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Old 16 August 2007, 13:20   #1
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Parker 900 Baltic with TWIN Verado 300's

Change of plan:-

After a lot of negotiation I have changed the spec of my new Parker 900 Baltic. She is not going to be a Safari set up as initially planned but a leisure setup. My new rib will also be my Demo rib for Parker, so I have decided to go for twin 300hp Verado's instead of the 225hp Optis.

Layout wise I have gone for the Dog Consul, which is much larger than my previous consul, rear bench seat in front of the engine well at the rear, then with either twin jockeys behind the Consul or possibly twin Bolster Seats.

Colour wise I have decided to go all Yellow & Black again as per my previous Parker Baltic.

Delivery date is going to be late Jan/Feb. Can't wait now.
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Old 16 August 2007, 14:11   #2
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Nice one mate!!

Congratulations. Look forward to seeing her round these parts!

In the mean time you and sarah are of course welcome on Charlie Brown

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Old 16 August 2007, 14:12   #3
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Is this sudden upping in power anything to do with doing silly speeds on the cat?

Sounds like a hell of a boat!
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Richard,

Now lets see how many people turn out to meet & greet you on your return trip back from France!!!

Cheers

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P.S. Good to see you & Sarah on Sunday.
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Well done Nauti Buoy the new boat sounds f"U"ntastic can't wait to see it mate good luck with it all
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Urrrm Nauti??
What about Etec 300?
Verado 300...288kg
Etec 300....234kg ish
Power to weight its gonna be a killer........

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by the way i've seen your old one out a bit...
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Urrrm Nauti??
What about Etec 300?
Verado 300...288kg
Etec 300....234kg ish
Power to weight its gonna be a killer........

Tony
by the way i've seen your old one out a bit...
Plus servicing times and costs, emissions etc.
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Plus servicing times and costs, emissions etc.

Parker and Mercury go hand in hand I belive

Sounds a very very nice rib
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Parker and Mercury go hand in hand I belive

Sounds a very very nice rib
Yep has to be a Mercury on the back!

Sounds like a top bit of kit, my vote is for blusters not jockey seats!
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Have you ever owned Verado? We have two 275hp with 300 hours. Big disaster. Everything break. Used 18000 pound to repair them last 6 months.
Go for Japaneese quality. We have broken all engines that are on the market and do know..
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Have you ever owned Verado? We have two 275hp with 300 hours. Big disaster. Everything break. Used 18000 pound to repair them last 6 months.
Go for Japaneese quality. We have broken all engines that are on the market and do know..
Your bad experiance although dreadful for you is not the norm. I am aware of several owners with in excess of 800 hours and no major breakdowns.
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Your bad experiance although dreadful for you is not the norm. I am aware of several owners with in excess of 800 hours and no major breakdowns.
No "major" breakdowns?...surely there should be none at all for new modern engines.

What do you mean by "major"?
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No "major" breakdowns?...surely there should be none at all for new modern engines.

What do you mean by "major"?
The type that warrant over £18000 work after only 300 hours. I dont believe that there is an engine out there that since its launch has not experianced any breakdowns world wide, whether new and modern or not, unfortunately things do at times go wrong, hence the manufacturers give you a parts and labour warranty when you buy new.

However the Verado has recieved quite some stick from the 'forum' gangs around the world and much is innaccurate. Accepted they are not the lightest or most economical or even the fastest outboard available but using the car anology they are like a Merc S class, they do most things really well. Not the best track car or mudplugger but never the less a great piece of engineering and a fantastic car. The Caterham may be quicker and more fun and there are outboards that fit that bill too but fitted to the right application the Verado is a joy to own. People all want differant things from an engine and a boat and agreed they are not right for everybody but when they suit the purpose they are wonderful. I have over 100 hours this season on my 275 and its fantastic, would not change it for anything else, except maybe the new 300 Verado
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Have you ever owned Verado? We have two 275hp with 300 hours. Big disaster. Everything break. Used 18000 pound to repair them last 6 months.
Go for Japaneese quality. We have broken all engines that are on the market and do know..
Yes I have had Verado's before on my last Parker Baltic, that had twin 275 Verado's on the back, I sold it with 125 hours on each engine and during the whole time I owned it I never had one problem with either of them.
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It runs and runs and runs and runs and runs and runs and runs....

I agree with Fjordrafting, Yamaha power is extremely reliable imho... Mercury
Marine is a U.S. company, you might think that would earn my endorsement.
I have owned several (six) yamaha outboards, all have been reliable. I had a 150 that had in excess of 3200 hours on it (came off a pollice boat, you know they babied it) when I bought it cheaply because of the hours logged. I ran THAT motor for four years without a problem and resold it with the boat I installed it on, still running with god knows how many hours on it. All I ever did to that engine is change the gearcase oil... Yamaha builds very, very reliable motors... I want to turn the key and go, with Yamaha power I have done just that. Comments from other Yamaha owners please?
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Suzuki all the way for me from now on.
Not had any trouble so far, back up and support second to none.
Fuel ecco is great, very quiet and lots and lots of power!

The Yam on the patrol boat I cox let go earlier this year and how un-helpful were they?
Not very and they lost the sale of the replacement and wont be getting a look in again for a good while!

In that case the guy at Barrus were great.

Hey Ricahrd. need a good deal on the electronics?
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Hey Ricahrd. need a good deal on the electronics?
Thank you for the offer but I have just done a superb deal with Garmin on a Garmin 4012 plotter. Thank you though for the offer.
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Thank you for the offer but I have just done a superb deal with Garmin on a Garmin 4012 plotter. Thank you though for the offer.

Good choice Richard, the Parker 900 Baltic ICE-SAR we received this week was fitted with Garmin 4012

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Urrrm Nauti??
What about Etec 300?
Verado 300...288kg
Etec 300....234kg ish
Power to weight its gonna be a killer........

Tony
by the way i've seen your old one out a bit...
No one as answered the above question Why not 2/Stoke
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No one as answered the above question Why not 2/Stoke
Because Parker will only fit Mercury engines...
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