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  2. kingrex

    Bow Bounce on Trailer

    I have a 2013 R180 on a Karavan trailer. I got the boat used but I'm pretty sure this is the stock trailer provide in the North West. It is a aluminum I beam trailer. The trailer frame flexes and my bow bounces when driving. In the garage it is easy to bounce it up and down. I find when my boat is on the bunks and lined up with the end of the bunks, the nose of the boat is about 2 inches from the winch roller, and the winch roller is a couple inches above the eye. I believe there are a couple things I could do. 1. Drive the boat forward further and winch the boat up into the roller. Not sure if this is a lot of up pulling strain on the eye. 2. Drive the boat forward further into the winch roller, or move the winch further forward, then put a strap through the eye and around the tong of the trailer. Not sure if I am stressing the eye again. Any idea the best fix.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Drcrimson

    R265 anchor

    I think it’s the fail safe pawl that needs to be disengaged. Any suggestions as to how to do that?
  5. Drcrimson

    R265 anchor

    We recently purchased a 2003 R265. It’s a great boat. We were working on replacing the anchor and rethreading the Lewmar windlass. I think it’s a v700. When were checking the directions and getting ready to insert the rope, the unit appears to have locked and we can’t get it to move either direction. Is there a trick or maybe we have been out in the sun too long? A picture is below. Thanks in advance
  6. Last week
  7. RickR160

    Yamaha 20 Hour Service

    This is very similar to what a car dealer does. You say you need the "scheduled maintenance" for your vehicle, and they come up with a list and a $400 bill. Your manual says "change oil". I did my 20 hour service and 100 hour service myself. Quite easy. Just don't use a torque wrench on the oil nut.
  8. haz

    reset fuel gage in R247

    Refer to page 22 of the Command Link Plus LCD Display Manual (PDF download) if your R247 is equipped with this gauge... Refer to page 40 of the Command Link Square Gauges Manual (PDF download) if your R247 is equipped with this gauge... Good luck!
  9. haz

    Trolling Motor Install on R200

    With the battery tray arrangement and mounting hole pattern that was fully internal to the trays' footprint, every hole I drilled went to air space beneath the console floor. I used 3/4" long screws that no doubt protrude into that air space, ensuring the full thickness of the Perma Panel is utilized by the full height of the screw thread. I'm curious why, with a F150 on your R180, you're not mounting your second battery in the vacant stern jump seat compartment, consistent with Robalo's two-battery option? Good luck!
  10. kingrex

    Trolling Motor Install on R200

    If I may ask one more question. What length screw do you suggest. 3/4"???? Is that long enought to get through any fiberglass and into the board.
  11. KenS

    reset fuel gage in R247

    Can someone tell me how to properly reset my fuel gage? Tank is full, bar chart shows full but it reads 0 available gallons. Dealer doesn't know how to do.
  12. Bob Landry

    Yamaha 20 Hour Service

    My dealer wanted over $400 for a 20 hr service. That wasn't going to happen. I did it for $65 worth of lube and parts. The Yamaha manua specifies which maintenance items the owner can perform. It's not rocket science and there are a lot of you tube videos on Yamaha maintenance,
  13. Jersey Shore

    Drain system

    I just purchased a new R222EX. Wondering if there are schematics of the under deck plumbing. Where the front in deck storage hatch and dash drain holes connect.
  14. Just to bookmark this thread for future benefit, I purchased and installed the replacement lights mentioned above, and the lighting was inadequate for my needs. I ended up putting 2 downward-facing sea Dog 4” LED strip lights (SDL 401450-1) under each gunnel to get the desired lighting.
  15. FullThrottle

    Yamaha 20 Hour Service

    Three years ago my 150 was close to $300 to have the maintenance done. I'm doing the maintenance on my 250 and the kit was around $120. Hope that helps.
  16. Empty net

    R300 Horrible fuel burn

    Check to make sure the height of you motors are adjusted properly. My motors was running too deep and when I had them moved up on the transom my fuel mileage increased by about 20 percent.
  17. haz

    Trolling Motor Install on R200

    In all of my reading of online boating discussions over the past six years, I have viewed many photos of supplemental battery installations in various Robalo models which are essentially identical to the above photo, and I've not ever heard an owner complain that a battery broke loose from its mount. The console compartment floor of our R180 is 3/8" to 1/2" Perma Panel that provided very solid bite to the #12 screws securing the three aluminum trays containing strapped-in Group 31 AGMs in a slightly different arrangement, with one on either side of the porta-potti and one transverse beneath the console step, if only because I need more leg room when I am 'seated'... Good luck!
  18. Josh W

    Yamaha 20 Hour Service

    So I have a 227 DC and I am approaching 20 hours on the vessel. I have a Yamaha 200 and I was trying to get an idea about a "fair" price for a 20 hour service.
  19. ba_fisher

    Trolling Motor Install on R200

    I am in the San Francisco area so most of my trips are choppy. I usually drive nice and slow -- about 20mph in a head sea and 25mph in a following sea, but once in a while the boat will jump and make a big splash. I checked the floor today and it seemed pretty solid. I tried rocking the battery trays and didn't feel any movement, so I guess they are still good. Does it meet the ABYC standard (hanging sideways with 2x the weight??), probably not. But I am pretty happy about it. I put 3M 5200 under the trays for water proofing. I probably didn't put enough for fastening purposes. I don't know if it would stick to the plastic tray anyway. If you're curios, you can unscrew the stainless "feet" of the console step and see what kind of fastener is used by the factory.
  20. ba_fisher

    Trolling Motor Install on R200

    Hi Bob, thanks for the tips! After I finished the installation, I added heat shrinks to seal the cables. But since you mentioned it, I checked again today and found one cable not sealed, so I'll seal it ASAP. BTW, here is how I protect the battery terminals:
  21. haz

    Trolling Motor Install on R200

    Partial ABYC Standard E-10, Storage Batteries... 10.7.4 Batteries, as installed shall be restrained to not move more than one inch (25mm) in any direction when a pulling force of twice the battery weight is applied through the center of gravity of the battery as follows: 10.7.4.1 vertically for a duration of one minute, and 10.7.4.2 horizontally and parallel to the boat's centerline, for a duration of one minute fore and one minute aft, and 10.7.4.3 horizontally and perpendicular to the boat's centerline for a duration of one minute to starboard and one minute to port. Good luck!
  22. haz

    Back Seat

    Forum member Hanapaa suffered a similar weld failure on the stern seat of his 2017 R302. This post with photos describes the original failure and this post with photo describes the warranty repair made by his dealer. Since you're not the original owner -- and you lack a constructive relationship with your local Robalo dealer, your best advocate may be Forum member Joebalo, a Robalo Factory sales manager who has assisted many Robalo owners with their boat issues by serving as a Factory liaison to a local dealer. I have PM'd Joe, asking him to review this discussion. Joe's a busy guy, but hopefully, he will weigh in. Good luck!
  23. Bob Landry

    Trolling Motor Install on R200

    ABYC requires that batteries sit in an acid proof tray and secured to resist a specified force without moving. I forget the ft lb spec. There is no requirement that the batteries be inclosed but the positive terminal has to have some kind of protective boot. To the OP... All of the lugs on the ends of your battery cables need to be sealed with adhesive lined heat shrink to insure they are water proof or the salt, even just the air, will eat you up. One suggestion. I've done a ton of marine wiring so I speak from experience. Get rid of the cheapie resettable circuit breaker and go with a Blue Sea panel mount breaker. The cheapies will fail at the most convenient time Over all, a very nice job.
  24. Swede

    Back Seat

    I just purchased a 2017 Robalo R242 after selling my Robalo R222. I had a little incident over the weekend while I was fishing, the entire back seat fell apart. I love the boat and I am hoping that Robalo will be supportive, the only problem is I bought the boat in South Carolina since it was the only used one on the market and I live in Massachusetts and I am worried that the dealer here is not going to help me out. I already tried to buy 3 boats from them but they never follow up and do not seem to want my business. What can I do?
  25. Mystic jack

    Trailer brake locking up

    I have a 2014 R200 's with robalo trailer two axle disc surge brakes. After driving 5 miles to launch boat for season, the left rear brake locked up on my trip home with the trailer empty. Any suggestions to cause and solution? All help is greatly appreciated.
  26. kingrex

    Trolling Motor Install on R200

    Have you pounded around in the water pretty good and if so how are the battery supports in the front console holding up. I want to put my accessory house battery up front. Are they coming loose? Did you put any waterproof adhesive caulk under the trays to hold them down? Did you end up putting a crossbar from Stringer to Stringer to keep them from sliding? Or did the screws into the deck hold just fine? Thanks
  27. I just got a used 2013 R180 with the 150. It only has one battery. I just ordered a Blue Sea add a battery. I want to put the new house battery in the front of the center console on the floor. I am wondering what if any support is under the floor and if I can drill into the deck to hold the battery tray. Has anyone done this. I figure if I had to I could make cross and top braces and drill into the stringers on the sides. Anybody put batteries up front. Thanks
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