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1969-1971 ROBALO

1971-1981 ROBALO-AMF

1982-1992 ROBALO-COBIA

1993-2000 ROBALO-BRUNSWICK

2001-Present ROBALO-CHAPARRAL

 

 

 

just like harley davidson!!!!!!

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1969-1971 ROBALO

1971-1981 ROBALO-AMF

1982-1992 ROBALO-COBIA

1993-2000 ROBALO-BRUNSWICK

2001-Present ROBALO-CHAPARRAL

 

was there anything wrong with the cobia era besides the obvious someone told me there was some problems with the way the were made I have a 25' cc 1983 seems to be made well but I have not put it in the water yet bought it as a project...

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I can assure you your boat was made in a deferent area than the Cobias. We actually hired most of there workers (the plants were close enough I could bring one over on a forklift . Actually some of our building

techniques improved the boat (like a bilge area with raw water pick-ups etc.) We were more customer oriented (owners tournaments ,official boat of Walt Disney World (20 ROBALO patrol boats ) etc.

 

I would not worry as the were still TOTALLY FOAM FILLED when we had them.

 

Any specific questions just ask me. :D

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I was not there then and if I don't know the answer I will tell you and I don't know how they built there boats as far as lamination and the actual building schedgule as well as if they were totally hand laid up as prior to 1993 . I can say that after there first 2 years they stopped totally foam filled them and started using totally there hull and liner designes.

 

I am not badmouthing them in any way I just know we have always had a good following and it is shown in the fact that they are still being manufactured . We do have quite a few members with that era and they should be chiming in before the weekend is over . The best thing I can tell you is bring a flashlight and look everywhere it is hArd to get to that will show you how well the boat is construction is and I tell everyone looking at any brand boat. As far as the motor I would look for ant type of corrosion as well as bolt heads should be painted to the point of looking new. If they show signs of being removed then you can assume that part has been repaired. If possible do a compression check and thy all should be within a few pounds apart . If you can't have a survey done bring a friend with more boating knowledge. Two sets of eyes are better than 1. I usually watch the forum durring the day so you can ask from right there if your phone allows. Good luck

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If anything like my '88, nothing to worry about. Just check the transom for any signs of water intrusion / rot, look at the bottom of the hull for any signs of cracks running the length of the hull indicating stringer issues. The Robalos from that time frame had lots of fiberglass in the hulls (that is why they have a reputation for being a little on the heavy side) and the stringers/frames are well built. I can assure you my 2160 can run in rougher stuff than I care to run in, and it shows no signs of any hull weakness.

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Hey guys, I'm looking at a boat, and I can't find any info on it. Do you know if this is a Cobia/Robalo Spirit? and if so, can you tell me anything about it? The title says 1996, but I think it is oncorrect.

 

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/679281-has-anyone-ever-heard-these-boats.html

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I have a 1992 Robalo 1820cc with a 1993 135hp Blackmax outboard and I'm trying to just see if anyone knows how good of a boat they are in general in the time they were built and any other details about it at all or where I may be able to find out any if possible.....thanks so much for any info,it will be greatly appreciated.

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Sorry I meant to do that lol...sounds great,any info or knowledge would be so greatly appreciated.thanks mrrobalo it is CROA79RAF292,I really appreciate anything as this is my first boat and I'm new to boating as well.trying to learn the boat as much as possible to know as much as possible which I know will be great and very helpful so again thanks.

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Hello, I just joined the site. I think MrRobalo might be able to help me with this question. I bought a 1999 Robalo bay boat w/ tunnel hull. I just learned it's the Robalo/ Brunswick era from reading this blog. I have been bringing it back to life for the past year. I was trying to find out more about these boats. I haven't been able to find much on them. Any information you can share with me would be much appreciated.

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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.

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hi, my dad worked for robalo in the early 90s.  He drove in a commercial for them in 92, in San Francisco I believe.  I think it was for the Cobia.  I would like to find a copy of it for my dad for his upcoming birthday.  I do remember it used the catchphrase 'follow robalo' . any assistance in locating it would be very much appreciated.  Thanks 

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 “ FOLLOW ROBALO “. Was the catch phrase of U S Marine .so it would be in there cataloged starting in 1993.  Look through the catalogues to see if you recognize him in them.

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