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    Break In 250 SHO V Max

    Yamaha provides break-in instructions in their manual. Available online. Breaking in engine Your new engine requires a period of break-in to allow mating surfaces of moving parts to wear in evenly. Correct break-in will help en- sure proper performance and longer engine life. NOTICE: Failure to follow the break-in procedure could result in reduced engine life or even severe engine damage. [ECM00801] EMU41222 Procedure for breaking in engine Your new engine requires a period of 10 hours break-in so that mating surfaces of moving parts wear in evenly. Operate the engine in the water under load (in gear with a propeller installed) for 10 hours as follows. When breaking in the engine, avoid extended idling, rough water, and crowded ar- eas. 1. For the 1st hour of operation: Operate the engine at varying speeds up to 2000 r/min or approximately 1/2 throt- tle. 2. For the 2nd hour of operation: Increase the engine speed until the boat is on plane (but avoid full-throttle opera- tion), and then back off on the throttle while keeping the boat at a planing speed. 3. For the remaining 8 hours of operation: Operate the engine at any speed. How- ever, avoid operating at full throttle for more than 5 minutes at a time. 4. After the 1st 10 hours of operation: Operate the engine normally.
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    R160 Bilge

    Bilge is under gas tank. Lift it up, open cover. No idea why livewell stops filling.
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    242 T-top Electronics Box

    Standard reply because Robalo won't deal directly with customers. They don't even participate on their own forum...
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    242 T-top Electronics Box

    Site allows pics, bottom of post click paperclip. I suggest you contact your dealer for resolution.
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    2015 R180 tilts to port while docked

    You haven't yet taken it out, hit throttle and holded it at nose up to see what bilge pump does? I assume you have tried putting people on right side and seen if weight makes water come pouring over? Watching through open ports, compartments?
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    2015 R180 tilts to port while docked

    First it was tilting to port...
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    Water in Center Console

    Poor design.
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    R200 Bilge Pump Stopped Working

    Yes that will run it manually, but if the pump isn't sitting in water none will come out.
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    New to me R180...

    Figure 8 nights at $150 including food, that's $1,200. 6,300 miles at 8 mpg (probably did better) at $3.25 avg is $2,560. That's $3,760 not including wear and tear on the car, nor 8 days on the road not working. Savings?
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    Freight Cahrge On New Boat

    Yes. The further from the factory, the higher it is. Wouldn't you have asked that when you ordered it? Based on your flurry of posts, you seem to be very negative about your new purchase.
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    2005 227 Top Speeds

    If you make a tight turn, yes, you have to trim the motor back down some to avoid cavitation.
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    WTB Robalo 265

    This forum doesn't have boats for sale...
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    You guys probably want to edit your posts to remove your phone numbers, communicating that info via DM. They'll be scraped and spammed forever.
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    Dealer gave wrong plug

    This MIGHT be right: https://www.westmarine.com/buy/seafit--transom-drain-with-plug--P000283756?recordNum=23
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    R180 Folding Windshield

    No, it does not rattle. I had an issue that of the knobs would loosen while underway, my dealer fixed it while in for other things. If I stand and hold the side support, sometimes it shifts a fraction of an inch because I'm pulling it towards me, but it's not an issue. If you lower it to go in the garage, make sure to keep it down so you don't have an issue pulling out... I waxed boat in garage, windshield all clean, and as I headed to hookup my truck wife said "are you going to lower the windshield?"...
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    R160 Livewell plug

    We want to use our livewell for storage at times, so we need to put a plug in the drain hole, because otherwise it doesn't stay dry, small amounts of water sometimes come in. Are Robalo's livewell drains a standard size? We did go to a big box hardware store with the drain pipe, and found the threads didn't match any of the PVC plugs, but it seems that livewell expansion plugs are what we need. Figured someone might know what's needed, save me some searching. Figuring an inexpensive plug should be available. Measuring it seems that 1 5/8" is the size, which is much larger than most that I find online.
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    R160 Livewell plug

    Creative, and likely very economical. I will look for it. Thanks!
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    R180 Folding Windshield

    Have it on my R160. Make sure you check the on trailer measurement with windshield folded: SPEC / CAP. US M Height on Trailer: 8' 8" 2.63 m Height on Trailerwith Windshield Down: 7' 2" 2.18 m Height on Trailerwith Windshield Down and Ski Tow: 7' 6" 2.29 m Height on Trailerwith Tower: 10' 10" 3.30 m Length on Trailer (Trimmed Up w/ Swing Away Tongue Extended): 23' 8" 7.22 m Length on Trailer (Trimmed Up w/ Swing Away Tongue Folded): 21' 11" 6.68 m Length on Trailer (Trimmed Down w/ Swing Away Tongue Extended): 22' 3" 6.77 m Length on Trailer (Trimmed Down w/ Swing Away Tongue Folded): 20' 6" 6.25 m Width on Trailer: 8' 6" 2.59 m
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    Current build time

    Also depends on what else they have on order. My dealer had a large Robalo on order, which fit with my R160 on the transporter, so my boat came weeks early because Robalo prioritized it for economical shipping. Mine was also ordered in March, before the heavy order volume.
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    R207 Storage Dimensions

    No way. Read 2 posts up.
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    2018 R160

    I'd suggest you're going about this all wrong. "A lot of people recommended the r160 for a first-time boat kind of going based off of that." You should be buying the proper sized boat for the usage you're going to give it. An R160 can take 4 adults. If you take 4 adults, you had better put 2 of them in front of the console or you'll never plane off. That's just one point. I'd suggest you visit the following sites and do your own research: https://www.boatingmag.com/boats http://www.boattest.com/ I'd also recommend that you go out into Sandy Hook Bay and LOOK at what boats are being used there, talk to other boat owners, see the limits of different boats, and most importantly - take a course in how to safely handle a boat.
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    2001 Cuddy 2240 Transom weight question

    My quick research shows you may have added 70 lbs with the new engine...
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    R302 Taking on water

    You could call the dealer and ask them what they did.
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    What prop for R207 with 200hp?

    Prop comes from Robalo...
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    2018 R160

    I think you should consider other brands, and do your research. Complaining about no anchor holder and no trim tabs, which are not on this model at all, seems silly if you are already pricing it. Complaining about paperwork and state fees without asking your dealer to explain them doesn't make sense, those fees have nothing to do with buying this model boat. They don't preannounce features. Robalo tells you right on their website you can't negotiate on price.