Discussion in 'Parker Boats - The Tradition Continues' started by Bmoore1975, Sep 5, 2017.
Thanks ! Yep that was South Shore.
Billy, are you going to do a build thread for your new rig? Would love to watch everything come together.
Brad, Im sincerely sorry for thread jacking.... not my intention...ill go start my own thread. You have a beautiful boat and thanks for the inspiration for my build.
Yes..I think I will start it end of week as all my parts are coming...tower, electronics, etc....
No worries I’ve enjoyed all the banter. Best of luck with the build !!
Brad quick question...you plan on changing prop or adding permatrim?
I'm sticking with the SWS II 17 pitch that comes stock. It's a great all around prop with good fuel economy. A lot of the guys in the Northwest swear by the OFS4 15 pitch for rough water / heavy loads, but have not tried it. The SWS props are great and have the SDS shift dampening hub so are very smooth. I've heard some guys complain of prop chatter when switching the OFS4 which I didn't want to hear. I have not installed Permatrim. I wanted to use the boat for a season and maybe hop on someone else's ride that had one installed before drilling holes in my new engine. I can tell you that I have NEVER heard a bad review of them and everyone that has installed one has said that it helps keep the bow down and plane off at slower speeds. Overall it sounds like it's pretty legit and I may do it one day, but in no hurry.
will the dealer void the warranty if you drill holes for Permatrim ?
Appreciate the feedback! Love the detailed response. I would say im on the same level with you..... I do however wouldnt mind .2-.4 improvement. On the same page on the permatrim as well. My last parker with the 225 def needed it as there were times I had trouble planing...... just going to ride this next one stock for a month or two and see what I can assess.
great question... I dont know but would like to know
i have the same setup as you. the first couple trips out with the 300 and no permatrim, you definitely had to give it a bit more gas to get on plane. after installing it, it was a HUGE difference in how the boat handled. it easily gets on plane and stops the porpoising. it's always scary drilling through a new motor, but the end result was a huge plus in the ride so im happy.
overall, the stock SWS 17p blade is a great all around setup. the next upgrade might be getting the 4 blade (merc rev 4) that everyone has been switching to in the other thread. like billy said, saving that .2-.4mpg would be very nice. although the PNW guys swear by the 15P prop, they still get 2.0-2.2. It seems that guys in cali are using the merc rev4 17P and are getting a consistent 2.2-2.4.
Thanks Chris. That's great feedback about the Permatrim. I was looking into the Rev 4 until I started reading a bunch of stuff on hull truth about guys having shaft seal failures running that prop on the F300 and having to replace lower units. Please don't take my word as gospel, b/c this is all online forum chatter... but I also read where Yamaha changed their shaft seals or something and maybe no longer an issue. Either way, I'd probably call Yamaha customer service in GA. and get their thoughts on that prop just in case.
No trim tab controls needed on the tower of a 23' boat IMO. You are going to get the shit beat out of you on a normal day up there cruising anything over 15 Knots . . Don't Forget a 2 point harness if your thinking different. I had a 2520 Parker with tower = No Fun!. Again this is my opinion no harm attended.
According to WC Marine Permatrim will not void the warranty unless you crack the cavitation plate due to Permatrim and this is why under mount Permatrim is so important so it distributes the load evenly through out the cavitation plate vs over mount. This is one of the best upgrades for less then $175.
I love the hull color.
Can you please post pics of the wiring behind your dash?
Beautiful rig! Kevin is the man
After some debate I purchased a Permatrim for my 2017 Parker 2320 w/300hp. I've only taken the boat out once since it was installed and it was a fairly rough day. All I can say is I love the way it changes the ride on my boat, the backend of the boat rides better and I didn't have to use the trim tabs at all. I'm getting about the same mileage as before 2.4 ish with 1/2 bait tank and full fuel. The boat definitely planes at a lower speed. I only got the boat up to 38mp at 4800 rpms (or about that). Not sure if it impacts my top end speed or real fuel mileage. We stayed local and only put about 22 miles total on the boat. The boat rides so much smoother, less pounding and considering how rough it was out I can only hope it to be even better on a smooth day.
Can you post some pics of it installed?
Very easy install. You will need a right angle drill for the forward 2 fasteners.
My bow stays down in the slop/chop. It will also crest over the swells more gracefully.
Some guys have reported a little better fuel economy, but I haven’t really paid that attention to that.
The hardest part is bringing yourself to drill into a new 300.
That’s what I’m saying. Drilling into a new motor...... what was the part number that you bought and where did you purchase it? Thanks for your help.
my new Parker will be here July and Permatrim will be my very first addition. On my last installation, the fist thing was to find the center on the back of the cavation plate and the center of the Permatrim, line them up then space out the hole patern from there. I used cheap litte clamps from HD to temporary clamp them together. I don't recommend pre-drilling all the holes at the same time because they usually don't line up correctly.
Note I only hand tight the SS because the drill could easily strip the SS head and yes I learned the hard way. You could also the get right angle drill bid from Harbor Freight for cheap.
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