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  1. Hello all, I just recently purchased a Robalo R160. I selected the option of the rod holders (2 mounted in the gunnel), and I also chose the rod holder storage next to the livewell. I was just wondering, do I have rod holders in both the middle and back of the boat? Thanks!
  2. So I did a lot of research before going ahead and doing this install myself, and I figured I'd post the results here since I couldn't find much on the subject and didnt want to pay $1000 in labor. I have a 2019 r160 with the 70 Yamaha Materials: 1 Minn Kota Riptide Terrova 55 12v 54" ipilot 1 minn kota RTA 17 quick mount 1 Minn kota MKR-19 60A circuit breaker 20 feet of 4 gauge AWG wire (bigger wire than necessary but eliminates concern of a voltage drop through the wire affecting the power of the motor) 1 Minnkota MKR-18 12V plug and Receptacle I also bought a MinnKota Precision digital charger 10 amp 2 bank changer with the extension cables to reach the rear battery. (Run the extension cables from the rear before splicing to the charger) Install: I wanted to install the extra battery and charger below the shelf in the cc so i order 2 sheets of HDPE 0.5"×12"×24" and made a reenforced shelf (see pictures) and used 6 stainless steel screws to attach it to the hull as shown. The rib is about 16" long and centered on the backside of the shelf. The battery tray, charger, and circuit breaker all attached to the shelf with plenty of room. The rear battery could replace the charger's spot if desired. I drilled the hole into the robalo cover plate at the bow and fastened the recepticale to it. Make sure to run the wires from the cc to the bow rather than vice versa to make life way easier. The quick release bracket is a must as it makes through bolting the motor possible and easy, but I had to stager the trolling motor on the quick release bracket so that it is only secured with 4 bolts instead of 6 (see pictures), but it feels very secure and held fine over the weekend hiting big wakes on lake Norman and no issues running with the troling motor at full rabbit...which leads to the performance of the motor. 12V 55 lb of thrust is plenty for the r160 and the ipilot is amazing so i highly recommend this model for this application. Overall the install was extremely easy and worth every penny (~$2200) however I did forget to make sure to place the shelf far enough aft that the anchor light could still slide down so now it lives in one of the rod boxes... I hope this was helpful and not too wordy. Let me know if you have any questions
  3. I'm looking at buying the R160 however I live at a higher altitude and I'm not sure about the 70hp. I will lose 10-20% hp due to the high altitude. Upgrading to the 90 sounds like the best route but I've heard it negates the self bailing of the boat. My thought is to upgrade to the Evinrude E-Tec 75 instead... It is about 60 lbs heavier than the 70 but 40 lbs lighter than the 90. Running half a tank of gas I feel like its the best of both worlds... Any thoughts???
  4. Where can I find the PARTS GUIDE for the 2020 Robalo R160, mine came without the stern light and I bought 1 at academy but It doesn't fit... I asked the dealer were I bought it ,but it has been 3 weeks and still don't have a light, and I'm in Texas and the dealer is in Florida,... I also contacted 3 times Robalo by filling out the form in the website and no answers... Sad story... Bad customer service...
  5. Anybody install trim tabs on their R160?
  6. Has anyone gotten their hands on a control panel/bus wiring diagram for the R160? The older diagrams (non-R160) on the Robalo website are not helpful. I’ve begun to have a few electrical issues I’d like to resolve on my own if possible, given my dealer is 2 hrs away. I have a 2018 R160. Problems include: 12V accessory plug not working, bilge pump light not working (bilge pump still works), starboard nav light not working. I can probably fix these without the diagram but it drives me nuts not knowing how the wiring actually works. For example, why does the bilge pump ground wire and 12 V accessory plug ground wire connect to each other and only to each other? What is the Accy switch actually for? Is there a spare port on the bus for this? I installed a Garmin, lighted compass and marine radio last year and everything works fine but frankly I just connected these to the main bus terminals. Is this really the best way? Robalo just refers me to my dealer.
  7. Poppy

    R160 Cover

    Picking up my new R160 in a few weeks, and would like a cover waiting for her when I bring it home. Leaning toward a Carver w/Sunbrella fabric. Is there another in the $500 range I should consider? Any and all feedback is appreciated.
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