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Old 02-09-2018, 02:38 PM
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Keep up the good work. It is painful to see a Reg in that condition.

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Old 02-09-2018, 03:58 PM
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These threads are great. I think you should make a nice YouTube video on this.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:33 PM
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Looks good Billy and Whit! Can’t wait to see how the zukes do. Thinking those will be a nice fit on the Triton 35. You boys have a project but it looks like y’all are on it! Lance

Oh yea...what are you gonna name her?
Gonna have it knocked out in a hurry, I'm on it 4 hrs a day with the crew getting it done. She'll be christened and named Gimoozaabi
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:26 AM
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You are right down the road from...I hope to see this rig on the water this spring/summer.

Are you doing the work yourself as well as at a shop?

This thing is going to look awesome.
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:36 AM
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I was told anything before 2008 shouldn't have 350 hung on it because of the weight.
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Since we're going to be addressing some stress cracks on the deck, we'll be adding teak to continue up to the front step. With that, we will be fixing the stanchion areas and making the teak actually run the way it is supposed to be done.
It will look nice with a full teak deck, but you must love to keep that up. Have you thought about pulling up the teak and replacing with Sea Dek? Either way it's going to be nice, good luck and looking forward to the progress.
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:16 AM
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I never EVER thought about restoring boats until I started to hang here. You guys who do this ROCK!! Maybe one day.......
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:28 AM
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As an owner of 4 regulators over the years 23-32 footers I have never seen this sort of stress cracking on a regulator. That poor boat certainly lived a hard past life!
It is great to see that you are bringing it back to it's glory.
As mentioned in 08 Regulator made changes to the 32s hull to accommodate the weight and additional power of allowing 700 HP (twin 350s) on the boat.
You said you are strengthening the transom, interested in what you will have to do to it and if Regulator mad any additional modifications other than just the transom to accommodate 700 hp form 08 on.
I am most interested in how the Zukes work out on the boat. My gen 1 350s have been great but with 10 years on them now and 700+ hours I am starting to think it is time to make a change and this is the direction I am thinking of going.
Thanks for posting good luck and safe boating to you.
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:13 PM
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Solid hull! Looking forward to seeing it fisnshed.
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:18 PM
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Who is doing the work in Savannah?
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:43 PM
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keep us updated Please
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:11 PM
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Cool project. Looks awesome
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:19 PM
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Looks great Billy, congratulations!
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by bbright1328 View Post
You are right down the road from...I hope to see this rig on the water this spring/summer.

Are you doing the work yourself as well as at a shop?

This thing is going to look awesome.
I leave the fiberglass to the guys who know best although i stick my head in to say "let's go ahead and add a little more to that", I'm handling most everything else.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by mako 26 View Post
I was told anything before 2008 shouldn't have 350 hung on it because of the weight.
From what Al said, It's not the weight that Reg has an issue with, it's the torque. I will be adding wedges with the new engines no matter what but I'm about to post some additions that we are doing to refit the transom to accommodate much more than 700hp.
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Originally Posted by Fivec's View Post
From what Al said, It's not the weight that Reg has an issue with, it's the torque. I will be adding wedges with the new engines no matter what but I'm about to post some additions that we are doing to refit the transom to accommodate much more than 700hp.
Al is awesome to work with, he treats Reg owners the same if you buy new or used, good luck bringing her back to her glory!.
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As an owner of 4 regulators over the years 23-32 footers I have never seen this sort of stress cracking on a regulator. That poor boat certainly lived a hard past life!
It is great to see that you are bringing it back to it's glory.
As mentioned in 08 Regulator made changes to the 32s hull to accommodate the weight and additional power of allowing 700 HP (twin 350s) on the boat.
You said you are strengthening the transom, interested in what you will have to do to it and if Regulator mad any additional modifications other than just the transom to accommodate 700 hp form 08 on.
I am most interested in how the Zukes work out on the boat. My gen 1 350s have been great but with 10 years on them now and 700+ hours I am starting to think it is time to make a change and this is the direction I am thinking of going.
Thanks for posting good luck and safe boating to you.
Dave

I tend to agree but this hull is also now 13 yrs old although, it only has about 1300 hrs on it. I'll definitely be adding wedges and possibly bow weight if it's needed after our sea trial. Transom addition pics coming up.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:21 AM
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Default Water found... add it to the list!

While trying to knock on every surface I could get my hands on, I found a few spots that were holding water. Hopefully these pictures tell enough of the story but if you have an older Reg, I'd check around the drain plug area on the inside...




The area outlined with the marker was basically acting as a pouch of water one layer under the fiberglass. I scratched off the paint to be able to see the color of the glass which of course was black... no bueno



The small dots or circles that you see are drill bit holes from where I drained the area. There was probably a 1+ gallons in there!



Close-up of the area



Since there weren't any holes/intrusion areas that we could find, the only culprit possible is the drain plug area. The drain plug housing only extends about half of the length of the depth of the hole where silicone fills the rest of the open surface. The water is thought to have intruded via the hole in some areas where the silicone was either missing or had deteriorated.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:02 AM
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Default Transom additions and strengthening

Currently we are focused on the transom which is in the process of being "beefed up" in a few ways:

-We are adding two new knees that are more than twice the size of the single knee that was there before.
-Adding 5-10 layers of glass on the splash-well/outside of the transom
-Creating gussets in the corners of the splash-well which will strongly brace the corners (pics to come later)




Notice the splash-well drains are covered in this picture. We taped over the drain to create a flat surface to glass across which we will drill out when we are done. The hoes are still the same from the exterior of the hull so they will be easily cut out once we're ready.









Beginnings of the new port side knee. We used fiberglass board which is very strong in itself but absorbs the resin that is used for added to come stronger while creating a tight bond with the tabbing glass.



Side view of the the same... you can see how we tied the it into top, bottom, and back for maximum strength.



Starboard side knee, base tabbing



Frontal view of the starboard side... As you can see, these knees are placed directly between the engine mounting bolts.





You can see the size of Regulator's single knee to the left which ties in the transom with the hull, but only goes half way up compared to the new ones.



The next step in this process will be to grind the loose edges then continue to wrap the knee to thicken it up, one step at a time.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:38 AM
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Who drew the short straw to have to work in those tight areas? That looks like a real PITA. You guys are rolling on this thing. Looking forward to it all finished.
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