Regulator 25By Jason Y. Wood
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir temperature: 73°F; humidity: 74%; seas: 1-2'; wind: 5-7 knots
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST80 gal. fuel, no water, 2 persons, 40 lb. gear.
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Test Engine: 2/200-hp four-stroke Yamaha F200 outboards
Transmission/Ratio: Yamaha 1.86:1 gear ratio
Props: 14 1/4 x 18 Reliance Series SDS, polished stainless steel
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|Speeds are two-way averages measured with Garmin handheld GPS. GPH taken via Yamaha engine display. Range is based on 90 percent of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.|
Better Boat: Different Strokes
The Regulator 25 came rigged with a pair of 200-horsepower Yamaha four-stroke outboards and you’d be hard-pressed to track down a new-ish specimen of this brand of boat that doesn’t toe the Yamaha line. This outboard is an in-line four-cylinder four-stroke with 2.8-liter displacement, and it tips the scales at 489 pounds. Compare that with the 150-horsepower four-stroke weighing 480 pounds, or the 225-horsepower V-6 that weighs in at 562 pounds and displaces 3.4 liters. These new 200s fit in the slot nicely, and, mounted on the Regulator 25’s Armstrong bracket, let that hull jump out of the hole and get up to speed in a hurry.