Regulator 31 Boat Reviews
Regulator 31 Boat Reviews This whole review can be summed up with what I said to Don Ditzel of New Jersey’s Comstock Yacht Sales & Marina, just before the end of my August fishing trip with him, Capt. Tony Miller of Reel Drag fishing charters and the other journalist Gary Caputi: “The more you know boats, the more you will like this regulator 31. “
Of course, such a brief summary will not. They want all the details, and I’m happy to provide them. So let’s go back to the beginning. We left the docks of Comstock Marina when dawn broke out on the coast of Jersey. Ditzel maneuvered the 31 neatly out of his slip by using the joystick system Yamaha Helm master to control the twin F300 outboards.
The engines ran almost silently as we descended the fairway and created as quiet conversation and camaraderie as we packed in ascending light equipment. What was a disorganized pile of rods, coolers, water bottles, ice, cameras, safety equipment and foul weather equipment that hit the dock just a few minutes before, was completely removed from the huge stowage and the touch of stab holders and rockets The controller 31 swallowed. Launchers. It is a boat where you do not stumble over loose equipment or close lockers because they are full.
I appreciated the clear decks even more when we stopped throwing for stripers along a sedge bank favored by Miller. Caputi and I had both room to step on the V-shaped bow seats to edit our connectors. If we had been off the coast, I might have installed the filler (which can turn into a table), made a complete casting platform out of the bow and thus provide an even safer grip for larger fish in open water waves.
Unfortunately, the stripers did not eat. When we throttled upwards and beamed through the Manasquan intake crushers, we experienced an object lesson about safe stowage: Nothing came past the rudder, no hatch cover beat, and the only thing that blew away was the spray, which was from the reverse chinen of the 31 Was distracted and Carolina bow flare. Suffice it to say that the 31 did what I call the regulator thing. The thing is this: if the boat krietet a wave and starts dropping at 30 knots from a four-legged, then instinct and experience lead to something solid and brace for impact. Instead, hitting never happens.
The uninitiated need a few dozen waves to accept this concept, but eventually everyone relaxes easily. If you asked me how regulator does it, I would say it is a combination of the deep-v hull and a builder who is not afraid to build a heavy boat, the knowledge, weight is an enrichment in terms of movement comfort. Of course, the marine architect and boat designer Lou Cordga, who has designed regulator covers for almost 30 years, can explain the reasons for the star journey in details. (See Codega on the slider screen during some autumn boat display.)
Manasquan and Ditzel on the back of the helm, we sailed to the southeast Fluke (Sommerflounder) land. As we approach the public space, we have placed the 2 17-inch Garmin GPSmap 8617 in the center console on one of the multi-function screens and tried the full-size fish finder on the other side.
Miller had a special hump that created a big swelling in his head. With the touch screen control, clear and magnified images such as graphics and sirens have proven to be invaluable in the realization of this crazy mental process that all perverse fishermen have to do: to speed up speed and wind direction and to set the right deflection.
It is important to note at this point that the regulator measures boats differently from most builders. To put it more precisely, the manufacturer Edenton, North Carolina, names his models differently. The length of the Transom bracket is not included in the model designation number calculations. Instead, the measurement is used from the arc to the end of the cockpit to describe the model. The overall length, which also includes the bracket, is larger. For example, this slider 31 actually has a 36-foot-5-inch loa.
So while this boat could be empirically the biggest 31 on the market, I didn’t need a tape measure to tell me. A look at the crew that spent the cockpit for action told me everything I needed to know if this boat was big for its size: it’s huge.
My boot was equipped with a 40-gallon Livewell, cutting board and sink at the back of the skewed posts, which complements the standard 36-gallon Livewell in the Transom. This module provided some storage space for hooks, bait and leader on one side, and contained a hatch lid top and bottom. (a full fishing centre is also available.)
At the back of the module, I measured 90 square meters of cockpit space — a lot of elbow space for Miller to prepare his fried strip baits and tie rigs for precise dimensions that were rewarded for life on the site. Once on site, I went in the direction of the bow to drop a bait and check numerous other fishing elements.
I found an in-brine box forward from the console, which was more than deep enough to stow a cast net in a bucket. The fish boxes in the V-sitting area of the bow overboard; Tights keep their lids open, and foam seals form a waterproof seal. I held a camera in one of these hatches, and she experienced the day in a fine manner.
Pop-up columns are an expected commodity, but those on my check boat were big enough to tie a chum bag and the bitter end of a flying Gaff, while still offering enough unused horn to secure a tail-ropierten mako. The arched rail provided a stable gripping point, and its low profile made it easy for me to drop the rod tip to feed a fluke that chewed the strip bait.
The bite turned and a few small cracks came over the rail. All of a sudden, Caputi tied a heavier fish on a jig equipped with a feeder strip. Miller threw a 7-pound fluke and shook the ship. After the necessary setbacks and photographs, Miller’s fishnet jumped out of Transom. The ice we loaded in the pond was barely getting warmer despite the temperatures of 100 degrees. When I walked into the entrance, I walked through a power stride, including 31 curves and stiff curves. 31 never wanted more than a mild concept at the wheel and was always safe.
Half a fuel tank, a full water tank, and a four-person squadron – and Tacklewise – when loaded for the bear – hit an upper speed of 31.53 mph. Indicators showed a fuel efficiency better than 1 MPG at all speeds in the planing area, up to the wide angle section, but I burned 19.5 GPH and 1.35 mpg to record the best rate at 26.4 mph.
The boom speedometer was at 5,700 rpm, but 100 degrees of air was probably the cause of the speed loss. I would expect less high speeds and therefore higher speeds in brutally hot weather.
Regulator 31 is an experienced boat craft. Everyone can appreciate the elegant radius of the Transom, the apparent delineation of the shape and line of any accessory and piece hardware, and the good curve of the rising shears. However, in thick weather conditions, a much smoother craft should be appreciated for a much more dry track with jogging-at-sea and wind-drifting running. To really appreciate the wide open service access and solid system setup, it takes the hard memory of wearing a clogged shot or replacing an open fuel filter.
Regulator 31 Boat Reviews
I could go further, but if you are an experienced fisherman, check out the new 31 by regulator and let us know if you agree that if you know more about boats, you will find this boat to your liking.
Power: Power twin Yamaha F300s load 150 gal. Fuel, 35 gal. Water, four crew-top speed 53 mph @ 5,700 rpm time to 30 mph 6.4 sec. Best mpg 1.35 @ 26.4 mph (3,500 rpm)
Hull: Loa 36 ft. 5 in. Beam 10 ft. 4 in. Deadrise 24 deg. Dry weight 10,500 lb. Draft 2 ft. 1 in. Fuel 300 gal. Max Power 600 PS
MSRP $242,995 (w/twin Yamaha F300S)