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    Thinking About Robalo R207

    Blue crab. Congrats on the new boat. I was looking at both and ended up going with a center console 222ex. (I really like the seating on the 207, but the 222 has more room up front). I was going back and forth and was considering the use in the bay (I am on the Magothy near Annapolis). Unless you have a 27-30ft boat, when the bay gets rough, you won’t want to be out there in a 207, or 222. But the good news, in the summer, there are not many rough days on the bay. Dont worry about those that complain about quality. I am very happy with the quality of the boat.
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    I was thinking the same. All boats have minor issues. I am wondering if this guy bought a 10 yr old boat and thought it was new??
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    If the you are so upset with the boat, take it back. Threaten to sue. Protest the dealer. Make a picket sign and march. But don’t come here and just complain and complain and complain. It won’t get you anywhere. Everyone else on here got a good quality boat. Sounds like you got a bad boat. That doesn’t make the company bad. It means you got a bad boat. Keep in mind, when you buy a new boat. Or a new car. And it meets your expectations, it is unlikely that you rush to a board to say how great it is. You got what you expected. You are happy and and enjoy it It is usually the disappointed, that post the reviews online. They want everyone to know. So when we see a small handful of complaints, it doesn’t mean that that manufacture is bad it means the majority are happy, and a handful are upset i went into this with realistic expectations I know these boats are hand made by humans they make mistakes occasionally My buddy bought a scout and spent 30% more for a comparable boat his has been back to the dealer several times My other buddy has a wahler similar issues and another friend bought a sea hunt 3 years ago never had an issue Doesn’t mean the sea hunt is better
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    Back rest on a 2018 R222 flopping around

    How fast is a knot? Mine tells me mph 35mph and no issues
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    R222ex fire extinguisher location

    Looking for a permanent location for the extinguisher. Want it accessible, but out of the way. Was thinking of mounting to either the side of the center console. Seems to fit within the T-top framing. Next to the 222 badge. Or was also thinking of the void for the fishing poles on the port side at the front end. Just not not sure how to attach. Leary of drilling holes for this. How how have you mounted yours. Pictures please
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    R222 dock line size?

    What is everyone using for dock line size? The lines that came from my dealer are already staring to come apart. I am looking into something new. Some sites suggest 1/2 for 22ft. Others suggest 3/8. Another site suggested 1/8 thickness of rope for every 2” of cleat. So a 6” cleat would mean 3/8th dock line
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    Patchwork on new R222ex?

    Do you think this is acceptable for a made to order boat? It seems to be darkening with time.
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    Electronics Box R222

    I have looked for a few months. Can’t find anything as nice and low profile as the option available from Robalo. I probably should have ordered one
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    Freight Cahrge On New Boat

    Robalo raised freight significantly in 2018. I started looking in July of 2017. The R222 to ship to MD was $1495 freight. By the time I made the purchase in November, freight had jumped to $1895 dont get caught up in the line items. The dealers all have a little wiggle room
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    getting wiring from back to console R222

    Thanks for all the input. It was actually pretty easy. I just took off the cover inside the helm (4 screws). I used a 10ft piece of plastic (Home Depot. Drywall section,). Took 15 mins to pull the cable.
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    2017 R222ES Bilge Pump

    I am new to the R222ex world also. I don’t understand why my bilge area takes on water. (My bilge float gets stuck also. Waiting on the 20 hr service before I bring it back) but back to the question. Before I took the boat out, I manually activated the bilge. It pumped for about 5-10 seconds steady, then slowed. I went out a 30 mins cruise around the river (calm for the Magothy), when I pull back in the dock, I activated the bilge and it pumped another 10 seconds. Wondering how water gets in.
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    Patchwork on new R222ex?

    I took ownership of a new built to order R222ex a few months ago. While sitting on the boat the other day, I noticed a patched opening on the inside side wall. I can’t imagine this is supposed to be there. Thought I would check here to see if anyone else has this. It is a square about 5 inch by 5 inches. Right next to the port speaker near the helm. https://photos.app.goo.gl/VW1r4PPQy4b48a7r6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/YNgk6Sft4oywvWQf8 https://photos.app.goo.gl/TLa7FZuhUoHn1YW66
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    getting wiring from back to console R222

    Thanks for the reply. On the 222, it looks like I have to take several panels off and some other brackets, before I can get to the tube that has the cables. Disappointing that I have to take so much apart. Wish Robalo would have just left a pull string like many other manufactures. Good thing the weather is still too cool to boat.
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    getting wiring from back to console R222

    I just took delivery of my R222ex this past weekend. I decided to pass on the electronics since they only offered 7" (I wanted the 9" screen). I asked the dealer if they could install an aftermarket unit. The Dealer wanted $1800 to install. (the unit only cost $1100, so they are wanting $700 to install). I figured that I could do this myself. I assumed there would be some chase wire installed, so I could fish the wires. I looked for an hour today and do not see anything. Now I am wondering how I am going to get the transducer wiring to the unit. Anyone have any suggestions on what I am missing? on another note, I discovered a few things that are odd. There is a USB port attached to a 4" wire BEHIND the radio, inside the bathroom. Seems like the manufacture forgot to drill a hole for this. I can't imagine Robalo expect the user to go inside the bathroom to hook up the USB for the radio I did not get trim tabs, but there are two wire connectors inside the bathroom labeled Tabs P and Tabs S. Anyone else have a 222 that is prewired for tabs?
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    Boat Covers

    if you want to cover all of that, why not just get one cover for the entire boat? If you want the individual, just go to a marine canvas shop, they will make anything for you. I am having a custom curtain made for mine. It will hang like a shower Curtin around the perimeter of the top. Should cover the entire console and leaning seat. Will keep the sun and prying eyes from seeing