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About RickR160

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  1. We bought the R160 with the 70hp, because it was clear to me that the 90hp is simply too heavy a motor for that boat. I can say that with the 70hp we have a similar issue if two people are sitting on the back seats - the scuppers let water in. We have the rubber plugs inserted most of the time. Of course with two adults sitting in those seats, even with the 90 that boat's not going to plane, an adult has to stand and walk to the console. R160 has a great feature - the ability to fit in a normal garage on the trailer. We bought it for a different reason - a boathouse slip with 7' 6" of width. Any boat that was bigger had an 8' beam, and we decided we'd rather be boating last summer instead of working on a 1 year project (including approvals) to build a bigger boathouse and spend $40 - $60k. Having used the R160 for a summer on a lake, I can say that in any type of wave action the boat is too small, gets tossed around. We have plans in the next few years to move to warmer climates and will likely purchase a bigger boat at that time. I can say that we'll be looking at many different brands, and definitely doing a test run in wave action before buying anything.
  2. It is amazing to me that any model DC would not have that door.
  3. Yes
  4. Turn it?
  5. The one I saw had simple holes drilled in it.
  6. Simply holes drilled in the cover. And they eliminate the two drain holes on the transom. Doesn't make up for the engine being too heavy. Our 70hp comes with two rubber plugs for the holes.
  7. Agree. If it's over your head, almost impossible. If it was in 2 feet of water, probably easy.
  8. There are many boats without a windshield wiper... And it's not like it's hidden that it doesn't have one.
  9. Neither did I. I got one from Yamaha, but it was totally irrelevant. "Why did you pick Yamaha?" Answer - no choice from dealer, that's what it comes with.
  10. Robalo doesn't post on this forum... You bought a boat in Ohio, and the Florida dealer refuses to work on it. Pick up the phone and call Robalo.
  11. I don't know how you think the 200 has better gas mileage. If you compare the 150 and the 200 on the R222 (Yamaha did), the 200 clearly uses more gas. I would also buy the 200.
  12. If you look, you'll find at least one pipe from the console to the rear. Use an electrician's snake and pull a string through, then the cable, with another string for the future.
  13. They should offer it as an option. Step is useless.
  14. Again, they don't monitor or participate. If you want to lobby them, call them.
  15. There are no Robalo reps on this forum. No one is going to respond. And yes, the step sucks. We have an R160 and it's awful.