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Old 08-31-2017, 04:41 PM
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I wish Contender would take the time to produce a video as good as this one. Makes me want to place my order.
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Very nice.
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Cool vid. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:56 PM
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Between myself and my father we have had many boats and none of them compare to regulator. I've had Grady's, Chris crafts, hydra sports, sea ray, donzi and a couple others. We do all the work on our boats ourselves. This is my second regulator and none of them were as thick and solid as regulator. Side of the 26' boats are 1" of solid glass compared to most in its class around 1/2". The bottom of the boat is almost 2". They are just solid well thought out boats. The only fault is the wiring on the older boats are sloppy and poor quality as they use single wiring instead of a Romex style cable assembly.
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They lost me when they decided to stop making the Classic line of fishing boats. My wife and I each hate that forward seating nonsense; much better to have an open bow. We don't do the "wine and cheese at 5PM" routine, we fish. You can't sit up there when running anyway, especially crossing the Gulfstream to the Bahamas. That's why God invented bean bags and made a cockpit to place them!
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:32 PM
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Nice! Thick, heavy construction. Impressive build!
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:29 PM
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They lost me as a current owner who would like to move up, but forward seating takes away the true fishability of the boat, nothing comes close to my Classic 26 in its class. I'd love to have a 32-34 Reg built like my old Classic. But the Reg reps have told me numerous times they wont offer an open layout. Too bad, they sure have opened the door to all the other brands.
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I'm with you. How can you not offer without forward seating. Reg is an offshore boat that is very heavy and made to fish. Not a typical sandbar boat with people joy riding up front.

People buy the mid tier boats for that.
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Originally Posted by fish_stix View Post
They lost me when they decided to stop making the Classic line of fishing boats. My wife and I each hate that forward seating nonsense; much better to have an open bow. We don't do the "wine and cheese at 5PM" routine, we fish. You can't sit up there when running anyway, especially crossing the Gulfstream to the Bahamas. That's why God invented bean bags and made a cockpit to place them!
Could not have said it better.
I'll hold on to my Classic for a while
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Impressive.
Hoping that they are listening to the die hards and will some day announce a "Classic" option.
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Agreed, I have only owned a classic and now a 26 express. I would never want forward seating.
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Originally Posted by captain28570 View Post
I'm with you. How can you not offer without forward seating. Reg is an offshore boat that is very heavy and made to fish. Not a typical sandbar boat with people joy riding up front.

People buy the mid tier boats for that.
It's just a sign of the times. There are more of them then you. Many people don't fish but they sure have money. Their not spending 300k then going to Walmart for a bean bag
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No denying they build one of the BEST boats out there.

They heavy, but they solid.
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Originally Posted by captain28570 View Post
I'm with you. How can you not offer without forward seating. Reg is an offshore boat that is very heavy and made to fish. Not a typical sandbar boat with people joy riding up front.

People buy the mid tier boats for that.
I'm guessing they build what sells. If forward seating sells - they build it. If open deck was selling better - they would build that.
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Are the sides 1 inch thick?
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I agree they should adopt the semi-custom model like Contender. If the customer wants forward seating they got it. If they want a coffin box, no problem. If they want nothing at all, will do.
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OP, thanks for posting. I enjoyed watching and learning a little more about the factory production of boats.
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Originally Posted by fish_stix View Post
They lost me when they decided to stop making the Classic line of fishing boats. My wife and I each hate that forward seating nonsense; much better to have an open bow. We don't do the "wine and cheese at 5PM" routine, we fish. You can't sit up there when running anyway, especially crossing the Gulfstream to the Bahamas. That's why God invented bean bags and made a cockpit to place them!
I'll,agree on the bean bags they are fought over on my boat
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They had me until they said you had to get a Yamaha.
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I don't have a dog in the fight, but I think contender has the better video. Just saying. Contender has well endowed ladies in bikinis on the leaning post next to the driver while going 60 mph. Regulator's commercial is not as titilizing.


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