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  1. I’m sorry to ask this but my boat is several hours away and packed up for the winter. Can anyone give the the LxWxH dimensions UNDER the leaning post (where the cooler typically goes) for a 2016/2017 R200? I’m thinking of building or buying tackle storage under there as I don’t use the space for the cooler and, heaven knows, the boat is light on storage space. Thanks.
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    Garmin vs. Simrad

    Using the build a boat feature it seems that the Simrad electronics are significantly less expensive that “similar” Garmin. For example, a fully loaded, dual screen with Radome and radio, both having NMEA, side by side is almost $2,500 less expensive with Simrad. I’m sure they’re both great or Robalo wouldn’t be offering them but what is the difference to show that large a gap in the price? Thanks
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    Has anyone fished an Explorer?

    Thinking of an upgrade to an Explorer model. Seems like a good value and I like the family friendly seating in the back. I do have a question about the ability to fish off the back with the fiberglass seating....has anyone done that? How has it worked for you?
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    Adding Trim Tabs to R200

    Thinking of adding aftermarket trim tabs to my 2017 R200 to help even out the rif=de and handle heavier swell. Very basic questions: Is this a good idea? How much should I expect to spend? Any other inputs? Thanks!
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    R200 exposed to smoke and soot, cleaning?

    Good to hear. Mines up in the next few days...
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    R200 exposed to smoke and soot, cleaning?

    Let me know how you make out. Same situation but I haven’t gotten the appraisal results back yet. I was very, very close to the action.
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    Care and Cleaning of Canvas

    Thanks to all!
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    Care and Cleaning of Canvas

    Looking for care instructions for the console and leaning post canvas on my R200. End of season so everything is off the boat before wrapping and stowage. Can the fabric be laundered or drycleaned? Thanks
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    CC v. DC—help me decide

    It’s either going to be a 242 or a 247. Both great in their own way. Help me decide. Do about 50/50 fishing/family. Want something i can get 25-30 miles out in that’s also family functional...
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    Shade brow over the electronics screen

    Thanks Haz...you’re always the fastest to respond with great information. $59 is a bit salty...i do like the idea of creating it myself. May be a good wintertime project!
  11. Does any one sell a mountable shade that would mount to the dash over my 7” electronics screen to provide a little more shade from the sun? Thinking something like black foam covered in vinyl that would adhesive mount...
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    2019 27'CC

    My dealer said he may have it on the floor by September.
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    R200 dirty bottom

    Keep the boat in a boatel in South Jersey. It gets weekend use for bay and offshore fishing and sunset booze cruises (not for me. I’m a dry driver.) She’s a year old and has 56 hours. I’ve been pretty meticulous about cleaning the boat inside and out in the year I’ve had it. However, due to circumstances, primarily getting in late Friday and going out early Saturday, there have been a couple of nights over the past 4-6 weeks where she’s spent the night in the water. Literally though, only a couple. i noticed Saturday that the hull has taken on a very faint tannish color that would not come off with a soft brush and boat wash. Whats going on? Is the coloration permanent? Where’s it coming from and is there a way to get it off? I really have a hard time believing that it picked up that color just from being in the water so little.
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    New model on the way!

    My dealer told me yesterday that a new 27’ CC is on the way for 2019. Potentially in the showroom by Fall. What a great addition to fill the gap between 242 and 302!! Might be just what the Dr. ordered!!!
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    R222 vs. R200

    Here’s a different question then...why would Robalo keep a “22” foot boat that’s really only 11” longer than their 20 footer and discontinue the 26 foot boat thereby leaving a 6 foot gap between the 24 and the 30? Kind of defies logic. And to Full Throttle, yes, I think the 24 ft. CC is a great boat and is really what I’ve been thinking of moving up to. Same rational...more boat to get out farther.