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Old 07-20-2020, 06:50 PM
GulfRegulator23CC GulfRegulator23CC is offline
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Default Complete Renovation of my classic 1996 Regulator 23II

Just started the complete renovation of my Classic 1996 Regulator 23II. The 23II has the increased fuel cell which holds 185 gallons of fuel. Not sure if there are any other differences between the original 23 and the 23II.
Anyway, she is out for fiberglass work and will be completely striped down to the hull and rebuilt. Adding in some additional goodies like underwater LCD lighting, as well. New power, electronics, wiring, pumps, lighting, reconfiguring some of the systems to get the pumps and levers out of the bilge, removing oil reservoirs, moving batteries, new gauges, switch panel, etc, etc.
Should be a new boat after all is said and done. Will send pics as we move through the process. Excited to get this old girl back to where sh needs to be!
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Old 07-20-2020, 09:17 PM
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Don't forget a bilge high water alarm.
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Old 07-21-2020, 02:29 PM
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Nice! Following along for sure!

Move that wheel to the port to give your passenger more room on the leaning post.
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Old 07-21-2020, 04:06 PM
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Thanks. I'll check and see if it's possible. It may be too late.
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Old 07-21-2020, 04:07 PM
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I have never had an issue with the bilge alarm.
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Old 07-21-2020, 06:32 PM
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Default 96 Reg

Did same to my '96 two years ago. Total refit.
That vintage does have some wood in construct, deck, coverboard, console are plywood on mine. All the wood was solid, but took extra care in the rebuild to seal exposed edges etc

I upgraded the rub rail to stainless and got the metallic regulator decal. Makes a big difference in the aesthetic. Powder coated the metal, Boat shows as new

New Yamaha f300 was right power for me. Kept transom. No bracket.

Great boat enjoy the project.
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Old 07-21-2020, 09:42 PM
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Not sure if there are any other differences between the original 23 and the 23II.
You are going to have to explain the 23II to me?

There are three versions of a Regulator 23:
  • The 'original' 23ft Regulator. First made in 1992 and ran through model year 2005. This model had a handful of changes along the way including changing the bilge access (which resulted in a decrease in fuel capacity from 185 to 160) as well as cosmetic upgrades (switched from black starboard trim to white in 2001, stainless rub rail added in 2005, etc).
  • The 'refit' of the original 23 Regulator which was available from 2006 to 2013. Same hull, however it had a different top cap/liner. FS was now an option on the 23 for the first time.
  • The 'new' 23 Regulator. Entirely new design. Like all the 'modern' Regulator's it has a bracket and a level deck. Like the previous 23, the hull maintains 24* of deadrise however the beam was increased by 2".

A 1996 hull would be one of the original Regulator 23 designs. Killer boat, I had a 2000 23 that I loved!
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Old 07-21-2020, 10:25 PM
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I did order the SS rub-rail from Regulator along with the new SS lettering. I am repowering with twin Yamaha F150s, replacing my original Saltwater Series II 150s. I thought about a bracket, but I'm going to see how it rides before taking on that project. And if I were to do that, I'd have to enclose the transom and put in a live well. Probably a $15,000 project from my estimations.
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Old 07-21-2020, 10:27 PM
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Not sure about the 23II Regulator monicker. I just know that it had the lettering on the boat, and it was listed in the Regulator information on line. I can't find it now. Again, I was under the impression that it had to do with the 185 gallon fuel tank.
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Old 07-21-2020, 10:39 PM
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I did find a pic of an original Regulator 23 II.
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