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  1. haz

    Ignition Fuse location

    Try looking just forward of the battery switch, mounted on the same vertical star board surface, you should see a 50-amp fuse in a holder with a clear plastic cover... Good luck!
  2. haz

    Trim Tab Fault as Startup

    Lenco LED Indicator Switch troubleshooting guide (PDF download) Good luck!
  3. haz

    R180 Trailer

    LFW: Forum member MAS' comments & linked photos in the R180 in garage discussion thread may be useful toward lowering the bunks and using a drop-down hitch draw bar to get beneath your 7-foot garage opening without removing the compass. If you are removing & reinstalling the windshield & grab bar assembly more frequently than at the beginning & end of the boating season, it may be worth the likely $525 cost of eliminating those original parts by retrofitting with an optional Fold Down Windshield and Grab Rail assembly, if you can afford it. Good luck!
  4. Just to ensure you have it for the wiring diagrams in the latter pages, link to 2013 R180 & R200 Owners Manual (PDF Download). My first impression is possibly a grounding issue, where the circuits are being back-fed through the ground side of the wiring. I'll do some poking around inside my R180 to see if I can come up with something more. Just for information's sake, are you still running the original bilge-mounted Shurflo Bait Sentry raw water pump for the livewell / washdown outlet? Good luck!
  5. haz

    Tackle drawers under my R200 leaning post

    I expect BoatOutfitters would retain dimensional data on their past builds, probably cataloged by customer identity and perhaps by boat brand & model, which may allow you to receive a reliable price quote for a unit with your preferred features. The first tackle unit was installed on a 246 Cayman with a flip-up bolster leaning post. The second unit was described as being installed on a Cayman with a factory installed wider-than-standard leaning post. I have read in the past that deck mounting dimensions for flip-up bolster leaning posts differ from standard non-flip-up bolster leaning posts. I would be reluctant to order a multi-thousand-dollar custom unit without physically verifying that my leaning post's dimensions match a manufacturer's past-used data. The risk would be Robalo or their seat frame manufacturer instituted an engineering change within or between model years or across boat models that would cause the custom unit to not fit or not mount-up as built. Maybe it's just me, but I would do a 6-hour round-trip drive to be certain of the measurements. Measure twice, cut once, as carpenters say. Good luck!
  6. Congrats on your new R200, which you will certainly enjoy. The following links to online Robalo Parts Guides contain photos of below-deck structures that may be useful on this subject: 2013 R200 (PDF Download), 2016 R200 (PDF Download). Maintaining a dry floor inside Robalo center consoles can be challenging for many of us, per these past Robalo Forum discussions of shared R180/R200 characteristics: Water in Center Console R180 Leaky Compartments R180 leaky cockpit R180/R200 jump seat rain water drip Clog water under console and will not drain R200 2012 water in the bilge 2015 R180 tilts to port while docked (an unusual case) Good luck!
  7. haz

    Tackle drawers under my R200 leaning post

    BoatOutfitters has built custom underseat tackle units for at least two Cayman owners who are members of the Robalo Boat Owners Facebook group (viewing this page requires Facebook group registration). Cost of the first unit pictured below, which is smaller than the second unit shown, was estimated by the owner at around $2,000, and the unit's weight was said to be 100 pounds. Both owners were satisfied with their custom tackle units. If you are a Facebook user, the Robalo Boat Owners Facebook group has 2,973 members and is another beneficial Robalo-specific boating discussion site. Good luck!
  8. haz

    R180 Trailer

    Karavan's online parts store, which was fully featured in the past, now advises customers to e-mail their trailer VIN along with any parts requests. Eastern Marine's Trailer Parts Superstore is an authorized Karavan parts source that I've bought bunk brackets from with good results. If you prefer to buy directly from the Karavan factory, at least Eastern Marine's website will allow you to view photos & descriptions of the parts that interest you. Good luck!
  9. haz

    Fire extinguisher location

    Like fishhead, we prefer having the extinguisher immediately at hand... Other owners prefer mounting the extinguisher to the leaning post frame, to the inside of the console door, or inside a stern seat compartment. Just make sure everyone on board knows where the extinguisher is located. Good luck!
  10. haz

    Parts/Items for Sale?

    From the Robalo Forum Terms & Rules that we all accept when we register as Robalo Forum members: COMMERCIAL POSTING: No selling – even used boats Robalo Boats' Forum exists for the non-commercial exchange of information. All posts or signatures that are deemed to be commercial in nature are a violation of this user agreement and will be removed. As it pertains to the User Agreement, Robalo defines “commercial post” as knowing and willful posts made by private individuals or businesses, directly or indirectly seeking commerce. Additionally, posts made by individuals or businesses in regard to other commercial activities, in anticipation of direct or indirect economic benefit or relief from the subject activity will generally be regarded as “commercial.” Recognizing that it is impossible to construct a definition, which will satisfy every situation or circumstance, Robalo reserves, the right to determine whether or not a post violates the “intent” of the “commercial post” policy or definition. Violation of this policy will be grounds for removal from our community. If you are a Facebook user and you have not already, you may enjoy being a member of the closed Robalo Boat Owners Group, which requires membership approval by the Group Administrators to be able to view and participate, but which also allows non-vendor 'for sale' posts by Group members. That Facebook Group is now up to 2,948 participating members and is another great discussion site for Robolo boat owners. Good luck!
  11. haz

    forward bilge pump 2005 22.7 DC

    Congrats on achieving the repair. Good luck!
  12. haz

    Storage bag

    This online image of a 2009 R247 shows the mesh bag you describe... ...which looks to be consistent with the mesh bag in this online image of a 2015 R245... In 2016, the R245 model was discontinued and the R247's hardtop and mesh bag design was changed. Looking at previously-online Robalo Parts Guides: From 2009 to 2011, R225/R245/R247 all show Part Number 103780008, described as Life Jacket Holder R225/245 Black; From 2012 to 2015, R245/R247 both show Part Number 10.00734, described as Life Jacket HT. You should be able to order the bag from any Robalo dealer. You may want to take overall measurements of your R247's bag-mounting track with you to help determine if the later-model-year bag will fit. Good luck!
  13. haz

    Storage bag

    Perhaps this is what you're looking for... Good luck!
  14. haz

    Tower for R272

    Thus far, only the 246 Cayman is offered with a factory-installed Sky Deck, costing $19,800 more than a base 246 Cayman. Good luck!
  15. haz

    forward bilge pump 2005 22.7 DC

    The 2005 R227 Parts Guide (PDF download) describes the forward bilge pump & float switch on page 23, but it does not include any photo of their location. The 2005 R265 Parts Guide (PDF download) includes a photo of that model's forward bilge pump & float switch on page 22, items 11 & 12. In each case, Robalo's part numbers indicate a 1000 GPH Johnson Pump with a clip-on Johnson Electro-Magnetic Float Switch, which was formerly molded in red, as shown in images included in this online discussion. The R227 Parts Guide shows a photo of the center floor ski locker on page 12, which might provide direct access, since it runs forward from the consoles on the hull's centerline. The R227 Parts Guide also shows several screw-out deck plates, items 10 & 18 in photos on page 16, which might offer forward bilge access, though they are not on the hull's centerline. And finally, the R227 Parts Guide includes a wiring diagram on page 36 which describes the forward bilge pump wiring as passing through a 3/8" tube. If you can locate that conduit tube, possibly within the starboard console, and then slide a fish tape forward through it, you may be able to determine the distance to the bilge pump, and/or be able to hear and possibly see the emerging end of the fish tape. Good luck!