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  1. Congrats on your R247 purchase! If you are a Facebook user, you may want to consider joining the Robalo Boat Owners Group, which requires membership in order to view Group-member posts. More than 4,800 very active and mutually supportive members from across the country who share their experiences and advice on all things Robalo. Good luck!
  2. haz

    New R180 Owner

    Congratulations of your R180 ownership! This past storage discussion may also be helpful to you. If enjoy the idea of drop-in bins beneath your R180's stern jump seats, the widely available and inexpensive Sterilite 1644 16-quart storage box... ...should fit perfectly into the cavity beneath the hinged seat cushion... T ...perhaps also including use of the box lid... (Special thanks to the Robalo owner who shared these images on another discussion site) Good luck!
  3. A couple of alternatives for you: Folbe Products, USA-made Sof-Loc, buy two pair and thru-bolt them back-to-back, perhaps reinforcing the rubber strap attachment onto the T-top tubing with a zip tie for stability... t United Yachting Manufacturing USA-made Pole Holder For Stanchion Mount if 1-1/8"-1-1/4" mount to T-top tubing would work... Otherwise, United Yachting Manufacturing USA-made Pole Holders Flush Mount, buy two pair, with each pair appropriately sized for the T-top tubing and the boat pole, and thru-bolt the holders back-to-back... t Both companies sell direct, and if you do web-search, you'll also find other online retailers selling these items. Good luck!
  4. Parts Guide image with labels added... Good luck!
  5. The 2016 R305 Parts Guide (direct PDF download link) shows photos of item 3, the Shurflow Aqua King II fresh water pump (link to manufacturer's website), and item 6, the aluminum fresh water tank, both on page 31. Hopefully, the photo showing the bank of water pumps mounted adjacent to the optional generator and the photo showing the fresh water tank apparently adjacent to the hullside will allow you to locate them on your R305. The Shurflo website includes a Aqua King II installation manual (direct PDF download link) that describes system operation and provides troubleshooting guidance that should be helpful to you. The Shurflo marine catalog (direct PDF download link) includes a generic diagram of fresh & raw water plumbing layouts on pages 1 & 2, which may be helpful. The catalog, on page 3, indicates the warranty period on the Aqua King II pump is three years, so if it turns out a replacement pump is needed, then your on your own. Good luck!
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    Forum member Wildoats, who replaced the 115 on his 2012 R180 with a 150 Yamaha, describes the performance result in this discussion: R180 with Yamaha 115 or 150? Good luck!
  7. Forum member ba_fisher has posted his inventive solution to the bow rail/trolling motor challenge through use of a movable rail segment on his R200. Good luck!
  8. The pump is a 500 gallons-per-hour Attwood Tsunami Aerator T500 (link to manufacturer's web site) T500 technical specifications (PDF direct download link) 2017 R160 Parts Guide (PDF direct download link) refer to pages 13 & 14 Good luck!
  9. The optional full bow rail was offered on 2019 R180s, so apparently the take-rate was too low and continuing the rail's availability was not profitable, perhaps due to the popularity of bow-mounted trolling motors. It may be worth having your dealer contact Robalo to see if they will build you a special order 2020 R180 with the optional full bow rail. Otherwise, if you look via a web search, you can find at least one 2019 R180 with the full bow rail that's clearance-priced in Akron, Ohio. Good luck!
  10. MonsterTower's Water Ski Rack, though not cheap, is an elegant aluminum & stainless design that includes a swivel adjustment... ...that would allow you to use their universal collar insert to mount the rack on a piece of 1 5/8" aluminum or stainless tubing... ...which you could drop into the aft rod holder on your R200's gunnel... The swivel would allow you to adjust the rack & skis parallel to the gunnel, and grinding or filing appropriately-placed slots in the bottom of the tubing to engage the rod holder's bottom cross-pin would index the rack parallel to your R200's hullside. Putting the rack on the starboard side would position the rack & skis adjacent to the boarding ladder, and having the rack positioned outboard to the hull should avoid interference with your R200's aft bimini support pole. MonsterTower also offers a comparable Wakeboard Rack. Good luck!
  11. You may want to contact your dealer regarding a potential warranty claim if the graphics have deteriorated, otherwise decals are offered here or here. Good luck!
  12. haz

    Chipped Gel Goat

    Link to Robalo Seafoam Green gel coat repair kit made by Spectrum Color. Good luck!
  13. You should contact your dealer regarding a potential warranty claim, per the following posts on the Robalo Boat Owners Facebook Group by the owner of a 2016 R246 Cayman: April 2018 - "So here's my situation. A year ago, my transom cap cracked by the screws in the stainless trim...no big deal. Warranty fixed em. When I got the boat back, within a few months, they cracked again...only this time much worse. I know there's some flex of the transom and whatnot...somewhat normal. However, I'm seeing an anomaly I don't know how to explain...it appears the transom is 'pulling' at the upper left jack plate bolt...at the much worse crack. We can see nothing in regards to actual cracks on the transom. I've ran boats for a living for thirty years, surveyed for six years, attended all the schools and what not. I took the boat to the dealer over a month ago for service and to investigate this "possible transom issue" under warranty....ya know that 10 year hull warranty which is supposed to cover the "hull" (transom is part of that I assume, as does my dealer). In short, the dealer must remove engine, pull trim, possibly remove glass, etc...to investigate the possible cracked transom. I think at this point in time, we all agree it's "hull" and "under warranty". However, Robalo warranty department has MUCH to be desired and has kicked responsibility back and forth for over a month. Still no authorization to conduct the inspection work. I've texted with Joe about it a time or two and he has made calls....but evidently the warranty folks don't care. Still have not gotten a "NO" or "YES" from them. Disgruntled and ready to just sell the damned thing is not even close to my attitude right now!!!! NEWS! Joe has informed me this is rolling! Great guy!!!! Has never let me down yet....unfortunately, miscommunications seem to have taken over. I'll keep ya advised!" May 2018 - "I owe you folks an update: First, Joe Pegg is YOUR friend!!! I finally got approval to conduct warranty investigative work. My dealer only cut the cap off just above the 'anomaly' I was noticing, where the crack came off the trim screw. Definitely a crack there in the ceramic core directly over the engine/jackplate mounting bolt. Currently we are waiting for Robalo to pick it up and remove ceramic core and 're-pour' the transom. With that, they will install 'upgrades' consisting of polished stainless plates and transom cap....not exactly sure of what that will consist of. Joe has notified me that it will hopefully be back to me by 'first part of June'. Joe has been a really big help for me in the past and most recently on this issue. I am a huge proponent of Robalo in our area and especially for my dealer. My dealer and Joe have been helpful. That's about it...I'll let you know how it goes." June 2018 - "To update: Joe contacted Jennifer...or vice versa...not sure. Things are looking okay...no expedition of time frame, but communication is happening. Currently we are looking at 17-ish of June to get boat back. Its been 'away from home' since late March. Joe is a good guy, really supports the brand...as I've always said and will never deny that. He's the best thing going for Robalo on the east coast right now, in my opinion. Joe states that changes are coming...for the better. The concerns are recognized and are being addressed. I'll let you know how it goes when the ole girl is back on her parking spot." The "Joe/Joe Pegg" mentoned is a Robalo factory rep who participates on this forum as Joebalo, though the last time he logged in here was on February 20th. It may be possible to mount a dial indicator in contact with the inside-upper transom adjacent to each of the cracked areas to measure the dimensional flex under load, in order to determine if the transom flex is excessive and/or if one side is flexing more than the other, which could indicate a failed ceramic core. Good luck!
  14. You may want to join and re-post your question on the Robalo Boating Forum (link to site), which specializes in earlier model-year Robalo boats. There is a large community of members and many active 2140 owner-members and Forum moderator 2-N-Tow (link to Profile) who will happily provide you information and advice on the Walk Arounds sub-forum (link to page). If you enter '2140' into their Forum search engine (link to page), you'll find over 210 mentions of that model on the Robalo Boating Forum. Good luck!
  15. The hose & sprayer you describe should be for raw water washdown usage, and connects as shown in this online photo... The 2008 R220 Parts Identification Guide (link to direct PDF download) shows the same raw water hose connection in the Splashwell photo on page 15, which also shows the fresh water fill fitting for the hand shower option, which your Robalo may or may not be equipped with. The Parts Identification Guide is a useful resource that also includes photos of the optional fresh water storage tank, fresh water pump, and other associated components. Good luck!
  16. haz

    Foot rest

    Link to past post detailing flip-up footrest installation on our R180. Good luck!
  17. Lee Money's last log-in to this Forum occurred in September 2019. Consider telephoning Coyote directly at (229) 494-9158 if you have technical questions, however. your Robalo dealer should be addressing any concern you have about your new Robalo boat and/or its Coyote trailer -- especially and ideally before you take delivery. And finally, you would do well to edit your previous post and remove your personal cell number, lest you end with a flood of telemarketer calls. Good luck!
  18. Jarrett: It is unclear whether you purchased your Robalo new and you are the original owner, or, if you bought the boat used from a private seller. From past reports here and on other forums, Robalo has provided free cushion replacements to original owners, and used-boat buyers were sometimes offered replacement cushions at dealer cost for DIY or owner-paid installation by the dealer. If you are the original owner, then Bob Hewes Boats -- which has a very good reputation with customers and a prosperous relationship with Robalo -- should've submitted photos of your boat's cushions along with your boat's hull number to Robalo's warranty department for an official determination. If the replacement cost Bob Hewes Boats quoted you was their dealer price, they should've mentioned it, and/or maybe they are including installation labor. If they are asking full retail and you bought the Robalo pre-owned from them, then it's worth trying to negotiate the cushion cost down to their dealer cost, as their gesture of goodwill to you. Good luck!
  19. BlueWater Enterprises' (link to manufacturer website) push button switches appear to be offered through this online retailer (link to website), though I have no experience with either enterprise. Good luck!
  20. Online photo of leather-wrapped wheel of 2020 R207... I've never considered it before, but maybe I'll add a padded lace-on cover to my current stainless wheel. Good luck!
  21. haz

    Motor upgrade R160

    Yamaha's March 2015 R160 Performance Bulletin lists the F90's weight at 366 pounds, the same as shown on Yamaha's current F90 Specifications web page, though in 2012, Yamaha showed the F90 weighing 372 pounds. I have read about swing check valves being installed by owners in non-Robalo boats' deck drain hoses to facilitate the outflow of deck water and to prevent the backflow of sea water through the deck drain when stern loading moves the deck drain below sea level... Link to video showing how a swing check valve operates. Good luck!
  22. haz

    Drain plug replacement

    As offered in response to your same Thanksgiving-time question... Link to Robalo drain plug offered via dealer's online parts store It should also be available through your local Robalo and/or Chaparral dealer. Good luck and Merry Christmas!
  23. Thanks for your early Christmas gift of awareness of Gemini Products, whose website includes enjoyable videos on fitting their crossbars (link to page) and on the operation of their hinge components (link to page). Good luck!
  24. haz

    Drain plug replacement

    Link to Robalo drain plug offered via dealer's online parts store It should also be available through your local Robalo and/or Chaparral dealer. Good luck!
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