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About wildoats

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    boating, fishing, hockey, boat racing.

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  1. Thinking of adding one up front on My R180, Can I drill the floor or do a angled mount to the vertical portion of the front pads.
  2. Hope Robalo reads this for there own sake.... I'm Mov' in on ......
  3. ..I had problems communicating as well with customer svc (factory) 18 mo. ago, Interior vinyl, (posted this earlier) ..It's pretty sad fullthrottle to see you go, but am on your side,. you have been above and beyond on this site, my next boat will be another brand for sure, PM me /like to see what your getting.
  4. I mounted the VHF inside the console area , and purchased the remote corded Mic. ( RAM 3, standard Horizon) , It's just a 3/4 " hole in the dash.The Mic has the channel buttons and volume on it......works well too.! I'm a bimini person, for this size hull...But T-top are for some folks, we enjoy the roadster feeling when you want.
  5. 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.
  6. ..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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. ..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,
  10. .. 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)
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. ..I agree, They are Difficult to communicate with...I had some part number questions awhile back, beyond the dealer help.