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Old 02-08-2018, 08:51 AM
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Default 2005 Regulator 32FS complete refit

Well guys, here we go on another adventure. This winter we have picked up a 2005 Regulator 32 FS from Charleston, SC. We are the 3rd owners of this rig; the first owned until 2011 or so from my understanding and the 2nd owner had her in the Bahamas for the majority of her life. The 2nd owner was definitely of the mindset that "as long as she floats, she's good to go"... not much/any maintenance these last 4 years.

When looking at our options in the market there were basically 3 options: buy a used 32, a new 31,or find an older boat and "build to suit". A new 31 would be very nice but new tends to just throw too much $ away. A used 32 would be ideal but everything on the market was 2005-2009 at various prices (97k-167k) but every one of them would need to be re-powered and 10+yr old electronics. Either they had a Gen 1 350 (not gonna blow my $ in a "may-pop"), or were older and didn't have a price suitable to refurbish/re-power while ending up at a proper final price. But we were able to find one.... We purchased the boat but did not purchase the engines or electronics and were able to get to a price that was palatable for the budget of a full overhaul.

For the next 6-8 weeks she'll be undergoing a lot of change and should be floating by the 2nd-3rd week of March. As we go through this refit, I will be attempting to document everything and post the progress here. These boats are getting older since they stopped production in 14' so may this thread will help someone else one day... hope you enjoy!




































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If you don't mind me asking what ballpark/range did you scoop the boat, motor and trailer for? This should definitely save you some coin and all the while having brand new electronics and motors compared to a used boat which would be at the same price/cost when you are finished.

The bones look good and after 6-8 weeks im sure wont even be able to tell prior owners neglect.
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Following this!
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that is going to be one pretty boat. Love the layout. What are your plans for her? power? electronics? other refurb items and or changes?
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Lots of work needed but on a hull worth investing in. You have an aggressive time table to completion. Look forward to seeing the progress.
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Default Trailer

The first step was to pick up a new trailer.... I called https://boattrailersdirect.com/ where I got a very reasonable price and great product within 4 days!

Here is the breakdown:

32-34 tri axle
Kodiak salt guard brakes on 3 axles (lifetime warranty)
Alum bunks
Alum bunk brackets
Stainless hardware
Led lights heat shrink wrap (lifetime warranty)
Guide poles
Spare tire
Spindle mount
$ 6799.00 Total!

If you look at the reviews, yeah these guys have had a rough stretch after a rogue employee a couple of yrs ago. It's just a husband and wife operation these days but once was 30,000 sq ft with 30 employees before a divorce. These are nice people who I trusted and they delivered.








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Default First Cleaning

When I got her home, I couldn't stand it, She had to be cleaned. The first wash is always from the weed spray bottle: 50% beach/50%water. Here's the result...





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going to be a great thread. Future classics those are.
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Default T-top and metal

Since we're not going to be selling this boat for a very long time, I'm making all the preparations and decisions that are in the interest of the long term. I've sent the t-top and all of the metal down to Brian at Line-X of Sarasota. The metal and top of the t-top will all be done in white Line-X Ultra.

I forgot to take pics of the top after we stripped it and filled all of the holes that we would no longer need but here's the condition she was in before removal:
















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Pretty amazing what some bleach and a power washer can accomplish! Was the teak decking an option from the factory? I look forward to watching this refurbishment.

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"May-pop" Classic. Subscribed!
Hope she is ready for a St. Patty's day Cruise!
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awesome..
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That is the smallest open array radar I've ever seen, how long is it?
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Sub'd this is gonna be a bada$$ rig when it's finished.
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Damn, I almost went and looked at that boat many times. It definitely was really rough when you got it. Can't wait to see the results! Put enough power on the ass to make it move or you will hate it...I suggest twin 350 V-rods
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I vote for twin white 350 Suzuki’s
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Following! Good luck with her. Looks better already.
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Boy, that thing looked good to me after the bleach/water wash!
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That is the smallest open array radar I've ever seen, how long is it?
Boat is a 32 the array seemed like it was a 2 foot array... 12 mile range?
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Are you keeping the wood rear floor and trim on the console? Never seen that on a Regulator before.

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