This is WON’s Repower Report, brought to you by Suzuki Marine. This feature showcase one of many repower projects performed by Suzuki’s professional dealers and mechanics in Southern California. Each new report will feature product specifications on different Suzuki engines for all types of boats, as well as the story behind the project about the anglers and their boats.
In this issue we talk to Jim Green.
What’s the make and model of your boat and how long have you owned it?
My boat is a Parker 2510 DV 1999 that I’ve owned for 3 years. It’s a pretty rare boat out here on the West Coast. The boat has a heavy, wide deep-vee hull but unlike the Parker Pilothouse models where you actually step down a bit to get into the cabin, this boat has a nice level deck plan.
How do you use the boat – Fishing, Diving, etc..?
I use it primarily for fishing.
What was your most memorable trip on the boat?
Well, the most productive day ever was this past summer, around July 2018, when we landed a nice dorado heading to Catalina.
For four of us anglers, we got 1 dorado, 10 yellowtail and loaded up on bass. It’s always fun catching a dorado in local waters. It was a Catalina island trip with an exotic surprise.
How did you decide to repower with a new Suzuki?
I’ve been looking at repowering since the day I bought the boat. It originally came with an older 2 stroke. I’ve been waiting on some technological advances and after doing a lot of research, the Suzuki 350 was exactly what I was looking for. It has plenty of power and torque and it’s the only dual prop outboard on the market. The slow speed handling is much better than a single prop and the added bite of the second counter-rotating prop allows the boat to stay on plane at lower speeds when it gets rough out there.
Any other major projects or upgrades on the horizon for your baby?
The Suzuki 350 was the last and for sure best upgrade! I had already upgraded the inverter, the battery, Simrad electronics, etc., so we’re ready to hit the water!