Matt_P

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  1. Thanks for the info! The horn isn't labeled in the manual. I would normally spray down my anchor locker with fresh water after using the anchor. Is this a bad idea due to the wiring for the horn being in the anchor locker?
  2. I have tried searching and I can't figure out what is the purpose of the vent on the starboard side of the bow. I reached my hand in the anchor locker to see if I could feel it and all I felt was some wiring, which I assume is for the navigation lights. I circled the vent with red in the attached picture. Anyone know the purpose of this vent?
  3. I have a 227 with the 200HP and it seems fine for my needs. I had 8 people (4 adults, 4 kids) on the boat and did some cruising/tubing and it performed fine. My top end speed is limited by the size of the boat relative sea conditions. I don't feel comfortable cruising faster than 30MPH in my boat (which is ~4000 RPM with the 200HP) unless it is a super calm day on the LIS so the only thing the 250HP would get me is a faster hole shot, which would be a nice to have but not a need to have. I asked for a quote for an upgrade to the 250 and it didn't seem worth the cost to me.
  4. I have a new 227 and noticed the fuel gauge is not true to reality. I had half a tank so I tried putting in ~50 gallons and when I got to 30 gallons the tank spit gas at me and the gauge was full. Since my boat is very new I don't know what is typical, but it seems the top half of the gauge drops faster than the bottom half of the gauge. I have been cruising at half a tank for a few days, including a couple 15+ mile runs. I have had cars that have the similar behavior. Burn the first 1/4 tank in 20 miles and then the last 3/4 of a tank takes hundreds of miles.
  5. I know this might sound strange, but wondering if anyone has found a magic water bottle that works well in the cup holders Robalo uses? The narrow part of hte cup holder seems to hold normal drinks (cans) but what brand bottle fits well in the wide portion of the cup holder?
  6. Thanks for the info! I just wanted to avoid getting something too high powered that wouldn't work with my boat.
  7. I am looking to buy a spotlight that I can plug in at the helm. Anyone know the power rating on cigarette lighter outlet that is at the helm?
  8. On my 227 you need to turn a switch on (courtesy I believe) at the helm and then you press the center of the light fixture (press on the light lens) in the head to turn the light on.
  9. Just picked up a new R227 and I am in the market for a trailer for a R227. Anyone have a recommendation for a trailer that works well with a R227?