I used to dream about a Parker...then I got on one. I don't like the step down on the Parker and gunnels are too shortI've seen it before. The guy did good work. I like it, but I'm also a fan of the Parker pilot houses too. I was on the fence between my 228 and a 2320 Parker. Wife thinks the Parker looks like a tugboat with the pilot house. Grady won out!!
Agree 100%. I got to go out and fish on one quite a few years back in the gulf. My knees were sore from leaning against the bolsters and having to support myself from hyperextending my knees backwards. I'm 6'2" and had to duck going into the cabin before stepping down on the 2320. The cockpit area in the back for fishing was massive though for a 23' boat. I appreciated being able to go out on it and experience it. I still like the look of the Parker, but very happy with the Grady.I used to dream about a Parker...then I got on one. I don't like the step down on the Parker and gunnels are too short
Those Greenough 21’ and 22’ Anderson’s are beautiful boats and handle sloppy water well while having a great payload. Only problem is you’re looking at around $100k + for a fully rigged one... along with a waiting list...Love it. Would be the perfect boat here on the west coast. Similar to Anderson Boats etc and all the boats the Californians add pilothouses too, whalers, livingstons etc.
Check it out: https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/new-greenough-21-by-anderson-custom-boats.654713/
Also like how he made his main tank a storage hatch.
And they have really low freeboard and are wood cored. But I like the look.Those Greenough 21’ and 22’ Anderson’s are beautiful boats and handle sloppy water well while having a great payload. Only problem is you’re looking at around $100k + for a fully rigged one... along with a waiting list...
I considered the Parker 2310 also but something about the visual lines of the boat I didn't care for. The lines of the Grady just look sexy and flowing. The 2310 was just blunt and utilitarian to my eye, which Parkers are known for, no frills, just fishing. The Parker pilot houses, I could live with.That’s interesting that many Grady folks also considered the Parker before deciding on choice. I too looked at both the 2120, 2320 but an enclosed pilot house made little sense for my needs. The walk around did. I liked the thought of the 2310 but was never able to find one to checkout in person. The lower freeboards, step down and overall headroom was a detractor.
I also looked a Steiger Craft Chesapeake/ Miami, Edgewater EX and Whaler Conquest. I am confident I made the right choice.
definitely interesting looking pilot house looks like it has sliding side windows so it doesn’t get too hot in there .Bad thing with the Seafarer Is the placement of The windshield trying to look over and under the windshield this would correct it for sure . And I have to agree with the last post with the open pilot house in the back makes it really appealing compared to other boats that are closed off .
I saw that. I guess he does nothing but slow speed downrigger trolling? No high speed outrigger trolling, no Drifting, no bottom fishing?How do you fish it with no rodholders on the boat?
He has 3 downrigger mounts on the gunwales. They have their own rodholders when installed.