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Regal 2550LSC

Postby Tonks4x4 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:12 pm

Well hello guys,
Some of you may remember I imported my boat from the USA to UK in November 2016.
I thought I would open a new thread to keep you up to date with the endless project!
I have had some use out of her and generally love the boat to pieces.
However it has been one of the most challenging pains in the ass I have ever owned.
Nearly two years have passed and it is still far from complete and has cost me an inordinate amount of money...
One of which is the CE Test which is required to make the boat legal in Europe.

So I have purchased my new Repower. A new Penta V8-350-CE with DPS drive, EVC and the full works.
However I have come to fit it and the transom is rotten as hell!
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Re: Regal 2550LSC

Postby Tonks4x4 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:14 pm

A link to my Facebook album of the catastrophic amount of work that has been done...


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... b22a3cc238
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Re: Regal 2550LSC

Postby Chris_in_Texas » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:59 pm

That was a mess... I assume all the way out on the transom is gone? She had been leaking for a while huh? Have you had a moisture meter on it elsewhere?
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Re: Regal 2550LSC

Postby wjh » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:23 am

Wow!!! That is about all I can think of to say.



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Re: Regal 2550LSC

Postby Tonks4x4 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:42 am

I have not had a moisture meter anywhere else but have drilled inspection holes instead and had a camera everywhere I can get it.
I have now ordered some Coosa board CNC Cut to size which should be with me for the weekend.

I will update with photo's on here now as I go along.

It looks like the water has been wicking for a very long time. The boat must have been stored in the water out in the US.
When I ripped all the old board out of the transom, it was also very apparent that it was a piss poor design.

Any water that ever sat in the bilge for any reason was able to get to the underside of the plywood in the transom where the drain bung was.
It had not been sealed correctly. 2 of my friends have the same boat and they are also now a little worried if theirs are in the same state...
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Re: Regal 2550LSC

Postby Chris_in_Texas » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:59 pm

A nylon hammer and listen you can tell where the fiberglass has water in it. Remember that itself will suck up water as well.
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Re: Regal 2550LSC

Postby gofast24 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:25 am

Have to ask this question = Did you have licensed marine surveyor inspect the vessel before purchasing ? Did you take a loan out to purchase it, if so, usually the lender requires a survey done before they approve the loan (in our case the lender did require a survey as well as the marine insurance we purchased for ours) ? From the pictures it looks like quite a mess, hope you can get everything tip top shape so you can actually use it this summer!

Good luck!
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Re: Regal 2550LSC

Postby Tonks4x4 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:45 pm

No I did not get a licenced marine surveyor to check it out and no it was a bank transfer without a loan.

Oh well hindsight...

Anyway, six weeks down the line the Coosa board finally landed and I am part way through getting it all fitted.

Im rubbish at uploading pictures to forums these days...

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1 ... =bookmarks

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Re: Regal 2550LSC

Postby Tonks4x4 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:40 am

Well I managed to get it all gelcoated.
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Re: Regal 2550LSC

Postby Mischief Managed » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:51 am

That really looks amazing. Such nice work. Wish boat makers would put that kind of effort and material in typical recreational boats. Such a shame they cut corners like that.
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Re: Regal 2550LSC

Postby Tonks4x4 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:00 am

A little bit of an update.

This weekend was sea trials and engine commissioning.

The Gen 5 V8-350-CE is amazing...
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Re: Regal 2550LSC

Postby gofast24 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:53 am

looks great! Let us know about the sea trials etc.
Only thing I wonder about is the fire extinguisher located in the engine compartment? If engine room fire you have to open cover to get at the extinguisher? Yes, if the fire was in the engine room an the extinguisher was outside you would still have to open the engine cover to extinguish it but might have a fire somewhere else on the vessel where it would be rather handy to have the thing just close to the engine room? Hope you finally have a great boating season in the UK!
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Re: Regal 2550LSC

Postby Tonks4x4 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:31 pm

The sea trials were all spot on this weekend and the engine install was signed off and the warranty has started...

As for the fire extinguisher, it’s an auto and in the case of a fire will automatically set off to extinguish a fire.
Positioned as close to the fuel pump and tank as physically possible.

It will also sound an alarm and a light will go out at the helm to notify me.
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