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About Chris-R

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    Robalo R245
  1. I'm looking to buy a 2016 R247. It has the factory installed Garmin 741XS with thru-hull transducer. Does anyone know which model thru-hull transducer Robalo installs on these boats? Thank you.
  2. I bought a 2008 Robalo R227 and the only keys I received were the Yamaha keys. The seller did not have any keys for the three bow area compartments nor the big compartment on the deck. Does anyone know who sells these keys so I can purchase some? Thank you.
  3. I have always used teflon tape for the plug. When I used to trailer boats back and forth, I sprayed some Fluid Film on the plug after draining the boat and before putting the plug back in. Fluid Film is fantastic for anything that comes in contact with water and 100 times better than WD-40. You can buy Fluid Film at Amazon.com along with a lot of other places.
  4. I leave my charger plugged in all the time. As long as you have a marine charger, it will cycle on and off as needed.
  5. Yes, bilge pumps are direct to battery. They should come on when needed.
  6. Welcome friend! Please post pictures when you get a chance. I own a condo in Ft. Myers. Love the area.
  7. The red lights are there so you can see at night and not lose your night vision. It may be easier to add some additional LED lights so you have the best of both worlds. I added two sets of LED lights above helm and 1st mate's chair so if we're anchored or at the dock, they are "on" but when we're running at night, I have the red LED lights on so I can still see into the great morass of darkness.
  8. That's a bummer. I hope they reconsider and help you out. Powder coating and boats don't mix that well. I never understood why that was offered to buyers.
  9. The Yamaha F115 is a great motor. I know of no issues with it. The Robalo R190 is a super sweet boat and more seaworthy than other 19 foot center consoles. I don't own one so I can't comment on whether or not the F115 is enough but here is a link to a performance bulletin for the R180/F115 combo. I couldn't find a bulletin for the R190 which surprises me. http://www.yamahaoutboards.com/sites/default/files/bulletins/bulletin_otb_4StrokePerf_MidThrustJetPort_115hp_ROB-R180-F115TXRA.pdf
  10. You can use an Airmar (or Garmin) B60 thru-hull transducer. I suggest you make a phone call to a place where there are people who know what they are doing. You could call BOE Marine and ask for Jim. BOE has a store in Maryland and another in New Jersey but they do a ton of mail order stuff. I used them for my last boat and they were very helpful. www.boemarine.com BTW, my R245 has a Simrad NSS8 with Airmar B60 thru-hull. The fishfinder can "see" so much better than my previous boat that had a transom mount transducer. I think you'll like the difference.
  11. We used to keep our Sea Hunt center console over at Onset Bay Marina. We could be found on Bassetts Island almost every Sunday in the summer. Last year, we sold the Sea Hunt and bought a Robalo R245. We also decided to change scenery from Buzzards Bay to Narragansett Bay so our Robalo is in Apponaug, Rhode Island.
  12. The season is winding down for us now that the kids are back in school so on Friday, we left the marina around 6:00 PM and headed to one of our favorite restaurants. In the summer, you can't get near this place with a car or a boat because there are so many people but because it's after Labor Day, we had our choice of dockspace. Great seafood and a great time. Here are a few pics.
  13. Is that second picture over at Bassetts Island?
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