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    Ceramic coating

    Has anyone used a ceramic coating in lieu of wax. If so, did you coat the entire hull or just above the water line?
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    Anyone move up from 227 to 247?

    Had a 2016 r227. Wanted more boat looked at the r247 but my wife liked the r265. I liked the r247, but be sure to get twin engines with power steering. We love our r265 with twin 200 Yamaha digital engines. Always go out 20 to 30 miles into the Atlantic easily. Twins make the boat very stable, not much pitch. The engines with power steering make docking a breeze.
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    242 CC - Garmin GPS

    That’s strange. I have 7610svx on my 2017 r265 and the cover fits fine. Maybe the factory or dealer altered the unit to fit. Call them.
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    R265 refrigerator

    ? Call the nearest dealer. I have a 2017 r265. Have not tried refrigerator yet, but I think it runs on 12 volt.
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    R265 refrigerator

    Did you try the electrical panel next to the galley?
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    R265 refrigerator

    Not sure, but check next to batteries
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    Robalo discontinued the r265

    Why has Robalo discontinued production of the r265 for 2018?
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    Robalo discontinued the r265

    Belated thanks JOEBALO. You are a real asset to this forum. We love our 2017 r265. Perfect for day cruising and if required, an over night stay. The cabin,also, comes in handy in rain and sun.
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    r265 windlass

    Love our 2017 r265. We have learned a lot the past year, but not sure what the red tab is for on our windlass. It has a horizontal or vertical position. It may reverse how the rode coils, but not sure. Please help.
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    R265 Cover

    I purchased a new r265 this year and had the same problem. Although our boat is stored in a rack building we decided to cover most of it. We just went to Home Depot and bought a couple tarps. Since then I have done some research and found two companies on line that sell covers for r265’s. RNR Marine and Ameri-Brand Products, Inc. I have not purchased any as of yet, so I cannot vouch for these companies, but take a look. If you do buy please let me know your experience.
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    R265 Robalo Lots of Issues Brand New

    Your experience with the new r265 sounds like a nightmare. I also took delivery of a 2017 r265 in July with the opposite experience. We love the boat and have no problems with its construction. Only problem is completely filling the gas tank. Not sure whether it’s the gauge or vent. We have a great dealer and are confident he will fix the problem. Other than that everything, including the a/c, water, power steering, etc. is first class. I hope Robalo or your dealer resolves your problems.
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    Fuel tank indicator

    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.
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    Engine trim

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    Engine trim

    When getting up on plane with our r265 the bow gets very high. I use my trim tabs to lower the bow. The other day someone told me to trim the engines up to lower the bow. I always thought to lower the bow I needed to have my engines all the way down. Help!
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    Profile name change

    I contacted the Robalo site administrator regarding how to change my profile name, but of course, they never responded. Anyone know how?
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    Profile name change

    Right on! I love their boats, but the home office support for owners is virtually nonexistent.
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    Winter storage cover

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    Winter storage cover

    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?
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    R242 Fueling problems

    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.
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    Buying R227 - 200HP Performance

    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.
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    Fuel tank indicator

    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.
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    Source of head water

    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.
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    Fire extinguisher placement

    Having a 2017 r265 being delivered in June. Since the boat is just over 26 feet it requires a larger fire extinguisher. Curious where the best place to store it and whether to have a bracket installed for its storage.
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    Where are the r265's

    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?
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    Where are the r265's

    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.