Quantcast

fuel vent cover

Classic Parker

Help Support Classic Parker:

Capt. Ronnie

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 24, 2006
Messages
384
Reaction score
0
Location
Wrentham Ma.
When I was in Virginia a few weeks back I saw a few new Parkers with a cover over the fuel vent on the port side, looked like the cover was made from starboard!
Is this something Parker started doing in the past few years and if so was it done because of a problem with water getting in the vent as I have thought was a problem with mine in the past.
I thought about installing a clam shell over mine in the past but the only clam shell I could find was way too big, but this starboard cover looks like a good solution!
 

Porkchunker

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 24, 2006
Messages
2,378
Reaction score
2
Location
Solomons Island, MD
I looked at a new 2510 at Tri-State Marine in Deale, MD the other day and it had the starboard cover. So...it looks like it is an OEM feature.
 

rplas48

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 17, 2006
Messages
176
Reaction score
0
I have a 2006 2120 SC and it does not have a vent cover. The 2007 2120, 2320 and 2520 that I have seen all have them.
Thinking about adding one.

Ray
 

cbigma

Well-known member
Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2006
Messages
652
Reaction score
0
Location
Danvers River, MA
Anyone have a photo of these new fuel vent covers,,, or a catalogue cut-sheet of one so we can get a look at how they fit? :)

Sounds like a good idea, but how far does it protrude off the hull?
 

lynchmob

Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2006
Messages
21
Reaction score
0
Location
san diego, ca.
I got one for my 2120 from my dealer at no charge. He said Parker was supplying them to everyone as a retrofit.
 

Capt. Ronnie

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 24, 2006
Messages
384
Reaction score
0
Location
Wrentham Ma.
lynchmob":wlbgch3p said:
I got one for my 2120 from my dealer at no charge. He said Parker was supplying them to everyone as a retrofit.

So they are saying there is/was a need for them ???
 

lynchmob

Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2006
Messages
21
Reaction score
0
Location
san diego, ca.
My dealer said there were a few cases of water in the fuel and worries of water spray/mist being sucked into vent prompted the use of a cover.
 

Megabyte

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 16, 2006
Messages
10,548
Reaction score
4
Location
Lewes, DE
lynchmob":2vfezwqx said:
I got one for my 2120 from my dealer at no charge. He said Parker was supplying them to everyone as a retrofit.
Good to know as I'm having my 1996 vintage Perkos replaced with the new style Orcas while she is stored at my dealers lot for the winter.

Sounds like the new covers will come with the Orcas! 8)
 

rplas48

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 17, 2006
Messages
176
Reaction score
0
I believe the new covers fit over the flush SS vent and are mounted with 3 screws

Ray
 

greatcir

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 22, 2007
Messages
308
Reaction score
0
Location
Nashville, Tennessee
I was looking at the fuel vent cover on my 2007 2120 SC yesterday. It caught my attention as I used it to line up my boat in the lift in my slip. It does protrude out some and the opening faces aft and down about 45 degrees. I can photo it on my next visit if anyone wants to see it.
 

Porkchunker

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 24, 2006
Messages
2,378
Reaction score
2
Location
Solomons Island, MD
I already replaced the OEM vents with the flush SS Orca vents. The last thing I need is another contraption sticking out 1/2" to catch the dock and rip off.

I'm happy with the Orca, and will not be adding the cover.
 
Top