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Old 19 May 2007, 11:52   #1
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Parker Baltic 900, with 2 x 225hp DTS Mercury Opti's

Well today I placed and order with Andre for a Parker Parker Baltic 900, with 2 x 225hp DTS Mercury Opti's.

I have gone for the Safari version this time, helm at the rear with 2 winged back jockeys on a raised platform, in front of the consul there will be a pair of jockeys, then in front of that a pair of 4 jockey seats, which will be un-boltable to allow for (Sunpad for the better half) plus load carrying if needed.

This will then be coded for 14, which will suit my purpose much better.

Under the moulded deck will be 2 x 225l fuel tanks.

Wakeboard point on the A-frame, 12 blue LED deck lights.

Colour scheme will be the same as I had on the previous rib, yellow & black

Electronics wise, I am unsure at present, definitely Icom M505, as for chart plotter I am undecided, will either be Northstar 121, or Garmin 10" but looking into the options on this at present. Also stereo, which I was going to put on the previous boat but will fit to this one now.
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Old 19 May 2007, 11:54   #2
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Nice!

But will you miss the extra 100 bhp?
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Old 19 May 2007, 12:28   #3
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Sounds great how much weight will you save with the optis? I reckon it will make up some way for the smaller HP on the new toy!
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Did you not rate the verado's too highly then? Or is there a cost saving by going for opti's?
Just interested.

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The Verado is a Fantastic engine, and I would happily have another pair, however I have decided this time to go for Opti as chatting to the other guys who have the Parker Baltic 900 with Optis they are getting the same speed as I was bar 3-5 knots, they are getting 55knots with 2 x 225 Opti's.

Plus seeing as I was always ending up cruising at 40 knots that always put me in the higher fuel band and the fuel did flow through. Also chatting to the engineer who serviced the Verado's he recons with the Opti I will see a 35% fuel saving.

The other reason was because I am planning on using the new one for commercial use which reduces the warranty on the engines to 1 year, plus the Parker 900 Baltic I have just sold and only used personally, in 7 months I racked up 105hrs per engine. So based on the hours and if the engine was to go bang after a year I would far sooner replace a 9k ish Opti as supposed to a 16k Verado.

Also the Opti is a very proven engine, and the latest version out this year is supposed to be quieter.
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Sounds cool, look forward to seeing this one in the flesh! It will be interesting to see how the performance differs with the optis - she'll almost certainly be noisier!

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Electronics wise, I am unsure at present, definitely Icom M505, as for chart plotter I am undecided, will either be Northstar 121, or Garmin 10" but looking into the options on this at present.
Richard, I could do you a good deal on a Standard Horizon Plotter?
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Sounds cool, look forward to seeing this one in the flesh! It will be interesting to see how the performance differs with the optis - she'll almost certainly be noisier!



Richard, I could do you a good deal on a Standard Horizon Plotter?
The advantage of having the M121 Chartplotter from Northstar is that with the Smartcraft Gateway connecting the M121 and Smartcraft display monitor you have the possibility of viewing the engine management on the large screen. This gives the navigator/crewman the option of controlling the operation of the engines. This cannot be done with any other chartplotter .

Richard is yet to decide

I wonder if this thread about NautiBouy MK2 will beat on the number of viewings and postings on the thread about NautiBouy MK1
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The rate at which Richard goes through boats every single boat in the Solent will be called Nauti Boy!
Best of luck with the new toy Richard.
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The rate at which Richard goes through boats every single boat in the Solent will be called Nauti Boy!
Best of luck with the new toy Richard.
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The advantage of having the M121 Chartplotter from Northstar is that with the Smartcraft Gateway connecting the M121 and Smartcraft display monitor you have the possibility of viewing the engine management on the large screen. This gives the navigator/crewman the option of controlling the operation of the engines. This cannot be done with any other chartplotter .
Aah yes, now that you mention that I do remember. That's got to be good.
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