Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

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Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby richH » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:26 pm

I have a Chaparral 204, but may replace it with a recent year Regal 2100. For my Chap, I am just using a standard boat lift which basically is two 12 boards ( 2 by 12s turned on their sides). Looking around the lake, everybody seems to be using this setup for bowrider boats (everybody seems to have Chaps or Sea Rays here) and for true ski boats as well. Will I need to do something to accommodate the hull of the 2100? Don't want to damage the boat. This may be a deal breaker as I really don't think I want to modify my lift (I am not handy).
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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby cbsmith » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:42 pm

I have my 1900 on a trailer with normal bunks, 2x6 with nothing special for the step. Came that way from the dealer and they said no issue. And I haven’t had any problems with it. I think you would be fine with the lift the way it is.
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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby steve & dot » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:20 pm

Same for us. I have a pic showing the bunks at the step, the step is small, the hull meets back up with the bunks right after. Don't think its anything to worry about.
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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby richH » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:57 pm

Thanks, the dealer came back and said the same today. But I feel much more comfortable hearing from you folks. I appreciate the response.
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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby richH » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:46 pm

Thanks, the dealer came back and said the same today. But I feel much more comfortable hearing from you folks. I appreciate the response.
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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby 40GT » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:10 am

steve & dot wrote:Same for us. I have a pic showing the bunks at the step, the step is small, the hull meets back up with the bunks right after. Don't think its anything to worry about.


Well then it's not really a step then is it.
More like an air channel inlet.

Most high performance boats have "true" stepped hulls. Formula, Cigarette, MTI, Skater, Donzi etc.
I know my Fastech 382 has two steps, each steps up ~ 1.5 inches and yes you have to modify your trailer / boat lifts to suit.
On my boat there is a 3" height difference in the hull from the stern to the bow. If you don't step you trailer or lift you put point pressure on the steps which is not good.

But in your case, if the hull meets right back up again with straight bunks, that's all you need - for the hull to be supported as best it can.
Maybe Regal know something all the other manufactures don't.
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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby cbsmith » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:43 am

It is a step that is about 2” on the 1900. But if you have a bunk trailer with 2x6 bunks laying flat there is enough give in them to bend to accommodate the step better than if the bunk was on its edge.
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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby On Holiday » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:40 am

My lift uses doubled up 2x12's and I have a notch in the 2x12 that compensates for the stepped hull.

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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby 40GT » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:18 pm

:mrgreen:
Nice and shiny.
You can easily see your reflection, like looking in a dark mirror - nice!
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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby On Holiday » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:33 pm

40GT wrote::mrgreen:
Nice and shiny.
You can easily see your reflection, like looking in a dark mirror - nice!


Thank you.
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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby Muddy Blues » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:46 pm

I have owned 2 Regal stepped hulls. The trailers for both had bunks that were split so that there are bunks ahead of the step and behind the step, but no bunks beneath the step. Here is a photo of my current boat on the trailer.

Hope this helps.

P.S. - Looks like a "real step" to me.
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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby On Holiday » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:28 am

Last summer I redid my bunks and followed the same set-up that was there before.

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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby richH » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:50 am

On holiday, if you have a notch designated doesn't this mean you have dock your boat exactly the same way everytime. That seems challenging. I generally line a cleat up to a post on the doc and call it a day.

Do you think that notch is necessary?
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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby gofast24 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:31 pm

richH wrote:On holiday, if you have a notch designated doesn't this mean you have dock your boat exactly the same way everytime. That seems challenging. I generally line a cleat up to a post on the doc and call it a day.

Do you think that notch is necessary?

I like the notch! I dont think that it would be a major problem to always "correctly" dock the boat. The "notch" would help in properly locating the boat on the lift/trailer. Usually there is a bow stop to keep the boat from going too far or not far enough onto a trailer or lift, that should sufficient? Who did the ""notch" on the dock or trailer? Whatever, I like the notch (also steped rollers as shown previously!
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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby On Holiday » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:55 am

richH wrote:On holiday, if you have a notch designated doesn't this mean you have dock your boat exactly the same way everytime. That seems challenging. I generally line a cleat up to a post on the doc and call it a day.

Do you think that notch is necessary?


Putting the boat on the lift is still a learning exercise for us. We have a spot on the boat that we try to line up with the poles on the lift however it isn't an exact science. The dock builders made the notch pretty exact and wish there was some more wiggle room. We have a dock bumper at the front to protect the boat/ dock from hitting.

As far as necessary, I believe so because without the notch there would be a section of the hull not supported and would also place more strain on the 2x12 bunks as they would bow out. This happened to us when we use to rent a house on use the dock.

Another item I made sure of is that the 2x12 bunks extended past the transom so it was fully supported. I've seen some boats where the bunks are a foot shorter and I believe that places a lot more strain on the transom than what is necessary.
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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby AdamG2 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:51 am

I have a sunstream boat lift that we use with our Regal 2300 Surf. We used it all last season without any issues.
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Re: Regal 2100 and Stepped Hull

Postby richH » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:16 pm

I did buy the 2100 and it has been in the lift for the last two weeks. So far so good. thanks everyone.
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