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  1. I’m narrowing down my choices on this boat. Love the idea of “new”, love the saving of “pre-owned”. My wife is all about the Entertainment Center. That singular $700 option is killing me on a couple used boats. Everything about them is great but the lack of the EC seems to be a deal breaker. Question: how much effort would be involved in removing the spotter seat behind the helm chair (houses an extraneous live well) and putting in a custom entertainment center (I see it similar to the factory option with counter space, drawers, maybe a tilt out trash can and a fresh water sink—a must)? Is this even doable? Would the plumbing part of it be a total nightmare? What about the seat itself? Is it molded in and impossible to remove with out messing up the integrity of the hull and deck? TYhanks for the reply.
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    Cost to replace upholstery OM 247

    Thanks for the info. Shocked, but not surprised.
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    Cost to replace upholstery OM 247

    Approximate estimate? Replace it all with new state of the art materials. Realize lots of variables, but if you can share a swag....
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    Back rest on R200

    Good question.... This is the optional bow seatback. The “female” part of the unit is all buggered up. It is designed to slip into the mount with angled metal. The angles in the seatback part are bent and flared and no longer fit the mount. Dealer just informed me its a $275 part to replace. Not happy...
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    Back rest on R200

    One of the seat backrest brackets on my R200 got small bent up and no longer holds weight. Whoever is in that seat gets a backward surprise as the seat back won’t hold and they fall to the stern. My dealer (who is excellent) reached out to Robalo and was told it wasn’t a warranty issue. Disappointed as the boat only has 105 hours, about half of the time with the seat back installed. Waiting for Robalo to get back to me but disappointed that they’ve chosen to not replace the part!
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    Gas strut for R200 Head door

    After two years I’m tired of fighting with the console head door on my R200. Bad enough when I’m on a wash rack or docked at the marina but it’s murder when out in choppy water. Been smacked around for the last time! Has anyone installed a gas strut on their door? Looking for recommendations... Thanks!
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    Drain tube for live well

    Hi everyone. I finally used my live well on my R200 for the first time with a pint of minnows for fluke fishing. Is the drain tube thread a standard size? I’d like to use a shorter tube so there’s not as much water in the tank and it would be easier to catch those rascals and put them to work. I’ve seen replacement tubes but not sure if the threads are identical. Thanks!
  8. I’ve been having a good time making up my own flounder rigs. The one single item i can’t seem to find is metal spinners. Who has the broadest selection of tackle rigging supplies? On line preferably.
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    Tackle drawers under my R200 leaning post

    Thank you Haz!
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    R200 radio install/adding glove box?

    Excellent. Appreciate the follow-up!
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    R200 radio install/adding glove box?

    Aandrews...thanks. I appreciate you taking the time. I really want Tom get this thing mounted without the expense and loss of room from a e-box or cutting holes in the dash. This seems like an ideal situation...
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    R200 radio install/adding glove box?

    Resurrecting. A year later and I still haven’t installed my radio. AANDREWS109...if you are still around could you possibly post a few pictures of your radio install on Starboard on your R200? Interested in placement overhead as well as hook up in the back. Much appreciated!
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    R207 modifications

    Thanks. I liked the Sailfish but-and please no offense meant-my wife thought it looked a little clunky in the showroom. (We also we’re comparing it to a Scout in the showroom which is a lovely boat though way out of my price range.). We decided to stick with Robalo although I still have not pulled the trigger. Are you taking the Sailfish offshore at this point? How far? I’m in South Jersey. It’s 70 miles to deep water. I hate mixed feedback on taking a 24’ boat that far out...
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    R207 modifications

    Curious about the Sailfish 245. Looked at this boat-well featured for sure and lots of seating. Did you look at the Robalo 24’ DC? If so, what was the deciding factor to go Sailfish?
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    Tackle drawers under my R200 leaning post

    Perfect! Pretty much what I’m looking for although I think I’d like to put a trash can on the one side. Do you think Boatoutfitters has the dimensions on hand? I’m assuming the leaning post on the R200 is the same as the Cayman. Haz-as always you are an amazing resource about all things Robalo!