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  2. Retainer

    trouble logging on from iphone

    I printed this out and will take it home to investigate and get back to you. Thanks Pat
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  4. Salty77

    Added rod holders to R200

    I did the same thing, perfect spot for them. I use one too hold my bait net.
  5. zeman

    24 ft robalo

    Thanks! I can't wait to clean it up for next year.
  6. 2-N-TOW

    24 ft robalo

    Slickcraft as FullThrottle pointed out. This later became part of AMF Robalo. Interesting history of the Slikker family and their role in the boating industry. After they sold their original business to AMF (1969), they formed S2, which started Tiara Yachts, Slikcraft (1976), and Pursuit (1979). Robalo became part of AMF in 1971. Leon Slikkers was at AMF during this time. As a result, Robalos of the '70s are very similar to the Slikcraft and early Pursuits from the late '70s. Based on this, you are the proud owner of a Slikcraft...pretty much the first cousin of the Robalo. Leon Slikker had a 5 year non-compete clause with AMF that he could not build any power boats for 5 years after selling his company. He stayed with AMF as president of the Slick Craft division for a few years, then left in 1974 to form the S2 Corporation and build sailboats to finish out the 5 year non-compete clause. After that passed, he then formed Slikcraft, of which you are the proud owner of one of their hulls. Slikcraft had a reputation for quality design and construction, so you have a nice boat!
  7. zeman

    24 ft robalo

    Thank you for your help
  8. FullThrottle

    24 ft robalo

    If I read the number right (and the contrast on the number makes that tough for my old eyes) hindecoder says: The HIN or CIN you have entered meets the Straight-Year HIN format. It might also be a type that contains the country code and thus the boat comes from USA or Other . The serial number of the HIN is 51022 and is set by the boat builder. This boat or vessel has a Certification Date of (1977) and a Model Year of 1977 with month of build (June) based on the formatting of your hull_identification_number (HIN) . The manufacturer identification code (MIC) of your craft identification number (CIN or HIN) is SLK. This MIC (SLK) stands for the company name Silver Lake Fabrication which is currently In Business. This boat manufacturer has other company names (SLK sometimes goes by these name(s) , Amf Powerboat Oob, Amf Slickcraft Oob, or Amf Robalo Oob). This company (Silver Lake Fabrication) is owned by Aaron Leclerc and is located at 29 HOT HOLE POND in CONCORD state of NH. It manufactured this vessel and placed your HIN or CIN on the hull. The Parent Company for this boat maker is (). Silver Lake Fabrication has started making boats, yachts and other watercraft as of 11/19/2014.
  9. zeman

    24 ft robalo

    Thanks, here is the hin in the attached pic. Slk550220577-78
  10. 2-N-TOW

    24 ft robalo

    Not sure if the engine has a pump. I have been around so few inboard/outboards to know much about them, just what others have told me. One thing to check is the exhaust manifold. If raw water cooled, over time they will corrode on the inside. This will restrict water flow and could be the reason you are seeing elevated temperatures at higher rpms. Removing the manifold for inspection does not appear to be too difficult. Lots of information if you google marine exhaust manifold repair.
  11. zeman

    24 ft robalo

    I will get the hin. No heat exchanger, alpha 1 out drive. Do the engines have a pump also? Thank you for your reply.
  12. 2-N-TOW

    24 ft robalo

    Can you provide the hull id number on the transom? That will help in determining the year. If the water pump has a rubber impeller, it can rotate in either direction. Is this a raw water cooled engine or does it have a heat exchanger?
  13. zeman

    24 ft robalo

    I just purchased a 24ft cuddy with a 302 ford 188 hp mercruiser. The motor overheats at about 3200 rpms. Would this be a reverse rotation motor? The boat is a 1970's model. Do engine water pumps have directional impellers? Would anyone know what year this boat is?
  14. 2-N-TOW

    1972 R190 What's under here?

    Floor coring will be plywood. 2 part foam below that between floor and bottom of hull.
  15. equipmgr

    1972 R190 What's under here?

    I've developed quite a soft spot along the CC. And its cracking - draining out garboard. What's under here? Foam? Plywood? Thanks.
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  17. mrrobalo

    I can't catch a break - follow up to lost post

    I know what you mean invincible. I thought the same way until I blew my back out when I was 41 (1996) and well after now having 6 major operation , and Tylenol poisoning resulting in cirrhosis of the liver I try not to let it get me down. Everyone tells me to slow down , don’t do that ,I’ll get that for you. I appreciate them for helping me. “ and will ask when I need it.” I’m not about to give up I will keep doing what I can. After restoring the 1976 and having the hurricanes last year ( had 2 hip surgery’s last year) she sat in the canal for almost a year ( my dock gone / boatlift is inoperative was so I still need to finish the bottom of barnical removal. It’s on its trailer now and going to a friends shop where I can finish her up. Then clean up the rest of the boat and put it up for sale. The motor doesn’t work and needs service to find out what’s wrong. The monies from this one go towards the Dottie Q for power. Best part I have a photo album of all the restoration done on her. Keep us posted on the storm and hopping the best for you and your family.
  18. 2-N-TOW

    I can't catch a break - follow up to lost post

    The wife would kill me if she found out I had been on a ladder! Fortunately, the projected path moved south enough that the beach house should be fine. It is on one of the highest points on the island and does not require flood insurance. Plus it is 1/2 mile from either the ocean or sound, so lots of other structures to knock the wind down before it gets to us! We did go down this past weekend and prep it the best we could and will check on it after the storm. I hope there are no issues as all of my fishing equipment is down there now! Yup, this has been the summer from hell due to all the medical stuff. Up until a couple years ago I thought I was invincible; then I 54 and stuff started "happening" (that is when I found out my neck was a mess). After this latest adventure, I have a whole different appreciation for staph infections and now realize it can hit just about anybody when you least expect it. I must be getting better. I launched the boat in the creek last weekend and ran it for an hour, just riding up and down the creek and enjoying being back on the water. I then put then boat on Dad's lift so I could inspect my trailer axles (they are 16 years old). Found a small hole in one axle so I ordered a new set and picked them up today from the shipping company. I will start a new thread on rebuilding the trailer in the near future, once we get through all the projected rain from Florence!
  19. 2-N-TOW

    trouble logging on from iphone

    Any chance Apple did an OS update to the mobile devices or updated Safari? Can you send me the ip address of your iphone? From the home screen, tap Settings. Tap Wi-Fi. The screen shown below appears. Locate the connected Wi-Fi network, and then tap the blue arrow next to the network name. ... Your iPhone's current IP address for the selected Wi-Fi network is displayed at the top of the window, as shown above. This will let me compare the ip address against the list of banned ip addresses I use for blocking spam accounts.
  20. Retainer

    trouble logging on from iphone

    Dan, as you know, I can't log on from my iphone anymore. The message continues to say I am banned. I am posting this from my office desktop, which is fine. I can't access from my iPod either. Both iphone and ipod use Safari browser. Office laptop used Google Chrome. I am posting this just in case anyone has any ideas as to what is happening, or if they are experiencing the same issues. I want to update my restoration thread and otherwise enjoy the site, and it is easier to update and post pics from my phone when I am home at night.
  21. mrrobalo

    I can't catch a break - follow up to lost post

    WoW all that you have been through and now a hurricane is bearing down on you. Hope the boys can help board up the beach house as you don’t need to be on a ladder with mobility problems . Will send prayers to you and your family. I still haven’t gotten the 1976 R190 cleaned ( barnicals from sitting in the water due to hurricanes wiping out my lift) up since last years hurricane . Shocking but having a complete hip replacement surgery in July 2017 and after living through Constant oozing Requiring 3 dressings a day. They figured I had a staff infection and in February 14 ,2018 it had to be done again. It’s not nearly as bad as what they put you through a ( I know the leaking spinal fluid after I had my first back surgery ) Please Keep us informed on how your doing ! :
  22. Awesome write-up, thank you very much. I got rained out this weekend, so I am going to take another shot (hopefully during the week)...I will keep you updated! Much appreciated, Charlie
  23. Thanks for your time and response! After looking over the NADA for 1998 and finding a couple of ads it looks like she's a 2420......the size fits as well (25' 1" x 8' 6"). I think we have a winner.
  24. We inserted the gas tank and wanted to pour the foam around the tank. When we opened the 5 gallon container of carboncore foam resin, the product was beyond shelf life and just a thick gray playdough. Since this was NOT in the plans, work today was halted til I pick up some new foam. My lighting and horn have arrived. Primer arrives Tuesday.
  25. Hi Charlie and welcome to the site. Click on the below link as it has lots of good information on what to look for: http://robaloboatowners.net/forums/index.php?/topic/5100-what-to-look-for-when-buying-a-boat/ Let us know if you have any questions after reading it.
  26. Hello, nice little community you all have built here! I am going tomorrow (9-9-18) to check out a 1974 Robalo, 20ft twin engine center console. I was hoping to get some feedback as to what I should pay close attention to, what is a deal breaker or a deal maker and possibly what a good starting point for price might be? I have been a boater for a good chunk of my 35 years, but never anything like this...always have been in and around Sea Ray cuddy cabin boats and the like. I live up here in Michigan, it seems like many who own these boats are on a coast or the Gulf? Thanks again, Charlie
  27. 2-N-TOW

    1993 2520 Max HP

    Those numbers sound good, but you may want to consider buying different props instead of re-working the current ones. It takes a 1 inch reduction in pitch to gain 200 rpms, so you are looking at knocking out 4 inches of pitch. Before messing with props, how is the cavitation plate in relation to the bottom? It should be 1 - 1.5 inches above the bottom directly in front of the motor. Too deep could be causing too much drag and holding down rpms. It is a lot cheaper to raise the motors, if needed, than mess with props.
  28. Ray - I found some listings for Robalo 2520's, so that answer is yes. According to NADA pricing guide, the last year they were built was 1996.
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