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  1. The visibility of the recent tragic event involving these two young men off shore have made each of us pause and evaluate our off shore practices, preparedness and equipment.  What is the availability condition and usage habits of our PFDs, EPIRBs, PLBs, tools, radios and additional electronics.  The fact that they were on a Robalo makes it even more personal.  Even more for me, they were fishing from my home port in waters that I frequent.

    We all share a high level of confidence in the normal operational performance and sea-worthiness of Robalo.  But I'm sure we would all like to know more about what we can expect from ours, in the event of an unexpected event resulting in a swamped or capsized condition. 

    How well and for how long can we expect our Robalo boats stay afloat and provide a more visible target for our discovery and rescue in an unexpected or catastrophic event?  There have been more than a few flotation questions raised by our group of owners over the last week.  Looking at Federal Regs, there is not much that addresses outboard boats over 20ft.  Most of the Robalo fleet is in that category.

    Would Robalo be receptive to publishing the flotation standards applied, designed and manufactured into each of the models? 


  2. 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
  3. I have a warranty issue. I have been working with my dealer which has been great, but admitted they dont know how to fix the issue. I have left messages for the warranty person, no one returns my calls. How do I contact you?


  4. I bought the 2017 R222ES with F200XB mechanical controls and 6Y8 multifunction gauges . I believe it should have command link but have not been able to find it anywhere in the boat. Can give me a hint?


  5. I found many member lost the rear cushions on boats while trailering their boats. I lost my port rear cushion today trailering my boat from the dealer.  I looked at all the manuals and there is no mention to removing the cushions for road trailering.  I believe you should put out a warning in your manual and send a warning to all of your recent owners. I will contact my dealer and request a replacement as part of warranty 


  6. I have a 2012 R180 that I want to put trim tabs (12" wide, 9" length) on and want to know the proper placement on transom. I am looking at electric trim tabs instead of hydraulics and am interested in any problems you know of with installation. It is difficult to access inside of transom. Thank You  

  7. I have a 2017 R160 with the Yamaha F70LA.

    The only upgrade I made was adding the Garmin chart plotter.

    my question is does this boat have the complete wiring harnes to the console ? The reason I ask is because I may want to add an hour meter or trim gage.  The Tach. is the only

    a Tach. does not have the hour meter on it.  My understanding

    is the harness is plug and play.

    please help. 

    1. Robalo Web Team

      Robalo Web Team

      If the boat can be ordered with an hour meter or trim gauge, the harness is set up for it.  If it is not an option, it will not be set up for it.

  8. Robalo Web Team

    2nd Bilge Pump

    It does not have a 2nd bilge pump. There is not a need for a 2nd pump. Robalo will be happy to help you after January 2nd. We are currently closed for the holidays.
  9. Good Morning, I just joined and wanted to make sure it was ok to post that I sell boat covers. I am trying to find the rules and regulations but can't seem to find them. Please let me know if it would be ok, thanks.

  10. Hello, I have a question about my R200 just purchased, and the capacity plate specs. . . .when taking all my weight limits into consideration(people, gear, etc. and motor), do I need to add the weight of a full tank of gas? (70 gallons at approx 8lb per gal would be about 560lbs off of my potential limit for people and gear)  For that matter, should I take into account the weight of one or two batteries into my total?  I want to make sure I understand what equipment is taken into account as part of the base boat, and what I should add in when calculating my limits.

    Thanks for your help!


    1. Robalo Web Team

      Robalo Web Team

      The gas does not go against your capacity on the capacity plates. Only people and gear go against the capacity plate total. Webbie

  11. I just purchased a 2014 R222.  Stereo and VHF not powering on.  Is there an easy way to remove the console/helm cover in the head to check fuses???

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    2. Robalo Web Team

      Robalo Web Team

      There are 4-5 screws that hold the cover on.  You can easily access.

      I would make sure the battery selector is on 1-2 or all.  Make sure the switch is on.

      Make sure the rocker switches are on.  The switches are labeled AUX or electronics.

      There is fuse panel for the stereo.  There is an inline fuse on the VHF wiring.

      Most of our electrical failures are not failures.  They are cases where the power is not connected.  Switch not on.  Or if the switches are on, then the plug to the switch is not seated well.  In other words, electrical continuity. Sometimes the plug is not seated well in the device, the radio or VHF in your case.

      If this does not work for you, send your phone number and someone will call you.


    3. kevinbraswell


      That would be awesome if someone can call me.  This boat is in pristine shape and I think I'm missing something simple.

      I will troubleshoot the next couple of days and follow your suggestions.  If you have someone that is available my cell phone is 205.868.9311.  I look forward to it.  Kevin

    4. Robalo Web Team

      Robalo Web Team

      Where are you located?  Alabama?

  12. Have a question about re-powering a 2003 R235...anywhere there knowledgable about that who can help?


    1. Robalo Web Team

      Robalo Web Team

      If you send your Hull ID, we may be able to tell you what engine your boat had originally. Do that as a start.

      What engines are you considering?

  13. Robalo Web Team

    Forum Upgrade

    Hello Everyone! We are planning an upgrade to the software Tuesday evening of this week. The forum will be off line during this process. If all goes well, the forum will be back on line Wednesday morning. Thanks for all that you do to make the Robalo community great! Webbie
  14. Robalo Web Team

    Can I put a ROBALO FOR SALE on this site somewhere??

    This site is not designed to sell your boat. In fact, sales are specifically precluded. I suggest Craig's list. There are other boat trader web sites. Good Luck!
  15. Robalo Web Team

    robalo warranty scam

    Robalo e-mailed and sent a private message to Miami 305 last week. We have a note from him Sunday with some information. Robalo is following up on the issue. We do care about our customers. We do seek to stand behind our boats and honor our warranty. I am not sure where the break down is in this case. There is not one single claim filed on this boat, either approved or denied. Miami 305 has certainly not had warranty service denied by Robalo at this point. We will see what happened and see how we can help. Robalo Web Team