That’s very disappointing. I have an 04 1801 that has barely any rust on the hinges. I clean the rust seasonally with rust remover and it stays pretty rust free for the most part. I do get occasional rust from the cheaper quality stainless they use on some newer items like a helm wheel and screws. It seems the older hulls maybe finished a bit better although should be identical in how they are constructed, I would hope. Like anything nowadays I’d assume it’s all about the bottom line. If you do consider selling and changing into something different look at pair customs originally sea ox. Brian pair build and Incredible heavy glassed hull and the attention to detail is uncanny. It’s a semi custom boat selling for far less than these larger production manufacturers. Honestly when I’m ready to part with my 1801, which I love dearly I will not buy a new Parker considering the quality control and loss of pride. Pair marine is building incredible hulls in all sizes and deadrises. The 21 mod vee is an absolute stunner. I hate to say it but Parker’s aren’t what they used to be. The classic Parker is still untouchable in its construction, appearance and quality. Best of luck and sorry to hear such disappointing things on a new boatI really do believe it is one of the best riding hulls out there. Due to its light weight and 115 hp motor it can really go over bigger waves nicer than some 21 boats I have been on. If you have the trim right she rides excellent. I was in 3-5s the other day and felt confident.
As of now Parker is looking for a “temporary solution until a permanent solution” can be found. No why wasn’t this glassed over to begin with? Why do older models have glassed in live wells? Do the job the right way the first time and I won’t have to drag the boat to the dealer 70 miles away. I want them to come to me and fix my boat. In all honesty my dealer should give me a new 1801 Parker in the meantime. Unfair. I fish hard. 3/4 nights a week I am fishing. 5200 isn’t going to cut it. Do the job right! Growing up Parker’s were invincible. Now what other corners are they cutting? I have noticed a lot of little things now that I have the boat.
Look hopefully they make the right move and glass it in. Time will tell. For all the people looking to buy a new 1801 Parker double check your livewell if it’s actually molded to the console. This is shoddy construction. For the 100th time why not glass it in in the first place? Oh yeah to save money. CHEAP