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About aandrews109

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    2016 R 200
    Yamaha F-150 w/ 17" Reliance SS Prop
    Garmin 741 xs
    T-Top, Trim Tabs

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  1. aandrews109

    R200 with Yamaha 150 Prop size

    My '16 R200 has a Yamaha Reliance 17" pitch and it performs very well. Good hole-shot and carries loads very well. Will hit max engine rpm's with 4 on-board. This is what came with the boat.
  2. aandrews109

    R 207 Trolling Motor

    Thanks, I've got and R200 and fish around some fairly swift currents in Salt Water. I'll definite need an 80 lb. thrust but am uncertain on the 60" shaft. I'm afraid it will be too short.
  3. aandrews109

    R 207 Trolling Motor

    Bronson, What trolling motor did you use and what is the shaft length?
  4. aandrews109

    Water in Center Console

    On my '16 R 200 I was also getting water in the console. Found that the drain lines were not attached to the bottom of the forward cup holders. Reconnected and that pretty much took care of the problem. However, If I leave the boat bow-down or get in rough seas, any water in the bilge will come forward and wet the console floor. Added some Dry-Deck flooring in this area and everything on the floor stays dry now. Also wanted to add that I don't get water in the bilge unless it rains while we're out or from people getting in and out of the boat. We do a lot of family outings getting wet and getting in and out of the boat.
  5. aandrews109

    What prop for R207 with 200hp?

    My R-200 runs about 43 by GPS with my 150 Yamaha @ about 5800 rpm. It has a 17 pitch Yamaha prop.
  6. aandrews109

    R200 radio install/adding glove box?

    I do. I used stainless torx style screws instead of the thumb screws to attach the radio to the mounting bracket so it's not easy to remove. Also, it's trailered and covered at my home so there's not much opportunity for anyone to have a chance to remove it.
  7. aandrews109

    R200 radio install/adding glove box?

    I installed a piece of black starboard to the T-top Box mounting tabs and mounted the radio there. It works great and didn't loose any headroom
  8. aandrews109

    Lenco Trim Tabs

    I'm not 100% sure, but I believe the Indicator Switch has a different control unit than the ones you currently have. However, Lenco's are pretty much plug and play. I would like to do the same thing but its a little expensive.
  9. aandrews109

    2018 r200 anchor

    I did the same thing as Full Throttle and it works great!
  10. aandrews109

    questions before buying R200

    Ordered mine to get it like I wanted and received it in the fall of 2016. Quality has been pretty good. Only had a couple of small issues when delivered. I also have the backrests on the front seats and they did begin to loosen up a little. Access to the bolts is very easy through the front fish box. Put larger washers on the bolts and changed over to stainless nylock nuts and they have been very secure since. Did have to replace the battery switch because of a broken housing. Not a huge issue and I'm sure my dealer would have done it under warranty. However, they're about 75 miles away and at less than $40 for the part, I could do it and save a long trip. Have about 75 hours on mine now. Didn't get to use it much this past summer. Still very happy with the boat.
  11. aandrews109

    questions before buying R200

    Good evening. I've got a 2016 R-200 with T-Top. It does ride fairly dry even on a 2 to 3 ft. sea. Depending on wind direction, you sometimes get a little bit of spray, but don't normally get wet unless its really blowing hard. The hull does direct most of the spray out to the sides. As for the trim tabs, they are a definite advantage. I don't have any issues getting on plane, however, depending on the wind, sea conditions and weight distribution in the boat, they allow you to make adjustments for a better and dryer ride. I ordered my from the factory with the tabs and they work great. On the 150, my boat does excellent with the Yamaha with a Reliance 17" pitch prop. It gets up on plane fairly quickly even with 6 to 8 people in the boat. There are lots of people who prefer the 200 instead, but as I said, the 150 get the job done well for me. Good cruising speed is between 28 & 32 mph by GPS at about 4000- 4200 rpms. WOT it will run about 44 mph with 6 people on board. i don't normally run it that fast and have only done so a couple of times. I live in the Florida Panhandle where the weather can change rather abruptly and have been caught out in 4 to 6 ft. seas a couple of times. Got home safe with absolutely no concerns about the boat's ability to get me there. Hope this helps!
  12. aandrews109

    Battery Switch Problems

    Mine did basically the same thing. Since my dealer is about 75 miles away, I went to West Marine and picked up another switch. Install was pretty straight forward and it took about 30 minutes at most. As it was installed, it looked like there was quite a bit of tension on the housing which could have caused the breakage. I used a couple of larger washers as backing plates for the screws that holds everything in place. No issues since then. Don't remember the exact price, but best I can recall it was about $30 to $40 for the switch.
  13. aandrews109

    2018 R200 factory mooring cover

    Mine is trailered
  14. aandrews109

    2018 R200 factory mooring cover

    Check out ttopcovers.com. I got one from them for my 16 R-200. Cover fits great, not to difficult to install and is holding up well in the Florida Sun for just over 2 years now. Fairly Light weight. I got the 8 oz fabric for mine.