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About wildoats

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  1. I had vinyl issues too, R180,.(2012)..For what its worth, luckily the "Dealer" replaced at cost, (new covers) that I had to have installed., but I think it will happen again, Getting in touch with the factory is a chore in itself, Factory was "not to helpful at the time on the phone" ,(some rude gal that should not be in cust svc.),...I just am cautious about there interior materials, After all this time it should be corrected ! I don't care for the centered steering wheel either, but that's another topic.. It's a Good Hull, but a 238 Pursuit or sailfish next time for sure. there's lots of great options out there, and that's in our favor.
  2. ..I'm looking into a TM as well on my R180,, having never owned one, will these troll for sometime.3-4 hrs.... or are they just well suited more for Bass folks...seems the Battery weight/etc would be a negative, perhaps in the way when sitting idle too.
  3. I wanted the Mercury too , .. Yamaha 150 is fine, But I Painted and clear coated it Black.... and the new decals cost more than my labor, Sure gets Compliments though.
  4. I had a article on this topic awhile back, I got mine in,... But "Removed the windshield" (compass too), Let of the air in the tires, with The 24' deep garage , you have to work around that workbench. worth the struggle though. Much more boat than a R160.
  5. ..I was moored next to a new R207 last summer, They loved the boat, but they also complained about drainage, ..Mentioned the "bow" always had water sitting in the bilge at rest......Just passing this info on,
  6. .. I would think Robalo would update the mold....stern areas of these models, access is not well thought out well either.,.., I believe 2012 since this design, anyway, It is what it is, I love the boat,.... accept hate the steering wheel is centered mounted , not fun/ wife and or kids knee hitting the wheel knob, again not service effecting, just seems a update has to be near by ...or new wife ....(oops)
  7. I can only add this, I have a R180,....(same stern layout as the R200), The Bilge access is not good, (Dated), ...you need to be a basketball player.. the Batteries get soaked when it rains, All the rest is great !.. The r222 access is so nice, and it seems like it's worth it., ..Get Trim Tabs on any boat, .. and all the motor you can afford...good luck.
  8. I agree do it yourself, ....But if the motor decides to blow a rod or spin a bearing, my question is will Yamaha step up to the plate...hate to be in that position if not... okay to sue, .lawyer fees/ hassel to go through I bet.
  9. ..I agree, They are Difficult to communicate with...I had some part number questions awhile back, beyond the dealer help.
  10. Thanks for the input, I'll get back on it this Spring, I did not know the breaker was 6A... thanks !
  11. I installed a new Shurflow pro blaster, (4gpm),..It seems to stop after 15-20 seconds when washing the boat at times, ...It was season end and I didn't troubleshoot it very through,...I'm not sure if The breaker is 10a ?...or it has a different problem going on....thanks !
  12. update, I tossed the "mini pump" the factory put in ( gees, once I reached it R180,) and just installed a new shurflow 2,.. wow, works great !,.. I mounted it under the port seat bulkhead so I can easily access it for maint. and or if ever needs replacement,,.What a improvement.
  13. Thanks Haz, ...I'm not at the cottage so I can't compare your nice photo, mine is way over on the port side, not directly under the inspection plate. I'll be there tonite and study it, plus get a photo.