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2019 Robalo, What Else Can Go Wrong.?

Old 09-14-2018, 07:24 PM
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On 8/30/2018, I took delivery of a new year 2019 Robalo R222 center console that was ordered for me with a Yamaha 250 VMax SHO. I used the boat the following day within Biscayne Bay; I have not used the boat since. I have owned many boats and have many years of boating experience.

My brand new Robalo R222 is full of poor worksmanship and quality control issues. Terrible quality ,,,
I already have a long list of problems that even include the fiberglass lamination. I donít think I will ever buy a Robalo again. Purchasing the Robalo has been the worse decision made in many years.
THE SADDEST PART is I have forwarded detailed photos with annotations to Robalo that depict some of the issues; Robalo has not bothered to even respond on the issues, other than letting me know they were forwarded to the quality control department.
Purchaisng the Robalo has been like throwing money down the toilet...!!!!
And to think I traded in a Cobia for the Robalo.... bad choice !!!
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:28 PM
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On 8/30/2018, I took delivery of a new year 2019 Robalo R222 center console that was ordered for me with a Yamaha 250 VMax SHO. I used the boat the following day within Biscayne Bay; I have not used the boat since. I have owned many boats and have many years of boating experience.

My brand new Robalo R222 is full of poor worksmanship and quality control issues. Terrible quality ,,,
I already have a long list of problems that even include the fiberglass lamination. I donít think I will ever buy a Robalo again. Purchasing the Robalo has been the worse decision made in many years.
THE SADDEST PART is I have forwarded detailed photos with annotations to Robalo that depict some of the issues; Robalo has not bothered to even respond on the issues, other than letting me know they were forwarded to the quality control department.
Purchaisng the Robalo has been like throwing money down the toilet...!!!!
And to think I traded in a Cobia for the Robalo.... bad choice !!!

I wonder what else can be wrongly assembled or laminated in the boat. Many many issues.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:41 PM
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Venting is fine but we need facts and pictures. It you are going to bitch, do it right
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1 day usage and after 2 weeks you are taking your warranty issues to the internet? Wow. These must all have been patent defects and I guess your dealer is useless? Why did you accept delivery?

Please don't rant....tell the story, with pics.
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what are the many many issues?

what is this fiberglass issue you are having?
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I didnít know Crevalle made Robalo.
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Yea going from a Cobia to a Robalo wouldn't be my choice either.

OP until you post pics and tell whats wrong with the boat you will get plenty of haters on here.
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Well, at least he got 19 posts prior to this one.
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...and you also have another problem. Poseidon is pissed.
Your handle doesn't match your ride anymore. Folks like us, with the make of our boats as our forum name, can never change boats. I'm stuck with my SeaCat. You should have kept your Cobia. Bad karma. Robalo, translated means, to steal, or Snook, Snookered. The new boat stole your known identity. Your misfortune will continue until there is reconciliation between your handle and your vessel. The perils of Poseidon should not be underestimated.
Go find your Cobia, buy it back and make peace again....or change your Forum name, shave your head and disguise your new identity to achieve neutrality.
Sorry man. There should be a sticky on this.
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Please post your detailed pictures. Iím having a hard time visualizing all of these problems that eluded you on your pre purchase walk through, yet appeared on your one shakedown cruise.

Otherwise your post is too vague to be helpful to others. Except, perhaps as a cautionary tale on the importance of doing a thorough inspection before you take delivery of an expensive toy.
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Two posts on the same subject within 4 minutes of each other? Provide details and pictures or crawl back under your bridge, and continue your diet of Billy goats.
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Originally Posted by mshugg View Post
Two posts on the same subject within 4 minutes of each other? Provide details and pictures or crawl back under your bridge, and continue your diet of Billy goats.
In his defense, I did the same thing twice yesterday as the new thread page didn't show me it had taken my request. I then discovered and deleted the duplicate. Not really my business, but why do you care so much to jump all over him, almost sounds like you sold him the boat perhaps?
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Speaking from similar experience, you need to go through your dealer. Robalo does not do well one on one with their customers. They rely on their dealers to manage the issues and repairs. I had two pages of items that needed corrected my first season with my R227, from lighting that was mis-wired to thin gelcoat to factory canvas that didn't even fit the boat. To their credit, the dealer corrected them all under warranty on Robalo's dime, and Robalo gave them all the support they needed. Seasons 2-4 have been excellent with my boat. I know it is extremely frustrating, but if you give them a chance they will correct the issues.

The​ best I can say after my experience is that l would buy another Robalo, but I would definitely do a better job of punch listing before taking delivery (this goes for ANY manufacturer). It's easy to get swept up in the excitement of getting your new boat, but an extra 30-45 minutes going over it closely can save a lot of aggravation later.
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Originally Posted by Catisleguy View Post
Not really my business, but why do you care so much to jump all over him, almost sounds like you sold him the boat perhaps?
Dont really care, other than, I’d like these posts to be helpful. It’s not helpful to post a gripe without specifics.

I have no interest in Robolo, other than having crawled around on them at boat shows. I like some aspects of the layout, but dislike other things. The posts expressing quality issues actually make me happy that I have chosen to rebuild a classic rather than buy new. It would help future buyers if the OP Provided more information. Otherwise it makes it look like he has an interest in bad mouthing a brand.
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Originally Posted by Cobia206 View Post
On 8/30/2018, I took delivery of a new year 2019 Robalo R222 center console that was ordered for me with a Yamaha 250 VMax SHO. I used the boat the following day within Biscayne Bay; I have not used the boat since. I have owned many boats and have many years of boating experience.

My brand new Robalo R222 is full of poor worksmanship and quality control issues. Terrible quality ,,,
I already have a long list of problems that even include the fiberglass lamination. I donít think I will ever buy a Robalo again. Purchasing the Robalo has been the worse decision made in many years.
THE SADDEST PART is I have forwarded detailed photos with annotations to Robalo that depict some of the issues; Robalo has not bothered to even respond on the issues, other than letting me know they were forwarded to the quality control department.
Purchaisng the Robalo has been like throwing money down the toilet...!!!!
And to think I traded in a Cobia for the Robalo.... bad choice !!!
Lets see pics

You know new boats have issues right?

Most new boats will have 1-2 dozen things that come up in the first couple seasons of use that need to be tended to

Buying new does not mean buying something without issues
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Cobia206,

These types of threads are useless and total BS without specifics such as a list of the issues but more importantly, pictures. Specially if you have lamination problems, as you stated. Is this just to vent or would you like some suggestions on how to proceed?
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Dang dude, I got snookered, 2 threads with the same caca
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Do you, by any chance, have a disability?
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Take it up with your dealer. If they are good they will handle it. Thatís their job.
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Hopefully this won't turn out to be much more of a nightmare for you. Every manufacturer of any product is going to have QC issues occasionally, and eventually. Is this a warning to be diligent and rigorous in the inspection process prior to accepting delivery? You don't own it until you sign on the dotted line. I can only imagine how terrible it would be to walk away from a delivery after waiting months for a boat to arrive, but that is always an option we have.
I do think it is unfair to air dirty laundry on a public forum without documentation, though. Let's see some pics!!
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