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Old 07-20-2018, 11:28 AM
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Hi everyone, Iím planning on buying a Robalo R202 or R222 next year. I will consider dealers in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. I was wondering if anyone can comment on wich dealers to avoid or which do you recommend. Also debating over Yamaha vs Evinrude. I donít want to start a nasty debate here. Itís a given that the Evinrude is a beast and some donít feel itís proven reliable yet but, how does it perform at moderate speeds. One review I read makes it sound as if you can only choose between 0 and 20+. Is the Evinrude good for trolling/slow cruising? Thanks for any feedback.
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Old 07-21-2018, 05:07 AM
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Go to South Florida, where the boats are ran 365, and take a look at the charter boats, 95%-99% Yamaha. Get a 250 or twin 150, Don't look back. I think the center console fleet in key west is 100% Yamaha.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:42 PM
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I highly recommend Pier 33 in St Joseph, MI. I purchased my R227 from there back in 2016 and couldn't be happier. Their service department is top notch and I still bring it back every winter for storage and annual maintenance.

Tighe Curren is the GM and Brenda Krugh is the Service Director.
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:36 PM
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There is a Cobia dealer in the chicago suburbs Basa's marine. They also have an outlet in New Buffalo Michigan. Rich the owner is a good guy.
My opinion of course but I think the Cobia 220 is a better boat than the Robalo 202 or the 222.
Not bashing the Robalo, my neighbor has a 222 and it's a great boat. I just think the Cobia is a bit better. Might want to take a look at them before pulling the trigger on the Robalo.
Eather way you will be OK.
I fully agree with browndog15 go with a Yamaha. The V6's 4.2's are great motors. I boat a bunch on the gulf coast and it's 90% Yamaha's in the salt water
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