The optional fiberglass T-top is perfectly executed, and can accommodate radar, antennas and outriggers. The pipework is first rate, and the five optional rod holders on the back are placed for easy access. We left the dock in a brutal 25-knot-or-better south wind into the wide-open spaces of Barnegat Bay, where we found a nasty 2- to 4-foot chop. I powered up directly into the wind, trimmed the engines, added just a touch on the Lenco tabs, and it rose up on the strakes without so much as a shudder as we whipped along at 35 knots. The bay could have been calm for all I felt. Regulator’s proven deep-V hull features a sharp entry that splits the chop nicely with a full 24 degrees at the transom. It works very well, but what really surprised me was how dry the boat ran. There was no enclosure, just a low, curved windshield, and with the wind howling, I expected to get wet. Fuggedaboutit! I ran the boat slow, at cruise and flat out directly into, abeam and with the sea following. I put it hard over at a variety of speeds expecting the wind to blow all kinds of spray over the gunwale. After an hour of flogging the boat, the windshield was dry and so was I. As we fished the hull drifted nicely with no tendency to roll, which I will attribute to the chine.