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  2. RickR160

    R200 Questions

    A Yamaha can be equipped with a variable rpm trolling switch. MAR-VTSSW-00-KT. 50 rpm adjustments. It may not be for engines above the 115 though, not sure.
  3. Pnoman

    R200 Questions

    Mercury sounds like the only logical option, Ill be taking possession of my R200 with a 200 Mer. April 10 so I cant comment on the troll control but I’ve heard positive reviews, Maybe someone will chime in who has one. Good luck!
  4. Brandtl

    R200 Questions

    The Mercury is a great idea, and I will check into that more. I didn't realize it could be ordered with anything other than Yamaha. I searched high and low to find instances where someone mounted a kicker motor. The best setup I could find was someone who did it on a 180, and they had to cut access into the top of the swim deck to get to the transom. Doesn't sound appealing. I considered solar panels, but the amperage requirements make them somewhat impractical. They definitely help but, if it takes even 8 hours to recharge batteries with 120ac it gets hard to get enough panel area.
  5. Steve19

    Trolling motors

    That was one of my thought, staying 24 volts. Couldn't find one with Moor Guideand had to Oder the Minn Kota. I'm in Cape Coral so the Rhodan was a pan easy pick up in Sarasota Good luck!
  6. Pnoman

    R200 Questions

    If you with Mercury they have “troll control” which you can idle right down, In saying that have you considered solar panels with an inverter to charge your batteries?
  7. Brandtl

    R200 Questions

    I’m looking hard at a new R200. For a part of the year I will be trolling for salmon and lake trout, so I’m trying to get an idea of how slow I can get with the main outboard. Do any current owners have a good idea of how slow than can get with a 150 hp? I think adding a kicker motor would be difficult to say the least. Where I fish I don’t have access to 120 ac if we are camping, sometimes for 3 or 4 days, so charging deep cells gets tricky. Trying to figure out options at this point. Thanks in advance.
  8. aandrews109

    Trolling motors

    Thanks Steve, I had actually looked at the Rhodans but didn't know anything about them. I'm up in the Panhandle and my closest dealer is in Pensacola, but I haven't had a chance to see one yet. Definitely want a 72" shift but don't want to go to 36 volts.
  9. Last week
  10. fishypete

    T Top/Tabs on R180 Help

    I have both Ttop and tabs from the factory. Can’t comment on the Ttop as she’s wrapped up but install the tabs. They make a world of difference. Two different salesmen tried to talk me out of them. I’m glad I didn’t listen.
  11. haz

    1986 robalo 2120

    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 Center Console forum, where 2120 owners are active. Good luck!
  12. SAMSDAD1

    1986 robalo 2120

    Looking at buying a 1986 robalo 2120 with a 1998 150 Johnson. Transom was replaced in 2017... what else do I need to look at. This is for my sons first boat. Thanks
  13. Steve19

    Trolling motors

    I went with the Rhodan. 72", 80 lb. thrust, 24 volt. My neighbors recommended it. The factory is in Sarasota so I drove over and picked it up. The warranty was better and the price was about the same. So far so good. It has performed very well. Fished with it yesterday. The Rhodan performed great! I wish the fish were as cooperative!!
  14. aandrews109

    Trolling motors

    Steve, did you get and mount the Minn Kota on your R-200? I have a 2016 R-200 and am leaning the same direction. Was curious how it's working out for you. Thanks!
  15. mhicon

    Cushions for a 2015 Robalo 242

    Loyal Robalo owners: I bought new rail cushions for my 2015, Robalo 242. There was some stain on the "cloth" portion of the original equipment, so I bought new cushions. The "vinyl" portion looks new...no cuts or scrapes-some normal wear. Robalo priced out these new cushions around $2,200. So instead of throwing them (originals) away, I felt they have great value for someone so I'm selling them. The listing is for the "bumper" portion around the boat, AND the back cushion that lifts up for the stern seat. IT IS NOT FOR THE STERN, CAPTAIN or FRONT SEAT CUSHIONS. There are 7 pieces in all. You can see the slight stain on the "strip" (see the pictures) but the integrity is there. You will have to use the original hardware currently on your boat, for mounting. (That is what I had to do as well). My wife and I replaced all 7 bumpers in one afternoon, about 3 hours. It is not bad at all! The dealer wanted to charge me $230 for installation so I did it myself. I will walk you through it, and tell you what tools you will need, basically an elec. drill and drill bits. They came from the factory wrapped in bubble wrap, and I will use the same bubble wrap for shipping. They are not that heavy. I will most likely have to send 4 separate shipments unless I can find a carrier that can pack them all together. I had to pay around $100 for shipment, no charge for the handling-I had to pay $75 for that. If you live around the Houston, Tx area, you can pick them up at no cost. I hope someone can use them out there! Send me an email if you have any questions. I will be glad to send pictures. Mike mhicon@hotmail.com
  16. haz

    T Top/Tabs on R180 Help

    Here is the most revealing image of R180 below-deck structures from Robalo's formerly downloadable Parts Guides... In case you're not aware, the deck is 3/4 inch-thick, consisting of a polypropylene honeycomb core with 1/8 inch of resin and diamond pattern on top and about a 1/16 inch stranded resin coating on the bottom... I don't have a t-top, so I cannot say how they are properly mounted to the deck at the factory. Our R180 has factory-installed trim tabs and I'm glad we ordered them, if only for the improved ride and faster running through choppy water conditions. This past trim tab discussion, and others that I reference within it ( Discussion #1, Discussion #2, Discussion #3 ), include comments by many Forum members who have installed trim tabs after taking delivery of their Robalo boats. You will read about the need for a 20-inch-long drill bit to make the hole for the control wiring to pass through the transom, as well as suggestions on trim tab brands and sizing. If you PM me your e-mail, I will happily provide you a set of the (PDF) R180 Parts Guides. Good luck!
  17. AO

    VHF antenna on R207

    BC, last year I purchased this neoprene camera lens pouch on ebay to protect the mic when stored away. Fits the mic and cord perfectly. Something to consider. Neoprene Lens Pouch Bag Extra Large
  18. strkrace86

    Trolling motors

    I have a MotorGuide Xi3 60" 70lb 24v on my R180 currently and I love it but I have had both brands in the past. As with everything else people have their favorite brand, I have never had problems with either my Minn Kotas or my MotorGuides. The two reasons I went with the MotorGuide was 1) they connect to Lowrance graphs which is my preference as far as graphs and 2) they are built less than 20 minutes from where I live and I like to support local businesses. I was going to go with the MK Powerdrive since the Xi5 at the time was double the costs but when MG came out with the Xi3, which had the features that were lacking on my MG wireless series, I decided to go with the MG. The only thing I wish MG would do that MK does is the auto stow/deploy of the MK Ulterra series.
  19. strkrace86

    T Top/Tabs on R180 Help

    I have a 2016 R180 and have recently purchased an aftermarket t top. I have called 4 different dealers to figure out if there is anything under the deck that I need to watch for when I bolt it down and I have yet to have a dealer know anything about my boat or return a call/email after they say they will contact their representative. I know on the Robalo's website they used to have a parts guide that showed the hull of the boat before the cap was put on but they have since taken 2014-2018 off the site with a message to contact my dealer. I have posted on the forum before about my concerns with Robalo's customer service (lack of would be more descriptive) and the only way I have been able to get any solutions is by using the forum so I figured I would give it a shot. Has anyone mounted one themselves to a R180 and are there any tips/tricks that they could share? Or even if anyone with the factory t top could send me some information on how Robalo mounts them? Also, I have the 115hp on mine and I was thinking of adding trim tabs. Any thoughts/opinions on the effect it would have? The 115 does a good job overall but after adding my trolling motor and a few people in the boat I wouldn't mind a little bit of help staying on plane at an efficient cruise RPM.
  20. Pnoman

    Fish finder mounting

    Thanks that might just work.
  21. Alexander Dixon

    246 Cayman Aft Baitwells

    SEDATEDINFL do you run your live wells when your boat is under way? I have had my livewell pumps go out on me as well. I have a 2017 246 Cayman, it states on the manual that the live wells should be turned off when under way.
  22. Alexander Dixon

    New Cayman bilge/live well

    To stop water from filling your front live well close completely your water inlet cap (clockwise) and insert bottom drain plug. Water will push in when under way. On your bilge pump when sitting still check your drain plug to see if you notice any water movement at the drain plug area, if yes it is not the plug but what the drain plug screws into. It will have to be cut out and re- fiberglassed to repair the flaw after wards you will be water tight. Also on your port side rear hatch that sits behind your live well when under way water will run into that compartment it has a small hole on the bottom to drain, this will cause your bilge to keep turning on.
  23. RickR160

    R160, trailering with bimini folded down

    While I hate the step, that does not look like an idea solution.
  24. haz

    Fish finder mounting

    As long as it would not hamper your forward field of view when standing at the helm, you could use an adjustable mount attached beneath your t-top's electronics box, as shown in this photo from this post on The Hull Truth Boating Forum's Robalo Cayman Thread. Another photo of that installation, from this post on THT. Good luck!
  25. haz

    R160, trailering with bimini folded down

    Online image of 2019 R160 with optional factory-installed Starboard Dive Swim Platform With Boarding Ladder... Good luck!
  26. Pnoman

    Fish finder mounting

    I purchased a Humminbird Helix 12 , I don’t want to remove the factory Garmin 742 in my R200. I was wondering what options I have for mounting this large unit - anyone running this or something similar to a 12” screen. The boat has factory t-top. Thanks
  27. Velociman

    Rod holders on R160

    Any suggestions for a couple of rod holders for a 2016 R160?
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