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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


    Took a look under the back deck of my R200. I definitely would not tow from the cleats. Have used a float harness on mine hooked to the two tow eyes and pulled a three person "Hot Dog" with no problems.
  2. I have one battery on each side of my R200. Both are slid back and turned sideways. There is definitely enough room to add an additional battery to each side. My only concern would be the extra weight in the stern. I have a 150 Yamaha on mine and it does really well even when I have six to seven people on board. On this forum, there are also several posts that show different configurations with batteries for trolling motors in the console area. Hope this helps.
  3. You're probably going to think I'm crazy, but i had some pink discoloration issues on the upholstery of a Triumph 195 CC I had years ago. Couldn't get rid of it no matter what I did. I stumbled on a post (I believe it was on The Hull Truth) where someone recommended trying Acne Cream with Benzoyl Peroxide. It took a couple of applications, but it cured the discoloration.
  4. Actually mine came with everything pre-wired and ready to go. Dealer installed the batteries and I was good to go. Battery switch is mounted on the lower area of the center console. The only thing I didn't like was that the batteries were installed in the forward area of the rear compartments on each side. I moved them back as far as I could in the compartment. This made room for more storage in the rear.
  5. I ordered my 2016 R-200 with dual batteries and I have a Yamaha F-150 that charges both batteries. There have been some problems with the Battery Switch coming apart on some past models, but I believe the switch manufacturer has corrected that problem. However, if I remember correctly, Dual Batteries is an option.
  6. Finally got a chance to take a few pictured. Had to reduce the resolution a good bit to upload them. Hope you can get an Idea of what I did. I'll also have to do a couple of posts to load them.
  7. I've a '16 R-200 with a 150 Yamaha and am running a 17" pitch Reliance Prop. Have had 6 adults on the boat several times and it does fine. A little slower to plane that with 2, but that can be said of almost any engine. I too contemplated going with the 200, but the cost definitely was not worth it to me. Boat runs really well when loaded and will still crack over 42 mph by GPS with 6 on board if you like going faster. As someone else said, Trim tabs are definitely a must! It makes it very easy to keep the boat running properly in the water regardless of the load.
  8. Boatdogz, I'm still here, just not too often. Live in the Florida Panhandle where Hurricane Michael came through. Haven't used the boat since last September. Planning to pull the cover off this week and get her cleaned up. I'll try to take some pictures and post them later this week.
  9. Just a wild guess, but with the problems several people (including myself) have had with the Battery Switch coming apart, it may be a good candidate for a potential grounding issue.
  10. I put Drydeck Tiles in my 2016 and everything stays pretty dry. The Drydeck holds everything up off of the floor and allow any water to pass through the console.
  11. Thanks Steve, I had actually looked at the Rhodans but didn't know anything about them. I'm up in the Panhandle and my closest dealer is in Pensacola, but I haven't had a chance to see one yet. Definitely want a 72" shift but don't want to go to 36 volts.
  12. Steve, did you get and mount the Minn Kota on your R-200? I have a 2016 R-200 and am leaning the same direction. Was curious how it's working out for you. Thanks!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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