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  1. RickR160

    float switch /bilge pumps.

    Bilge is supposed to be wired to run with the battery switch off, how else could it bail the boat in a slip? Yes, Robalo's warranty should cover replacing the switch, but you have to go through a Robalo dealer.
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    Trim Tab Fault as Startup

    What does Lenco say? http://www.lencomarine.com/index.php/lenco-marine-contact-us
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    Marine Battery R160

    Go to the Walmart site, click on Marine, and pick a battery with the same capacity you have now. https://www.battfinder.com/?povid=1104292+|+2018-12-18+|+auto batteries travel ready pov
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    Trailer Weight

    As long as your garage is 18.5 inches, and the door is 9' wide or more (trailer is 8' wide). And of course the door is tall enough and you got the windshield that folds down.
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    Trailer Weight

    Your dealer is lazy. Robalo provides them full specs, my dealer showed the PDF to me. In addition, your dealer could have called Coyote themselves. It is 580 pounds. This trailer, with boat, comes in just under 3,000 pounds. Many states require trailer brakes at 3,000 pounds, so don't load up the boat too much. https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/tag/trailer-brakes/ FYI, with the tongue folded, and a F70 on the back, the total length is 18.5 feet. Also, don't forget to fold the windshield down when garaging it.
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    Best engine for 160?

    90 is too heavy. 70 is fine, but no adults in jump seats until you plane off.
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    Handheld VHS - Marine

    I bought a Standard Horizon HX-870 2 years ago and have been happy with it. Waterproof, floats, DSC, MOB function, Water activated emergency strobe light, etc. First boat in a long time, my research showed that DSC was important to have. We don't use the radio a lot, on a bay of a lake that connects two Great Lakes. $200, great deal.
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    Yamaha Fuel Water Separating Filter

    R160 has none.
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    No R272 Owners Manual

    Hopefully you're better at handling a boat than you are in navigating the internet. It took me about 1 1/2 minutes to find it. Robalo doesn't have model specific manuals. Manuals are by type - Bay Boats, Center Consoles, Dual Console, and Walkarounds. Your boat is a center console. http://robalo.com/admin/Document-Depot.php?action=owners_manuals This is the manual: http://robalo.com/publications/uploaded_files/2113/Robalo-Center-Console-Owner-s-Manual.pdf
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    R200 Questions

    A Yamaha can be equipped with a variable rpm trolling switch. MAR-VTSSW-00-KT. 50 rpm adjustments. It may not be for engines above the 115 though, not sure.
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    R160, trailering with bimini folded down

    While I hate the step, that does not look like an idea solution.
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    Hydraulic Steering on Robalo R160

    Right. It does not lock, but it stops turning when the engine is fully stopped.
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    Hydraulic Steering on Robalo R160

    No, the wheel does not lock like in an automobile, when the engine is off.
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    Robalo Warranty - Not

    The problem is that Robalo is dealer-focused, not customer-focused. They don't even have a person who has in their job description to monitor social media. That's insane in today's environment. While Joebalo does respond here once and a while, he's not doing it except to be a nice guy.
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    Corrosion protection

    You should not be trailering with the engine tilted up. If you need to raise the engine so you don't hit the road, then they make different devices to hold the engine and bear the weight. The weight should not be on the tilt mechanism. I store mine down, just tilted up from vertical, so that the oil doesn't pool in the cylinders. If you store it all the way down, and then let it sit for a while, you'll see a tiny cloud of smoke in the exhaust otherwise. There are various "transom saver" devices on the market. Here's Yamaha's - https://amzn.to/2CWM3NW
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