Discussion in 'Parker Boats - The Tradition Continues' started by Bmoore1975, Sep 5, 2017.
Are you adding seadek ?
I love the new 2320 and might be able to swing a new one soon.
Soon enough we might be able to have a Parker Regatta in SoCal.
Nice man. Rigging ours the same way it sounds. Gonna be a nice upgrade for this year and stoked to take delivery early season too. You had/have a 2320 before, right? — Any feedback?
Yeah, Im def looking forward to this build. Most things are already being built as we speak and going full controls on top with this one for sure.
yes, Ive had a 2320 before. Any feedback? I love them. fuel efficient. does what you need it to do with plenty of fishing space and comfort. I would suggest knowing what you want and just bite the bullet and do it now. Im not a fan of building things slowly. Of course, whatever fits your budget but since your buying a new Parker.......looks like your budget is flexible haha. Ill be running 4 simrad evo3 on my 2320.
If time permits. I would like to but not on my priority list. I am cutting close to fishing season. Boat is suppose to be here 1st or 2nd week of may and im sure rigging will take 2 weeks. so im cutting really close to fishing time
How many boats are you at now? The first 2320, the Freeman, and now another 2320? Stoked for ya!
Appreciate the feedback. I know what you mean about not piecing it together slowly. Definitely dialed in and knew exactly what I wanted, which makes things a lot easier. We are having Kevin fully rig ours too, expecting boat delivery mid-June and another few weeks for outfitting. Tower, bait tank, electronics...the full setup. I didn't go with tower controls, but definitely thought about it hard...running dual 9" Simrad evo3's inside and Simrad auto pilot. I assume you're running 2 evo3 units in the tower and 2 units in the cabin. Are you running all 4 evo3 units sync'd up, or are your tower pair and cabin pair units going to be separated and on their own transducers?
Stoked to see how your sled turns out bro!
Im running 1 unit on top, 2 units inside and a big 12 inch screen for the deck. all will be synced together and ill be running two transducers. b175hw and b175L
Billy, do you have to build some kind of bracket for the 12" for the deck ?
I was assuming I was using the bracket that comes with it. Thats how I added the 7 inch to the previous Parker.
Just curious, what’s the cost difference on a tower with controls vs none? My last boat had them but the previous owner paid for them..
Congrats on your new Parker. Did you consider running with only 2 GPS systems and 2 iPads with controls via GoFree Wi-Fi? iPad Pro comes in 12.9" display size.
Hello no limits,
I absolutely did not want to go that route; for several reasons. Had 2 friends who did that and outcome wasn’t that great. First, the iPad is not designed for salt environment. Both my units will be outside in sun and weather so i didn’t want to deal with always replacing iPads and being “extra” careful with them. During fishing, my hands are always wet and that doesn’t work well with iPads.
Secondly, the iPad cable to be ran to the outdoor spaces will rust (friend sent me picture) so I didn’t want to deal with running/replacing apple charge cord all the time let alone worry about charging the iPads on top of preperation for trips. (Not including back to back to back trips)
One water splash on iPad and it’s not looking good. Also, in direct sun, you can’t see iPad that well so for driving on top, it’s important to me.
So with that said , the most stress free way would be to just get 2 evo3 screens.
However, I think the iPad function would be great on a bigger boat with bigger cabin or staterooms and such.
I enjoy sharing with my friends what I see on the meter and when to get ready for a bite!
Well thought out. Thanks for sharing that, makes complete logical sense.
I’m not sure what the exact price difference is, but it adds up quick when you start factoring in the additional controls, extra electronics, etc.
Nice boat! Lucky boy there!
my last Parker with just belly hoop was around 3500.
for my new Parker.... with the fiberglass box and controls is around 10k.
Controls alone are around 4k and tower with fiberglass box was around 6500.
Things I did not expect:
1. if you drive on top, you also need trim tab controls. ($500)
2. since youre on top, you have to think about how you can see where youre going or if there are fish under where you are looking. Simrad evo 3 9 inch ($2300 plus install)
3. You also would want a radio to communicate. ($2-400)
So overall, im looking at around 13-14k for total tower with controls and electronics. Maybe add 1-2k for install as well.
I didn’t know you need trim tabs for the upper.
Maybe I should add it on mine to check how it rides
I didn't you needed it either....... but it was brought up to my attention and even driving from below, I do play with the trim tabs so only makes sense that if im drying up top, im sure there will be some uneven weight I need to distribute.....
Not needed but probably recommended.
Im the type that would rather get EVERYTHIng now rather than add things to the boat later. Ill let you know how it goes but im still probably 6-7 weeks from getting everything installed
Beautiful boat! Are those pics from Mission Bay? If so where is that dock at.. south shore? Thx!
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