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  1. haz

    1986 robalo 2120

    If you have not already, you may also want to join the other Robalo owners' discussion site, where a large community of earlier-model-year Robalo boat owners participate and post your question on its Center Console forum, where 2120 owners are active. Good luck!
  2. haz

    T Top/Tabs on R180 Help

    Here is the most revealing image of R180 below-deck structures from Robalo's formerly downloadable Parts Guides... In case you're not aware, the deck is 3/4 inch-thick, consisting of a polypropylene honeycomb core with 1/8 inch of resin and diamond pattern on top and about a 1/16 inch stranded resin coating on the bottom... I don't have a t-top, so I cannot say how they are properly mounted to the deck at the factory. Our R180 has factory-installed trim tabs and I'm glad we ordered them, if only for the improved ride and faster running through choppy water conditions. This past trim tab discussion, and others that I reference within it ( Discussion #1, Discussion #2, Discussion #3 ), include comments by many Forum members who have installed trim tabs after taking delivery of their Robalo boats. You will read about the need for a 20-inch-long drill bit to make the hole for the control wiring to pass through the transom, as well as suggestions on trim tab brands and sizing. If you PM me your e-mail, I will happily provide you a set of the (PDF) R180 Parts Guides. Good luck!
  3. haz

    Fish finder mounting

    As long as it would not hamper your forward field of view when standing at the helm, you could use an adjustable mount attached beneath your t-top's electronics box, as shown in this photo from this post on The Hull Truth Boating Forum's Robalo Cayman Thread. Another photo of that installation, from this post on THT. Good luck!
  4. haz

    R160, trailering with bimini folded down

    Online image of 2019 R160 with optional factory-installed Starboard Dive Swim Platform With Boarding Ladder... Good luck!
  5. haz

    2001 2620 CC Water tank location?

    Perhaps someone on the other Robalo owner's forum can address your question. Good luck!
  6. haz

    Outriggers on R272

    Below are cropped images of a 2019 R272 from an online dealer listing to refresh your memory... Taco Marine's installation manual (PDF download) details the proper mounting of outriggers on a fiberglass hardtop. Good luck!
  7. haz

    2012 R180 Bimini boot/cover

    Since your R180 is a 2012 model, this supplier may be able to provide you a Robalo-embroidered boot. Good luck!
  8. haz

    Lifting eyes on R200

    If you have not already viewed this, Peter Mendiola's past-described experience may be helpful. Good luck!
  9. haz

    cayman 246 rod storage tubes

    Robalo Cayman Thread post on The Hull Truth forum with photos of modification to improve Cayman rod storage. Good luck!
  10. Would a swing-away helm seat module, comparable to Chaparral's 300 OSX, be a useful on your Robalo? A fore-to-aft cooler slide and a table mount on the seating module would add value for me. Good luck!
  11. Sounds like prop walk from the outboard's high thrust combined with the bow-high hull riding up the inclined trailer... Good luck!
  12. haz

    cayman 246 rod storage tubes

    You may wish to join The Hull Truth Boating Forum and review their Robalo Cayman Thread, where Cayman topics are discussed by a large and vigorous community of Robalo Cayman owners. The restricted depth of rod storage tubes is a known-issue mentioned by Cayman owners. This post describes a modification to improve the capacity and usefulness of the rod storage locker, which is on the members-only Cayman Boat Owners Club discussion site that you may also wish to join. Good luck!
  13. haz

    R180 Bait Tank

    The simplicity and ingenious development of your fold-down leaning post backrest is deserving of this cropped image to show the tubing cut-lines and the swing radius on the outer hinge plate... Additionally, I notice from your other Gallery image that you replaced the anemic factory-installed Bait Sentry pump with a Rule 405FC cartridge unit (PDF download) and you're presumably using its pass-thru port to supply an added washdown pump for your R180's washdown hose connector... Congratulations on one of the most substantial R180 modifications I've seen. With that said -- and if you've not run out of money -- you might enjoy a couple of other hinged additions; a flip-up foot rest and a fold-down bait table. It may be the case that we R180 owners who enjoy personalizing our boats spend more time working on them than we do out on the water, as well our considering tow vehicle replacements when our trailer-tow weights climb above 4,500 lbs. Good luck!
  14. haz

    Adding Trim Tabs to R200

    These past Trim Tab discussions may be helpful to you: Discussion #1, Discussion #2, Dsicussion #3. Good luck!
  15. haz

    Battery Switch Problems

    Look also at the color of the backside of the switch. If it's all red, then your R207 was not built using the revised-design switch, which seems unlikely for a 2018 model. Still, in either case, you could contact Blue Sea Systems for a no-cost replacement, presuming your battery switch is their brand. Then, once your dealer responds, you have a replacement switch for them to install with Robalo covering the labor cost -- unless you are an avid install-it-yourself owner. Good luck!
  16. haz

    R160, trailering with bimini folded down

    Excellent design with rollback capability and craftsmanship on par with any metalworking tradesman! You've demonstrated that backrest adjustability is a useful option that Robalo could add to the R160. Regarding the 2019 R160 swim platform option, due to the identical cost, it's likely comparable to the optional Cayman unit... Good luck!
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    Robalo 246 Cayman dual live wells

    You may wish to join The Hull Truth Boating Forum and pose your question on their Robalo Cayman Thread, where Cayman topics are discussed by a large and vigorous community of Robalo Cayman owners. Good luck!
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    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    Via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, the 2015 R207 Parts Guide (PDF download), includes a photo on page 17 which shows the location of the external fuel filter. On the R160, the Yamaha F70 has an integral water separator reservoir with sensor (PDF download) that is apparently considered adequate for the 12-gallon fuel tank. Good luck!
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    Trolling Motor Install on R200

    Thanks for the extra effort you put into producing this nicely documented tutorial of your trolling motor project. Good luck!
  20. haz

    R196 fuel tank

    This discussion on the other Robalo Boating Forum may be helpful. Good luck!
  21. haz

    Tow Vehicle

    You may want to join The Hull Truth Boating Forum and pose your tow-vehicle question on their Robalo Cayman Thread, where at least two members mention using a 4Runner with V-8/tow pkg to pull their Cayman; SaltyDawg22 with a 226, and NoLip with a 246. Good luck!
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    R302 hull any plywood?

    As Joe mentions, Robalo uses Perma Panel, which is a premium-grade marine plywood. Perma Panel informational flyer (PDF download), specification sheet (PDF download), and manufacturer's warranty (PDF download). Good luck!
  23. haz

    Starboard scupper plate

    When you say "scuppers at the transom port and starboard"... ...are you intending to describe the brass splashwell drain tubes that are flanged on the inside & outside of the transom?... Good luck!
  24. haz

    Question about buying new Robalo

    While R200 boat shopping, you may have already seen Robalo-generated No Haggle Real Deal Pricing sheets, comparable to this one from our R180, which include a factory-supplied trailer... If you're concerned about the dealer overcharging you, and the R200 on the dealer's invoice has already been built, then the dealer should be able to show you the Real Deal Pricing sheet for that specific boat. As FullThrottle & RickR160 mention, Robalo does provide boats without factory-supplied trailers, which results in an Aluminum Trailer Delete line item & cost reduction under the Options column on the Real Deal Pricing sheet. If the R200 on the dealer's invoice was originally a Trailer Delete order which you are purchasing with a dealer-supplied trailer, then it would be appropriate for the trailer cost to be added to the Real Deal Pricing sheet's Price As Shown amount. If the R200 on the dealer's invoice is a 2019 to-be-built boat order, then as FullThrottle mentions, Robalo's R200 Build website page should provide you reliable package-pricing information. To confirm the dealer's justification for separately listing individual costs for boat-motor-trailer on the dealer's invoice they've prepared -- which should total to the Real Deal Pricing sheet's Price As Shown amount when Robalo is supplying the trailer -- you could contact your local governmental Title Agency and ask them if this action is required by law. Good luck in your decision making!
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    New R22 Cayman Nightmare

    You may wish to join The Hull Truth Boating Forum and participate on their Robalo Cayman Thread, where Cayman-specific topics are discussed by a large and vigorous community of Robalo Cayman owners. Relating your experience on that other Forum may bring you feedback from other Cayman owners who have had similar difficulties, as well as advice on how to more effectively proceed. Additionally, a Robalo factory representative participates here as Joebalo, and he also participates as Joebalo on The Hull Truth Boating Forum. Hopefully, Joebalo will consider facilitating some fuller Robalo factory assistance for you, in the same way he has done for Robalo owners with problems, typically through the private messaging functions of either of these discussion sites. Good luck!