1994 Parker 1801 project

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Here is an ad for a 94’ 1700 that sold. 1994 Used Parker Marine 1700 Center Console Fishing Boat For Sale - $15,000 - Gloucester, VA

and here is one for a 94’ 1800

The shot of your forward hatch plus the length confirm it is an 1800. This Classic Parker research stuff is fun. Got me to thinking that maybe the powers that be could have a repository for brochures, blueprints, etc.

Maybe, maybe not. The hull designs and equipage have changed a lot over the model years. Most reliable way that I’ve found is if you have the boxes at the corners of the transom, it’s an 1800. If the transom corners are open with just a wire chase, it’s a 1700.
 

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I was checking out your 17’ , that’s a nice set up you’ve got! I’m still waiting for parker to get back to me but I’m pretty sure it’s a 1800. I was going to foam the sides of the tank and use chocks as stated. This is the way we did it in our old 18’ mako, and 22’ guardian and we never had any issues. One thing i’m having trouble remembering is how we plumb the bait tank. i was thinking of doing a thru-hull with a seacock then mount a dual outlet livewell pump so i can add a raw wash down as well. but i’m not sure where to send the drain, i feel like thru the bottom creates too much back pressure, but i also don’t want to drill through my transom.
Livewell drains through transom, slightly lower than bottom of tank. Its typically below the waterline so make sure it’s valved.
 

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IF you had the boxes in the rear you would dump on the side. I guess you still could and make a chase to conceal it.
I do have small boxes in the rear , you can see in the original post. So that’s where I wanted to put the outlet, but man it’s tight getting hands down in there to get the level low enough to be below the bottom of the livewell. Maybe I can make it work though. Is this how yours is plumbed?
 

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Mine doesn't have one but I feel your pain with how tight it is in there. I'm going to put tabs on mine and with my big mitts it'll be a challenge feeding through there.

So what's the vote on a retro fit drain? Through the transom or out the side? Any benefit verses one over the other?
As long as its below the water line right? and you would see a siphon effect underway yes?
 
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Has anyone put a pilot house on a center console parker? I’m thinking of going this route instead of a t-top.
 

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IF you go that route....Spend the money.....Get a opening front window.....Yes it's more expensive. You will thank me later when your able to get some air on you on those sweltering days.
 

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I've been on the look out for something practical. I would like it to be convenient so I could put it on in the colder weather.
www.pacificpilothouse.com
Here's some plans :
The pilothouse is from Pacific Pilot House. My dad Don is the one who designed their original molds around 20 years ago and basically built that company from the ground up. i’ve attached a picture of a parker he did in the past. I wonder if he’s a member of CP?
 

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