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    R302 hull any plywood?

    Hi Stan, Robalo’s hull’s are 100% fiberglass & Kevlar. Robalo switched from wood stringers to 100% fiberglass stringers around 2001 then switched to a combination of injected high-density structural foam, a perma-panel inner shell, and a hand laid fiberglass outer shell around 2011 which is the best construction method we’ve ever used in our 51 years in business. The bond you get with injected foam, perma panel and hand laid glass to the hull is a chemical bond which builds a stronger structural system, a more solid boat with a better ride than a “glued” in structural system, a glassed-in precast foam block, or one that is “tabbed”. This method is a little costlier and more labor intensive but will last longer with less risk of breaking loose from fishermen that put their boats to the test. (Ask most of your high dollar large custom fish boat builders which methods they prefer). The high-density injected foam deafens the sound, provides structural strength, and adds flotation. Decks are Nida-core and transoms are poured fibrous ceramic. Yes, our boats are rot-free and yes, we have a lifetime warranty on our hulls. We are very proud of our boats and invite our customers to come visit our plant in South Georgia. It’s the largest single site boat manufacturing facility in the world and is quite impressive. Not only are all Robalo’s NNMA and ABYC certified, we are also an ISO 20001 certified builder which only a select few boat builders can boast.
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    New R22 Cayman Nightmare

    Hi Anthony, Great talking with you yesterday. We’ll get you squared away.
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    upholstery stickiness ? plasticizer migration

    Your dealer is your best contact for warranty related concerns.
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    Touch up paint

    Coyote Trailers in Nashville, Ga makes many of these parts for Robalo. You should be able to order some touch up powdercoat from them.
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    Lack of Customer Service

    Hi Sealiano, Sorry to hear you're having issues. Robalo does have great customer service. I've been with the company for 15 years and Robalo has always done the right thing for its customers. Please send me a PM with your hull ID and issues and I'll see if I can help.
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    Robalo Boats

    Hi All, Been reading through the forums and really enjoy seeing those fishing/boating photos and reading the threads. I work in sales for Robalo and will be checking out the forums from time to time to help. I do travel a lot visiting dealers and boat shows so please be patient. Robalo warranty, parts orders, and customer support are handled directly through our dealerships which are factory trained to help with your Robalo needs. That is always your first resource for support but we are always here for you. Please feel free to private message me if you need anything.
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    Robalo Boats

    Glad to be here to help. I've been on the facebook groups and the hull truth but heard this owners forum didn't have a factory presence. Decided to get on here to help and provide better support for customers.
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    Robalo discontinued the r265

    Hi Al, The R265 was a great boat for Robalo and we sold many over the years. Walk-around sales below 29 feet have slowed down nationally which has been a trend for a while now. Robalo decided to discontinue this model because its become a very small market. There are still a few left in the field if you're interested in buying one.
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    Garmin Autopilot

    Hi Kamal, The best place to install the autopilot is in the floor storage just aft of the cabin entry door. There is plenty of room in this compartment. Hope this helps! -Joe
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    Garmin Autopilot

    Hi Kamal, Lee brought your issue to my attention. We do not install autopilot at the factory but I will forward this to our engineers and see what their recommendation is as far as location to install. Send me your email address and I'll get back to you soon. Regards, Joe
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    Follow Robalo on Facebook

    Hey Robalo Boat Owners, Feel free to "Follow" Robalo on facebook and get updates on whats going on in the world of Robalo. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Robalo-Boats/140738705969847 We'd love to get some owners pics up on the site also! Feel free to share. Thanks, JOEBALO
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    06/02/10 Offshore

    Wow! A big cow like that is rare! Nice catch.
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    2008 R260

    Please send me a message with your contact information & the information on the dealer you are working with and I'll see if I can help you with your issue. Thanks, Joe
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    2008 R260

    Listing is not a reoccuring issue on any Robalo and the R 260 has been in production for several years now with very few warranty claims ever arising. Most listing issues on a boat are from an uneven weight distribution. All Robalo designs are properly balanced on a sofisticated computer design system and each part/component is weighed for accuracy. The first thing you need to do is go to your local dealer and let them address your concern. The dealers work directly with Robalo technical support and engineers. They should be able to find out whats causing the issue and help you out. Thanks for being a loyal Robalo owner!
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    Any one have some info For me

    Hey Jim, Welcome to the Robalo Forum! Glad to hear you are considering the R 305. It really is a special boat. Robalo is able to do some special add on's and some we are not able to do. I'll check with our engineering team on some of the items you listed and get back to you via PM. The boat was designed for use of Lenco trim tabs so I doubt we could do the Bennett's but will let you know. The new R 305's come standard with a single 300 gallon fuel tank. I noted (27.9 mph, 20.8 gph, @ 3500rpm) with a pair of 350hp Yamahas fully loaded, full tank of gas in the Gulf of Mexico. Top speed was just under 54 mph. The 350hp motors have a gauge setting to automatically adjust speeds while trolling which may help you when trolling for salmon & tuna. The boat would need to be purchased through a dealer. We will make the arrangements as convenient as possible for your purchase/delivery. If you would like to have our West Coast Robalo representative call you, please Private Message me your contact information and I'll have him contact you. Hope this was helpful. I will get back to you soon on the other information. You'll have to posts some pictures of some of your fishing adventures. Would love to see some of the fish you all are catching up in Washington. Happy Fishing!!! JOEBALO
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    R240 w/Yamaha 350 V8

    Some notes I have on the R 240 with single 350hp Yamaha (fully loaded): 50.8 mph Top End 28.6 mph @ 3500 rpm 10.5 GPH at 3500 rph planes in 3.5 seconds Hope that helps!
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    MY NEW 227

    WOW!! Fantastic work. She looks great. CONGRATS!!!!
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    Should i be concerned 2

    The foam in the Robalo is completely encapsulated under the fiberglass stringer system so you don't have to worry about any water getting into the foam. If water happens to get under the deck it will drain to the aft bilge pump in the boat.
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    305 issues

    Got this answer from the nuts & bolts crew over in R&D: The correct position for the trim tabs is in-line with the hull bottom. If you take a straight edge and place it on the hull bottom through the centerline of the tab area, the front of the tabs should be even with the bottom as well as the trailing edge of the tab. Out tabs are set up to continue the running surface of the hull. Be aware though, that the trailing edge can vary 1/4" or so without affecting the attitude or ride of the boat. If you would actually set the trailing edge of our tabs 3/4" higher than the leading edge, you would be creating rocker in the hull bottom, which could cause porposing issues. It would also cause planning issues because it would create a suction which would try to pull the transom down into the water. This confuses a lot of people because the "norm" in the industry is that the leading edge of a tab is about 3/8" above the hull and the trailing edge 3/4" or so above the hull. This is only correct if they are mounted on the transom surface itself. Your dealer should be able to tell you if everything is lined up correctly. Hope this helps!! Happy Boating
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    R265 are Twin 150hp enough

    Boat runs great with twin 150 Yamaha four stroke motors and you can get up to twin 250hp on this boat. I've never driven one with the Suzuki motors, so I can't really comment on those. If you want quicker planing times and faster overall speed with a heavy load like you suggest, you may want to jump up to 200's +. It really comes down to personal preference and what you want to do with your boat. You really can't go wrong either way though. Its a great riding boat and you'll love it.
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    The Mac's are Back on the Gulf Coast

    Man, I really need to get out on the boat this weekend. This thread is getting me excited for spring and summer fishing.
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    need picture to bottom paint r240

    Nice Ride!!!!
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