Useful Modifications

Discussion in 'Parker Boats - The Tradition Continues' started by Fishingguy, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. slovenianfisher

    slovenianfisher Newbie

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    Bent up a aluminum sheet for a seat.
    Think I used .08 gauge.
    Bought a pontoon bench seat cushion.
    Flip the backrest back to access storage box.
    Cut in rod holders.
    Used spray can primer and finish paint.
    Needed to make it light for low scuppers.

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  2. vipertom1970

    vipertom1970 Well-Known "Member"

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    Just installed a Permatrim on a new boat and I want to share what I learned from an outboard boat racer to help reduce drag in the water. I grinded the anode to a sharp edge like a knife.

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  3. rsrutkowski

    rsrutkowski Rick

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    Tom
    Any performance data for us
     
  4. vipertom1970

    vipertom1970 Well-Known "Member"

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    No data yet, maybe sometimes next month.
     
  5. Bogs Njord

    Bogs Njord Newbie

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    I finally put a permatrim on my 300xca pushing the 2320. 2015 boat. 75 gallon bait tank, full tower, full fuel three guys, gear.... you know, heavy. I was getting between 1.7-2.2 on a long trip I took recently. which is an improvement once the tower was added. My favorite thing though was the improvement in the ride. You gotta play with the engine trim a bit to make sure you are at the right trim. Don’t just throw the engine trim all the way down, you’ll burn more gas if you bury the engine
     
  6. Guy Schneider

    Guy Schneider Tail Whip

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    So I am looking into replacing the bench seat with the cooler as you have done here. I opted for a 145Q RTIC because it has a slightly lower profile than the Yeti (and half the price :-)). But even with a lower profile (20 7/8") my cooler stands 23+" (with the cushion) off the base making for a small amount of headroom when sitting.

    Does anyone know what is under the passenger bench seat base and if it might be possible to cut a 20"W x 42"L x 4"D hole in it to drop the cooler down in to the base 4"? My hunch is it is foam under 3/8" glass but I don't want to cut into the glass if it is structural?

    LMK??
     
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  7. nolimits

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    What year and model is your Parker. For pre-Feb’2008 2320 models, it’s all foam under that bench area - see att’d Drawing from Parker. I ended up installing 2 Pro Pedestals with the bases that recessed about 5 inches below that platform. Finally have shock absorbers for the passenger bench now. All headroom clearance properly maintained.
     

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  8. vipertom1970

    vipertom1970 Well-Known "Member"

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    The floor to the deck on my old 2007 Parker 2320 was shorter then the new my new Parker 2320. I had a 2007 with the Yeti 160 for a bench, I am 5’-7” and my head was 1/2” from the ceiling when sitting
     
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  9. Guy Schneider

    Guy Schneider Tail Whip

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    Thank you. I assumed it's just foam. Mine is a 2007 2320.

    Would be interested to see the pedistal seating with recessed base installation if you have a pic.

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  10. nolimits

    nolimits Member

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    Got rid of the original storage box. More space to work with now

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  11. Guy Schneider

    Guy Schneider Tail Whip

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    Wow! That looks great. Assume you went with CVI Marine pedestal with 7" below deck and cut the 2 holes into the base and dug out 7" of foam so they could fit down inside the base - correct?

    How does that ride??
     
  12. Sagedaddy

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    906E1680-D1BC-4194-92B8-8409CAFEBB1D.jpeg ECE0C7E9-44EB-444A-B6D8-AB4FCDFB0884.jpeg Thanks for the great cooler idea. My 2120 only had a single pedestal seat on the passenger side. Now we can seat more people and be comfortable. How did you mount the cooler so it can’t tip forward?
     
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  13. Guy Schneider

    Guy Schneider Tail Whip

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    A). buy the tie down straps from RTIC for $16.
    or
    B). buy the chalks from Yeti for $75.
     
  14. Sagedaddy

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    Thanks for the info. Thanks
     
  15. Bmoore1975

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    Great to see all the different ways people come up with to suit their needs. No doubt everyones are different. When I bought the boat my wife said, "you can have your boat, but I get my fold down bench on the transom." I've been looking for a way to remove the fold down bench since she hardly ever goes on the boat. The Yeti cooler is the solution. Extra ice storage in the cabin and keeps more weight forward when running out to the grounds. Love how the boat rides when I'm heavy up front. Not really a modification other than removing the toilet and plugging the hole for plumbing.

    I'm still deciding between the 120 qt and 160 qt Yeti and think I'm going to stick with the 120qt ( see pics ). The 160 qt will fit in the walkway, but it's 1.5" taller than the 120 and about 5 inches longer. You won't be able to open up the lid on a 160 as much as you can a 120 because of the extra height and the helm station, but it might work ok. The 120 opens easily enough to get 20 lb bags of ice in and out. I need to be able to remove the cooler and stick it on the deck to double as a bench seat on occasion. The 120 will be easier to manage in and out of the doorway with the bait tank. I don't really do much overnighting yet and haven't slept on the boat, but I think I'd just put the cooler on the deck on those occasions. I guess you could put some high density foam or something under the pads if you wanted to level it all out and not have to remove the cooler to sleep.

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  16. Jmart233

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    That’s how I use my yeti as well. Another good solution for a decent seat is also the yeti bucket with the lid. Works good up by the window on the deck or in the back corner. Bucket seen here next to my son.

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  17. Jmart233

    Jmart233 Member

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    Also put the yeti in front of my bait tank and use tank as backrest. I installed the tank myself so made sure there was enough room to open and close the door with it there.

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  18. Jmart233

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    One more useful option I did with my yeti bucket. For those that don’t crap in their toilets, I modified and 5 gallon bucket toilet seat and it fits right in the yeti. Very comfortable when the time calls. Plus my wife and my girls can pee in it.

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  19. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    super useful.

    Where did you get that lid?
     
  20. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    really great idea!

    Youre right...eveyrones different and there isn't a right answer. Keep us updated on which you choose.....

    You make me want to do this mod..but for me, my OCD would want to make all the cushions level including the cushion on top of that center yeti. Im not ready for that commitment yet ahahahah
     
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