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TXmike

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Howdy folks, new to the site, stumbled upon it last week looking up info on parkers. full of good info and have learned a lot already

i dont own a parker, but am considering it. i live in Texas and am trying to get a feel for how the 2520 dvsc might handle the gulf of mexico chop we have down here. i have some other questions, but think i will just wander and look around and read for the answers. thanks and have a great day. MIKE
 

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Welcome aboard Mike :) !

We have many users here who keep their boats on the Chesapeake Bay, which is known for havig a bone-jarring chop. I know the mod-V hull users drop the bow via the trim tabs and slug it out OK, albeit slower than a deep-V hull.

I'm sure some will chime in here. If you get the second, please describe the Gulf of Mexico chop in detail ... is it close period and steep, short waved?
 

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thanks, the chop and seas we have here in the gulf off texas are steeep, close together, and mainly wind driven. its not to often we have a large ground swell, that would be nice compared to what we have. the average not so great day is 4-5ft with a 5-6 second period. on good days there may be just a small 1' chop, but there is usually no given direction as it comes from all sides and can make things kinda bouncy.


i know its on here somewere, but for those that run with twin 150 4strokes and the closed transom, what is a good average fuel economy. i know of one 2520 here that has twin 200 2stroke and his is about average 1+ /mile, thats NOT GOOD for 100-120mile one way runs.
 

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