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Old 01-12-2019, 05:58 AM
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I agree with you guys...I’ve never used the transom door for anything but the occasional reboarding after a swim usually caused by a line in the prop...when I bought my 28 I had a 26 and just wanted a bit more elbow room...my son was 12 and very content with NE flounder, striper and sea bass fishing...We occasionally went out to the canyons maybe 5x a year and the 70 mile trip wasn’t bad on occasion...I was green as they get when it involved Tuna so we didn’t catch much...The forward seating was great for drifting and fishing and for him and his friends to have a place to sit...He is now 18 and obsessed with offshore fishingand our canyon trips are once or twice a week...He fishes all the major NE white marlin tournaments with another crew and we now actually know what we’re doing...I figured my next boat would be the 34...I tested the 42 and out of my price range and just a bit too much boat...The 34 is basically the 28 but larger and now the forward seats are in the way and the bathroom drops down so much it’s hard to retrieve gear when your offshore...We run with the curtains on most of the time just to keep the wind off us and the windshield/isenglass combo causes a terrible glare...I talked with Regulator and they have plans for a new factory and some new models to fill in the gaps between 34 and 42....Unfortunately I couldn’t wait on speculation and ordered a Freeman...i’ve been in Regulators for 18 years and love them but my fishing has changed...My son is actually featured in the catalog and on the website holding a few big Mahi....so moving on was tough....I still have plans down the road to purchase an older 26 and use it for the nov to Jan striper runs so I won’t be straying too far...again I can’t say enough about how great Regulator is and how well there boats hold up over time....By the way that’s a beautiful color combo...
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:05 AM
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4 blades cure the "hoppyness" ! Major ride improvement especially in a more confused sea condition. Personally I believe they should come from the factory this way...
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:41 PM
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She looks great! Enjoy.

Make sure you keep the screw-in covers on top of the Armstrong bracket tight, so bracket doesn't fill with water. First thing to check if she ever feels sluggish out of the hole.

Transom door is great for bringing wahoo straight in btw. If going at 3 kt or so, get it lined up and put in neutral and wahoo will slide in door real easy. But don't try it with dolphin - they dont cooperate!

Hope to take my old girl out in the keys in next few days!
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by claluja View Post
She looks great! Enjoy.

Make sure you keep the screw-in covers on top of the Armstrong bracket tight, so bracket doesn't fill with water. First thing to check if she ever feels sluggish out of the hole.

Transom door is great for bringing wahoo straight in btw. If going at 3 kt or so, get it lined up and put in neutral and wahoo will slide in door real easy. But don't try it with dolphin - they dont cooperate!

Hope to take my old girl out in the keys in next few days!
Thanks! I already investigated those bracket screw-ins and tightened them down. Going to re-task my fluid evacuator from the cars to sucking the bracket space dry periodically if itís an issue. Can probably just siphon it out when itís on the lift though.

Already have a Key West run targeted for April. Hope the cold fronts cooperate.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
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Thanks! I already investigated those bracket screw-ins and tightened them down. Going to re-task my fluid evacuator from the cars to sucking the bracket space dry periodically if itís an issue. Can probably just siphon it out when itís on the lift though.

Already have a Key West run targeted for April. Hope the cold fronts cooperate.
I never had an issue with my 28 but my 26 I sealed them with silicon in the spring and took a razor blade to the sealant in the fall to open and dry...worked great...
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by timothyj View Post
Let me get this out of the way: buy a freeman.

I've never ridden on one but I currently own a 32 and if I were to downsize, the 28 is what I would get. Moving up would be the 34.
Please....
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