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About FullThrottle

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  1. FullThrottle

    First time bottom paint cost?

    I believe this is the one I was looking at. Some up front work and expense, but should last for a while. http://www.pettitpaint.com/media/2895/trinidad-sr-1.pdf Luckily I was able to get a place for my boat in a boatel, so no paint was needed.
  2. FullThrottle

    First time bottom paint cost?

    You might try posting this at http://robaloboatowners.net/forums/ I can't find the information I got last year for an initial bottom paint job, but seems it was around what you were quoted. I also remember they wouldn't paint it with the paint I wanted to use. Due to their warranty, and I suspect desire to get you back earlier for repaint, they only used one brand and version of paint. I wanted the same brand, but the paint that would hold up for up to 3 years and they said no.
  3. FullThrottle

    Adding T-Top Handrail to R302

    Boat outfitters has starboard grab rails that might work for you https://www.boatoutfitters.com/custom-grab-rails
  4. FullThrottle

    Teak swim platform refurb?

    You'd get some experienced replies at http://robaloboatowners.net/forums/ . More owners of older Robalo's over there and several people have refinished teak on their boats (you might do a search first to see if your question has already been answered).
  5. FullThrottle

    Help with new purchase R206s

    I didn't have a 206s, but an R207 which is an inch longer, 4 inches wider and 600 pounds more. It had a 150 and that did well for the boat, but a lot of people think it's better with the 200HP. You might consider how much extra weight you'll add to the boat (hardtop, fuel, passengers, gear, etc.) Since the 206s can come with a 115, 150 or 200HP, I'd suggest the 150. You can see a review of the 206 here with a 150.https://www.boattest.com/review/robalo/3077_206-cayman Hope you enjoy the boat as much as I did my Robalo.
  6. FullThrottle

    R180 Autopilot Install...

    Looks good. Nice install. I don't know how I ever got along without one. Oh yeah...Hours behind the wheel, no way to troll but one or two lines by myself, etc. Hope you love yours as much as I love mine.
  7. FullThrottle

    Buying used r305

    You'll probably find more information over on http://robaloboatowners.net/forums/ Start with searching on R305 and looking at the current content. Seems your question is similar to some already asked and answered.
  8. FullThrottle

    Outriggers on R272

    I'm on my second boat with outriggers attached to a fiberglass hardtop. On my Albemarle they just used washers and nuts to attach to the outriggers. I installed the outriggers on my Sailfish and used the taco backing plates for attachment. We had the Albemarle airborne more than once while heading out with the outriggers extended and up facing aft and they never gave us any trouble. I guess you could stress them enough to cause a problem, but I think the outriggers would likely get damaged before the hardtop. Neither of those boats I mentioned are center console T tops, but I've see many of the larger center console boats with their outriggers mounted as Haz's pictures showed.
  9. FullThrottle

    2012 R180 Bimini boot/cover

    Just a thought: If your dealer can't help you, you might try getting the part number off of the bimini and seeing if the bimini manufacturer can get you a boot to match. Good luck
  10. FullThrottle

    Hydraulic Steering on Robalo R160

    I'm not sure what steering system you have, but on my Robalo and now on my Sailfish the steering stops when the engine is fully turned in either direction. When low on hydraulic fluid (when I added autopilots to each boat) the steering will continue to turn when the engine is fully turned. I would check to ensure that fluid is fully filled as a first step. If you end up having to add fluid do so very slowly and try to work out all the air.
  11. FullThrottle

    Looking at 2003 R200

    I can't tell you much about a 2003 Robalo as I don't know how they were made back then. If you don't get much response here you could also try the forum that has a lot more owners of older Robalos - http://robaloboatowners.net/forums
  12. FullThrottle

    Intriguing Chaparral Feature; Eventually On Robalo?

    Hard to envision on a smaller boat, but having the ability to open it up for entertaining would appeal to some people. That's why I have a dual console that's set up for fishing most of the time, but with a few changes it becomes a family boat for entertaining.
  13. FullThrottle

    Robalo Warranty - Not

    When the paint faded on my spoiler more than the SUV paint did, Toyota took the spoiler off and painted it to match and it was over 2 years old. When the powered opener failed on the back hatch after 6 years, Toyota replaced it under an "additional' warranty since they were prone to fail. It's a shame boats aren't covered and warranty regulated like cars are. Powder coating would end for one thing - unless manufacturers wanted to do warranty work every couple of years. And, items like glued on metal logos would be a thing of the past. I had to re-glue mine several times over the 3 years I had a Robalo, or I'd have lost a letter or two myself.
  14. FullThrottle

    Seastar Helm displacement on 2017 R247

    I pulled the specs from the SeaStar ( http://www.seastarsolutions.com/support-2/volumes-and-capacities-hyd-steering/ ) when doing my AutoPilot.
  15. FullThrottle

    R200 with Yamaha 150 Prop size

    I'm no expert, but from what I read stainless isn't very useful until you get to a 250HP. I kept my aluminum prop on my R207 with a 150 after talking with Ken at propgods. He explained I could spend a lot of $$s and maybe get 1MPH more, but he couldn't promise the 1MPH (nice to get such an honest answer). After having stainless on my larger boats, I usually end up having them repaired for dings and the cost is similar to what I'd pay for a new aluminum prop. Just couldn't find any way to justify putting one on a 150HP other than they look good.