mark g Posted February 23 Report Share Posted February 23 Well, after a couple years of not owning a Robalo, it looks like I may be coming back into classic Robalo ownership! A couple years ago, I sold my 1990 R2660 and bought a 30ft Scarab Sport. We enjoyed that boat but it just wasn’t “it” for our family. In September of 2022, we sold it and promptly purchased a beautiful Luhrs Tournament 320 Sportfish and have enjoyed the heck out of it so far. So, where does another Robalo fit in here? Well, all along I’ve always also had a small Whaler for knocking around. Now that our big boat is too big for me to run solo or with our 8 year old, the little whaler has to go to make room for what I thought was going to be a small (18-21’) center console. I’ve looked at several R1800’s and a R2020 very much like my first Robalo but hadn’t found “the one.” A couple weeks ago, we were at the shore when I spotted an 80’s Robalo parked in the driveway of a boat repair shop. I didn’t think much of it because it was bigger than I wanted (it’s a 2520), there was no for sale sign and I haven’t seen it listed for sale anywhere. For about a week, it kept nagging me that I should at least ASK about it so I sent the owner of the shop a text. Turns out one of his friends bought the boat strictly for the motors and it is for sale along with the trailer. I’m in the midst of negotiating with the guy but it’s starting to look inevitable that this is the one. I’ve even already found a pair of motors for it…. If it’s not this one, it will be another Robalo so I figured I would make my return to this great site! once she’s mine, I’ll start a thread. It won’t be a rebuild as the hull, transom and floors are in great shape. This will be more of a “restorative detail” to make her beautiful Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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