al fasulo

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About al fasulo

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  • Birthday 01/06/1942

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    Ocean City Maryland
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  1. Right on! I love their boats, but the home office support for owners is virtually nonexistent.
  2. I contacted the Robalo site administrator regarding how to change my profile name, but of course, they never responded. Anyone know how?
  3. Thanks.
  4. Our r265 is stored in a large indoor "boatel" in the winter. It is in a large marina and the soot from the Diesel engines on the lifts settles all over the stored boats. Looking for suggestions to protect our boat from all the soot. Planning on installing our helm enclosure and tarps on the other exposed areas. Any other ideas?
  5. The last couple times I have gotten fuel I noticed the command link gas gauge of my r265 did not read full. I assumed it was a gauge problem, but after reading the comments I am starting to wonder if , in fact, the tank is not filling.
  6. Had a r227 last year before buying a r265. My r227 had a Yamaha 200 without trim tabs and we loved the boat. The 200 was plenty hp for us. Buy it without trim tabs. If you are not happy have them installed. Our trips were mostly confined to the inner bays of OC but did go into the Atlantic at times. Never had a problem with its power.
  7. This is a relatively new problem. It always read full except for the last two fill ups. Now that you mention your r227 I believe I had the same problem with my r227 last year before I traded it for the r265. Thanks for the input.
  8. Just filled the gas tank on my r265 today. Left the marina for some cruising and noticed that the fuel tank indicator gauge read about three quarters full. It wasn't temporary since when I returned to the slip it continued to read about three quarters full. I am assuming the float is stuck in the tank or something wrong with the gauge. I have digital engines with the latest Yamaha multifunction display. Anyone have any idea what the problem could be.
  9. I assume that the water tank supplies the vacuflush head on my r265. The water from my water tank is clear( after removing the antifreeze). The water in my head is blue. I am sure there is a simple answer, but as new boat owners we are stumped. Is there a place in the head system that adds the blue color as it enters from the water tank. Just curious.
  10. I agree. We wanted a cabin and the r305 was more than we needed, while the r265 was just the perfect size for us. I think with the fixed transom seat really avid fishermen found the cockpit too small. In previous years the transom seat could be folded up. We happened to like the fixed transom seating with the live wells and battery access beneath. Maybe in 2019 they will come out with a new model, maybe a r275.
  11. Why has Robalo discontinued production of the r265 for 2018?
  12. I guess I got the last one. Maybe it will become a collectors item.
  13. Just went to the Robalo site. Have combined the dual console/walkaround category and shows all the D.C.'s and the r305, but no r265's. Have they discontinued the model?
  14. My 2017 r265 went into production near the end of April and I received delivery July 12, 2017. Around 10 to 11 weeks.
  15. I stoped at my dealers marina today to have my port window frame replaced and asked about the battery switches. Not sure if I know more now than I did before. He told me that Robalo changed the switches this year and the manual is incorrect. I have just one switch with just two positions. He tells me to start the engine by using the first position. If the batteries are low I should use the second position. That will allow both batteries to start the boat. In either position both batteries are being charged when the boat is running. I looked at the Whaler diagram and it seems to depict my set up. To be honest I am not much of a mechanic. I get in the boat, start the engines and hope for the best. You are right. My son and his family love living in that area. We used to be Connecticut residents but now 7 months Naples and 5 months in Ocean City.