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    Southeast Georgia/Northeast Florida
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    Cruising, tubing, waterskiing

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  1. Woodbiner

    R200 - 150 or 200HP?

    I have a 2017 R207 with a 150 Yamaha and have never felt or wished for more power. The 150, I feel, is the best combination of power and fuel economy. My missions are just cruising and fishing. So if you pull water skiers, you may want or need a 200. All the best on the water!
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    CC v. DC—help me decide

    Decision really comes down to your primary mission. If you plan on cruising with passengers more than fishing, the DC is much better use of space and comfort. If fishing is your primary focus, the CC is best suited there. While CCs are definitely popular in this area, DCs are seen more and more. But either way, you will be out on the water! ;-D
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    R207 Boat on Trailer weight?

    Mine is....
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    R207 Boat on Trailer weight?

    Congratulations on purchasing a great boat. I have a 2017 and have really enjoyed it. What engine do you have? Mind us a 150 Yamaha.
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    Rust on the Bimini

    Thanks to all the replies. Will use some SS cleaner to hopefully resolve this. Happy Robalo boating!! :-D
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    Rust on the Bimini

    Hey Y'all, The stainless supports on my bimini are beginning to rust after less than a year!! My R207 is kept outside but fully under a breathable cover. Anyone else experience this? Seems the grade of stainless on the bimini supports is not the same as the stainless on the rest of the boat. Thanks.
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    Robalo Boats

    Welcome Aboard, Joe. I have a R207 and have enjoyed it greatly. Appreciate having a member of the factory here to address any of our issues. :-D
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    Agree with all responses. One and done! ;-D
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    Hi LF15, I have a 2017 Yamaha 150 that is flushed via a connector on the side of the engine. Don't have to start the engine; just leave it down and cold, flush for about 10-15 minutes. Does yours not have this connection?
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    Trip to Jekyll Island

    Oops: FIRST MATE..... ;-0
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    Trip to Jekyll Island

    Thanks FullThrottle, yes it is 150hp. 3600 was a good setting based on conditions. Could have gone faster but wanted to keep my 2nd Mate (wife) happy. ;-D
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    Forum Name Change

    Suggest renaming “Fish Talk” to something that would foster trip reports as well as fishing reports because as much as Robalo boats have fishing heritage, they are used just as much for cruising. I think many owners would enjoy writing as well as reading various reports of interesting trips taken by Robalo owners. Thank you.
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    Trip to Jekyll Island

    We didn't go fishing, but the trip was fun! Last Saturday we decided to take the R207 up to Jekyll Island for lunch. While it was a sunny and warm (82 degrees) early April day, the wind was pretty strong out of the southeast at 10-15 kts which kept all but the most determined anglers in port. But the R207 loves those kind of days, so we put in at Crooked River State Park (GA) and headed north up the ICW. It was my first time dealing with St. Andrews Sound which lies between Cumberland Island and Jekyll island. If you Google this area, you will see that it is quite a dangerous body of water littered with shifting shoal areas that have claimed many an unwary mariner. But we had up-to-date charts and followed the course pretty closely. Since the 207 only draws 30", we were able to take minor short cuts to the Jekyll river. But it was interesting as the depth finder would go from 20' to 4' in seconds! This about 1 hour before absolute low tide. But we navigated safely to the Jekyll river and arrived at Zachry's Riverhouse. We found a slip and soon were drinking beers and eating delicious seafood. After about 2 hours it was time to head back south. At 3600 rpm we were running 20-21 mph into the wind and about 23-24 mph with the wind. Is that what y'all are experiencing? It was a great trip for which the R207 was expressly made. I still need to try fishing, though!
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    Thinking About Robalo R207

    That wind blocker is really useful, especially this time of year. Took it out last weekend. Wind out of the east at about 8 knots over the cooler Atlantic. Pretty chilly until I closed the wind blocker door which immediately made the helm area much more comfortable. Allows year round boating in comfort down here in the southeast.
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    R207 Storage Dimensions

    Hi MoBoat. I got my 2017 R207 a few months ago and am very happy with the purchase. A 150 Yamaha pushes it which is a good compromise between performance and fuel economy. About 6 gph at 4000 rpm and 28 mph. I have the newer double axle trailer. Will get some measurements.