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    2013 R180, Yamaha 150

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  1. 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!
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    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!
  3. 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!
  4. haz

    Handheld Spotlight Recomendations

    My previously posted image was edited from an online source. This photo is dash on our custom-ordered 2013 R180... I feel fortunate we received both receptacles on our R180, which was delivered in June 2013. I do really like that bicycle light idea as a flashlight alternative and possible flashing light attention getter! Good luck!
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    Handheld Spotlight Recomendations

    The 12-volt receptacle should be on the dash beneath a rubber flip-up cap, at the bottom of the port side switch plate... Good luck!
  6. haz

    2018 202EX 20 hour impressions

    It's good to hear Robalo may have instituted an engineering change to improve the retention of the stern bench cushion(s). Cargo netting to safeguard bow cushions is a great idea that I will be on the lookout for an opportunity to employ. Good luck!
  7. haz

    242 T-top Electronics Box

    StarBoard door could be warping due to the single center-mounted latch on such a long plank. Would probably be better to split the door into two pieces, like is done on the canvas t-top electronics boxes... Good luck!
  8. haz

    Electronics Box R222

    Link to original post by Robalo owner with overhead diamond plate electronics mount, can be viewed without any Facebook login, should anyone wish to determine the mount's supplier. Good luck!
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    Electronics Box R222

    Additional photos, via Robalo Boat Owners Facebook Group: Canvas t-top box with two half-width doors... Fiberglass t-top molded-in box with full width door... Aluminum diamond-plate alternative for mounting electronics... Good luck!
  10. haz

    2018 202EX 20 hour impressions

    Welcome to the Robalo Forum and congratulations on your satisfaction with your new R202EX. Just in case your dealer did not warn you, be aware that 2017 Robalo ES-model owners have experienced costly losses of stern cushions while trailering, as described in this past Forum discussion and in this past Forum discussion. Forum member GooseDog has installed a hatch to fill the opening in their R200ES stern bench, as described in this past Forum discussion that includes a photo. Good luck!
  11. haz

    Patchwork on new R222ex?

    Jim's original photos... Good luck!
  12. haz

    Electronics Box R222

    I have no involvement with Robalo other than being a satisfied R180 owner. I'm a retired Auto Industry skilled tradesman. Good luck!
  13. haz

    Electronics Box R222

    The four images are among 3-pages of various Robalo dealer listings on Boats.com, which presented a prompt method to supply the photo(s) you were seeking. Good luck!
  14. haz

    Electronics Box R222

    Strictly from a survey of online images on this retail website, it appears... 2018 canvas t-top box features two half-width doors... 2018 fiberglass t-top molded-in box features full width door... Good luck!
  15. haz

    R160 Bilge

    Image from this prior Robalo Forum discussion... Good luck!