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  2. Lots to think about. Any thoughts on running with an engine cover on? It would help with flies smacking the motor. The panga I use in Baja has a t-shirt on it.
  3. I have an 18’ R180, 150HP, being delivered in January. I have basically the same question. I’m going to piggyback on your question, RobaloFan202... Can anyone share their thoughts or experiences on taking the R180 (or a similar small boat) from Long Beach, CA to Catalina?
  4. Just ordered a new R202EX but it won't be delivered until next May or June (2021). What is your thoughts on this boat going from Long Beach to Catalina Island?
  5. I'll try and make it easier. Transom transducers are less expensive and have the same or better features than thru hulls IMO. They are easier to swap out to get new features or if broken. Most transom transducers won't provide a good picture (if any) at high speeds. Thru hulls aren't likely to get broken and will provide a good picture at all speeds. Swapping one out is a serious undertaking due to having them waterproofed under the hull. Make sure to get the features you need the first time. I've had both and I like thru hulls over transom mounts. I never have to worry about it like a transom mount with grandkids hanging around the boarding ladder and playing. Transom mounts can create a spray into the boat if set incorrectly (did that while trying to adjust it down further to get a picture at higher speeds). Good luck!
  6. I have a 2017 207 dual console. Same problem. Started as a small area in the colored portions of the cushions that were exposed to sunlight. It has rapidly progressed over the past few months. Now the cushions are unusable as the sticky material will stick to your clothing. I sent pictures to my dealer who sent them on to Robalo. Understand my boat will be 3 yrs old next month so as far as i am concerned, any factory defects should be covered under warranty. Based on this forum, it is obvious this is a factory defect. Somewhere i read that Robalo has changed to another vendor, the makers of Naugahyde if i am not mistaken. So my dealer said the best they can do is to get a new cushion set at cost....for $2340 + freight(?$) + installation(probably $750). This seems outrageous! Over $3000 for a factory defect in a boat that is still under warranty! On a $50000 "luxury" high end boat?! I just found out that Robalo is abandoning its customers this week. So I came to the forum to find out how others were treated with the respect they deserve from the company they trusted. And then I see that no one has been treated fairly! I would think it would be reasonable for Robalo to provide the replacement sets for free. Then the customer could decide to try to replace them by themselves vs. using a professional. I am really disappointed in Robalo's response. If anyone has found a way to contact Robalo directly or found a more reasonable solution to this problem, I would appreciate hearing about it. Brian McNulty bmcnu@aol.com
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  8. I've bought a lot of cars and motorcycles but this is the first boat and what a difference. I wasn't going to get a t-top but now I am because of radar and a easy choice to place the VHF radio in a box above the console. Don't know which ones but I'll have them. Then the fish finder/plotter/depth etc. Where well it end. LOL Then there's where should the transducer go...hull or transom? It's going to be hilarious.
  9. Force 5, CONGRATULATIONS! I'm sure you will love your R207. I'm in SE Georgia/NE Florida and it's the perfect size and weight for running the ICW or heading offshore. I have the 150 Yamaha which I find a perfect compromise between performance and range. Happy (Robalo) Boating!
  10. Woodbiner

    2021 R207 Motor

    Hi Rod, Looks like we're in the same area! I launch in St. Marys, Georgia. Cruise over to Cumberland Island or Fernandina or down to Jacksonville. I use my R207 like you do: occasional water sports and cruising the ICW and surrounding rivers. I have the 150 and have never looked back. Good compromise between speed and range. I guess if I towed more water skiiers, I'd opt for the 200. Happy Boating!
  11. My guess is with my trailer, ttop, fuel, and gear I'm at 4500 max. Dry weight online is 2600 and I'm sure that's with the F115 not an F150. I tow with my Durango with 6200 max. I can certainly feel it back there but not issues. 10-12 miles I see no issue.
  12. And i am also looking for a proper plug for it, thanks
  13. Hi All, i just purchased Robalo 1999 center console 2020 with Mercury 200 hp with a friend. We are both crazy about fishing but never owned a boat. I am struggling to find any owners user manuals, i figured i could get some info here. ill post a few pics as well.
  14. Sold LR today and ordered 2021 Toyota 4Runner, should be in by the next week. With V6 and 5000 lbs towing will be better off. I had 4 4Runners before and they always do their job
  15. Hello, I have R180 on order for spring, but started worry if my SUV can tow it without problems. It is 2017 LR Discovery Sport rated to tow up to 4400 lbs braked trailer or 1600 lbs trailer without brakes. I know that R180 weights about 2300lbs, plus trailer and fuel. Do I need to get a different vehicle or I can tow 2-3 times a week for a distance of 10-12 miles one way without issues? Thank you!
  16. The tabs switch is for the factory tabs without auto retract. I just flip my switch and they retract. As for the extra switches I used two for forward and aft spreader lights I installed. The wiring for the tabs I am no help with.
  17. mcd

    2021 R207 Motor

    If the budget allows, go for the 200.
  18. Sorry, I looked last night and couldn't locate it using what I thought would be logical searches. Hopefully you'll either find it, or get a good answer from someone. Your question has also reminded me that I have no idea where my fresh water tank is in my current boat. Guess I have some learning to do myself. Good luck!
  19. Bump on two questions please: For the Lenco's, power and ground are easy as these can just go to a circuit breaker/battery (red) and the battery (black) right in the back of the boat on the starter battery. Or, with the wires closer to the rocker switch at the helm, maybe there is a hot/ground spot in the console to tap? Are those red/yellow bus bars up in the console of any value here? What about the orange switched power? Does Robalo provide a simple location for the orange switched connection? Second, why is there a "Tabs" switch on the helm? What possible value is that switch, especially on the Lenco's with the retractor feature?
  20. Yep, and seriously take the 150 into consideration. I have had a boat in the past that was underpowered. It is no fun.
  21. scheerce

    R180 in garage

    I have a 2015 R180 with the 150. With the tongue swung back, I am ~245" from the knuckle of the tongue to the furthest aft part on the engine (anti-ventilation plate). This assumes the engine is trimmed most all the way down.
  22. Bip... I have the 2015 R180 with 150. With the engine down, and the tongue swung back, I am at ~245". You can't go to the prop because the engine itself and the anti-ventilation plate actually go back further than the prop itself.
  23. Just order one from the dealer and get the options you want. No difference in price than buying off the lot. Spend the extra scratch and get the 150 w/ tabs. DnR in Greenbrook was my dealer and I was very happy with them.
  24. Thanks FullThrottle, I've created an account in the other forum too. Any chance you remember the post you were referring to? Regards
  25. Hi Joso, Actually the water tank was my first guess, given the water goes down even when the pump is shut. Moreover, the tank gets completely empty after 24/48h; if the leakage was in the lines it should not be able to drain water completely (it should stop as soon as the water level in the tank goes below the point of leakage - I doubt there will be points of the line lower than the tank itself). I downloaded the Robalo manuals and spare parts' diagrams but I cannot get my head around the schematics for the plumbing. Any help there? Is there are place where I can get the description of how the fresh/salt water systems are configured? Thanks a lot
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