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2018 R200 factory mooring cover

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Still waiting for my 2018 R200 to be delivered, and just found out today that Robalo now offers a factory mooring cover for the R200. It costs *only* $950, and it's about 1/2 the price I was quoted from a local canvas fabricator. Looks like a very good deal.

Does anyone have this with their boat? Any photos?

 

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Hi,

I have a R222EX. Purchased a cover with boat.  Was told that the cover goes over the T-top.  Found that it only attaches around and to the CC.  Have not used it much because difficult to install for boat on a boat lift.  

 

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I have a 2014 R200 and I am very interested in a mooring cover. Do you have any details on how it is secured? Does it cover the T top? Can it be ordered direct from Robalo?

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Check out ttopcovers.com.  I got one from them for my 16 R-200.  Cover fits great, not to difficult to install and is holding up well in the Florida Sun for just over 2 years now.  Fairly Light weight.  I got the 8 oz fabric for mine.

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On 10/23/2017 at 9:48 PM, Mystic jack said:

I have a 2014 R200 and I am very interested in a mooring cover. Do you have any details on how it is secured? Does it cover the T top? Can it be ordered direct from Robalo?

It's at the dealer now and I'll pick up the boat and mooring cover next Thursday. Will post details.

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On 10/24/2017 at 9:59 PM, Mystic jack said:

Andrew do you keep your boat in the water or on a trailer? 

Mine is trailered

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Andrew, I keep my boat in the water during the season, NJ season is from April thru October, so I am looking for a mooring cover that can be easely put on and taken off with the boat at the dock. Dealer was giving me a price of around xxxx.

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I've finally received the boat and the factory mooring cover. I haven't tried putting it on yet. For what I can see, it's a real mooring cover that can be used on water (not a cover that requires the boat to be on the trailer -- but the cover does come with extra straps so it can be used with a trailer as well).

It's pretty heavy so I presume the material is not the cheapest type. As I mentioned, a local fabric store quoted $1800 for a custom cover, so the $950 price seems a bargain.

I figure it probably takes 10-20 minutes to put on/remove, so I probably won't use it all the time. I also have the factory console and leaning post covers, which take just a couple of minutes.

I'll try putting the mooring cover on this weekend and see how long it takes.

By the way, none of the covers come with any instructions, so be prepared for the initial frustration :-)

 

 

More details below:

 

1. It comes with a carrying bag, although the bag isn't quite big enough to completely enclose the cover. The entire thing fits inside the console, so you don't need to leave it on the dock.

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2. Part numbers and manufacturer info. Not sure if they take orders directly.large.IMG_7481.JPG.b945d93edcdb8bc5e5a153e141eba7d0.JPGlarge.IMG_7479.JPG.519ffbb4df6584e4781752bae645c8cf.JPG

 

3. The obligatory Robalo logo :-)large.IMG_7477.JPG.21d03c38e707441710bd7dbdd986a8a2.JPG

 

4. Air vent to remove moisture.large.IMG_7476.JPG.7c37d531ff0f13f5c2d14a615f101464.JPG

 

5. Webbings and clips

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6. Two ratcheting clips. I believe these are for tightening the cover so it won't be blown open by the wind.large.IMG_7475.JPG.fb688e253164193cb6786b3a9459814f.JPG

 

7. The console and leaning post cover on my boat. Quit easy to put on and fits nicely with the T top posts.large.IMG_7418.JPG.7cd8f82169e59afaf998e5a37a2d1ad7.JPG

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Hi, nice report and pictures of factory console and leaning post covers.  Thanks!  Where did you purchase the "factory console and leaning post covers" referenced in your post?  And how much did they cost?

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I bought all 3 covers as options when I ordered the boat. You can check the price on the web site. I remember it was about 280 for the leaning post cover and 450 for the console cover.

It's rain season now and I still haven't used my mooring cover yet ... I feel so lazy and guilty.

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OK, I finally installed the mooring cover for the first time. With the help of my buddy, it took us an hour to figure it out, as it came with no instructions.

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I went fishing again today. It took about 5 minutes to take the cover off. To put it back, it took me about 20 minutes. I guess with more practice I can probably get it down to 15 minutes.

In contrast, the console cover and leaning post cover together would take 5 minutes to put on and 2 minutes to take off.

One thing I noticed with the mooring cover is that, even with a tent pole inside the boat, water still pools at two spots at the bow. I guess I need to make a longer pole.

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This is the first i returned to this site in a while,  Thanks for the pictures with the cover on.  Looks like a good investment.  I will check with my dealer to see if he can order for me, for a 2014 r200c with a low bow rail.  

Hope the fish are running.  Our lagoon is still frozen so I can't even think about cutting the shrink wrap off.

 

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Yes it will be a good investment. I went back a few days later to check it out. We had washed the deck before putting up the cover so some water was trapped inside. It also rained a little. However, when I got inside it was pretty dry. All the water on the deck was gone. The ventilation was quite good, thanks to the openings below the t-top. I didn't feel any mildew smell, etc.

But again, it's California here so your miles may vary :-)

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The pics look great. I checked with manufacturer and was told it was not available for my model year. I am now looking into cover for coming pads since other cousins are removable or covered by helm cover or rear seats folded down.

 

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