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613 rangertimbo Prop is working out well 9/12/2005 15:05:00

The 15-3/4 X 15M Yamaha prop is working out well on my 2120. Yesterday I was
loaded with full 120 qt. cooler of ice, two guys @ 250 lbs each, and 3/4 tank of
fuel and
the F150 was running at 39 mph @ 5500 rpm. This speed was on a calm river and
with speedo and GPS. Typical Chesapeake Bay slop makes me run at around 4500
and 28 mph, so it was nice to know the top end is in the right range.

Why Parker is sending these boats out to dealers with 14-1/4 X 16 Polished
props is beyond me. Perhaps they think they won't sell unless the motor has a
shiny prop on it. I bought the boat with the F150 on purpose. I could have
afforded the
F200 or 225 but selected the F150 for fuel economy, weight on the transom
and quiet operation. I have been quite satisfied with the motor, even when I
have needed
peak demand performance, such as when running Oregon Inlet in less than ideal
conditions. I must add that my dealer was very helpful with solving the prop
problem and
did not charge me for anything, even though the prop I had was almost a year old
by the
time I returned it. They said, "We just want you to be happy with the boat!"
That is
customer service re-defined.

I really had my heart set on a 2320 with full transom at first, but became more
with the trailering aspects of a longer and heavier boat. We trailer 2-1/2
hours each
direction so this was a major consideration for me. After a year and a half and
150 motor
hours under my belt I am happy to report the 2120 has not disappointed me.
continually about the dire danger that I am in by having a notch transom, I
wonder what all the fuss is about. There have been situations where waves have
breaking at the stern and the boat does a marvelous job of floating over them.
Very little
wash is taken through the notch. I believe this may be related to the smaller
weight (450lbs.), however I continually keep an eye out for a rogue wave and try
maintain a safe aspect in relation to wave direction. It helps to deploy a sea
occasionally when conditions warrant. Most problems in this regard are caused
inexperienced boat owners that ignore the conditions and don't have enough sense
keep a sharp lookout.

Oh, and get rid of the splashwell guard, it eats fishing room, is a tripping
hazard and isn't
needed anyway.

I continually check this forum for comments and have found some of the
discussions very
helpful, but it doesn't have the "homey" atmosphere that the old Parker Forum
that Robin
managed. Maybe it will keep growing and eventually reach that status. I
decided to post
something just to pitch in and help anyone else with these same issues.

Ranger Tim
Parker 2120 DVSC