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    Fishing, camping, & baseball

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  1. AO

    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    Ha, not at all haz! You're right, still have 4 years left on the warranty so I need to remain cognizant. Always appreciate the input.
  2. AO

    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    Same here, always change filters and add a fuel additive regularly. I'm lucky enough to have a non-ethanol gas station near where I store the boat. So it's probably not as big a deal in my situation. Even without ethanol, there's always that slim chance water will work it's way into the tank whether being from condensation, a faulty seal, bad gas, etc. I've installed one before on a 3.0 mercruiser I had a while back. Like you said, it's nice having that extra piece of mind.
  3. AO

    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    Thanks haz. Just ordered one. Guess I'll keep the other as a spare.
  4. AO

    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    My R207 did not come with a fuel water separator filter. When I purchased the boat last year, the dealer told me it came standard from the factory. I didn't spot it before, but thought it must be well hidden in the bilge like it was on my proline. Well, cleaned out the bilge today and looked to see what filter I needed for a replacement. Followed the fuel line and there just isn't one. Turns out that the filters do not come with the merc 150s. It has a fuel filter under the cowling, but no fuel water separator filter. I'll be installing a kit this week. It's an easy job, but a little frustrating that my dealer told me there was one. No way I'm going out again without one.
  5. AO

    VHF antenna on R207

    Yup, mine is mounted pretty much the same spot as Wyndy. Haven't been to the boat in a while. Been fighting this nasty bug. To answer your question BC, no I have not had any issue with noise or interference with the radio. five by five.
  6. AO

    Rod holders on R160

    Nice! Like your set-up.
  7. AO

    2018 r207 flooring

    Nope, that sounds like a good way for someone to trip. I wouldn't drive it off the lot until the dealer fixes it to your satisfaction.
  8. AO

    VHF antenna on R207

    BC, last year I purchased this neoprene camera lens pouch on ebay to protect the mic when stored away. Fits the mic and cord perfectly. Something to consider. Neoprene Lens Pouch Bag Extra Large
  9. AO

    VHF antenna on R207

    Yeah, I had the Icom radio connected to the Garmin. The cable was included if I remember right. The guy who installed it for me didn't use the cable I bought and said one was included already. It's a great set up. They work perfect together. You wont be disappointed.
  10. AO

    Bottom paint with sea foam green?

    Saw this R222 with bottom painted that color. Not bad.
  11. AO

    R200 with Yamaha 150 Prop size

    These Yamaha performance bulletins show them using a 14 1/2 x 17p aluminum and a 14 1/4 x 17p reliance series prop. I get similar results on my R207 with a Merc 150 and 17p enertia. R200 w/150 17p Aluminum R200 w/150 17p Reliance
  12. AO

    Bimini Top Extension

    Happy holidays everyone! Got a question. Has anyone used an extension kit for their bimini top like in the pics below? I'm thinking about it, but I'm not sure if it's worth it. It'd be nice to have some extra shade for passengers in the back seat. Any recommendations and opinions would be great. Thanks and advance.
  13. AO

    Tow Vehicle

    No experience with that particular truck, but I wouldn't do it. I was with a buddy over twenty years ago who destroyed his transmission on the way to the ramp towing another friends boat that was right at his truck's towing capacity. Ruined our day real quick. Not worth it! If you're looking for something smaller than your full size, there are some mid size truck options that could do the job. My 2nd gen GMC Canyon V6 does a fine job towing my R207.
  14. AO

    Battery Switch Problems

    Just wanted to update this. Had to bring the boat to dealer since the battery switch wasn't the only problem. Turns out the 40 amp DC main breaker was inoperative. All replaced and covered under warranty.
  15. AO

    R207 modifications

    Thanks FT. Hope the new boat is working out for you.