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    R207 (sold) - Sailfish DC

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  1. Rudy, from hindecoder.com and model is a guess, but here is what they have: Our HULL ID Decoder breaks down the Hull identification number into the following information: The HIN or CIN you have entered meets the Model-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 AH332 and is set by the boat builder. This boat or vessel has a Certification Date of (1982) and a Model Year of 1982 with month of build (February) based on the formatting of your hull_identification_number (HIN) . The manufacturer identification code (MIC) of your craft identification number (CIN or HIN) is RAL. This MIC (RAL) stands for the company name Rauch Aluminum Boats & Fabrications Llc which is currently In Business. This boat manufacturer has other company names (RAL sometimes goes by these name(s) Amf Robalo (oob), Amf Crestliner (oob), Amf Powerboat (oob), or Reaction Boats Inc (oob)). This company (Rauch Aluminum Boats & Fabrications Llc) is owned by Otto Rauch and is located at 7149 Everson Goshen Rd in Everson state of Wa. It manufactured this vessel and placed your HIN or CIN on the hull. This Boat maker is not owned by a parent company. Rauch Aluminum Boats & Fabrications Llc has started making boats, yachts and other watercraft as of 6/4/2018. The Model Name is uncertain for this Rauch Aluminum Boats & Fabrications Llc. But we have approximations: 21 CC or WALKABOUT or CC or CENTER CONSOLE or ROBALO 2520 or 26 SPORTFISH.
  2. I received this from the Coastal Conservation Association - NC. It appears progress on Menhaden is being made: Anglers Praise Decision to Improve Menhaden Management ASMFC raises the bar for forage base management (Washington D.C.)-The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted unanimously today to improve management strategies for Atlantic menhaden, by requiring consideration for the small baitfish's impact on fish up the food chain. Economically important sportfish such as striped bass rely on healthy menhaden populations for survival. After recreational anglers weighed in, the Commission adopted the new ecological management system, which considers the needs of predator species and will begin the process of allowing fish like striped bass to meet population targets. Menhaden is the first fishery on the east coast to shift to an ecosystem management approach. "This landmark decision represents a new era in fisheries management," said Whit Fosburgh, president and CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. "We are grateful for the Commission's support of comprehensive strategies that support the entire Atlantic ecosystem. This decision will spur healthier menhaden and gamefish populations while supporting the recreational fishing economy along the eastern seaboard." The Commission has worked diligently for over a decade to thoroughly vet several ecosystem models that led to the development and implementation of these ecological reference points for Atlantic menhaden. The selected model includes important predator species like Atlantic striped bass and bluefish as well as alternative prey such as Atlantic herring. Ultimately, these reference points can be used to set quotas that will help ensure enough menhaden are left in the water to help Atlantic striped bass, bluefish and Atlantic herring rebuild from overfished conditions. "Today's decision is a critical step towards acknowledging that forage fish like menhaden are ecologically important to recreationally important species like striped bass and bluefish," said Mike Leonard vice president of government affairs for the American Sportfishing Association. "A healthy Atlantic menhaden stock, and quotas that account for the needs of predators, is the science-based management we look for to help support a healthy ecosystem and the sportfishing opportunities it provides." "As recreational anglers, we commend the board for adding this new tool to the tool box which allows for a more holistic approach to managing the coast's most valuable forage for striped bass and many other important recreationally caught gamefish species," said David Sikorski, executive director of Coastal Conservation Association Maryland. "The implementation of the ecological reference points for Atlantic menhaden represents a significant step in advancing science-based fisheries management," said Chris Horton, senior director of fisheries policy of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation. "For the first time, we now have a model that can account for the need to leave menhaden in the water for the benefit of other important fisheries and the marine ecosystem as a whole." "Recreational boaters and anglers stand behind science-backed conservation efforts to maintain the health of our nation's fisheries," said Adam Fortier-Brown, government relations manager of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. "This is why our community has come out so strongly in support of the approved Atlantic menhaden management plan, which would support the whole ecosystem and begin the process of bringing back populations of prized fish like striped bass, bluefish, and weakfish." According to a recent scientific study, menhaden reduction fishing contributes to a nearly 30 percent decline in striped bass numbers. The striped bass fishing industry contributes $7.8 billion in GDP to the economy along the Atlantic coast.
  3. I could only find information on the Hull Truth https://www.thehulltruth.com. You can do a search on Marvair or 12VDC Air. Nothing matched your issue, but I did find owners had replaced the water pump. Couldn't find much information elsewhere. Good luck
  4. This is Garmin's statement: Warranty All repairs and replacements provide a 90-day warranty unless the one-year warranty of your original device remains valid beyond 90 days, in which case your repaired or replaced device will be under warranty until the end of the original one-year warranty. Since I was 2 years into a 3 year warranty, I guess I have another year. Let's hope I don't need to use it as I'm sure that 90 day/1 year thing could become an issue.
  5. I know...This isn't about a Robalo, but as a previous Robalo owner - it applies: My Sailfish 2018 245DC came with a Fusion MS-RA205 radio. Enjoyed it fully, but it died. It would light up and say FUSION, but that's it. I went through all the procedures I could find online and in the manual and nothing helped. I contacted Fusion and got an RMA, and sent off the old radio. A couple of days later, I got a new radio, an upgraded MS-RA210 from Garmin. I will say in 100 degree heat installing the new radio wasn't easy and I still have to find the zone 2 cables, but otherwise it went fine. Radio up and working on 4 speakers and when it gets a bit cooler I'll trace down the other wires for the 2 speakers in zone 2. It's hard to do wire tracing while laying on your back with sweat running into your eyes. So, some lessons learned: 1. Get the Fusion with the 3 year warranty. Some of them have a 1 year warranty, so beware. Luckily I had the 3 year warranty. 2. Don't be stupid and do maintenance on your boat in 100 degree weather with no cloud cover and no wind. 3. Remember in extreme sunlight and with polarized sunglasses it's difficult to read the fine print on the screens. I really doubt the screens are ever tested in the conditions I use them. I did bring a backup printed manual and it got me past some of the more difficult screens to read. 4. See item #2 5. If you decide to maintenance in 100 degree sunny, windless weather BUY A FAN. It's on my list.
  6. The Hull Identification Number (HIN) should be on the Bill of Sale and either etched or attached by a plate to the hull. Once you have that, plug it into https://hindecoder.com/ and you should get the year, manufacturer and serial number of your boat. They may tell you a guess at your model too.
  7. Never looked at a C-Dory before as here in the mid-Atlantic there aren't any dealers at all. Guess it's a North West boat for your conditions there. Sorry your engine decided it was time to go bad. Glad you had a backup.
  8. Sounds like a great trip. Glad you got to go out and have fun. Some son-in-law had pity on me and brought me some tuna after he maxed out his freezer. They only got to fish a few hours before they reached the limit. I've done that once, and I'm ready to do it again. Great write up and pictures.
  9. I had about a half tank of old gass and I filled it up with ValvTect. Ran file. I guess I'll know later on if it works as advertised. I still plan to add Sta-bil when I cut back on use in the winter, but probably not as much as previously.
  10. Welcome to the forum. Really nice looking boat.
  11. Motors good. Performance good. However, bad warranty and parts availability reputation. I can't speak from experience, so perhaps it's just that I came across a lot of negative posts. Seems when BRP got them things went downhill compared to when OMC had them. In all my years of boating (starting will an air-cooled Elgin) I never had an Evinrude, but my one of my dad's boats had one and I don't remember it being a problem. My guess is less competition in the engine arena will hurt us all: less innovation and higher prices. We'll have to see.
  12. I thought the ETEC was going to save Evinrude, but I guess not: https://www.pennlive.com/business/2020/05/brp-says-it-will-no-longer-make-evinrude-outboard-boat-engines-citing-impact-from-coronavirus.html
  13. I've been hoping somewhere close would start selling non-ethanol gasoline, but my marina just announced they are now selling ValvTect gasoline. ValvTect advertises no need for ethanol additives, 1 year stability, and much more. Sounds better than non-ethanol, but I'm hoping for some opinions from here on the forum to let me know what you think about it. Can I really stop using Sta-Bil ? Does it really retain octane for up to a year? Thanks
  14. I've been trying for years to get my wife to agree to a small condo and a trawler. Live on the trawler most of the time, and the condo during hurricane season. She says she loves the house we're in. Supposed to plant some flowers today and cut the yard - oh joy. In my imaginary world I'd be off the Carolina coast catching tuna and grilling it on deck while watching the sunset.
  15. Great news! It will take a few years to see the improvement, but hopefully we're on the way to improved fishing and better resource management.
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