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About FullThrottle

  • Birthday 05/05/1949

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    Fishing, Boating, Beach, Swimming.
    Grandkids and their interests.

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    R207 (sold) - Sailfish DC

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  1. Damn shame that happened. Hope all or some of the damage covered by insurance.
  2. It does look good. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
  3. Best of luck in your search. I'm sure it's getting frustrating.
  4. Just happened to look at BoatTrader and they have a few listed near you. Maybe one of those will work out. https://www.boattrader.com/boats/make-robalo/model-r247-dual-console/
  5. I got this many years back and it helped. R207 isn't there, but you may find helpful. It helped me with some wiring issues. Panel-Kits.pdf
  6. X2. Glad you're both back on the water.
  7. Didn't check here before answering on the Robalo site. Sorry. Good that you have on both.

  8. Guess I'm learning something new, but I don't like it. An owner of a new R230 got a ski tow. However, the warning label (my R207 didn't have a warning label) says only 1 skier or wakeboarder, and NO towables! Dealer told him to use a bridle for towable. http://forum.robalo.com/index.php?/topic/13446-r230-ski-tow/&tab=comments#comment-24981
  9. Just a follow up. I downloaded TimeZero iBoat (or TZ iBoat) and I'm very happy with it so far. In it's free version it does more than most others and I see it as a good backup to my chartplotter. You can buy an adapter to take NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000 AIS data from your VHF and display it on iBoat. Not a bad trick if you're intending to use it a lot. I've gotten to like having AIS data on my chartplotter once I get away from heavy traffic. My iPad is now with me each trip out. I have it for displaying my night time camera, my GoPro facing aft when fishing or pulling a towable (kids love the movies of them bouncing around), anchor drift alarms when anchored and the list goes on. Really amazing what the right tools can do.
  10. Turned out nice and I'm sure that 4th step will aid in boarding.
  11. You could try either the Fasco or Garelick stainless steel togglers. I haven't tried them, but it may be a good solution. West Marine sells the Fasco and Home Depot has the Garelick. There may be others as well.
  12. Really beautiful work. Hard to call it a repair/rebuild, it's more of a redesign/improvement.
  13. I've used Garmin Active Captain on my iPad and it's okay at best. I've read lots of good about the Navonics app, but you have to purchase it. The iboating comes up as an app for lakes and I don't need lake information, so I tried Pro Charts. It would seem to be good generic chart and it does have buoys and obstruction information, but no depth info or contour lines. Also it does allow tracks which can be very useful and you can download the chart so you don't have to be in constant communication while using. Depends on what you're looking for I guess. I'd love to be able to just have the sonar display on the chartplotter, but I've gotten too used to having the contour lines and radar on the chart, so I always end up with a split screen (chart and sonar). Can't port over the radar or sonar without adding a second chartplotter. If you end up using one of the chart apps, let us know how it works out.
  14. The SiOnyx camera is WiFi and Garmin only supports their WiFi camera. Chartplotter is 1042xsv.
  15. Radar is great, but got tired of going really slow at night to avoid crab pots and pound nets. I've had the SiOnyx Sport out several times, but viewing it though the viewfinder doesn't work on a boat. Then clamped it to a windshield support and pulled the app up on my phone and that was better, but still not good enough. Of course Garmin won't work with anything but it's camera and I like the SiOnyx as if there is any light at all (partial moon or more) you can view it in color. It's not dependent on infra red. Anyway, I got an iPad for viewing the camera, but no real estate on the console. I was going to cover up 1/2 the switches and the autopilot, but that's really not a good option as much as I use the autopilot. Playing around I found the rubberized iPad cover would grab the dash and I could wedge it against the windshield and the clamp for the camera. Works great and I don't lose much view and no console space!
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