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  2. Lu-n-Life

    White powder coating

    Please share where I can get some white to touch up. Thankyou
  3. LUIS CARRASCO

    White powder coating

    I have the PPG color match paint for the powder coating.
  4. Jimbos jumbos

    White powder coating

    I would spend the extra money on a hard top. You also get the box.
  5. Lu-n-Life

    White powder coating

    Luv the look of the white powder coating, but it does chip, looking how to fix it this winter with touch up paint.
  6. LUIS CARRASCO

    White powder coating

    I hope it’s not too late but stay away from powder coating unless you can deal with it chipping.
  7. Pnoman

    Downriggers

    Anyone have pictures of solid mounted riggers on a 200?
  8. Empty net

    Downriggers

    I have stress cracks and I use big johns which are more flexible.
  9. Joso

    warranty support

    Warranty issues, Robalo handle with Dealers. Remember that dealers do not work for free so when they take care your boat they charge to Robalo. Off course if you buy locally your relations with your dealer will be closely that if you buy from an outside dealer. Now I would bring to my dealer the numbers from the outstate dealer to see if they can give me the same deal, if they said no, at least you gave the opportunity to sale you the boat and they turn over. Now as you are moving it is a different picture, I would let my dealer call to the new dealer to put me in a good hands.
  10. mcd

    Blistering problems

    It's a shame that you have to go through this. I'd still take detailed pics and get them to Dan Osborn. I believe he heads the warranty department for Chap/Robalo. Good luck.
  11. LUIS CARRASCO

    Blistering problems

    Honestly my dealer is useless. They fired a great service manager they had. They have two locations and I figured they would have some pull with Robalo. The GM called and was told it’s cosmetic
  12. JT R200

    Windlass installed on 2016 r222

    Well the install is almost complete. Stopped by today to check the progress. Here are some pics. I won't have finished pics until spring.
  13. Wesley8808

    2005 227 Top Speeds

    Didn't get to install it yet. Lost time and opportunity. It is on the spring list of to do's...I will be sure to report back
  14. Wesley8808

    What is under the Helm Seat of a R227?

    I didn't do it yet. Have not had the time to explore and a little too scared to be honest. I did inquire from someone that works at Robalo on another board and was told it is just a lot of insulation for the livewell. Having said that, it is on my spring to do list. I intend to really look hard through the deck storage and see what I can see. I have a ton of upgrades in the works (bought new chartplotter, new transducer, new radio, install NMEA 2k, rewire battery (my house battery keeps dying and doesn't seem to be getting charged)).
  15. mcd

    Blistering problems

    I worked with Robalo's warranty dept for years. I'm very surprised that they won't do anything. It all begins with the dealer. I'd recommend that the dealer takes very detailed pics and send them to the factory service rep for that model. The dealer's service manager may have to hound them. Be persistent to the point of annoying.
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  17. LUIS CARRASCO

    Blistering problems

    By the way I bought stainless rod holders and had them powder coated a couple of months after I purchased the boat and they aren’t blistering.
  18. LUIS CARRASCO

    Blistering problems

    This is what is starting to happen to the ttop. The dealer spoke to Robalo and they said it’s normal, really?
  19. Kaohsiungans

    New Owner of a R300

    Put a spray deflector on the fuel vent at the starboard hullside. On very heavy seas, the spray comes up high enough to the vent and get suck in and flooded the Pre-filters and cost fuel-in-water alarm at the engine. It’s no fun clearing out the water in a rough seas.
  20. Kaohsiungans

    R300 Prop Numbers

    Currently my 2015 R300 is max-out around 46mph at 5200rpm in a light load and I cannot push her any further although I do know the twin 300s Yamaha are capable to 6000rpm. My current prop size is 19-TL 15 1/4 Any suggesting to increase the RPM higher and achieving a higher to-end? Thanks in Advance
  21. FullThrottle

    Blistering problems

    Luis, Hopefully the dealer will step up and solve the immediate problem. I will tell you that the powder coating will fail again. The shame is the manufacturers (more than just Robalo) often don't have anything other than powder coating to offer and on all my boats with powder coating it eventually fails and fails miserably. If this was done with cars, there would be recalls, but boats aren't covered like cars are. Whenever there is an option to not have powder coating - take it. I'd rather be maintaining metal than having the problems with powder coating. I'd pay for stainless every time over powder. Shoot, even anodized aluminum will look better in 10 years than most powder coatings. Got to admit my boats are on saltwater and powder is worse there.
  22. LUIS CARRASCO

    Blistering problems

    I hope he does too. I love the boat. Although I am really impressed with the 272. But I can’t fathom paying $150k for a boat and not getting assistance for a manufacturer defect. I am so surprised at the lack of customer service.
  23. Kman

    246 Cayman using Rhodan 36V 84" trolling motor

    Don’t have either your boat or trolling motor, but I can give you a data point. I have an R180 and a 24V Ulterra TM that can draw 56 max amps at 80# thrust. I feed the TM with a pair of dedicated wet interstate 29s. After a full day fishing in so cal (including several hours on “anchor”), I typically put 30-35 AH back in the batts. The AHs would drop by around 30% if I had a 36v system. The SAE plain copper automotive wire Robalo provided for the TM was grossly inadequate for the purpose (just like their battery cables), so I replaced them all with properly sized, tinned, type 3 stranded AWG marine wire. Why do boat builders use automotive wire anyway? Good luck.
  24. Looking for advise on the right battery for open saltwater fishing. Most times I will be fishing 10-15 knot winds combined with 2-3 foot seas. Most of my fishing is at either Catalina Island or Santa Barbara Island 30-50 miles offshore in Southern California. Some of my trips are fishing natural wrecks in 100-300' of water where I would like to trade using an anchor for my 36 volt trolling motor so I may hover directly over the wreck. Group 31 choice (#1) 135AH VMax Tank battery 25amps at 265 minutes @ 77lbs or choice (#2) 155AH VMax Tank battery 25amps at 350 minutes @ 91lbs . Of course with three batteries the weight is substantial, sooo I would like to get some input on what the community is using battery wise and the run time when out offshore in unprotected waters. Any recommendation along with some stats would be of great help so please do not hold back. Also if anyone is currently using a Solix 12 SI Mega I would like to know what thru hull transducer you are using and how it has helped compared to the transom mounted transducer. Please also any Southern California Robalo 246 Cayman owners lets share tech info by fishing each other boats to learn on boat handling and fishing.
  25. RickR160

    warranty support

    Any dealer must provide warranty support.
  26. Pnoman

    Downriggers

    I’m also looking to install two Scotty 1106 on my soon to arrive R200 with gimble mounts, any worries about stress on the fibreglass if it get hung up on bottom?
  27. Fishguy

    warranty support

    I am considering purchasing a Cayman 246 here on the west coast. We will be relocating to the east coast (NC) within the next two years. I'm trying to decide whether I should purchase a boat from the local dealer here in CA or purchase from the NC dealer and bring the boat back to CA. If I have a problem with the boat will I be left without any support from a dealer that I did not purchase from? I could purchase from the NC dealer but that may make solving any new-boat issues somewhat difficult. What is Robolos policy on warranty work? Do warranty claims / work need to be handled by the dealer that you purchased from or is any dealer able (required?) to provide warranty support? TIA.
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