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Old 02 February 2007, 09:25   #11
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Hurricane and Parker are playing in totally different scale. While ZHT is a real military-workhorse, Parker is significantly lighter alternative. Also, ZHT costs about triple the price of Parker, so it's up to your needs what is the rational deal...

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I would not agree that the "Parker is significantly lighter alternative" can agree that the price could be "triple the price of Parker"
and we are talking here of the Parker 900 Baltic
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Old 02 February 2007, 09:30   #12
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Is it the cabin rib Andre
Tim , no it is an open rib with 2 x 4 man jockey seats in front of the console,
twin CMD 320 with Bravo 1 legs. The sea tests will be carried out over this weekend. Will post some photos. The rib will be based in Wisbech and used for commercial work.
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I would not agree that the "Parker is significantly lighter alternative" can agree that the price could be "triple the price of Parker"
and we are talking here of the Parker 900 Baltic
Well, this is my just my opinion. I have driven about...50-60 different RIBs, mainly commercial ones targeted to heavy professional use. Some of them long distances. Parker Baltic 900 is not a bad boat what comes to my experience, but still significantly lighter than Boomeranger, ZHT or Halmatic. They are big players in the field and really heavy-duty builders. They also have military references more that any other builder in the world. And that's not just a coincidence.

What is "significant" difference is of course up to person, but I see ZHT and Parker like comparing a japanese medium-size, 2-litre Toyota and Mercedes S500 limousine. Both not bad products and fully capable to do whatever you want from a car, but still playing in different league.
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Well, this is my just my opinion. I have driven about...50-60 different RIBs, mainly commercial ones targeted to heavy professional use. Some of them long distances. Parker Baltic 900 is not a bad boat what comes to my experience, but still significantly lighter than Boomeranger, ZHT or Halmatic. They are big players in the field and really heavy-duty builders. They also have military references more that any other builder in the world. And that's not just a coincidence.

What is "significant" difference is of course up to person, but I see ZHT and Parker like comparing a japanese medium-size, 2-litre Toyota and Mercedes S500 limousine. Both not bad products and fully capable to do whatever you want from a car, but still playing in different league.
Not so what you mean by this . But have you driven the Parker 900Baltic and if yes what engines size? and what weather conditions

By the way we will be at the Helsinki Boat Show , that is our distributor Norcap will be exhibiting Parker Ribs and my brother Philip will be attending the show.
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Old 07 February 2007, 09:13   #15
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Looking like a CZ7, sooo.. has anyone out there got one?

or experience of one?

Dealers are hard to locate (might be me) does anyone know of one in this country I could talk to?

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Well, this is my just my opinion. I have driven about...50-60 different RIBs, mainly commercial ones targeted to heavy professional use. Some of them long distances. Parker Baltic 900 is not a bad boat what comes to my experience, but still significantly lighter than Boomeranger, ZHT or Halmatic. They are big players in the field and really heavy-duty builders. They also have military references more that any other builder in the world. And that's not just a coincidence.

What is "significant" difference is of course up to person, but I see ZHT and Parker like comparing a japanese medium-size, 2-litre Toyota and Mercedes S500 limousine. Both not bad products and fully capable to do whatever you want from a car, but still playing in different league.
I would doubt that ANY recreational boat or builder would beat that of one built by a firm whose standard is military specification, it may be there is that possibility, however unlikely.
I personally have not yet seen it...
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Jellis on here has got one with twin 175 etecs on the back, I believe jono garton has been out on it and has had very good feedback.

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Looking like a CZ7, sooo.. has anyone out there got one?

or experience of one?

Dealers are hard to locate (might be me) does anyone know of one in this country I could talk to?

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Get in touch with Avon - their quality is 2nd to none and they are using the same hull - you will prob save quite a bit buying direct from the factory.
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Get in touch with Avon - their quality is 2nd to none and they are using the same hull - you will prob save quite a bit buying direct from the factory.
Cheers codders,

But I want to explore the CZ7 route first, I have PM'd jellis (some one else here who owns one) with no response, maybe dosen't overdose on forums like the rest of us.

the net is a joke for identifying someone in the UK to talk to, however I intend to persivere. 7mtrs is a little short ,but I like the quality implications. I was out in a boat the same length as yours , the difference a couple of meters makes is enormous. this initally made me think 9mtrs but 7mtrs may suffice.
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I still think the CZ7 is overpriced for what it is(that is NOT the same as saying it's not a damn good boat). Having said that with the strength of the versus the $ if you go for Yank built engines and all the other kit as well it may not be so bad.

I would still prefer the Avon - a lot nearer home to get things sorted and they are built to last as you can see from the people in the USA who are so pleased with their ancient seariders etc!!!

As regards size yes it does make a huge difference. I am still amazed by how well my boat handles stupidly big waves - the problem is you have to get really extreme conditions to have real fun. Sometimes I actually prefer my 3.1m Quicksilver!!!
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