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Old 14 October 2005, 18:37   #1
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Veradoproblems on Parker in Sweden?

A chartercompany in Sweden has 2x250hp Verado on their black Parker 9m and they are currently into their sixth engines due to breakdowns. Parker in Sweden is called C-rib.
Parker in England does obviously not know since he claims in a post on this forum that there have not been any big problems with Veradoes delivered on Parker-boats.
The reason for me to make some waves here is that we have just ordered boat no. 4 this season for our charter-business, and we are considering 2x275 Verado.
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Old 14 October 2005, 18:55   #2
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Very interesting - seemed a bit too good to be true that something that complicated wouldn't have SOME teething troubles!!!
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Old 14 October 2005, 20:58   #3
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I found this strange Fjordrafting, I have spoken to Kristian as I am to have Verado on my boat and he did not mention having any difficulties, also I find it strange if Verado are only having problems on Parker as you are pointing out.

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A chartercompany in Sweden has 2x250hp Verado on their black Parker 9m and they are currently into their sixth engines due to breakdowns. Parker in Sweden is called C-rib.
Parker in England does obviously not know since he claims in a post on this forum that there have not been any big problems with Veradoes delivered on Parker-boats.
The reason for me to make some waves here is that we have just ordered boat no. 4 this season for our charter-business, and we are considering 2x275 Verado.
Martin, this is news to me. Have also checked with my brother Philip in Poland and he also has not heard anything. If a commecial operator was on his 6th set of engines then you can be sure that we as the rib manufacturer and engine supplier would be the first to know. I am now trying to establish contact with our swedish distributor and find out from him if what you claim is true. Once I hear from him will post his response and perhaps we can get to the bottom of this.

as a matter of interest what rib have you ordered
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Old 15 October 2005, 18:19   #5
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Martin, this is news to me. Have also checked with my brother Philip in Poland and he also has not heard anything. If a commecial operator was on his 6th set of engines then you can be sure that we as the rib manufacturer and engine supplier would be the first to know. I am now trying to establish contact with our swedish distributor and find out from him if what you claim is true. Once I hear from him will post his response and perhaps we can get to the bottom of this.

as a matter of interest what rib have you ordered

Not sixth set, but sixth engine. We heared it from a boatbuilder in Sweeden that we personally talked to yesterday. We will make the nesesary telephonecalls on Monday to verify if it is any truth in this. Just hoped that you had heard something, since you are working so close with Parker/Sweeden.
Regarding what boats we order, a friend of mine and I have had nothing but good experiences with Revenger. We took delivery of a Revenger 29 two months ago, and have ordered a 34 Revenger for delivery in December.
We probably use our boats harder than normal ribbers, since all the other boats we have bought, have broken. My friend has used his Revenger for Chartering for three years in huge waves. And no problems. We have only 100 hours on our 29`er, but no other boat that we have had, have ever lasted that long without significant problems.
The 29`er has stepped hull, is narrow and can every day make 58 GPS-knots with full tank and 14 people on board powered by 2x250hp Suzuki. (If you want to know what problems Suzuki have, we know it!)
We even like the 29`er better in 3m. waves than our 36 feet long rib!
When it comes to Revenger 34, we have only talked to previouse owners and newer tested it our selves, so we do take a small risk. But it seems like the owners like their 34. But the most important to us is the building-qulity. We have seen pictures, and we have seen our 29 under construction.
In Norway there are three Revenger 34 one is a Revenger 34 with 2x500hp. It has been around for 4-5 years without problems regarding the boat. The problems they have is that their XR-drives keep braking. The other has 3x300-o.b. and is all read! Some Norwegians know how to power their Rev. 34`s!


We do also read American sites. A lot of problems with the very, very first Verado. But after that the Verado seems to have had very little problems. If we find out that the story from Sweeden is bull, we probably try twin 275`s.

Have a nice day!
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Tell the guys with the XR drives to trst the Konrads.
More info Konrad Marine we have tested them on 440 Yanmar and they are performing very well.
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Old 16 October 2005, 03:15   #7
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Not sixth set, but sixth engine. We heared it from a boatbuilder in Sweeden that we personally talked to yesterday. We will make the nesesary telephonecalls on Monday to verify if it is any truth in this. Just hoped that you had heard something, since you are working so close with Parker/Sweeden.
Martin, my mistake sorry you did say "sixth engine"

We are also checking and will post our findings.

www.seasafari.se are also using our Parker 750Baltic and Parker 900Baltic (C-RIB 25 and C-RIB 30) and both with twin Verados
Why not ask them what they think of the Verado engines. You could even ask them about the performance of the ribs, but mind you, you already know cos you have tested one and liked it Perhaps next time round
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[QUOTE=Andre] Martin, my mistake sorry you did say "sixth engine"

We are also checking and will post our findings.

If a verado make a breackdown, it need to be send back to mercury HQ or a guy will come for them to see why. And if there is more than 1 breakdown they will send a guy to have a look at engine and boat..

When we had a problem with a set of Verado's. Mercury send a guy to check it. at the same time 2 new engine was send. it was not the verado's but Shell who had put diesel in the fuel..

I run Verado's because they are good/trosteble and have the best service.

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A chartercompany in Sweden has 2x250hp Verado on their black Parker 9m and they are currently into their sixth engines due to breakdowns. Parker in Sweden is called C-rib.
Parker in England does obviously not know since he claims in a post on this forum that there have not been any big problems with Veradoes delivered on Parker-boats.
The reason for me to make some waves here is that we have just ordered boat no. 4 this season for our charter-business, and we are considering 2x275 Verado.
Martin

I have just heard from Peder our scandinavian distributor and he tells me he has not heard of any problems with the Verado engines fitted to the Parker 900 Baltic / C-RIB 30 (all Black rib)

Peder says " Engine replaced 6 times not really realistic regardless of make"

I guess most would agree with that statement
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Which just goes to prove you should check every statement like this carefully, before it enters the realms of Urban Myth.

Seems not everyone can fully comprehend this important fact, especially those not even a nano bit involved and hasn't made a multi ,000,000 investment in manufacture...

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