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  2. Blue Crab

    Thinking About Robalo R207

    Excellent, thanks for confirming that speed. I won't be running that fast, but it's nice to know I'll have the extra 4-5 MPH if I'm out-running a storm.
  3. Blue Crab

    Stains on 1 year old vinyl

    Robalo partnered with Naugahyde (https://www.naugahyde.com/) for the vinyl in their 2019 models. Robalo is calling it "Ovations" featuring "BeautyGard Supreme". You might want to request the new vinyl for any warranty replacements.
  4. RickR160

    Blistering problems

    Right. Robalo works through dealers only.
  5. OGR

    Blistering problems

    taie it to the dealer
  6. wayne connors

    2018 R200 I Need Help

    I am trying to order a Carver cover for my 2018 R200 with bimini. The people I am ordering it from want to know what the measurement is for the windshield hand rail from the deck. My boat is having some warranty work done and is about 100 miles from where I am. I won’t be able to check the measurement for a couple of weeks. I am wondering if someone who has the same boat could help me out with the measurement.
  7. LUIS CARRASCO

    Stains on 1 year old vinyl

    Late response but it may help someone else. My R247 experienced this on one seat. I purchased many products even acetone and they didn't work. Finally bought Star Brite mildew cleaner and it worked well. I also had the pinkish stain on another cushion and the sun and a good cleaning took it away.
  8. LUIS CARRASCO

    Blistering problems

    I own a 2017 Robalo R247 with less than 100 hours on it. I notice severe blistering under the powder coated ttop frame. I also notice some blistering starting on the door to the head. I wrote to Robalo today and I am waiting for a response. I love the boat and it performs very well in the water. I only use it to go offshore and It handles great.
  9. Bronson

    Thinking About Robalo R207

    I get right around the same as wyndy with my 207 and F200.
  10. Last week
  11. BillyD123

    Robalo CC 222 first time boat owner

    Yep, I'm actively researching my R222cc purchase for my retirement. Look at other options at times but always come back to the Robalo. It has to come in to my price point foor me to pull the trigger. My most interesting hurdle here in SWF is the dealer build process. My heart is set on an Evinrude 200 G2 over the Yammy. Dealers have other plans though. May be their bottom line I'm thinking. May visit the Chicago boat show and look for the outfit from Racine?
  12. Wyndy

    Battery Switch Problems

    Boat was built May 2018. Looks like back of switch is Black.
  13. FullThrottle

    2019 R222 on the way!

    You are right that the Dealer is what makes the sale and their non-communication would be a deal breaker for me too. Because Robalo is owned by a large corporation some see this as better than being owned by a single owner or LLC. Who owns the company isn't as important to me as how easy it is to get them to respond to a problem and I concur that Robalo is tough to get through to, but they will respond. However, have never read of them getting involved in a dealer/consumer issue. As far as the quality issues - remember when someone is not happy they tell everyone, but most happy people keep quiet. I really liked my Robalo and my dealer took care of any issues I had. There are many other happy Robalo owners. Robalo could have done a better job when making my boat, and I feel the same way about my new Sailfish. They both have had some quality issues, but they were small and for the most part I fixed them (lack of caulk, trash in the bilge, etc.). I have no idea why things aren't caught before delivery, but the good news is all the major items were fine. Good luck and hope you get the boat you want.
  14. RickR160

    2019 R222 on the way!

    No idea of the issues you had prior to taking delivery, but you mentioned not getting a phone number for Robalo headquarters. A simple Google search would yield that number for you (229) 686-7481. Would love to know the dealer, we MAY someday buy property in Western Michigan (feel free to DM me if you don't want to post it). It surprises me the amount of negative comments you find about Robalo, even on their company-owned forum (here), and they spend no effort to respond and improve perceptions.
  15. haz

    Battery Switch Problems

    Look also at the color of the backside of the switch. If it's all red, then your R207 was not built using the revised-design switch, which seems unlikely for a 2018 model. Still, in either case, you could contact Blue Sea Systems for a no-cost replacement, presuming your battery switch is their brand. Then, once your dealer responds, you have a replacement switch for them to install with Robalo covering the labor cost -- unless you are an avid install-it-yourself owner. Good luck!
  16. F/V Office Space

    2019 R222 on the way!

    it is with some sadness, that I have had to request my deposit back from the dealer on my R222 purchase. What an absolutely horrific experience, I cannot believe that this dealer can stay in business. There is no communication, and seems like every word out of their mouths had been outright false. I just cannot do business with a company like this, they have no clue how to treat a customer. I have met sleazy used car salesmen who take better care of their customers. Further, and I understand that I did not really buy a boat from Robalo, I bought from a dealer in West Michigan, I did purchase a new Robalo boat from an authorized dealer, bearing their logo, and Robalo set the pricing. So when an issue cannot be resolved at the dealer level, should not the manufacturer step in? Try and contact Robalo, they will not give out a phone number, you can fill out a contact request on their website, and a guy will email you back with his cell phone number. I find it odd that a company of this size would not have a receptionist, offices, things like this, if almost seems fly-by-night. I was half tempted to fly down and show up the the factory to see the operation, but I do not have the time to chase down what is simply a poorly run business. I am sure that other will say they had nothing but a positive experience with purchasing a Robalo, I was worried when I heard of others quality issues, and expected some on my purchase, I understand that this is the norm. But if I were to wind up with problems, who would I get to fix them, They do not even have all of my money yet, and I cannot get the courtesy of a phone call.
  17. Steve19

    Battery Switch Problems

    Check the backside of the switch. Look for a crack in the plastic, around the back of the switch.
  18. Wyndy

    R207 modifications

    I bought a white plastic Shower Caddy that is held on with large suction cups. Located it near the throttle. I put my wallet, keys and cell phone in it. its about 4 inches deep and nothing falls out.
  19. Wyndy

    Battery Switch Problems

    My switch just started failing. Only works on #2. Waiting a week for my Robalo dealer to reply to me.
  20. Wyndy

    Thinking About Robalo R207

    With one aboard it hits 48mph at 5,900 rpm
  21. FAA

    Question about buying new Robalo

    Just purchased a 2019 R202 Explorer. Dealer Invoice/Bill of Sale for boat was "build Price" minus $1700 for trailer. Final price was boat plus trailer plus tax on trailer, but equaled my No haggle pricing with the $119 for sales tax on trailer. Always check, but I think he did you right.
  22. al fasulo

    Anyone move up from 227 to 247?

    Had a 2016 r227. Wanted more boat looked at the r247 but my wife liked the r265. I liked the r247, but be sure to get twin engines with power steering. We love our r265 with twin 200 Yamaha digital engines. Always go out 20 to 30 miles into the Atlantic easily. Twins make the boat very stable, not much pitch. The engines with power steering make docking a breeze.
  23. StanNJ

    Anyone move up from 227 to 247?

    Yes I did and its a night and day difference. The ride is much better and I love the 247. I have taken the 247 20 miles offshore on calmer days. I wouldn't even consider it on my 227. The 247 is a solid boat while the 227 bounced a lot even in the bay. I really want to upgrade again to the 317 but those giant seats in the back doesnt seem good for fishing.
  24. StanNJ

    Offshore fishing on the R317?

    Hey all, I'm interested in upgrading my Robalo 247 DC and I really like the room in the 317 but the back seats look like its not good for fishing. Does anyone have a 317 they fish from? Looks like waves can easily come in from the stern and there is no protection from the water. I would imagine it would also short circuit the electronics in the seat as well. Thanks!
  25. haz

    R160, trailering with bimini folded down

    Excellent design with rollback capability and craftsmanship on par with any metalworking tradesman! You've demonstrated that backrest adjustability is a useful option that Robalo could add to the R160. Regarding the 2019 R160 swim platform option, due to the identical cost, it's likely comparable to the optional Cayman unit... Good luck!
  26. FullThrottle

    R 302 - Read Before You Buy

    My latest boat a Sailfish 245DC was ordered with a wiper, but due to some screw up on the salesman's part I didn't get it. I ordered one from Sailfish and have installed the switch, and plan to install the wiper motor and wiper when time allows and fish aren't biting (February - April). I had one on my Albemarle and yes, they aren't like a car's wiper and yes, I had to adjust it on the windshield fairly often. It caught the rags when washing the boat. It would smear things around unless there was a lot of water on the windshield. But, more than once when caught in a hard rain or wind driven spray it was all that allowed me to see ahead. I can follow the GPS and radar will allow me to see other boats. However, fish nets, crab pots and floating debris are better found with my eyes. I probably only used the wiper about once a year, but over the 10 years I had the Albe there were a couple of times I was very glad I had a wiper. With my R207 I'd stand up and look over the windshield and wipe my eyes a lot while getting soaked, but the Sailfish windshield is taller so my only option would be to open the center windshield and try driving while standing in the center of the boat. So, I'll be installing a wiper on the Sailfish and hope I don't need it, but I'll have the piece of mind knowing it's there if I do need one. Right now the Rejex on the windshield has worked great for light rain and occasional spray but I haven't had it out in a driving rain or constant spray yet. Almost guaranteed to have that once I start taking the boat offshore more. So in my opinion, the resolution to the wiper issue is more based on what the owner wants, not that everyone should have a wiper on their boat. I want one due to my boat's windshield design and my use of the boat. Never thought about getting one on the R207 and probably would have only used it 1 time in 3 years if I'd had a wiper. For most boats under 35 feet, but over 20 I'd say the manufacturer should offer one as an option.
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