF Antennas
-Yamaha CL5 Digital Display (Installed on 2nd Station)
-ICOM M400BB Black Box DSC VHF Radio w/ Black CommanderMic IV (Installed on 2nd Station)
-Airmar SS175HW (High Wide Chirp) and SS175L (Low Chirp) 1Kw Transducer
-4 Lumitec Mirage White/Blue/Red LED Cockpit Lights (Part # 113118) (2 installed outside deck(will require larger hole as seen in photos), 2 installed inside pilot house ceiling; fits perfectly inside existing hole of pilothouse, spring activated, no drilling necessary)
-House Battery Bank System (2 Group 31 Deep cycle gel batteries installed securely under cabin hatch with a separate switch for isolation from engine starting batteries. Includes 3 bank battery charger)

Tower/Rod Holders
-High Back Folding Tower w/ 15 rocket launchers on lower 1/2 base, 2 rocket launchers behind upper 1/2 back seating, welded frame bucket seats (Fishing Boats Unlimited in Costa Mesa, Ca)
-4 Rod Holders on aft port and starboard pilot house (Fishing Boats Unlimited)
-2 welded cupholders on front legs of tower (Fishing Boats Unlimited)
-4 Tulip shaped stainless steel rod holder welded on bow rail (Fishing Boats Unlimited)
-6 C.E. Smith 70 Series Stainless Steel Flush Mount Screwless Rod holders

Other
-Bluewater 100 Gallon Bait tank w/ custom lid, 6 rod holders, and 4 cupholders
-1 Taco Marine 25" Open Water Sport Chair (Part# HA12) w/ Garelick Low Profile Adjustable Seat Slide/Swivel combo
-2 Schmitt Marine Steering Vision Elite 13 1/2” Stainless Steel Steering Wheel w/ Knob (Part# 923288)
-Seadek laser scanned and installed inside cabin, pilot house, cockpit deck, combing bolsters, and pilot house dashboard (Blue Seas Fabrication in San Diego, CA)
-1600GPH Rule Tournament Series Bait Pump
-Scotty Pedestal Swivel Mount (Part #1026) on starboard side gunnel for use with Ace Line Hauler Pot Puller
-1 Seasucker Cupholder mounted below Steering wheel
-1 Seasucker Medium Duty Handle mounted inside pilothouse
-Costco Carpet Lining cut to fit (Easy to remove and toss in the washing machine after every few trips)
-Custom Powdercoated Matte Black/Gloss White Stainless Screw Heads throughout all trims of the boat

-There's probably more but this should give you a good idea of what's installed

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Goldfishy

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Nov 19, 2022
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Los Angeles
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David Jen
Boat Name
Cabo
Sweet!

Does the Costco carpet piece stay in place without bunching up or slipping if stepped on hard, say from coming in or rushing from the cabin area to the rear deck?

I’m looking at something like the Dri-Dek mat types.
 
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hardrider5

Master
Sep 4, 2003
796
116
Huntington Beach
Name
Mike
Boat Name
Parker 2520
Hey guys, I wanted to make this build thread for those who own a Parker and would like ideas on some of the upgrades I've made. I purchased my 2021 2520xld new from Kevin from West Coast Parker and had a wonderful experience.

Through the months of using it after taking delivery I felt the need to tweak the boat for my type of liking and fishing style. Soon I found the amount of available options out there were quite overwhelming. Don't get me wrong, I love options but boy, there are endless available options out there. To self navigate through them all and to have them fit well and be aesthetically pleasing to the eye can be quite challenging especially when you haven't had a visual representation of what it looks like on another boat.

Hopefully this thread will help narrow down some of the selections for you. Overall I’m very pleased with the outcome of this build. With that being said here is my current build setup.

2021 Parker 2520 XLD

Parker Factory Options
-Twin 200hp Yamaha Outboards
-Windlass Anchor
-Seaspension Seat Post
-West Coast High Bow Rail
-Deluxe Helm Chair Upgrade

Personal Modifications
-Bluewater 100 Gallon Bait tank w/ custom lid, 5 rod holders, and cupholders
-House Battery System (2 Group 31 Deep cycle batteries installed securely under cabin hatch with a separate switch for isolation from engine starting batteries. Includes 3 bank battery charger)
-4 12V Marinco Outlets for up to 4 electric reels used at the same time
-4 Tulip shaped stainless steel rod holder welded on bow rail
-High Back Folding Tower w/ 15 rocket launchers on lower 1/2 base, 2 rocket launchers behind upper 1/2 back seating, welded frame bucket seats
-2 welded cupholders on front legs of tower
-2 Lumitec SeaBlaze Quattro LED (RGB) Underwater Lights (Part #101510)
-1 16" NSS Evo 3S, 1 12" NSS Evo 3S, 1 9" NSS Evo 3S
-Simrad AP44 Autopilot
-Simrad S5100 Sounder Module
-Airmar SS175HW (High Wide) and SS175L (Low) 1000 watt Transducer
-Simrad Halo 24 Radar on stainless steel mount
-Seadek laser scanned and installed inside cabin, pilot house, cockpit deck, combing bolsters, and pilot house dashboard
-2 Rigid D-Series Front Driving 6 LED Lights (Part #502313)
-2 Rigid D-Series Rear Diffusing 6 LED Lights (Part #502513)
-Scotty Mounting Plate on starboard side gunnel for use with Ace Line Hauler Pot Puller
-6 C.E. Smith 70 Series Flush Mount Screwless Rod holders
-4 Stainless Steel Rod Holder on aft port and starboard pilot house
-4 Lumitec Mirage White/Blue/Red LED Cockpit Lights (2 installed outside deck, 2 installed inside pilot house ceiling; fits perfecting inside hole of pilothouse, spring activated) (Part #113118)
-2 Schmitt Marine Steering Vision Elite 13 1/2 Steering Wheel w/ Knob
-1 Taco Marine 25" Open Water Sport Chair w/ Low Profile Adjustable Seat Slide
-Simrad RS 40 VHF w/ AIS (Installed in Pilothouse)
-ICOM M400BB Black Box DSC VHF Radio w/ Black CommanderMic IV (Installed on 2nd Station)
-2 VHF Antennas
-Yamaha CL5 Digital Display (Installed on 2nd Station)
-1 Seasucker Cupholder mounted below Steering wheel
-1 Seasucker Medium Duty Handle mounted inside pilothouse (OH SHIT Bar for passengers)
-Custom Powdercoated Black/White Stainless Screw Heads throughout all trims of the boat
-1600GPH Rule Tournament Series Bait Pump
-Costco Carpet Lining cut to fit (Easy to remove and toss in the washing machine after every few trips)
-There's probably more but this should give you a good idea of what's installed

On to the pics...

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Very Nice
 
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phanatic!

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Fountain Valley, CA
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Danny
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15' & 21' Bayrunner Baja's & 23' Pacific
Sweet!

Does the Costco carpet piece stay in place without bunching up or slipping if stepped on hard, say from coming in or rushing from the cabin area to the rear deck?

I’m looking at something like the Dri-Dek mat types.
It does slightly but not much once you lay a few items on top like bags, containers, or buckets. If you can find a carpet liner that is slightly thicker, it will definitely stay in place.
 
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wdlfbio

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Sep 15, 2008
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11,206
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Good
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2021 Allied WildCat 30
Damn, for being glass and a mono, that is one hell of a nice rebuild!!!! Congrats.
 
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