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  2. FullThrottle

    What are the Hoses For?

    A couple of things since I've installed a couple of autopilots and had to completely fill the lines and bleed out all the air. When you go to fill your partially drained steering hub try to make sure you don't create any bubbles. Move things slowly - don't shake. Once you get the fluid coming out (have the fluid held above the hub, I've used zip ties to hold it above the console), let all the large bubbles rise to the top of the container. Don't squeeze it in. When the bubbles stop appearing, move the steering wheel slowly all the way in one direction, then slowly to the other. Continue this until no more bubbles appear. Then you are finished. You could also do it the way the manufacture recommends, similar to bleeding brakes by using the ports at the engine cylinder. I always have 2 quarts when doing this, but usually only use one. Any air you don't get out can cause steering problems. If the air is only in the hub, you can just add fluid as above, but if air is in the lines you don't have much choice and will have to bleed it properly. You can do a search on 'purge boat steering' to find some videos on how to.
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  4. wayne connors

    What are the Hoses For?

    The only time you would have to do it if you have a leak or break a fitting off of the hydraulic steering like I did.
  5. Yesterday
  6. The Robalo leadership and employees would like to acknowledge and thank all of the volunteers and first responders who have worked and continue to work tirelessly to find answers in the search for fishermen and firefighters, Brian McCluney and Justin Walker. Robalo has assisted Florida Fish and Wildlife in identifying the vessel as one that was built approximately one year prior to our company’s acquisition of the brand from Brunswick Corporation. In support of this very stressful time, and in light of the Coast Guard ending the search last night, we are making a $10,000 donation to the Jacksonville Firefighter Charities to assist with the continued search efforts. While we remain hopeful, our thoughts and prayers are focused on Brian, Justin, and their families and friends during this difficult time. We care about our entire Robalo family and have since our acquisition of the Robalo brand. If you feel led to financially support the search effort, please support the Jacksonville Firefighter Charities fund at the link below. https://clear-give.com/egive3/index.cfm?page=donationDetail&itemID=305533&LocID=261001&refresh=true
  7. Harold Girado

    Robalo 302 clarion radio

    Good afternoon. I just purchased a 2018 Robalo 302. It came with the clarion stereo and upgraded wetsound system. Can anyone tell me how to adjust the treble and bass on the clarion? I can't seem to find the clarion model that came with this boat? The system sounds fantastic and i am sure it came with an amplifier but i don't know where it is installed. I have looked everywhere. Thanks in advance for your help. Harold
  8. ba_fisher

    What are the Hoses For?

    How often do you need to do this?
  9. kingrex

    Yamaha Multi-Function Gauge 6Y5-8350T-83-00

    Out of interest to anyone. Per Yamaha motors. Red letter gauges don't give any info such as water temp or oil pressure on the gauge. If somerhing goes wrong the gauge will alarm and the indicator will flash a warning,. White letter gauges should give some temp and oil info. Not sure how much. 2004 and newer motors have a NMEA 2000 output in the wiring harness. If it was not specified with the dealer to install the cable, you have to fiah it from the notor to your console. Matbe a 4 hour job. $100 cable. That cable is the engine interface cable. As you probably know, all motors have computers in then now. Plug that cable into any NMEA 2000 compatible fiah finder, chart plotter and you can see detailed info from your engine comouter. Temp, oil pressure, rpm, speed, mpg burn and more. Look around a little on the internet. It's easier than you think. I'm starting the install now. Biggeat reason for me is I can easily monitor engine temp and know when the motor is ready to open up and run at high rpm. Running hard when cold is probably the greatest wear on a motor outside dirty or low oil.
  10. wayne connors

    What are the Hoses For?

    Been through it with my old boat. What you do if you have any oil left just put it into an empty container. But do what works best for you.
  11. EB-Boater

    IMG_1508.jpg

    If you don't mind me asking. What is the antenna on the drivers side of the T-Top that looks like a light bulb? I know the one farther forward is for VHF. i'm just not familiar with the other one... Thank you!
  12. kingrex

    What are the Hoses For?

    Dont prick the bottle. IMO. It will become a mess. If you put the bleader into the helm and lightly squeeze it. Kind of rapping like, bubbles will come out of the helm. Also, jiggle the steering wheel. Kind of shake it a little. It may take 4 or 5 different sessions to get it all. Maybe check it every 4th trip.
  13. kingrex

    Blemish in hull side

    If it's a blemish thats one thing. If its delamination thats another. Your boat will get beat up over time and loose it's "New Boat Smell". I would try and relax. It sucks. But if it's not structural, try and not let it get you down.
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  15. haz

    Uploading Pics

    To fully remove your attached image, login to the Forum and select the discussion thread where your post with photo exists. Choose the "Edit" link at the bottom left corner of your post, and click into the resulting live post. Position your cursor adjacent to the photo and delete the image, then click on the "Save" button to update your edited post. However, rather than devaluing your post by eliminating your photo, consider resizing your original-sized images proportionally to 640 x 480. Resizing this previous image from its original 2102 x 1902 pixel resolution down to 530 x 480 pixels changes its digital storage size from 360 kilobytes down to 36 kilobytes. Also, you can create an Album from within your Forum Profile for your images and/or post them in the forum's Gallery and then insert your image into a post using the unique Album/Gallery URL for that image, or, use a third-party image hosting site in the same way to insert the image's URL into a post. I personally use started using Yahoo's Flickr, which hosts images and allows image linking to forum posts. I previously used Photobucket, but their policy changed and they limit image linking, which is why Photobucket's logo is imposed as a watermark on the above-posted images. Good luck!
  16. Bob Landry

    Blemish in hull side

    Even if it was from a defect in the mold, that's not a reason to ignore it. The fiberglass guys fix stuff like that every day.
  17. Jimbos jumbos

    Blemish in hull side

    I had an issue on the inside only the freeboard. Right next to the helm. Looks like a 6” x6” section that was repaired. I didn’t notice it until a month after I took the boat. I contacted the dealer twice. First time they blew it off. Second time that said it was from the mold??? I gave up also. I really like my Robalo. But I do point this out to others looking at similar boats.
  18. BillC

    Blemish in hull side

    I have a terrible blemish on the side of my 2018 R200. It starts halfway back on my black section and goes from a nice shiny gelcoat to a scalloped, textured black that you can't see a reflection in. Like you, I could not see it until it was in the sun and we bought it in Feb so didn't see it until after it was home. I immediately got it into the dealer. They wet sanded it and was shinier for a little bit but is no better now. Took it back to dealer a second time with no satisfaction. I gave up after that and just let it be an advertisement for Robalo quality. And yes, I was and am pretty sick over it. We basically like the boat but this one never should have left the factory. Good luck and if it is any consolation, the fish don't seem to care.
  19. wayne connors

    What are the Hoses For?

    Bob The hose is for the hydraulic steering. The steering fluid come in a quart bottle like motor oil does. The end of the hose screws onto the bottle, the push pin is used to put a pin hole in the bottom of the quart bottle so the oil will come out.
  20. Bob Landry

    What are the Hoses For?

    Thanks.
  21. kingrex

    lighting problem

    I have a 2013 and 3 of my breakers failed. Pull one and look at the part number. Go on the internet to find replacements. Get the same ampacity. It's clearly marked on the breaker. Usually 3 amp and 5 amp. Get a couple spares as they are $4 or so each. I suggest using needle nose plyers to pull the wire stake ons off, then unscrew the rubber top and it will fall out of the dash. I would put a spot of deox on the new breaker terminal before reinserting the stake on wire terminals.
  22. kingrex

    R200 Spot Light Install

    Depends on how clean you want it. Burying the wire in the frame would be hard. Zip tying it on the surface much easier. Maybe zip tie across the top, then drill into the tube frame and fish the wire down the tube to the side of the console, then out of the tube into the console. You can get nylon gromits that are convex to fit your tubing. That should make a flat spit for bolts to hold the light base. But not seeibg it, maybe a chunk of starboard bolted to the frame is a stronger base to connect the light too. Anything can be done. Clean and neat = time and money. FYI, make any hole in the frame and you may need to drill a weep hole in the bottom to release any intruding water. You might be opening a can of worms.
  23. kingrex

    Garmin GPSMap 1242 in R180

    I have the template download. Its a tight fit. I may just ask Semperfifishing if he will take an exchange if it does not fit. If no one has installed one, I need to hold one in my hand, put it face down on the console and trace it. Then put the cut template in the trace, then drill tiney holes to ensure clearances. I just hate returning product. Want to hear it's been done.
  24. crashl

    What are the Hoses For?

    That's for bleeding that Sea star hydraulic steering.
  25. kingrex

    Uploading Pics

    How do I dump my attachments so I can upload more pictures to post
  26. haz

    Garmin GPSMap 1242 in R180

    Flush mounting template (PDF download). Good luck!
  27. Bob Landry

    What are the Hoses For?

    In the packet that came with my new R200 there were two lengths of clear vinyl tubing, about 14" long. One had nothing attached to it, the other had a threaded barb fitting on one end and what looked like a garden hose fitting with a push pin stuck in the cap. I'm stumped.
  28. Bob Landry

    Garmin GPSMap 1242 in R180

    1. Go to Garmin's sight. 2. Download the cutout template for the graph your looking at 3.Print it out. Make sure it prints at 100%. 4. Cut it out and see if it fits.
  29. kingrex

    R200 Came Today

    I just posted. I'm trying to fit a 12". And, congratulations. I have had my R180 for about 3 months now. Been on the water about 10 times and every time love it more and more. I fish it hard. Amazing boat. If your a fisherman I did one necessary mod in my mind. I pulled the scupper covers from the thru deck and put a 2" short turn 90* PVC fitting with a female end and an inside male end. It fits perfect in the hole. It now washes fish guts and blood right out of the boat. Best mod of any I made. If you want to see more send me a PM and I will advance photos and how to cut and insert the 90* fitting. But really, its a pretty darn nice boat as is.
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