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About Steve19

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    Ocean City, NJ
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    2016 R200
    Yamaha 150

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  1. Steve19

    Trolling motors

    Minn Kota or Motor Guide? Anyone have experience with either brand? I know that my Garmin will interface with the Minn Kota, not a huge factor for me. That being said does anyone know of a compelling reason to choose one over the other ? Maybe a different brand? Going with 24 volt, 72 inch shaft for my R200. Thanks for your feedback. Steve
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    Thanks, I Am in Florida and will be using it for shallow water in flat water. I'm wondering if I can get away with the 60" shaft?
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    Anyone know the measurement from the bow of an R200 to the waterline? Trying to decide shaft length for a trolling motor. Thanks
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    R200 Trolling motor?

    I'm looking into adding a trolling motor to my 2016 r200. I read one blog on the site from someone who did this himself. He suggested getting a min Kota because my gps is a Garmin. Any other suggestions on shaft length, thrust or what to look out for, I'm going to have it installed. A bit out of my capabilities. thanks
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    When is the BEST time to purchase?

    I bought b the Fall. The warranties were doubled, in the Northeast.
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    R200 exposed to smoke and soot, cleaning?

    Update: The boat and cushions were all cleaned an detailed at Waterfront Marine. They did a great job everything looks brand new. Very happy with the professional wY they handled the situation. Nice to do business with , highly recommend them.
  7. Boat was exposed to smoke, soot and water(from sprinkler system) in a fire in the storage rack enclosed building. Insurance inspector says no damage besides needing to be cleaned. Any input on special precautions for cleaning fire related filth?
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    Battery Switch Problems

    Check the backside of the switch. Look for a crack in the plastic, around the back of the switch.
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    Battery Switch Problems

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    R222 Stay with Garmin Electronics or Switch

    Tried that, it still shuts off. Maybe there is more to the problem. Dealer is going to look at it before Spring.
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    R222 Stay with Garmin Electronics or Switch

    I went with the Garmin. I will see about the warranty. My gps keeps going off and on. I believe it is the power cord. It seems lose on the back of the unit. It won't tighten up. Hopefully it will be taken care of. We will see...
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    questions before buying R200

    I use a hand held radio. They are surprising good, if you get a good one, a bit pricey. We trailer from NJ to Florida in the off season, the boat is easier to trailer long distance without the T top. We have some low bridges on the bayside of where we live. To get under them I can just lay the bimini down, if I had the T top I would not be able to get under them at high tide. We have only opened it up twice in three years, it covers the cockpit well and is very secure. We prefer the sun anyway! Enjoy!
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    questions before buying R200

    2016 R200. We have totally enjoyed the boat Our dealer, Waterfront Marine, Somers Point, NJ, have been great. No T top, just a Bimini top, happy with that choice. Trim tabs, great option, especially in rough seas. We have trailed her to Florida, three years in a row (bought in the fall, better warranties). Quality trailer, Coyote. We have the 150 and more than satisfied. Bow seat backs, family loves them! Couple negatives,. Bow seats keep coming loose. Battery switch had to be replaced, poor quality, new one is heavier. Garmin is a great unit but now has a power cord problem. Poor connection. We are just turning 200 hours, so some of those negatives are simply from use and not necessarily poor quality. happy with our Robolo!
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    Battery Switch Problems

    Thanks for the replies. I am far from my home dealer (in the Keys). Found a dealer down here but had no way to get the boat there. (Back on the rack at the house rental). Service department was familiar with the problem, must be a common one. It would have been covered if I could get the boat to them and would have to wait. I decided to try and fix it myself they had the switch n stock. After getting the old switch apart ( took pictures of he wiring first) the new switch was slightly bigger so had to ream out the hole in the template in the console . After a lot of filing, it fit and got everything back together, all seems good. I will test it out today while chasing Yellowtails!
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    Battery Switch Problems

    2016 R200 Coming yesterday cruising along on plane and the everything shut down! Tried going to battery two, nothing. The switch felt loose so I checked inside the console . The back of the battery switch was cracked all the way around and was loose. I got it to hold together and made it the dock. Inspecting it at home the whole back of the switch fell off in my hand (cables still attached) I obivousijy need a new switch. Has anyone replaced a switch? Is it something I can do or do I need mechanic?