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    R200 trolling motor in action

    Here's a video of how my MotorGuide Xi5 72" 36v trolling motor works in 2ft chops and 20mph wind :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkQ0ao4N7bA
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    Trolling Motor Install on R200

    Yes, the outer diameter of the bow rail is 1 1/4” overall I am very happy about the performance. It holds the boat still in 2-3ft seas with 15+ mph wind with less than 100% output. I’m sure it can do more but I can’t :-) trolling speed can be up to 4 mph, I believe, but I’ve never needed to troll that fast. my only problem is controlling the motor via my lowrance unit. I never got it to work. I can see information on the lowrance, such as power output percentage, etc, but if I use the lowrance to try to move the boat, sometimes it goes the opposite direction. So I just use the hand held remote control instead. if I were to do it again I would have bought a minn kota instead.
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    R200 Questions

    If you don’t mind racking up hours on the main motor, you can use a trolling plate to slow the boat down https://www.cabelas.com/product/Trol-A-Matic-Trolling-Plate/699629.uts
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    Trolling motors

    I have a 36v 72in MotorGuide. I bought it because it is supposed to be able connect to my Lowrance fish finder. So I spent $200+ on an stupid NMEA cable and found out that the fish finder would sometimes drive the boat to the wrong direction! I ended up just controlling the motor using the remote, which turns out just fine. If I were to do it again I would have bought a Minn Kota with the auto-deploy feature. My friend has that and is very happy with it.
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    Robalo Warranty - Not

    I think you still have enough letters to spell LOL BOOB!
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    2018 R200 factory mooring cover

    Another problem with this cover is that some of the straps will slip. So I would ratchet the whole thing tight, only to find out a week later that the straps would come loose. The fix is to get these - 1 Inch Plastic Triglides Slides https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VSS8V6/
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    2018 R200 factory mooring cover

    Rain season has started in California, and I found that it's pretty easy for water to pool up over the bow. That's partly due to the high bow rail, which creates a rather flat area for the cover. My solution is pool noodles :-) They are hard to come by in the winter but I found some on Amazon.
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    I don’t remember exactly but I think it’s about 40”. In any case, get a 72” shaft. I have a 72 and the prop will still occasionally come out of the water in 2-3 foot seas.
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    R200 Coyote Trailer Tire Pressure

    I found a label inside the A frame of the trailer. It says 50lb for all 5 tires (including the spare)
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    R200 Coyote Trailer Tire Pressure

    I haven't used my trailer for a year and now I need to haul the boat out of the water. Does anyone know what the correct tire pressure should be for the Coyote trailers?
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    R305 ?? Need info please

    Robalo makes "mid grade" boats with "mid range" prices. However, at the higher end like the R305, the price doesn't seem that far off from a Whaler 285 Conquest, and the size isn't that much bigger. I like my current R200, but if I were to upgrade to that size, I'll probably get a Whaler. R305 = 29' 2" LOA 10'6" beam 9600lb dry weight Conquest 285 = 27'10" LOA 9'6" beam ~8700lb dry weight
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    R180 Bait Tank

    To post photos, click on "create" at the top of the page and choose "Gallery Image". After you have posted images, you can insert them into your posts by clicking on "Insert other media" while you edit your post. Choose "inserting existing attachments", and then "Gallery images". Yes, it's not very obvious at all, but perhaps Robalo doesn't like people uploading too many hot girl photos here :-)
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    When is the BEST time to purchase?

    I think sometimes you get like $1000 off at boat shows.
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    R180/R200 jump seat drain pipe

    When the seat is folded down, it's almost touching the bulkhead behind the seat. So if I move the bracket back, the seat cannot be folded down anymore :-(