Parker 2520 XLD

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Parker 2520 XLD with a single Yamaha 300. Is this enough power for this beast ? Parker performance website shows reasonable speed and mpg with the single 300 Yamaha application. Anyone have some real numbers for me.

Thanks in advance, Stickandstay
 
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Parker 2520 XLD with a single Yamaha 300. Is this enough power for this beast ? Parker performance website shows reasonable speed and mpg with the single 300 Yamaha application. Anyone have some real numbers for me.

Thanks in advance, Stickandstay

Nope. Not in SoCal with fuel, a full livewell, ice and 3 guys. It's a fantastic platform for drift live bait fishing and anchor fishing. The 25 is a pig on fuel.
 
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I’m not seeing or reading a whole lot of difference with fuel burn. Only difference it seems is more speed with the dual 200hp
 
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I got 300HP on the 2320SL. on the way out loaded heavy with 137 gal of fuel, two bait tanks(90 gallons), gear, tuna tower, ice, 4 guys, I get 1.6mpg. On the way in with empty bait tank and ice I get 2.2-2.4mpg.

so 300HP is not enough for the 25.
 
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I’m not seeing or reading a whole lot of difference with fuel burn. Only difference it seems is more speed with the dual 200hp

Its not about speed but rather HP. Loaded you need more HP. We run F225 twin Yamahas and she swallows the fuel but sufficient HP for any waters we experience. All the new ones are fitted with twin 200s min. for a reason.
 
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I’m sorry some of the comments are so wrong
I have this boat with twin 150s I cruise at 27 getting 1.8 with 4 guys 20 rods tackle 150lbs ice and full off 200 gallons of ice
And a 100 gallon blue water tank full
Boat gets on plane without an effort and will top out at 39knots
I know a single 300 gets nearly all same reaction but alittle better fuel economy maybe alittle less out of hole power
 
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I just sold my 2012 2520xld with the 300 and bit the bullet and purchased a 2019 2820xld with twins. I did many offshore trips with my 2520, approx 40-60 miles each way. fully loaded, four guys, 50 gal livewell, 180+ gal of fuel, ice etc. and the fact was, It was a bitch to get her on plane. I had four different props and always had the same problem. my fuel economy was closer to 1mpg than 1.5. The motor was impeccably cared for but did have 1100 hours on her. From what Ive heard Parker is steering most folks to the twins vs the single 300. because of this problem on the xld. I've been told but don't know for sure that the twin 150's because of their location will get the deep v out of the hole much better than the single 300. Don't get me wrong, my 2520 was a great boat and with a normal load she did great, top end around 36mph. it killed me to let her go, but planning was a real problem with a full load. Don't mean to chime in, just found this site and figured id throw my two cents in for what its worth.
 
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PaDDy Killer'

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I’m sorry some of the comments are so wrong
I have this boat with twin 150s I cruise at 27 getting 1.8 with 4 guys 20 rods tackle 150lbs ice and full off 200 gallons of ice
And a 100 gallon blue water tank full
Boat gets on plane without an effort and will top out at 39knots
I know a single 300 gets nearly all same reaction but alittle better fuel economy maybe alittle less out of hole power

I agree. I am right on the same numbers as you are getting with my 25' twin 150 setup. Looks like the 25' Parkers with single screw just don't have enough prop bite. My boat jumps to plane with 90 gallons of bait, 20 rods, 3 guys & 150 lbs of ice. Here is a pic mid channel to santa cruise with a full tank of fuel. I am stoked on the fuel mileage my 25' gets as it mirrors my last boats 2601 Striper mpg with a single 225 but lots more power and boat.
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Those numbers smoke the 2520xld with the single 300. Believe me, if that boat came even close to those numbers I would of never sold it.
Even if Parker offered it with the 425, I’d still rather have the twins. The canyon is 77 miles from the tip of Montauk. Good insurance.
 
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    Another thing to consider is the peace of mind of having twins. This happened to me yesterday....one of my engines went out 4 miles outside of the Golden Gate. I had to motor back at hull speed but I was self sufficient and made it back. If headed offshore in So Cal and out of radio range you would be wise to give twins some serious thought.
     
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    Another thing to consider is the peace of mind of having twins. This happened to me yesterday....one of my engines went out 4 miles outside of the Golden Gate. I had to motor back at hull speed but I was self sufficient and made it back. If headed offshore in So Cal and out of radio range you would be wise to give twins some serious thought.

    Unless the boat will plane on one motor, the twin is just a really expensive/heavy kicker.
     
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    We have the 2510 XLD (approx 300lbs lighter than the 2520) with twin 150s and get similar numbers to what Paddykiller Mackattack get. Basically 1.8 on the way out and 1.9 to 2.0 on the way in.
    Getting on plane is no problem, but we do have the older 2 stroke HPDIs which are more like having 200s back there. Twins are the way to go imo.
     
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    No doubt about it. I learned the hard way. What I believe a few of the comments above are missing is that there is a real difference in performance just in that fact. the placement of the props with twins even with the same horsepower are going to give you better performance out of the hole than the single and better fuel economy. I originally was thinking that maintaining the single 300 was the better choice but I was wrong. I would of never sold my 25 to go to the 28 if I had originally went with the twins.
     
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    MarMax

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    Here is some feedback regarding the 2530. I can't comment on the difference between the 2520 and 2530 but the 2530 should be heavier with most of that in the bow. I'm talking a deep V 2530 as it's is the only deadrise to have on this coast.

    If you have the boat laid out well in terms of equipment location, have properly sized trim tabs and the right propeller(s), the boat can perform well with twin F150's. Can't comment on a single 300 though.

    I'm running twin F150's with the 4-blade Turbo SS propellers and performance is reasonable with an all around mileage of 1.6 to 1.7 MPG. It can be 1.8 and it can also be 1.5, just depending on conditions and loading. I'm on plane at 3400-3500 rpm and can run comfortably at 3800-3900 rpm at 18-20 mph.

    I would recommend twin 200's for ideal power. With 400 hp I'd imagine that you don't have to sit on the throttles as much when you are in the $hit. My boat in these conditions requires me to be on the throttles to power up and down slightly as needed. With a tad more HP I think you could set it and forget it in the rough stuff.

    If you are considering 300 HP then the most important thing with be the propeller(s). The original Yamaha SWS 3-blades (17" pitch) don't perform nearly as well as the Turbo 4-blades (15" pitch) IMO for the twin F150's.
     
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