New to me '97 regal 2100 LSR

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New to me '97 regal 2100 LSR

Postby black4vcobra » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:12 am

Hi All,

My name is Mike and I am the proud new owner of a 1997 Regal 2100 LSR, it is in very good condition for it's age. Besides our kayaks this is my first boat but I've grown up around boats my whole life and have frequently operated/transported boats of this size. I attached a couple pictures of the boat.

One of the pictures shows the only "significant" blemish on the boat. What would be the best way to repair this? I see a lot talk online about the West Repair system, would this kit work for the repair? Or do I just need the plastic repair since the fiberglass seems to be undamaged?

https://www.amazon.com/105-K-Fiberglass-Boat-Repair-Kit/dp/B007D2QV5Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505138613&sr=8-1&keywords=west+system+boat+repair+kit

Looking forward to chatting with you all and getting to know more about my boat!
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Re: New to me '97 regal 2100 LSR

Postby Mischief Managed » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:37 am

Congrats! Looks like it's in fine shape. Should be a rocket with that 5.7.

That repair should be pretty straight forward. Might be cheaper just to take it to a shop for repair; West Systems stuff and matching gel coat is going to cost you some cash and the gel coat has a short shelf life. That said, I'm 90% sure my boat is the same color as yours and www.swimplatforms.com just made a platform for me last month. They may have some leftover gel coat they'd sell you. Won't need much... If you contact them, it's for PO 1381, a 2000 Regal 2550LSC.
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Re: New to me '97 regal 2100 LSR

Postby black4vcobra » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:31 am

Mischief Managed wrote:Congrats! Looks like it's in fine shape. Should be a rocket with that 5.7.

That repair should be pretty straight forward. Might be cheaper just to take it to a shop for repair; West Systems stuff and matching gel coat is going to cost you some cash and the gel coat has a short shelf life. That said, I'm 90% sure my boat is the same color as yours and http://www.swimplatforms.com just made a platform for me last month. They may have some leftover gel coat they'd sell you. Won't need much... If you contact them, it's for PO 1381, a 2000 Regal 2550LSC.


Thanks, glad to find other enthusiasts still around for older boats! I will definitely keep that company in mind, for now I ordered some Marine Tex Epoxy and I'm going to test that on a small ding (smaller than a dime) on the swim platform to see how it turns out. If it doesn't turn out well I will pursue other options that you mentioned.

It moves pretty good, we were out on a pretty big lake (Mendota in Madison, WI) and it got up to nearly 50 pretty quick even though there was a pretty good amount of chop out there. I let off as I could sense my wife and the seller were getting uncomfortable!

Surprisingly it has a 2 barrel 5.7 and while it's plenty, I'm going to look into a 4 barrel carb and intake swap over winter. 25 extra ponies and you can't beat the sound of the secondaries opening up!

Do you have any pics of your boat posted?
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Re: New to me '97 regal 2100 LSR

Postby Mischief Managed » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:30 am

black4vcobra wrote:
Surprisingly it has a 2 barrel 5.7 and while it's plenty, I'm going to look into a 4 barrel carb and intake swap over winter. 25 extra ponies and you can't beat the sound of the secondaries opening up!

Do you have any pics of your boat posted?


4bbl conversion should be easy and should improve power. 25HP should get you just under a 3 MPH speed increase.

How about recent pictures taken by another ROF member of my boat and a boat just like yours?
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Re: New to me '97 regal 2100 LSR

Postby Ryoung » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:22 pm

"black4vcobra"]Hi All,

My name is Mike and I am the proud new owner of a 1997 Regal 2100 LSR, it is in very good condition for it's age.


Ahh, brings back wonderful memories of our 2100 LSR! Congrats to you Mike! We had one exactly like yours except was blue instead of your green. Even had the same 5.7l with 2 barrel carb. Had bunches of fun in that one, just as you and your family will. Looks like a great, well kept boat you have there.
I always thought I'd also put a 4 barrel and high rise intake on ours - never made it happen and was happy with the stock 5.7l. Some advised the 4 barrel would provide higher top end but hurt the torque on the low end for hole shots for what that is worth. I think ours had a 23 pitch prop on it for speed, I purchased a 21 pitch for watersports. That thing was FUN to drive! Family grew and we went the way Managed Mischief did with a 2400 which we still have.
Congrats, happy boating and welcome to ROF!
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Re: New to me '97 regal 2100 LSR

Postby Mischief Managed » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:06 am

Ryoung wrote:
"black4vcobra"] Some advised the 4 barrel would provide higher top end but hurt the torque on the low end for hole shots for what that is worth.


A 4 bbl with vacuum (or air valve) secondaries would probably improve low end torque because the primary venturi would be smaller than the venturi on the 2 bbl, and the secondaries would only open up fully if vacuum levels dictated. On an otherwise stock marine 5.7, a 600 CFM would probably work great.
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Re: New to me '97 regal 2100 LSR

Postby black4vcobra » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:44 am

Nice boat Mischief Managed, they look very similar just different sizes. I bet that is a lot of fun out on the bigger lakes.

I appreciate the warm welcome Ryoung. We absolutely will enjoy it, it's just my wife and I right now, we got married in May, but we plan to make many fun memories with family members. I always try to be the fun uncle to my nieces and nephew and this should help with that!

You are correct though, the 2 barrel 5.7 is well matched for the boat but more power is always better! In one of the pictures you can see my Mustang Cobra (hence the username). It was plenty fast when it was naturally aspirated but I found a good deal on a Vortech supercharger so on went another 140 horsepower or so. None of the women in my life can understand the need for such things but all the guys do!
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Re: New to me '97 regal 2100 LSR

Postby tcrote5516 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:33 am

Black4vcobra,

Our situation is very similar, me and my wife are the fun aunt and uncle and my 2100LSR was my first boat we purchased a couple years ago. It's a great first boat and we've already had a ton of fun with it. Mine is a 1999 and only has the 4.3 but on calm water it pops right out of the hole and will run 55mph+ when trimmed just right so I can only imagine what a 5.7 will do. Your 2100 looks to be in incredible shape! My boat is the little one in the pic's Dave (Mischief Managed) posted from a trip a couple weeks ago. Dave is extremely knowledgeable and helpful but I am also here to help if needed.

As far as the repair work I would take a DIY shot at it first. I find fiberglass/gellcoat work to be very easy and if you mess it up you can always hand it over to a pro to correct.

Also, if your like me the stock stereo isn't going to cut it so here's a video I shot on the upgrades I made to that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG_JoQM8qks&t=6s

Here's a couple pic's of my 2100 and my nieces/nephews getting whipped around.

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Re: New to me '97 regal 2100 LSR

Postby On Holiday » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:13 am

Seems like you are enjoying the boat.
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Re: New to me '97 regal 2100 LSR

Postby black4vcobra » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:10 pm

tcrote5516 wrote:Black4vcobra,

Our situation is very similar, me and my wife are the fun aunt and uncle and my 2100LSR was my first boat we purchased a couple years ago. It's a great first boat and we've already had a ton of fun with it. Mine is a 1999 and only has the 4.3 but on calm water it pops right out of the hole and will run 55mph+ when trimmed just right so I can only imagine what a 5.7 will do. Your 2100 looks to be in incredible shape! My boat is the little one in the pic's Dave (Mischief Managed) posted from a trip a couple weeks ago. Dave is extremely knowledgeable and helpful but I am also here to help if needed.

As far as the repair work I would take a DIY shot at it first. I find fiberglass/gellcoat work to be very easy and if you mess it up you can always hand it over to a pro to correct.

Also, if your like me the stock stereo isn't going to cut it so here's a video I shot on the upgrades I made to that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG_JoQM8qks&t=6s

Here's a couple pic's of my 2100 and my nieces/nephews getting whipped around.

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Thanks for the info on the stereo, I will be upgrading at some point myself. Your boat looks to be in great shape too! As far as my boat having the 5.7 it does move pretty good with the 21 pitch prop. I get yelled at frequently that I'm going too fast, story of my life!

I'll give the repair a shot myself, I can't possibly make it worse than it is (I hope).

Shockingly, Saturday's high temp is looking to be 85 or so we will be out on the lake again. Great September weather for around here.
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