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#567765 - 05/14/17 12:08 PM Dock's New Digs  
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Yesterday was a busy day - delivered my old Regal 2200 to its new owner and then took delivery of my new to me 2007 Regal 2700. Here are photos when the boat left Minneapolis on Friday.





More photos to follow next week.

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#567766 - 05/14/17 02:09 PM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Wow, no two-footitis in your family is there? Nice move up. Can we see some pics of the interior setup on the new baby when you post more pics?


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#567767 - 05/14/17 04:07 PM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Very nice. Congrats. Does it fit in the new garage?


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#567769 - 05/14/17 09:44 PM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Very nice. Congrats!


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#567770 - 05/14/17 10:20 PM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted By: captkevin
Does it fit in the new garage?


Theoretically, yes, but barely. The boat went straight to the boat launch, so I have not tried it yet. It will be close. I would be lying if I said I was not nervous....


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#567771 - 05/15/17 11:04 AM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Great looking boat. My Regal 2400 fits in my garage by the width of two of my skinny fingers on each side.


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#567773 - 05/15/17 11:14 AM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Nice Dock! I can remember the last time I went on Lake Geneva, I said, "We going to need a bigger boat".

Still got my old boat. I would love a new one, but retirement is in the air (getting outsourced soon).


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#567781 - 05/15/17 07:42 PM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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So hows she run? Sure looks pretty. 8.1 = fun. That is this size & power we are going for next time.


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#567784 - 05/16/17 12:40 AM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: WaterWing]  
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Originally Posted By: WaterWing
Nice Dock! I can remember the last time I went on Lake Geneva, I said, "We going to need a bigger boat".


That is exactly why I upsized. I loved my 2200 and wanted it to be my last boat, but I got tired of not going out because of rough water.

How is your lake house? Got pics?

#567785 - 05/16/17 12:54 AM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Nice boat. Many a memory coming on right there.


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#567786 - 05/16/17 01:08 AM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted By: captkevin
So hows she run? Sure looks pretty. 8.1 = fun. That is this size & power we are going for next time.


She runs great, but very different than any boat I have ever had (have owned boats from 18' to 32'). A few observations after one outing:

  • The VP DuoProp is awesome - The SX drive in my previous boat provided no steering when in reverse, but the DP drive is amazing for maneuvering around the docks. I had read about this, but had no idea how dramatically better it is. It also shifts very smoothly (noticeably smoother than the SX drives on my last 2 boats).
  • Bow Rise On Hole Shot - This boat has almost no bow rise when accelerating from a dead stop. It is confusing as I have always associated the bow dropping back down with coming on plane. This boat just seems to gather momentum in a very linear fashion. It also holds plane very well at lower speeds. This is w/o using the tabs.
  • Senstive To Trim Changes - It is super easy to dial in the trim as subtle changes have huge affects. Trimming up just a tad will cause a noticeable increase in MPH and RPM. I have never driven a boat that responds so dramatically to trim changes. In my last boat, I really had a hard time finding the sweet spot.
  • Long Legs - This boat loves to cruise fast. Once on plane, she just wants to "run". Seems like she runs best in the high 30s. We hit 51 on the GPS on a choppy/windy day w/o even trying. BoatTest says she will hit 60 MPH.
  • Accurate Speedo - The speedo matched the GPS perfectly. This is a first for me!

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#567788 - 05/16/17 09:52 PM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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#567789 - 05/18/17 05:42 PM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Sweet boat, congrats!


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#567803 - 05/19/17 08:56 PM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Lousy weather here, so no chance to use the boat or take photos.

Here are a few from the Survey.







The carpet is in good shape, but I might upgrade to that new sea grass product.

Stereo will get upgraded this summer (mostly to add Blue Tooth).

I will also likely have a one piece canvas cover made as she takes on water where the bow cover meets the cockpit cover. Also, it is really tough to reach over the windshield to snap the front of the cockpit cover and back of bow cover.

#567804 - 05/19/17 09:03 PM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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"I will also likely have a one piece canvas cover made as she takes on water where the bow cover meets the cockpit cover. Also, it is really tough to reach over the windshield to snap the front of the cockpit cover and back of bow cover."

I can relate to that. Just can't understand why builders won't ship with full covers instead of all those wretched snaps--and the leaks. Seems the labor cost of installing all the two-part snaps is extremely labor intensive. Also, the bow and cockpit covers leave the perimeter horizontal fiberglass surfaces unprotected.

Then, there is the damage to upholstery and whatever is in the storage areas when the water enters and doesn't dry out.


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#567822 - 05/22/17 11:10 PM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Getting an estimate on this faux teak flooring (actually a snap in carpet) from Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl

#567825 - 05/23/17 10:12 AM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Are you a member of the regals owner forum? There was a discussion about adding faux teak flooring from China. Had some good reviews.


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#567830 - 05/23/17 12:19 PM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: On Holiday]  
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Originally Posted By: On Holiday
Are you a member of the regals owner forum? There was a discussion about adding faux teak flooring from China. Had some good reviews.


Yep, that is where I got the idea for the snap in faux teak carpeting. thumb

#567834 - 05/23/17 06:32 PM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Sweet new ride Dock. By the way, that infinity flooring gets HHHHOOOOOTTTTTTT. I mean like burn your feet hot if exposed to the sun. Our plan was to put in the 410 last summer. Brought samples in to pick color. Put them on the dock for a few minutes and stepped on them with bare feet cry cry cry


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#567848 - 05/24/17 01:30 PM Re: Dock's New Digs [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Doggg, that's the kind of feedback that boaters really like--personal experience from someone who's been there, done that.


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