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  1. this help? I don't have one now, but used on past boat and it worked great. https://www.boatoutfitters.com/robocup-clamp-on-cup-holder
  2. do boats made before 1996 require ce? "This means that from 15 June 1998, any new pleasure boat to be built with a length between 2.5 and 24 meters must meet the CE requirements." my guess would be the manufacturer would not have done ce certification and if it is required for older boats the seller or owner would have to obtain the ce or possibly use one some one else obtained for the same year/model boat.
  3. I'm not sure what large holes you are referring to (perhaps a picture?). If you mean the hatch doesn't seal tight against the storage area, I used high density foam to seal around my the storage areas on my R207: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005202X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I had to replace it from time to time and I did try different brands of foam, but that one worked as good as any. Good luck!
  4. Finally got it completed today and took it out and tested. No loss of bottom except on one fairly severe turn to port. Otherwise great. Thanks for your input and that's where I put it.
  5. Sorry that I can't help more, but the 2010 electrical diagrams can be found: http://robaloboatowners.net/forums/index.php?/topic/7657-2016-r207-wiring-diagram/#comment-38233 That helped me locate and eliminate things when I had a Robalo and Robalo doesn't seem to have it on online anymore. Wish I could help more but I'm unfamiliar with the 305. Maybe someone else will jump in and help.
  6. I am replacing or adding to a thru hull B60 with a transom mounted Garmin GT52 to get CHIRP, clearvu and sidevu. Right now it will be a replacement for the B60, but if gas prices improve and I can go offshore more, I may add a GSD 25 so I can have both transducers working. My issue is placement. In the picture I've marked position 1 and 2 as likely places for the transducer and I think #1 would likely be best. Looking for what you think and if somewhere else might be better.
  7. Great! My Robalo lacked caulk throughout the boat. Luckily I caught most before there was an issue, but my forward hatch had snap screws not caulked and the hatch was wood/fiberglass. Luckily the rot caused one of the screws to loosen before it was out of warranty and Robalo replaced the hatch. I can't stress enough checking for proper caulking on new boats as my new non-Robalo was missing caulk in only one area - but, it was the anchor light on the hardtop and it would have exposed multiple wires to water intrusion.
  8. When I wanted to order factory tabs from Robalo I found Robalo doesn't seem to care much about their customers once the boat is sold...and, they wouldn't even help my dealer by getting the parts, or part information to them for the tabs. So I contacted Lenco and got the info almost immediately. I suggest you try contacting them at https://www.lencomarine.com/en/Contact I got an email back the next day wanting my year/model and HIN. They sent me everything I needed including tab diagrams and mounting info. Much more than I expected.
  9. Impressive. Looks good. You'll have to read MrRobalo's comment about male boats: http://robaloboatowners.net/forums/index.php?/topic/7504-register-your-old-robalo/page/2/#comment-39448 Sounds like you've got more work planned and I'm surprised the original tank is still good.
  10. Really like that story and here I thought all boats were female.
  11. While doing some work I noticed the autopilot pump (Simrad RPU80) is slowly leaking at one of the hose fittings. I've fought this problem since installation and I would tighten again, but if I wring it off I'd face trying to get the right fittings at a reasonable price (not easy in today's pricing) and being down until I get the repair completed. Add the problem I've had since day one that the autopilot drifts to starboard if the wind/waves are from port and I have to manually correct to keep on course and I've decided to replace the pump. I was really looking at the Octopus Type 2 pump, but after lots of research it would be oversized and that can cause problems, so I'm probably going to go with the Octopus Type 1. Based on it's documentation it is still more powerful than the RPU80, and can be manually adjusted for more or less volume per minute. So, my question is "Does anyone have experience with this brand pump and can tell me what you think of it?". It seems to have good reviews, but it would be nice to have someone from here let me know what they think. And, if anyone has oversized their pump to a Type 2, what do you think of the move?
  12. Sure. Picture from last year with the youngest granddaughters out having fun.
  13. I've done a bunch of simple DIY projects such as adding outriggers, radar, autopilot, etc., but this project turned out to be a bit more. Originally my boat had a pump out only for the head. I've got 4 granddaughters and last fall the head refused to flush as the tank was full. The head has a macerater between the head and the tank and I decided a simple gravity drain would work. Here are pics of the project from the initial pump out hose through connection of the Y valve to the thru hull. Found out those hoses aren't very flexible. I'll zip tie the valve in the pump out position as required by CG and put the modesty panel back in place as well as the deck plate. Now all I'll have to do is remember to drain it when well offshore to be ready for the girls again.
  14. Winter always has less conversation on most boating forums except those couple that call themselves boating forums, but in fact are more of a political site or FB imitator. I stop by your Robalo forum fairly often to learn what I can and for those rare opportunities to help someone else. We were all new to boating at one time and this site is excellent at helping them out, or helping experienced boaters with major restorations. The Sailfish site is similar to this one. A few guys got together and created the site and help out others when they can. One manufacturer really created a great site and although I'll probably never own a Ranger Tug or Cutwater boat, I still visit their site to learn from some knowledgeable sources, or the factory reps who respond to questions and post 'how to' videos. Excellent discussions on lots of subjects not Ranger, such as AIS, anchoring, etc. I wish all boat manufacturers did something similar with a company sponsored and supported forum. It sure seems to create a lot of loyalty as many of their users are on their second or third Ranger or Cutwater. I really appreciate your dedication to this site and I know some people on the now defunct Robalo forum came over here at my suggestion. I'm hoping more will come as they will get excellent advice here.
  15. Well, it appears to be gone. Not responding. Answered a few questions in the last week and hopefully they were read before now...or maybe they can re-post their questions here.
  16. My guess is they've never really cared for their customers much after purchase and running the forum, while not participating, has consumed some time and resources. However 'haz' posted this and at least the content won't be lost: I've begun a fresh saving of the Forum pages using the Wayback Machine of Archive.org. I'll keep chipping away at creating a current archive until the Forum is decommissioned. Results of this swan-song effort -- and earlier saves of pages -- are available at https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://forum.robalo.com/. The Robalo Boat Owners Group Facebook page with 8,800 members is likely one of the best resources available to us. Membership in that group is available for the asking at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1711553655771436/ Good luck!
  17. Ugh. Anything but FB. Maybe owners who, like me, avoid FB will join here. This one has always been better anyway since Robalo never really supported or assisted owners on their own forum and here you can get information and assistance from Robalo owners.
  18. Sorry you're not getting an answer yet, but this time of year the forums aren't as active.
  19. Welcome. Where do you usually do your boating/fishing?
  20. Damn shame that happened. Hope all or some of the damage covered by insurance.
  21. It does look good. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
  22. Best of luck in your search. I'm sure it's getting frustrating.
  23. 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/
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