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  1. Completing my first season with my Robalo 180. Did not log a ton of hours and did not use much gas. The boat had about a 1/2 a tank when purchased. That gas was treated last Fall prior to storage. At the start of the 21" season I just about filled the tank took 20 gallons. That new gas was treated with Yamahas stabilizer / conditioner. The tank is now between 1/2 & 3/4. I plan to add more fresh gas to get it close to Full and reduce the chance for condensation over winter. I will treat that new gas with Yamahas stabilizer / conditioner. Question is do I add more fresh stabi
  2. Is there any method of manually checking the amount of Gas remaining on board? My Yamaha Gauge shows Full and has for a while now. Would increase my confidence if I had a way to check the reading. ** I suppose I could fill it at the gas dock and rely on the auto stop feature at the pump but would prefer some other option.
  3. Just replaced both exterior anodes on my Yamaha 115 HP. Watched a few U Tubes to prep. EZ enough to do. At least one of the videos said if the existing anode is not dead straight, locate the new anode same as the old. Facing the stern from outside the boat my old anode was off 90 degrees to the port side a small amount. Thought to myself maybe the anode wasn't located like that on purpose, maybe it hit something and moved. I left it in the off position but maybe I should have installed it straight and then if the boat moved in one direction or another, adjust from there. Thoughts?
  4. Can you get spare ignition keys cut locally or does a Dealer need to order?
  5. Can you get spare ignition keys cut locally or does a Dealer need to order?
  6. R 180 - In a recent response to one of my posts an Owner alerted me that the the R 180 takes on fuel very slowly and use caution to avoid spills at the dock. Has anyone else had this problem and if so could you describe a dock fueling procedure that works for you. Is it best to add using 5 gallon cans or filling up at a service station prior to dropping it in the water . Thanks Grif
  7. Hi Was watching a video recently and the fellow presenting mentioned. Do not use the power trim support lever to hold the engine in the up position while trailering. The previous Owner did it and I have as well. I looked in Yamaha owners manual and it agrees with the video. "If the engine needs to be Up to trailer, use an additional support device to hold it there. What "other" support device can be used or is the Trim Up function enough to hold without the lever? Tx. Grif
  8. R 180 - In a recent response to one of my posts an Owner alerted me that the the R 180 takes on fuel very slowly and use caution to avoid spills at the dock. Has anyone else had this problem and if so could you describe a dock fueling procedure that works for you. Is it best to add using 5 gallon cans or filling up at a service station prior to dropping it in the water . Thanks Grif
  9. Thanks "Full Throttle" Pics should get me close enough for 1st application....I can adjust from there. Grif
  10. 2017 Robalo 180 - Bottom Paint My "new to me" Robalo 180 has never been bottom painted and needs to be as it will be moored in salt water next Spring. Without putting the boat in the water ..Is there any way to "with some accuracy"....... determine where the waterline will be as I will want to stop the paint at or just above that line.
  11. The only part of my winter shutdown that fell short was running antifreeze thru the bilge pump. I poured some antif directly into the well at the stern ....hit the switch on the console but got no discharge even though I could hear the pump run. I let it go thinking that it must take quite a bit more liquid to satisfy the pump. I may try again if we get the weather. Tx Grif
  12. Hey Jersey Shore. Wanted to say thanks again for outlining the Raw Water Winterization steps. I completed the work over the weekend. I made one variation that worked well for me. Instead of using the plunger tool to introduce antifreeze into the raw water inlet I used a cheap garden hose repair kit. I cleaned up the intake with a few plumbers wire brushes. I took the female end of the plastic repair kit and caulked it into the inlet. It fit nice with only a little silicone caulk. Once set. I then connected a short hose and introduced the antifreeze just as you said.. Went great. No spills.
  13. Great Document. It will help as I see very little that has changed Great advice on the fuel ...Tx Grif
  14. Thanks . I was way off! It helps knock off one more item & makes figuring out where the fuel tank vent is easier. Grif
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