Robalo R235 Walk Around with Yamaha 225 $34K


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Dec 18, 2011
Santa Cruz, Ca
Koy Wilson
Boat Name
2003 Robalo 235
2003 Robalo R235 Walkaround

Just a little about the boats history. I bought this Robalo in Long Beach back in 12’. I am the third owner. When I bought the boat it only had 183 hours on it. The first two owners put about 90 a piece on it. It was a little dated but incredibly clean. I have spent the last 8 years fishing her about 100 hours a year. I have replaced or improved just about every thing on her. She is truly turn key. 
The reason I am selling is that I had spine surgery in 4/19’. I spent the year after my surgery using her as a Physical Therapy project. I would go down each day and pick a project. By the time I was ready to go back to work and fish again, I had her cherry. I fixed every little thing that ever bothered me or just needed doing. It is all listed below. Now I’m finding out that my back isn’t up to fishing like I used too. I just cant get enough days on the water to justify the money. I keep her wet slipped in Santa Cruz Harbor. If I had someplace to store her on the trailer I may not sell. But, thats how it goes. So someone is gonna be stoked on her and I’ll just have to poach fishing trips with my buddies like everyone else. Maybe one day, I’ll be ready for another.

It has been a great boat for me as a first time boat owner. Robalo’s are incredibly seaworthy and built heavy. She handles excellent in all conditions. Drifts and trolls great. Please hit me up with questions. I have included a link to a formal review that Boating Magazine did in 03’, same boat. Also, When I say turn key, I mean it. If its in the pics then it comes with boat. Net, gaff, life jackets, crab pots, etc. I also stripped all the vinyl graphics because I thought it looked better clean. But they have replacements of all of the Robalo decals, easily replaced if wanted. I have reciepts and info booklets for everything Ive bought as well as most of what the previous owner had done.

-Power    2004 Yamaha 225 4 Stroke - 970 hours approx

It has been checked for the Exhaust corrosion problem by Mr Lee’s Marine in Alviso and  given the all good. Just had an expert Yamaha mechanic change a bad sensor and give it a once over and its running like a top. I have done all the service on time. I handled  the 100 hour services and took it to Mr Le in Alviso for the last 300 hour and to have  some other stuff done (rebuilt Port trim/tilt Ram). This motor pushes this boat well. I don’t know the fuel burn per say, Because I don’t have a flow gauge. But it seems very efficient. A typical six hour day of trolling (Salmon and halibut) and chasing fish might burn 12- 20 gallons depending on speeds. I rarely run over 20 knots (4200 rpm) ish and have had her up to 28 knots, and she’ll go faster. And typically the motor runs the whole time I fish. Super quiet

New bottom paint last year. 19’
Bronze through hulls and ball valves replaced for raw water wash down and bait well. With brand new back ups included 18’
Bennet Trim Tabs
-Pump replaced 14’
-Switch replaced 17’
-Port Tab and strut replaced, parts for starboard when needed 18’

-Boat Specifics
LOA - 24’6”, with outboard and pulpit - 26’7” (No idea why they called it a 235)
Beam - 8’6”
Dry Weight - roughly 5000 pounds
Fuel - 142 gallons
All new fuel lines between the tank and the motor 19’
Water - 15 gallons
Livewell - 31 gallon vortex livewell, under transom seat. Works great
Windless Anchor with 150’ of chain and 150’ of rode
Full Bow Rail with stainless fender holders x 4
Stainless Tower with new Sunbrella top in 19’
Also has a bimini for the back deck that I took off as soon as I got it.
All new white cushions and coaming pads in 19’
Cuddy cabin with dinette and convertible bed. I’m 6’3”, and me and my girlfriend have  spent multiple nights on the boat comfortable.
Room for Porta potty. I’ll just chuck the one we’ve been using. Haha
Fresh water sink with hand pump
Isotherm refer, removed and safe in storage. We didn’t use it so I pulled it and  converted the space to storage. Easy to put back.
Lots of storage in Cuddy and throughout boat
Several built in fish boxes, some insulated with drains and two along the gunnels with  pump outs
4 built in tackle trays
Raw water wash down pump w/ coil hose and nozzle
2 Bilge pumps, forward and aft
-Aft replaced in19’
Swim ladder with walk through door 
Splash well
Small outboard motor mount (Previous owner had a 4 horse on there for his inflatable at Catalina)
Rod Holders – 11 stainless on the top, 4 flush mount in the gunnels, 2 stainless bolt ons, and 6 Scotty adjustable.

Lowrance HDS 7 Gen 2 - bought and installed in 13’, transom 80/200 transducer
Garmin HD 18 mile Radar/ Plotter
This could obviously use a upgrade if you’re a hard core fisherman, and my ego  wanted too. But honestly these still work great. I use the Garmin for Radar and  as a back up plotter. And I use the HDS 7 as my fish finder and primary plotter.
VHF - Antenna new in 13’ with Pro install, Radio replaced new18’
Horn new 19’
Battery cables - replaced in 19’
Batteries x 2 - replaced in 20’
Nav lights with new LED bulbs in 19’
New Bluetooth Stereo with 4 Sony Marine speakers in 19’
USB charging port with batt volt reader - new in 19’
Battery Charger
Wired for Scotty plugs in 16’
New stainless red/white LED dome lamp in cockpit in 17’
LED work lights, 1 9” up front and 1 5” on the bimini to light the deck, plus I have a new spare of each that will be included

Trailer – 2003 Zieman Galvanized tandem axel
Rebuilt in 18’ to include:
New Acuator, LED light kit, swing up jack w/wheel, winch strap, 4 new discs, races, bearings, bearing buddies, 5 new tires, tow chains

Extras :
2 1106 Scotty Downriggers w/ braid, work great
8’Salmon net, 4’ Gaff, 4 low profile auto inflate PFD’s, 2 Promar crab pots
Safety box including
Handled VHF, fire ext, safety flares, and air horn
4 Fenders with 15’ whips
4 20’ dock lines new in 18’
Rod mount cutting table
Other odds and ends (extra fluids and parts), still need to put them all together.

I included some pics of when I had the decals on, and now without. I can take more pics when I’m at the boat in a few days, these are just what I have with me at work. Its getting a fresh 100 hour service and a coat of wax next week.
I have the titles in hand. I do not need to sell or need help selling and don’t want to deal with brokers.
There is a possibility of sub leasing my slip if you're in the area and don't want to wait a few years.

3 more months of quality fishing, and Dungy Crab season is just around the corner. Have some fall fun.