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  2. OGR

    Battery Switch Problems

    This also happened to my frien on a 2015 R222
  3. Yesterday
  4. haz

    Battery Switch Problems

    Very sorry to learn that a failed switch left you stranded and in need of a tow, but I'm glad the posted information is useful to you. In our case, the redesigned replacement switch shipped out of Mexico two days after I first e-mailed Blue Sea Systems, and it arrived four days later. The customer service rep was sincerely apologetic for the trouble the failed switch caused us. Good luck!
  5. MB19565

    Battery Switch Problems

    Thanks so much! This Just happened to me last night. I've already bought the replacement part from west marine. I'll contact Blue Sea for reimbursement. Also your description of the nuts that are hard to get a wrench onto is right on-. These are the circled ones below right? I struggled to get 2 of them off last night (after I had to be towed to the Dock). They just spun when using the Philips head and I couldn't get a good grip on them with Pliers or anything.
  6. MB19565

    Handheld Spotlight Recomendations

    Responding back to this to admit that You are indeed correct- there IS a 12V cigarette lighter port on the left side of the dash. I have no idea how i could possibly have missed this, especially when i have specifically looked for it! I've spent over 100hrs on the boat this year and cant believe i missed it. Boy do i fee like a dummy. Thanks for the Help and Responses! Planning to look into the Streamlight in any case.
  7. haz

    R207 bouyancy

    Federal buoyancy requirements apply to boats under 20 feet in length, as described and detailed in the U.S. Coast Guard Boatbuilder's Handbook Flotation Section (PDF download). This past Boating Magazine article describes the Coast Guard's flotation testing program, which literally sinks boats to verify manufacturer compliance. Our R180 has rigid foam board bonded beneath the swim platform surfaces and sprayed-on & injected foam elsewhere in the stern, and I expect the honeycombed deck structure also provides buoyancy, Good luck!
  8. OGR

    R207 bouyancy

    All modern recreational boats are manufactured to be able to maintain a level float when swamped. Leave with the water, nothing sticking out of the water.
  9. FullThrottle

    R207 bouyancy

    If you mean foam filled to stay afloat - mine didn't have any foam.
  10. Last week
  11. Wyndy

    R207 bouyancy

    Does the R207 have to follow USGC buoyancy requirements?
  12. haz

    2015 R180 tilts to port while docked

    Congrats on having your R180's trapped water problem solved and your dealer's trim tab installation confirmed as proper. Good luck!
  13. OGR

    Handheld Spotlight Recomendations

    The Streamlight is very nice
  14. Joso

    Handheld Spotlight Recomendations

    I have this one and works with 12dc and batteries. It gives you very long distance. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/streamlight--waypoint-led-spotlight--11835634?recordNum=3
  15. LarryB

    242 T-top Electronics Box

    I had my box on the R242 leaking also, found the mounting of the radio antena was not sealed. We removed and sealed it solved the leaking problem. The door is just a bad fit..
  16. Jerry Rigged

    R200 bait tank stinks

    I have the same issue. Salt water remains in the plumbing and creates a foul odor when the pump is activated on the next trip. I have attempted to back flush with fresh water to no avail. Needs to have a suction line installed between the raw water pickup and the pumps to facilitate flushing. I just hold my nose for a bit.
  17. FullThrottle

    Menhaden Webinar August 31, 2018

    Never mind about the webinar. Just got this response to my email: The August 31 conference call and webinar is solely for stock assessment purposes. Specifically, the Menhaden Stock Assessment Subcommittee is meeting to discuss indices of relative abundance for the 2019 benchmark stock assessment. No management or policy issues are on the agenda. An agenda for the conference call will be posted to our website sometime next week.
  18. FullThrottle

    Menhaden Webinar August 31, 2018

    This article explains more about the issue: https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/asmfc-puts-virginia-on-notice-regarding-menhaden-limits-in-chespeake-bay
  19. FullThrottle

    Menhaden Webinar August 31, 2018

    I ran across this at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries web site. Can't seem to find out anything other than they are having an open webinar on Menhaden. I have sent an email to ask what the purpose of the webinar is. It would be nice if it was to educate Virginia Legislators in fisheries management, but I'm pretty sure they are not educatable beyond counting Omega campaign donations. http://www.asmfc.org/calendar/08/2018/Atlantic-Menhaden-Stock-Assessment-Subcommittee-Webinar/1273
  20. FullThrottle

    2015 R180 tilts to port while docked

    Excellent news. Glad he was able to locate the weight ( > 300 lbs ) and remove it for you.
  21. Eric D

    2015 R180 tilts to port while docked

    Good news, the boat mechanic pulled a board in the hold, and was able to see water in the port side of the hull. He pulled the narrow board in the back just behind the head. Seeing the water was difficult; you could only really see the shimmer from the flashlight. He put a suction hose in and drained the water into the center of the hull where it flowed down to the bilge pump. He estimated about 40 gallons! The boat tilt is now gone, but the root cause is not known. He rulef out the trim tabs. He said it might be the years of water flowing through that cup holder but uncertain. Right now it is a wait and see. I bought a rotary pump at HD (15 bucks; boat store wanted 60) and some hose to check weekly. If I find water, he will come back. One other suggestion is to put an access hole in the deck above the port hull for easier observation, but as a last resort. Of note, if anyone on this forum is local to Annapolis, the company is Old Line Marine; a small proprietor run LLC. More to come in a couple of weeks of observation. Eric
  22. Pinegolf77

    2015 R180 tilts to port while docked

    Please keep us posted! I have a 260 and it's listing to the starboard but everything I've checked and read makes me think we're suffering from the same root cause. Like you I'm stumped on what's causing this although I'm really hopefully my stringers aren't soaked! .
  23. RickR160

    Break In 250 SHO V Max

    Yamaha provides break-in instructions in their manual. Available online. Breaking in engine Your new engine requires a period of break-in to allow mating surfaces of moving parts to wear in evenly. Correct break-in will help en- sure proper performance and longer engine life. NOTICE: Failure to follow the break-in procedure could result in reduced engine life or even severe engine damage. [ECM00801] EMU41222 Procedure for breaking in engine Your new engine requires a period of 10 hours break-in so that mating surfaces of moving parts wear in evenly. Operate the engine in the water under load (in gear with a propeller installed) for 10 hours as follows. When breaking in the engine, avoid extended idling, rough water, and crowded ar- eas. 1. For the 1st hour of operation: Operate the engine at varying speeds up to 2000 r/min or approximately 1/2 throt- tle. 2. For the 2nd hour of operation: Increase the engine speed until the boat is on plane (but avoid full-throttle opera- tion), and then back off on the throttle while keeping the boat at a planing speed. 3. For the remaining 8 hours of operation: Operate the engine at any speed. How- ever, avoid operating at full throttle for more than 5 minutes at a time. 4. After the 1st 10 hours of operation: Operate the engine normally.
  24. OGR

    Break In 250 SHO V Max

    For those of you that have broken in a 250 SHO V Max within the past two years, could provide comments on do and don’t do. Also any issues that presented itself during and after the break in period.
  25. klor15

    2019 27'CC

    Robalo added some photos of the new R272 on their Facebook page. The boat looks nice.
  26. RayMan

    Evinrude Etec G2 250 H.O. Review

    I went Evinrude G2 as well on my R222 last year and love it, there are a few other owners at my marina with yammies and they can't keep up. My friiend is an Evinrude gold service center and he talked me into it. If you don't have a service center close that may factor into the choice. I got the 10 year warranty as well with the promo at the time. I have 135 hours on it as of yesterday with no issues other than a prop change after a few weeks to get the RPMs where they should be. They gave me a Rebel at first from the factory and changed out to the RX4 which in a tad slower but better gph and hole shot is incredible. Watch this video where they tested head to head yammie couldn't plane the boat G2 got it up to 30mph , it was a much heavier boat then the R222 but you get the idea. They bent over backwards to give the yammie a chance but to no avail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwVlAClS9Bg Biggest plus has been the trolling speed fuel usage which is half the yammie , full throttle they are close but I still have an edge.
  27. Rogue Ironman

    R247DC Curtain package

    I will check it next time I use the boat. May be couple of weeks though before I go.
  28. OGR

    Yamaha Four Stroke Shortage

    How long was the break in period and how did you break it in .
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