TRANQUILO My Parker 2330 Project

AllzGood

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cool, seems like a bunch of easy fixes! I'll give some feedback since I just bought a parker last year and had to go through a lot of what you are dealing with.

leaky roof, let's hope the core is not compromised. But either way probably not a big idea.

Batteries. My PO also did that to me.... crappy costco batteries, but brand new. For house battery they are awful. I bought a new trojan battery for my house battery. Thankfully YOU have plenty of room for new batteries since you have pilothouse. I recommend 2 6V batteries for house for your use.

trim tabs, I'm guessing you will end up replacing the trim tabs with a bigger size for better ride in our chop and then when you do you'll most likely replace with lenco actuators. Easy to do and not terribly expensive. Mine had just been replaced....

New windlass, easy to do, my PO had just replaced it so I got a new one! Couple hundred bucks. And add some chain lol

at some point you'll want to consider adding a bench up top
Wise words, thank you!
 
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AllzGood

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Now for the UGLY:

Fortunately this boat as been well taken care of from what I can tell, but it’s still 28 years old! So inevitably I’ve compiled a list of things that need to be cleaned up to get it back to its true beauty.

1. Messy electrical and plumbing: I’m not sure if the bulk of the wiring is original but it looks somewhat pro with proper labeling. Unfortunately after 28 years of added/removed accessories, a repower, and partial electrical upgrades the boat has been left with a sloppy system that’s disorienting at best. Not to mention I’m still having electrical issues with my wipers and trim tabs. I’m hoping as I clean everything up I’ll find the hidden problems. Same thing applies to the plumbing, it’s been maintained but sloppy sloppy sloppy: ie disorganized and confusing pump locations, crazy long plumbing. Here’s a snapshot of what I’m working with.

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2. MOLD MOLD MOLD:
There is mold hidden all over the place, possibly even in the carpeting. The plumbing/electrical compartment is full of it, clearly visible in the previous photos. I plan on starting with a deep clean of all the mold first and foremost. Then I’ll address the other issues.

3. Faded teak door and trim
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4. Cracked gel coat: It all looks cosmetic but still ugly. A few of the spots I’m going to have looked at to make sure they don’t get worse due to foot traffic

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5. Missing Parker decals and faded gel coat: new decals have been ordered and I’m looking for a good kit to buff/polish the gel coat. Recommendations?

6. Damaged cushions: the vinyl is in great shape but one has a hole, others have flat foam, others are missing the zippers. I’ve contacted a local Upolstry shop and have an apt to have them repaired next week
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Nothing major, but it all will get resolved soon

NEXT UP, how I’m fixing everything and my progress so far!
 
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AllzGood

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Here’s my arsenal of cleaning supplies minus a good buff/polish kit for the gel coat



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Just a few of the upgrades waiting for instal: audio system, plumping, electrical, lighting, additional Garmin sonar/nav unit, some cosmetic stuff. 48 gal blue water bait tank will be installed next week
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wow, nice job on the teak.

I don't think your electrical is that bad. Maybe just some add some organization. That will come when you install your audio. Also, adding all that audio will just make that hairball even larger. ;-)

Mine is 2005 and it's a bit messy, but a little organization goes a long way and makes it look neat. Even if you can't explain where every wire is going to/from.

Mold....every boat that is slipped will have mold in the bilge areas. I noticed this when I was boat shopping...You trailer guys have it nice, yeah if I were you and was going to trailer it I would clean the bilges up to make them look nice. I slip my boat and so I admit, there is a level of "cleanliness" that I do not keep up because it would be futile.
 
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change out the Batteries to AGM if it's inside the cabin and use a My Wedge or Yamaha Wedge to support the engine and as a shock during trailering.
 
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AllzGood

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change out the Batteries to AGM if it's inside the cabin and use a My Wedge or Yamaha Wedge for the engine during trailering.
I was wondering about that, after asking around it seemed the additional support wasn’t needed for the outboard bracket. Is the My wedge just to make sure it doesn’t go back into the vertical position then?
 
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AllzGood

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Also a good call with the AGM, we talked about it earlier but I’m going to change the entire battery bank setup to accommodate the larger draw of the upcoming additions like the bait tank and sound system. Not quite sure what I should do though
 
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Chain is a priority and perhaps, an upgrade to a claw anchor for the offshore islands..The anchor looks pretty light for those nights on anchor when the wind and swell comes up at 3 am....Suggest taking apart the anchor winch covers, door lock and window latches where threaded parts exist...clean and grease to prevent future corrosion issues...and, of course, more rod holders...:)
 
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If you're in the market to upgrade the anchoring system, a drum anchor winch would be the way to go! You can explore a complete anchor, rope and chain configuration on our website and talk to a live rep until 7 pm EST for consultations:


Pm with any questions or check out our profile for some back story. Best of luck on this project - it will be worth it!
 
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Alright so it’s been a bit since my last post. I’ve put a lot of work in so, here are the updates on some of the previously addressed issues:

The BAD:

1. Dead wiper motors: I traced and tested all wiring for the motors, no way of getting around it, both motors are toast. I’ll be using rain x for a while lol

2. Dead windlass motor with no chain and Inappropriate anchor: The motor on my windlass is on its way out. 200 dollars and I’m back on track with an awesome windlass right? Wrong! Well kind of, I serviced the windlass, swapped the motor out and tested it. Nice and strong. Bought 100’ of chain and a new 22lb lewmar plow anchor. Only to I discover my windlass doesn’t accept chain, WTF!? Apparently that’s a thing. So now I have a newly serviced windlass that needs to be upgraded lol. I think I might bight the bullet and buy a lone star drum winch, ughh. Someone out there might want a chainless windlass lol

3. I removed old electronics and filled in/ glassed over all old holes in roof, made sure everything was nice and dry before.

4. Electronics: I upgraded many electronics including my fuse panel/bus bars, toggle switches, batteries, battery isolator, re routed and removed about 20 lbs worth of old wiring. Also removed rewired and replaced all fuses on the switch paneI. New galaxy 8’ antennae. Installed new 8 speaker 1000w sound system, it’s sounds amazing!

5. Custom transom bait tank: I abandoned the idea of a custom glassed bait tank in the transom for several reasons: too much weight in the back, too expensive 5/6K, and the possibility of having to replace the original fuel tank would required additional removal/modification of the custom tank. Instead I opted for a 48 gallon blue water bait tank. I’ve been waiting for 2 months now for channel coast to receive my bait tank, it’s driving me crazy. While waiting I did all the wiring and plumbing with new Jabsco cyclone pump and appropriate brass. The tank will be installed as far forward in the cockpit as possible. It don’t have much room to spare but it’s better than the alternative.

The ugly

1. I removed and patched up all the old wiring hanging through the roof. Made custom starboard panels and added matching carpet.

2. Swapped old steering wheel

3. Cleaned up all plumbing and electrical. All new hose, lots of new ancor wire and waterproof connections.


I have a lot more stuff ahead of me, but that’s the update for now!! Thanks everybody for your help and wisdom along the way. Here are some photos!


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AllzGood

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So I’m in the middle of cleaning out my fuel tank and have a few questions.

1. Does anyone out there know if the older 148 gallon fuel tank is in a sealed compartment aka no drainage? I want to power wash all the crud that’s on top of the tank but I don’t want the water to collect and sit around the tank if there isn’t any drainage.

2. I have completely drained the tank after using a commercial fuel tank cleaner only to discover what seems like fine sand particles on the bottom of the tank. My plan is to hose everything into a corner of the tank and shop vac it out. Any other suggestions or similar experiences? Thanks
 
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    If you went that far, just get a new tank. American Tanks down here, but I don't know about up there.
     
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    AllzGood

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    If you went that far, just get a new tank. American Tanks down here, but I don't know about up there.
    Thanks for the recommendation tunacraze. Unfortunately the tanks on these Parkers are glassed in, aka 5-6k job. Hence servicing what I have for now
     
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    AllzGood

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    For anyone interested flushing out my tank with the water/shop vac combo worked great. No salt deposits and the tank looks like new…..on the inside lol. Im still curious if there is any kind of drainage for the fuel tank compartment.
     
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    AllzGood

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    It’s been awhile since I posted so I figured I would catch everyone up on the progress of my project.

    Here are the solutions I have come up with for my previously identified “bad” issues.

    1. Broken chainless winch: The boat came with a 26 y/o winch who’s motor was burned out AND was not designed to accept chain. Apparently at the time it was manufactured winches did not accept chain, rope only! So I splurged and replaced it with a Lone Star G2 Drum Winch. It’s bulletproof and AMAZING!!!! On it I have 330’ 4mm spectra, 8’ topshot and 30’ 5/16” chain w/ a Lewmar 22lb claw anchor. Its a perfect combination so far.

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    2. Previous small Group 24 battery bank: After installing 8 individual speakers powered by a 1000 W amp, bait tank, extra garmin unit, extra pumps, etc etc the already underpowered battery bank needed to be replaced. The previous owner already moved the batteries from the transom to underneath the helm. I then did a complete makeover replacing ALL wiring, relays, fuses, bus bars from bow to stern. I then added 3 group 31 AGM batteries, 2 for house and 1 for the motor. I also added a blue sea isolator/ charging relay to ensure proper charging and prevent dead batteries on the water. One battery is underneath the captain chair, the 2 other house batteries were re routed to the opposite side of the cabin underneath the dining area for better weight distribution. So far everything works great. I can safely kill the motor and play music for as long as I want and also leave my bait tank pump on for days in a row without issue. Heres a photo of the 2 relocated house batteries on the port side
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    3. Plumbing was a nightmare and extremely inefficient: Here I cleaned up and consolidated all the plumbing to be 100% below deck. No more macerator pump and hose in the storage locker.
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    4. Bait Tank: My Parker is VERY heavy in the stern so my original idea of glassing in a custom bait tank into the transom was unrealistic. Instead I had a 48 gallon Bluewater bait tank installed as far forward in the cockpit as possible. The extended cabin has a smaller cockpit so I was concerned about loosing valuable real estate with the bait tank, but that is not the case. I still have plenty of room for 4 adults to fish comfortably with the bait tank as a center point. The tank works great for 2+ scoops of bait plus serves as a table for the family when not fishing.
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    5. Stern Heavy: Other than reproping I’ve done all I can do to get more lift from the stern of my boat. That is, I’ve moved my battery bank out of the transom, I upgraded my trim tabs to a larger 12x18 size, and also added permatrim. The permatrim made a HUGE difference, my outboard looked too low in the water when I wasn’t on plane, no longer an issue. Goes on plane fast and smooth and stays there. No need for the trim tabs unless I need side to side adjustment.
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    Next up, Im installing custom mocha teak Seadek flooring inside and out. Right now it’s in the temple phase.

    That’s it for now!


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    AllzGood

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    So a lot has happened in a very short time frame for me and poor Tranquilo.

    First, I started having major power loss at WOT with my 2018 Suzuki 300 with only 180 hours. It took almost 2 months for Suzuki to identify that I’m having a variable valve timing issue and that my warranty is no longer through suzuki but covered by an extended warranty company (Cornerstone United Inc.) I am currently in the process of filing a claim with them. Wish me luck.

    Second, is an issue I knew I would be facing sooner than later and that is my 28 year old fuel tank. I started getting water in my fuel but no fuel smell. I found I was missing the loop in my breather hose so I assumed this was the culprit, then my tank failed a leak down test. Because my boat is more than likely in boat jail for the rest of the season I am more than likely going to bite the bullet and replace it. This is a pretty big task because the tank is glassed in below deck. I received a quote for 2200 for a new tank then 6,900 for the project. I plan on pulling the tank myself to save some money, then I’ll pay a pro to finish the job. Once again, wish me luck!

    I’ll keep everyone posted on the progress.
     
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