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Old 02-17-2019, 10:02 AM
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Does anyone know what the difference is between the 226 and the 226s? I was planning on ordering my 226 next month
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:14 AM
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Does anyone know what the difference is between the 226 and the 226s? I was planning on ordering my 226 next month
Main difference is the split level deck like the 246. I guess this gives more to the bow riding experience. Iím not sure if they compensated for loss of depth in the lockers or if they just literally cut 4 or 5 inches off the top to get the deck lower.
I think theyíve added this to the 206 and 226 because Robalo believes theyíve found a niche in the bay boat market by appealing more to the family fisherman rather than the hardcore bayboat guys.
Just my opinion, but a bay boat should have one big flat deck on it.
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:15 AM
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In the 206S the S stood for improved seating. Many folks liked the seating but not the loss of the level front fishing deck.

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Old 02-17-2019, 10:21 AM
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Speckslayer IMHO I would agree with the flat deck for the inshore and "bay fishing" but the 246 has always been about the dual use bay and offshore. Even though they don't really tout that. The performance of our Cayman 246 was great offshore until you got above 5-8ft with increased wave frequency.

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Old 02-22-2019, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by fishrsafe View Post
Yep, Sunbrella and Eisenglass. Works very nice keeping rain or cold wind off while running. It's money well spent, should run you around $850.

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Pete - supper old thread but was curious if you recall where you got the enclosures from? About to pull the trigger on a 2015 246 and I think these would definitely be a nice add for the wife and daughter.

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Old 02-24-2019, 04:54 AM
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Fish Tale Sales has a mobile canvas installer that works onsite. Can’t recall his name but does very nice work.

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Old 02-24-2019, 10:00 AM
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What size trim tabs has everyone been using? Also what seems to be the best set back for a jack plate. 246 with a 250. Boat runs great in my opinion but Id like the benefits of getting some tabs and a plate put on it.
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Old 02-24-2019, 10:33 AM
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I think Fish Tales uses Romano Marine Canvas. I have used them on 3 of my boats and they do a great job
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:23 AM
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Yes that’s who did my enclosure, top notch work.

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Old 02-25-2019, 07:51 PM
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Anyone own a 206/206S with a 115hp Yamaha? Just curious if this motor is enough. I am 90% of the time, going to be the only one in the boat, but I occasionally will take my wife and kids out. One dealer told me I would have no issue getting up to 40mph with the 115hp, with 3 guys in the boat. But then another dealer at a boat show this weekend said it would be really slow and lower the value quite a bit. Obviously I would love to go with the 150hp but am trying to stay within my budget. Thoughts?
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115 is going to be an absolute dog. Ridden in the R180 with the 150 and could not imagine the 206 with a 115.
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Old 02-26-2019, 03:41 AM
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We have a 200 on our 206 and are thankful every time we are running an inlet with strong tidal flow. I would not consider anything less than a 150 on this boat. You will get the extra $$ back in joy, safety, and re-sale.
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I have the 206s.. Have the 150 on it. PLENTY of power.
does 50MPH loaded with the fam.
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by clemsondds View Post
Anyone own a 206/206S with a 115hp Yamaha? Just curious if this motor is enough. I am 90% of the time, going to be the only one in the boat, but I occasionally will take my wife and kids out. One dealer told me I would have no issue getting up to 40mph with the 115hp, with 3 guys in the boat. But then another dealer at a boat show this weekend said it would be really slow and lower the value quite a bit. Obviously I would love to go with the 150hp but am trying to stay within my budget. Thoughts?
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:27 PM
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Thank you all! I guess the 150 is the way to go. If anyone has any history with the 115 in the 206, I would love to hear it. Thanks again everyone!
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Originally Posted by tripsTOquads View Post
I have the 206s.. Have the 150 on it. PLENTY of power.
does 50MPH loaded with the fam.
Hello clemsondds,

Most (this is the first owner I've heard) don't get 50mph loaded with the 150 and certainly not at any engine rpm one would normally run at. You may get high 40s, like 48 at MAX (6,000 rpms) with no gas and no load. Expect to cruise around 32-34mph at around 4200-4400 rpms and 4-4.5 mph with the 150. The 150 will pull tubes and skiers, but if you really want to use the boat for this get the 200. I've got the 150.

The dealer is just tyring to 'sell' you what he thinks you will buy - I'd ignore his 'facts' and test drive each/research for yourself. I seriously doubt you will reach 40mph, much less '..have no issue getting up to 40mph with the 115hp, with 3 guys in the boat..."

Check out the Yamaha performance bulletins, they have one for the 115 (https://yamahaoutboards.com/en-us/home/outboards/115-50-hp/f115/f115/pb_rob_206cayman_f115xa_2013-08-10_bay).

I would think the 115 makes this a 'slow' boat and under powered for skiing/water toys with lots of people and stuff on board. For me the decision was between the 150 and 200 and I could not justify the exta $s for the 200 given how I use the boat.

Good luck in your buying decision - see below for an analysis I did and you could do similar for the 115 if you wanted - pm if you want the excel file.
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:53 AM
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Thank you for that info! That was great help!
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Originally Posted by clemsondds View Post
Thank you for that info! That was great help!
Iíve had my 206 for few years now and decided last minute to get the 150 Yamaha over the 115. I canít love this boat anymore. It pops up in a second and canít believe how great on fuel it is. If you can swing the extra few thousand donít even think about it anymore and get the 150. Itís quick, dry and stable. Ive had a lot of different makes of boats in this size and this by far is the best of them. Goodluck with whatever you decide.
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What size trim tabs has everyone been using? Also what seems to be the best set back for a jack plate. 246 with a 250. Boat runs great in my opinion but Id like the benefits of getting some tabs and a plate put on it.
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:56 AM
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Ordered my 226 yesterday!!
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