Inboard models

Discussion in 'Parker Boats - The Tradition Continues' started by la vida, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. la vida

    la vida Now I love our Prezzz!!!

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    So my ? For the group. I hate outdrives.
    The expense on maintaining, problems of keeping in the water. And most of all my bad experiences. Would you buy one with a inboard? The outboard of today are just so great. One keeps popping up in my search.
     
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    There's also v-drive. Never seen a Parker with either.

    For fishing, i'd rather have a direct drive inboard over V or I/O. Outboards are nice, but an open stern and no engine box of a direct drive is primo for fishing.
     
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    Yes shaft drive is the best but we have few options in 24' down.
     
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    I have one...the diesels are cool but the layout of the boat pretty much requires an outdrive. They ride a lot better that the outboards and are better on fuel but outdrives suck and require a lot of maintenance especially if you keep it in the water. If you are looking at parkers the outboard for 90% of people is the way to go.
     
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    I have 2530 I/O and love the boat, deep V and rides great offshore. I loose deck space but I also don’t fight fish with dual outboards.

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    Inboards require contortions to work on the engine plus double maintainance costs when the outdrives hit about 1,000 hours...diesels aren't practical due to cost , unless you run constantly plus the new alum blocks often need major work at 1,000 hours, keeping mechanics well paid....outboards on an Armstrong platform: easy to work on, clamp on a new set when worn out and off you go!! Use the empty compartment for important stuff, like cramming in 4 big bluefin tuna like I did last year....
     
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    It’s a personal preference. On my old boat I have a mercruiser 165 io. The package is old but I like it.
     
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    Personally I would only go with the outboard. Easy to swap, easy to work on, great dependability, good gas mileage. All around great other than reaching around it when a fish is on. Just like brining a rod over someone on a party boat though. Haven’t lost a fish to the outboard yet
     
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    A true inboard is a motor in the center of the boat with a straight shaft and a prop.

    You are getting it confused with an Inboard/Outboard or I/O.
     
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    This sums up how I feel.
    But I'm looking hard at a small twin diesel.
    But it will cost $$ to keep a boat in the water.
    And thats what I want. Getting to old to launch and retrieve alone.
    Everything is a trade off.
     
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    True inboard...Shamrock 26’

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    Yes those are very nice boats. I see a lot of them when I'm in Florida.
     
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    Since this is a Parker site, I haven't seen one with a center engine box and thru shaft. Have seen some with outdrives and a diesel under the deck.... But, the Shamrock is a nifty situp and a seaworthy boat... Had my fill of thru shafts on larger boats, which can leak and sink your boat....
     
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    I would not get a boat with an outdrive, especially if you want to keep it on the water. Just another thing that needs constant upkeep and will eventually fail.

    Shamrocks and Albins are good choices for smaller straight shaft boats. You might want to look at them.

    I would just stay away from outdrives.
     

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