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  2. haz

    1994 fish box hose replacement

    If you have not already, you may also want to join the other Robalo owners' discussion site, where a large community of earlier-model-year Robalo boat owners participate, and post your question on its Walk Arounds forum, where other WA-model owners can respond to your question. Good luck!
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  4. Has anyone replaced a fish box drain hose 1994 robalo walkaround please some info jack
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  6. NJ Chaparral Dealer

    227 Rocker Switches

    Hello, This May help.. http://www.cecilmarineonline.com/search.php?search_query=Cover&section=product
  7. fishhead

    R200 trolling motor in action

    Thanks for the video!
  8. FullThrottle

    R200 trolling motor in action

    Nice. It would be good for use for tautog fishing around rocks and wrecks rather than using wreck anchors and having to pull them up to move every 30 minutes. Strange that I've never seen anyone use them around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel for that.
  9. ba_fisher

    R200 trolling motor in action

    Here's a video of how my MotorGuide Xi5 72" 36v trolling motor works in 2ft chops and 20mph wind :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkQ0ao4N7bA
  10. Jimbos jumbos

    R222 explorer front fish boxes getting wet

    This is good to know. I feel better now. The opening will be easy to fix
  11. haz

    R222 explorer front fish boxes getting wet

    Robalo uses Perma Panel, which is a premium-grade marine plywood. Perma Panel informational flyer (PDF download), specification sheet (PDF download), and manufacturer's warranty (PDF download). Good luck!
  12. Jimbos jumbos

    R222 explorer front fish boxes getting wet

    I found the source of water in the front fish boxes. In my case, rain water is getting in the anchor storage. I pulled the anchor and rope out, to find the construction inside the storage compartment incomplete. There was no fiberglass in one corner, leaving a small gap. The water drains right down through the gap, into the boat. Then drips on to the plywood that supports the casting platform. Then it drips of the plywood into the fish box. The plywood in saturated. I am sure the plywood is pressure treated, but it has been getting wet for a year. I am now wondering if the plywood will rot I will try to reach out to the dealer tomorrow
  13. AO

    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    Ha, not at all haz! You're right, still have 4 years left on the warranty so I need to remain cognizant. Always appreciate the input.
  14. haz

    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    Sorry AO, didn't mean to double your investment. Good luck!
  15. AO

    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    Same here, always change filters and add a fuel additive regularly. I'm lucky enough to have a non-ethanol gas station near where I store the boat. So it's probably not as big a deal in my situation. Even without ethanol, there's always that slim chance water will work it's way into the tank whether being from condensation, a faulty seal, bad gas, etc. I've installed one before on a 3.0 mercruiser I had a while back. Like you said, it's nice having that extra piece of mind.
  16. AO

    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    Thanks haz. Just ordered one. Guess I'll keep the other as a spare.
  17. FullThrottle

    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    Strange that Mercury doesn't include a filter. Having lost an inboard to ethanol on my previous boat I'm now religious about using an ethanol treatment to reduce water issues and depend on my water separator to ensure I don't lose another engine. Shoot, I'd probably buy an octane gauge if I lost another engine to ethanol/water problems. I do change the filter regularly and no, it's not cheap, but it provides some piece of mind knowing it's there doing it's job. The closest non-ethanol gasoline marina is about 40 miles away by boat. If it was closer, I'd probably use it, but the 80 mile round trip is too far.
  18. haz

    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    AO: You selected Mercury when you ordered your R207, so you will likely want to select Mercury's external water separator for brand consistency and to avoid any potential Mercury warranty complication. Good luck!
  19. Blue Crab

    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    I took delivery of my R207 in February and, yes, it did come with the separator.
  20. haz

    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    This discussion regarding this Mercury-branded external water separating filter examines Mercury's corporate filtering perspective versus boat owners' external filtering preference. Good luck!
  21. MAS

    R180 in garage

    Hello Everyone, Click links below to see R180 in a standard 2 car garage. Tightest point is height with 7ft garage door opening. Trailer bunks were lowered and foldable windshield stopper was removed. Compass is 1in from hitting. Engine must also be lowered to certain point. No modification to wheels or tires necessary. Plenty of space front and back for longer boat if height was equal or lesser. My neighbor has 21ft Sea Ray cruiser in exact same garage. Now I also use a lower hitch so I can tow it about 80% into garage and manually push/turn it for the last 20% of the boat length. Hope this helps. PS - Next boat will hopefully be a fully equipped R222 w/250. Not sure how I'll resolve storage when the time comes. :-) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1alY97lvVyB160PbzRJ56280llb4lKBK-/view?usp=drivesdk https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o0AHaLYB2clRWH-5Wln_I_g6CfDhwfIk/view?usp=drivesdk https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j72TPvPsf4cKIlBjm2LdLGX8Kdu8bgwq/view?usp=drivesdk https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RrNNmDWY-MRVss3ggjjJP7AaLU5XcM-s/view?usp=drivesdk
  22. RickR160

    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    R160 has none.
  23. AO

    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    My R207 did not come with a fuel water separator filter. When I purchased the boat last year, the dealer told me it came standard from the factory. I didn't spot it before, but thought it must be well hidden in the bilge like it was on my proline. Well, cleaned out the bilge today and looked to see what filter I needed for a replacement. Followed the fuel line and there just isn't one. Turns out that the filters do not come with the merc 150s. It has a fuel filter under the cowling, but no fuel water separator filter. I'll be installing a kit this week. It's an easy job, but a little frustrating that my dealer told me there was one. No way I'm going out again without one.
  24. haz

    e box cost

    A $100 miss on the shipping cost estimate is unacceptable and the dealer should provide you evidence of the UPS charges and fully explain if any 'handling' charges were added by Robalo and/or the dealer to get to the $156 total shipping charge. Because they misinformed you on the shipping costs and you purchased your R202 from them, I believe the dealership should absorb at least some of the shipping cost overage. The only way $156 makes sense is if the dealer is located outside of the USA, but even then -- you were significantly misinformed on the total purchase cost by the dealer. Good luck!
  25. npost

    e box cost

    the box was shipped in a cardboard box by UPS. I did discuss shipping was told it would be about $50. the hardware was suppose to be in the box with the ebox. I am not questioning the price I was aware and agreed to it. It just seemsa excessive and I think when I told the dealer the hardware was not shipped they would have been more helpful. It is what it is. I'm over it just was curious what other people thought
  26. haz

    e box cost

    I wasn't aware Robalo offered aluminum electronics boxes, but this online photo of the box on a 2018 R202 EX clearly shows welded side panels and corner-to-corner creases in the box's floor for improved rigidity. Perhaps Coyote Manufacturing is producing them for Robalo? The $500 e-box pricing seems fair, when compared to the factory-option cost shown on Robalo's R202 Boat Builder page under Towers & Canvas. The $156 shipping seems high at first, but several factors could be influencing that cost. The e-box is aluminum and not extremely heavy, but it is quite large, maybe 10" high x 18" deep x 36" wide? Was it double-boxed or crated in wood to protect against shipping damage, which would enlarge the package and may incur a shipping cost surcharge? Was it shipped USPS, UPS, FedEx, by common carrier truck -- or did Robalo's boat hauler drop it off when running between two other dealers, without dropping a boat at your dealer? Is your dealer extremely far away from the e-box's point-of-origin? Was the shipping cost discussed with you before the e-box was ordered, or was it sprung on you once the e-box arrived? Your frustration with waiting for hardware is understandable, and it would be useful to know if the dealer neglected to request the hardware in their original order, or, if Robalo's parts operation -- or the e-box supplier -- forgot to include the hardware in the shipment. Whomever made the mistake, that excluded the hardware, should be paying express shipping to get those items to you ASAP. In this day and age, ten days is definitely an unreasonable amount of time to make you wait for the hardware. Good luck!
  27. mfitez88

    Floor replacement

    Will do thanks
  28. haz

    Floor replacement

    If you have not already, you may also want to join the other Robalo owners' discussion site, where a large community of earlier-model-year Robalo boat owners participate, and post your question on its Walk Arounds forum, where Forum Admin 2-N-Tow -- himself a 2160 owner -- and other 2160 owners will surely assist you. Good luck!
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