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About FullThrottle

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  1. FullThrottle


    Trolling 40 miles offshore in my R207 when a thunderstorm in the distance kicked up the waves a bit.
  2. Lots of differences in our boat (mine is now a Sailfish 245DC) but I looked at the 247 for quite awhile and I suspect the differences in the hardtop are minimal. I've got a 24" Garmin Fantom and did use a 4 degree wedge. I was told by another Robalo owner that if you mount directly to hardtop you'll end up with cleaning issues and I did clinometer measurements while at cruising speed that assured 4 degrees was best. Mine is in the center (of course), but back a bit due to how Sailfish has channel raceways under the hardtop for cables and I didn't want to drill through those. Also, I orig
  3. X2. Since Robalo doesn’t have a customer service line, other owners were the best place to get help. Sorry to see it go even though I don’t have a Robalo anymore.
  4. See if this helps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8nW6SKwc-Q The trim tabs should be straight forward and is dependent on the tab manufacturer. You can look here for which type of anode to use https://www.defender.com/html/zincs_info.html
  5. You should try your dealer. Robalo doesn't respond much to customer requests of any kind as the dealers are your point of entry. And it appears this forum will be gone in a week. Suggest you try Robalo's facebook page (not sure how that works since I don't use FB). You could try posting this on http://robaloboatowners.net/forums/ but that site has more owners of older Robalos. Good luck!
  6. I have a 10 inch Garmin MDF and it does fine in split screen for having navigation, radar & AIS on 1/2 the screen and the fish finder & depth on the other half. The only time I'd like a larger screen is when trying to view boat names via AIS. On my boat the largest screen size is limited to 12 inches and somewhere down the road I may install a 12 inch one, but for now the 10 inch works fine. When determining what can go on the dash there are several things to consider IMO. The MDF, radio, VHF radio, Autopilot and engine display are all on the dash and it appears from the Robalo w
  7. Thanks Haz. Sorry to see the site go down and I refuse to use FB for a variety of reasons.
  8. Curt, suggest you post this on http://robaloboatowners.net/forums/ More owners of older boats there.
  9. I went to look up the Y valve zip tie requirement and found more than I previously knew about Coast Guard requirements. I have had the Coast Guard ask to see the discharge valve to verify it is 'locked' (zip tied) off on a previous boat. So, it it isn't tied off it could cause a fine of up to $2k! https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Assistant-Commandant-for-Prevention-Policy-CG-5P/Commercial-Regulations-standards-CG-5PS/Design-Engineering-Standards/Systems-Engineering-Division/Mechanical-Engineering/msd/ Guess I was lucky they didn't ask for the toilet certification! I'm 100% s
  10. I can't find out if the R305 had an overboard discharge. You might post your question (and boat year) over on http://robaloboatowners.net
  11. https://www.simyamaha.com/accessories-1/motor-covers/ https://www.mercurydockstore.com/engine-covers-storage-s/1872.htm
  12. I agree with Jersey Shore. Get it checked now while in off season and your dealer should have time to do warranty work.
  13. John, You might get an answer here, but I'd suggest you try http://robaloboatowners.net/forums/ since your boat is older and you're more likely to find similar owners over there. Additionally, when you post it you might add where you are located as a lot of owners have someone local make the cover if the local shop is good and not too expensive. Welcome to the Robalo family and Merry Christmas.
  14. Sorry I can't help with the hull type. I've got a Airmar B60 and as a basic thru hull it works fine for depth, temperature and fish finder. That came on the boat and if I upgrade it would be to a B175M to get the improved CHIRP capabilities. I guess my question to you is: why change? I've had both and the only drawback I had with the transom mount (after I got it adjusted for best performance with least spray) was that it didn't work at speeds above 25MPH. So, I'd slow down to look for bait and fish, but when trolling or bottom fishing it worked great. The thru hull performance is simila
  15. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FQ9O5AQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 That's what I used. You could also try this one if you like expensive toys:-) https://www.boatoutfitters.com/pro-series-power-knob-stainless-steel
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