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2019 Robalo, What Else Can Go Wrong.?

Old 10-01-2018, 04:52 PM
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I understand. But I was disappointed. They are doing all possible on their part.
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Cobia206 View Post
I understand. But I was disappointed. They are doing all possible on their part.

Don't let these guys on this thread intimidate you. It's your money and your expectations. Builder been in business for 50+ bad on them.
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:40 PM
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Let them get it right and don't look back. my 200 took another pounding running out 40 miles this weekend solid as a rock.
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
Don't let these guys on this thread intimidate you. It's your money and your expectations. Builder been in business for 50+ bad on them.
No one saying he shouldn't have been disappointed in some of the issues, and pissed about 1 or 2 others, it's just that it's not fair to put a company on blast before giving them a chance to make it right. If, after given a chance they fail to make it right, by all means come on here and light them up. I think the OP sees that now.
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Old 10-02-2018, 04:51 AM
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How many boats does a builder get to put out with poor construction quality, and be given the opportunity to "make it right," before you start suspecting the builder has deeper rooted problems?
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Spacemaker View Post
How many boats does a builder get to put out with poor construction quality, and be given the opportunity to "make it right," before you start suspecting the builder has deeper rooted problems?
So, at the first sign of a customer service issue, it's appropriate to go full retard online? Must be stressful living like that.
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Old 10-02-2018, 04:04 PM
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Really, how come these threads keep surfacing over and over.
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Old 10-02-2018, 04:08 PM
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I think there was some over reaction here.

I think the builder sucks eggs.

I'm glad I have a boat that is 16 years old and no screws backing out...
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:40 AM
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Default Robalo 226 cayman power

I’m considering buying a 226 Caymen and trying to decide how to power it. 200hp or 250hp? Also I’ve been told you need power steering with the 250 because it’s so heavy. I’d appreciate all feedback. Thanks
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:42 AM
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Always buy the highest rated power for a boat. You can always throttle down. If the V-Max 250 version is available, it is an excellent motor. I have it on my boat and it is super nice running and looks mean.
Definitely hydraulic steering and if available tilt steering is nicer. Also, get the steering wheel with the knob. It makes docking easier
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by standameron@gmail.com View Post
I’m considering buying a 226 Caymen and trying to decide how to power it. 200hp or 250hp? Also I’ve been told you need power steering with the 250 because it’s so heavy. I’d appreciate all feedback. Thanks
It is a bit more money, $5k to be exact to go to the 250. I have a 300 on my 242 and don't have power steering and I don't miss having it 2 years later. Ping Joebalo here on THT and ask him for any performance tests Robalo did with the 226. Here's what I found from Yamaha. The 250 sounds like it would be a TON of FUN but is it worth the extra $5k? To be frank I love my 300 but if I were to buy my boat again I would get the 2x 200s and in your case I would get the 250.

Yamaha 200 performance test with the 226
https://yamahaoutboards.com/en-us/ho...2014-08-22_bay

Yamaha 250 performance test with the 226
https://yamahaoutboards.com/en-us/ho...2015-04-30_bay
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Cobia206 View Post
I will like to bring everyone up to date on the warranty issues with my Robalo.
Joe Pegg of Robalo and Bon Hewes Boats are taking care of everything. They are both providing excellent service. They even called to follow up. I have made the small repairs myself that were easily done. They stepped to the plate on the rest.
I am glad they took care of you and I hope you enjoy your boat. Call me a "fanboy" but from my experiences with my boat I believe that Robalo makes a hell of a boat for the money and I've had nothing but good service and good communications with them and my dealer.
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:09 AM
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The SHO 250 is a good 5 to 6 mph faster all through the RPM range.

The 200 is like a Kia and the 250 is like a Porsche.

Both get the job done. But the 250 will be way more fun and turn a lot less rpms to achieve the same speeds.

The 200 is rated at 196HP versus the SHO 250 is around 275HP.

So its a Huge HP and torque difference.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:10 AM
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Thanks for posting! A heck of a lot of performance for the 250.

Originally Posted by OBX351 View Post
It is a bit more money, $5k to be exact to go to the 250. I have a 300 on my 242 and don't have power steering and I don't miss having it 2 years later. Ping Joebalo here on THT and ask him for any performance tests Robalo did with the 226. Here's what I found from Yamaha. The 250 sounds like it would be a TON of FUN but is it worth the extra $5k? To be frank I love my 300 but if I were to buy my boat again I would get the 2x 200s and in your case I would get the 250.

Yamaha 200 performance test with the 226
https://yamahaoutboards.com/en-us/ho...2014-08-22_bay

Yamaha 250 performance test with the 226
https://yamahaoutboards.com/en-us/ho...2015-04-30_bay
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:15 AM
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reading this thread went something like this...

-Op states he has problems with his new boat and lists them.
-angry lynch mob mentality types come out of the woodwork and start blasting him as a liar, fraud, idiots etc.
-op ignores the insulters, posts the pictures amd carries on normal conversation with the people who replied in a sensible fashion.
-angry lynch mobbers try and debunk his very valid concerns, blame him personally, he still ignores them.
-new posters come into the conversation clearly without reading the original comments and ask questions that have already been asked, to which the op responds, repeating info that he alreasy said.
-lynch mobbers see this as an opportunity to strike, now saying hes being dramatic amd therefore deserves a boat with defects. Insults continue.
-at this point op has had enough, gets annoyed, engages with the idiots, they drag him down to their level and beat him with experience. This continues on for a bit.
-op comes to his senses, goes silent, shit talkers still continue babbling amongst themselves.
-op reports here and there with updates, disregards the mindless buffoons, still calling him crazy, stupid, blaming him etc.

poor guy just wanted to use a public forum for its intended use, to share his very reasonable unhappiness with a bad experience of a lackluster finished product he spend hard earned money for!
So, After all the rediculousness, can we get an update on the actual issues at hand, the boats repairs or lack-thereof?
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Reeseman44 View Post
reading this thread went something like this...

-Op states he has problems with his new boat and lists them.
-angry lynch mob mentality types come out of the woodwork and start blasting him as a liar, fraud, idiots etc.
-op ignores the insulters, posts the pictures amd carries on normal conversation with the people who replied in a sensible fashion.
-angry lynch mobbers try and debunk his very valid concerns, blame him personally, he still ignores them.
-new posters come into the conversation clearly without reading the original comments and ask questions that have already been asked, to which the op responds, repeating info that he alreasy said.
-lynch mobbers see this as an opportunity to strike, now saying hes being dramatic amd therefore deserves a boat with defects. Insults continue.
-at this point op has had enough, gets annoyed, engages with the idiots, they drag him down to their level and beat him with experience. This continues on for a bit.
-op comes to his senses, goes silent, shit talkers still continue babbling amongst themselves.
-op reports here and there with updates, disregards the mindless buffoons, still calling him crazy, stupid, blaming him etc.

poor guy just wanted to use a public forum for its intended use, to share his very reasonable unhappiness with a bad experience of a lackluster finished product he spend hard earned money for!
So, After all the rediculousness, can we get an update on the actual issues at hand, the boats repairs or lack-thereof?
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lol he did give an update. He’s happy now that he let them take care of if it. That’s what we all knew from the get go. You should get in touch with OP and hang out. Y’all would get along great.
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:16 PM
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Rig with the 200 SHO and have it reprogrammed to 300 and have some fun and save $4k.
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Originally Posted by bsh102 View Post
Rig with the 200 SHO and have it reprogrammed to 300 and have some fun and save $4k.

Good idea. Only comes in 20 inch shaft though. Would need a Jack plate . I guess it would do fine on a JP with a 20 inch motor.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by speckslayer View Post

lol he did give an update. He’s happy now that he let them take care of if it. That’s what we all knew from the get go. You should get in touch with OP and hang out. Y’all would get along great.

Unless i missed it when skimming thru the thread, ​he didnt actually. Last update was they said theyd take care of it.​​​​​​ we never heard the results of whether it was all actually taken care of, and how well. I always thought robalo made a decent product, this thread opened my eyes a bit, so im curious to the outcome...
if were making sideways suggestion on who to hang out with, ive got one for you 🤣

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Old 05-17-2019, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Cobia206 View Post
Your boat was built before Robalo added another work shift. And before they were inundated with orders for new boats. Last years hurricanes caused plenty of insurance checks to be issued. Lots of buyers for new boats. It caught Yamaha not expecting the rise in sudden demand and caused massive backirders.
The onvious is, pushed to get boats out the door causes a decline of quality in manufacturing. So far without a doubt, almost all the problems I experienced has been due to rushing the boat out the door.
There will always be workers in training. A supervisor should be watching over their shoulder until they are highly skilled. Final inspectors like Cobia has should be held accountable for anything they miss. I was at the Cobia factory a couple times and watched a women with white gloves , spend a lot of time inspecting the boats outside the factory while a second employee held a clipboard with checklist.
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