Performance 2665 with 5L

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Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby longislandmd » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:42 am

I am new to boating and am looking at a 2005 2665 with the 5.0 L volvo. I like the boat but Im a bit concerned about the 5.0 being underpowered. I have a family of five (boys are still small but that is rapidly changing) and there is the inevitable stuff, other family, etc.
Seems most were sold with 5.7L based on a perusal of adds available. Boat test/review sites no help.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby cbsmith » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:50 pm

That is a lot of boat for a 5.0L to push. I think it would have a very hard time to come up on p,and with a few adults on board, or possibly not plane at all. I would look for some thing with a 5.7 in it.
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby lg260ss » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:40 pm

That model is notoriously underpowered, even with the 5.7. That boat needs the 8.1l.
A 5.0 would be awful. Run away from that one.
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby ZacUSNYR » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:58 am

I have a 2665 with a 300 5.7 Merc & Bravo 3.

It's not a screamer, I got 39mph GPS WFO. Trim tabs are required to get it out of the water. With the wife and I it planes pretty quickly and effortlessly. Add a couple more adults and it requires more throttle and it's noticeable. Assuming the 270hp 5.0?

Like mentioned above, the more engine this boat has, the better it'd be. I don't mind the 5.7 for what I need it for.
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby stitchsc » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:38 pm

Ditto to all of the above
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby Muddy Blues » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:42 pm

I have a 2700, which weighs less than the 2665. Despite having an 8.1 big block, which is the largest engine offered, I still long for more power. While top speed is great (60 MPH), getting on plane from a stand still can be a slow process with 6+ people, fuel, coolers, etc. I can't imagine a 5.0L pushing a 2665 empty, let alone with a load of people, fuel, and gear.

Are you certain it has a 5.0?

This review from GoBoatingAmerica might be of interest: http://2009.regalboats.com/pdf/reviews/2665/Regal2665.pdf
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby longislandmd » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:45 pm

I believe I got it wrong. It is the 5.7 L 270 hp standard motor.
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby Muddy Blues » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:29 pm

longislandmd wrote:I believe I got it wrong. It is the 5.7 L 270 hp standard motor.


That makes more sense.

When purchasing a new boat, engine upgrades are very expensive. However, on used boats, the price difference is much less, so I always advise to get the largest engine available for the model when purchasing used. I believe the engine options on the 2665 are: 5.7, 6.2, and 8.1.

Here is a nice looking 2665 in Green Bay, WI with an 8.1 and only 225 hours (but no trailer?): https://www.shipyardmarine.com/default.asp?page=xPreOwnedInventory#page=xPreOwnedInventory&make=regal. No affiliation.....



Good luck with your search!

P.S. - You have selected an excellent brand (Regal). I have owned 6 boats over the years, the last two have been Regals, my next boat will likely be a Regal.
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby longislandmd » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:03 pm

Understood.
Only issue is Im in NY. That is an issue for all sorts of reasons, but in this instance the main one is it lacks proximity to WI.
I agree, I would much prefer to get that motor, but happened upon this boat locally. Has anybody here bought a boat at distance with survey, etc?
I have looked upstate and have some inquiries in. Nothing with 8.1L though.
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby longislandmd » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:05 pm

Also,
Ive been counseled to avoid a salt water boat. Sounds like sage advise but limits my options. Any consensus?
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby Kikaboo » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:25 pm

longislandmd wrote:Also,
Ive been counseled to avoid a salt water boat. Sounds like sage advise but limits my options. Any consensus?



So your in Long Island and intend to use the boat in salt water, right?
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby Muddy Blues » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:35 pm

longislandmd wrote:Understood.
Only issue is Im in NY. That is an issue for all sorts of reasons, but in this instance the main one is it lacks proximity to WI.
I agree, I would much prefer to get that motor, but happened upon this boat locally. Has anybody here bought a boat at distance with survey, etc?
I have looked upstate and have some inquiries in. Nothing with 8.1L though.


It is not uncommon to purchase boats from a distance using a surveyor (especially with larger boats). Shipping is not too expensive if the boat has a trailer. I purchased my current boat using a surveyor and had it shipped approx 300 miles using uShip for around $400. You should use a surveyor even if purchasing locally.

Saltwater boats sell for a good discount compared to fresh water boats (I was told 30% by a salesperson once). Salt corrodes electrical connections, risers, engine blocks, and can pit aluminum. Having said that, I owned a saltwater boat years ago, and had no salt related issues. Salt in the history (or even registration in salt water areas), will hurt future resale, so if you purchase a salty boat, make sure you are getting a good deal. Aluminum trailers are a red flag for salt usage.

Hope this helps...
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby longislandmd » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:57 pm

Kikaboo wrote:
longislandmd wrote:Also,
Ive been counseled to avoid a salt water boat. Sounds like sage advise but limits my options. Any consensus?



So your in Long Island and intend to use the boat in salt water, right?


Actually in Westchester now (old email address). Plan to be on Hudson. I do plan to go into salt water from time to time.
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby longislandmd » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:02 pm

Muddy Blues wrote:
longislandmd wrote:Understood.
Only issue is Im in NY. That is an issue for all sorts of reasons, but in this instance the main one is it lacks proximity to WI.
I agree, I would much prefer to get that motor, but happened upon this boat locally. Has anybody here bought a boat at distance with survey, etc?
I have looked upstate and have some inquiries in. Nothing with 8.1L though.


It is not uncommon to purchase boats from a distance using a surveyor (especially with larger boats). Shipping is not too expensive if the boat has a trailer. I purchased my current boat using a surveyor and had it shipped approx 300 miles using uShip for around $400. You should use a surveyor even if purchasing locally.

Saltwater boats sell for a good discount compared to fresh water boats (I was told 30% by a salesperson once). Salt corrodes electrical connections, risers, engine blocks, and can pit aluminum. Having said that, I owned a saltwater boat years ago, and had no salt related issues. Salt in the history (or even registration in salt water areas), will hurt future resale, so if you purchase a salty boat, make sure you are getting a good deal. Aluminum trailers are a red flag for salt usage.

Hope this helps...



It does Ty.

My concern with purchase at distance is getting a quality survey. Locally I have people who can vouch for someone.
Understood that life isn't ideal... that's just my issue.
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby Kikaboo » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:35 am

longislandmd wrote:
Kikaboo wrote:
longislandmd wrote:Also,
Ive been counseled to avoid a salt water boat. Sounds like sage advise but limits my options. Any consensus?



So your in Long Island and intend to use the boat in salt water, right?


Actually in Westchester now (old email address). Plan to be on Hudson. I do plan to go into salt water from time to time.


I’m had my Regal slipped on the Hudson in westcheter for 2years. If you have any questions about boating on the Hudson open a new thread or pm me. By the way, the lower part of the Hudson goes from salt to brackish to fresh depending on the time of year and how much snow there was up north. Reguardless once you are south of the tappan zee it’s pretty much salt water.
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby longislandmd » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:07 am

Thanks. Will do
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby Muddy Blues » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:26 am

If you are going to be boating in salt or brackish water, you may want to look for a boat with fresh water cooling. I have no experience with this, but I am sure there are many folks here who are very knowledgeable on this topic.
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby lg260ss » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:23 pm

longislandmd wrote:I believe I got it wrong. It is the 5.7 L 270 hp standard motor.


The 2005 VP 5.7l Gi engine is rated at 280hp and the 5.7 Gxi is 320hp. The 2665 is a great boat but it is heavy and has a pretty deep V which requires a lot of horsepower to perform as it should.

Here is boattest's review with the 320hp engine
http://www.boattest.com/oem/418/boats/216/0/on/640x360
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby longislandmd » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:55 pm

Muddy Blues wrote:If you are going to be boating in salt or brackish water, you may want to look for a boat with fresh water cooling. I have no experience with this, but I am sure there are many folks here who are very knowledgeable on this topic.



Thanks. The boat we r looking at has fresh water cooling and a salt neutralization system as well.
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Re: Performance 2665 with 5L

Postby another ntmare » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:18 pm

Welcome to the Hudson! We travel frequently through the canal (2007 2665 with the Volvo 5.7 osxi) and have been really happy with the power and size of the boat. We usually take week long trips and have had great luck with ours so far. We are located on lake Champlain so if your in need of any information let me know.
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