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  1. One other thing about your R222. Be very careful cleaning the raised Hook decal on the sides of the boat. Use a soft bristle brush. The pointy ends of the decal will peel back. The point is so thin, that there is not much adhesive surface. I was wiping the sides on the boat with a towel and the threads of the towel got caught up on the points. Enjoy the boat. I ran mine for three hours yesterday. Runs nice.
  2. Another way to fish the cables through the aluminum t top tubing is unsung a magnet. What is needed: Stong Magnet One 4-40 or 6-32 zinc coated nut or steel nut. NOT STAINLESS STEEL Braided fishing line (the thinnest the better) Tie the braided line to the steel nut and insert it in the tube. Using the powerful magnet, slowly run it on the t top tubing thus pulling the nut and braided tile through the tubing. You are using the magnetic pull to move the nut within the tubing. You may want to place a piece of masking tape on the magnet to avoid scratching the t top aluminum tubing. Then use the braided line to plull the wire through.
  3. DonT get the snake camera stuck within the tube
  4. You used the corrrct words “patience and determination”
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    R247 transducer thru hull location

    I recently installed a through hull transducer on my R222. I found the R222 has two rectangular areas for transducer or any through hull fitting installation. I installed the Garmin GT 23 M I had to trim a piece of the black foamed fill shoe of the transducer, to get it to fit in the rectangular spot. It works well.
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    2017 Robalo 246 Cayman thru hull transducer placement

    I recently installed a through hull transducer on my R222. I found the R222 has two rectangular areas for transducer or any through hull fitting installation. I installed the Garmin GT 23 M I had to trim a piece of the black foamed fill shoe of the transducer, to get it to fit in the rectangular spot. It works well.
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    Care and Cleaning of Canvas

    Washing the canvas can harm the water shedding property of the material. I have never washed or applied soap to the canvas on any boat. I just rinse with water and allow to air dry in the sun. Let the rain and sun do the cleaning on the canvas.
  8. Hans, Don’t know if you are aware of the need to add a surfacing agent to the gel coat in order for the gel coat surface to cure and not be tacky. West Marine sell Wax-Sol that gets mixed into the gel coat. Or you can spray a fine layer of PVA (also sold at WM) to the gel coat once applied before it hardens. If this is not done, you end up with tacky gel coat layer.
  9. Call Robalo and ask to speak with George Carver in customer service. He is very knowledgeable and has always helped me.
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    Console Backlit Switches

    Buy the 12” long drill at a True Value hardware or Ace Hardware. I used a 3/8” diameter drill. When you drill the tubing, it’s drilled at an angle, so the hole goes through the top of one tubing and the side of the tubing that it is welded to. Because of the angle, the drill will want to walk on you. So, what I do is drill the hole straight down and stop as soon as it is almost opened. Then I lean the drill to the angle and continue drilling. This way the drill doesn’t walk all over the tubing.
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    Console Backlit Switches

    Where you reside
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    Console Backlit Switches

    Normally, when they install a t top, one of the vertical columns has an opening that matches a hole in the console. If you have an anchor light or a vhf antenna on the t top, the wires should already be going down the vertical column and into the console. Its not that difficult to do, just tricky at times. The LED lights draw very little amperage, so wires are thin. Just plan how you will run your wiring, through which tubes.
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    Console Backlit Switches

    I assumed you have the canvas t top and not the fiberglass one. If you have the fiberglass, you can contact Robalo a s ask to speak with George Carter in customer service. He is very knowledgeable.
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    Console Backlit Switches

    I ran the wires Through the aluminum tubing of the t-top. You can use 18 gauge wire, as the anywhere lights consume very little amperage. I have always used Lumitec lights and never had to replace one. I fish mostly at night, as I like snapper bottom fishing. If you like to do a neat clean installation, you will need to remove some the canvas from the top. Then from the top of the aluminum tubings, drill holes at approximately 45 degrees angle, so to pierce the tubings and allow you to run the cables through the tubing. You can use a thinner semi rigid bare copper wire or a wire of your choice to use as an electrician fish tape and pull the wires through. Use only marine grade wire that is tinned for the conductors. You can go to a True Value hardware store and purchasing a 3/8” diameter foot long drill that will make it easier to drill the angled holes on the auminum tubing. You can vary the angle of the holes as needed. Once you drilled a couple of holes and tried running the wires through, you will get the hang of it. Do not drill through the bottom of tne tubing. It does require patience. I ran a bunch of wires through my R222 t-top and it took me all day. I installed two Anywhere Lights, two spreader lights, one large forward light and the vhf antenna. There as one of the wires for the spreader lights that took me over an hour to run through a two feet length. There was something with the Weld that made it difficult. I ended up spraying WD40 on the wire to allow it to slip through. It’s nice once you have all installed.
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    Console Backlit Switches

    I installed Lumitec Anywhere lights on my t-top. I place one to be directly over my head and a second one directly over the seat that is in front of the console. They provide all the needed light at the controls. I have done this on my last two boats and will do it gain. I use the white lights not the blue ones. I am Very happy.
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