The pads have a plywood backing and a stainless hinge that you can attach at the top and lift the pad to clean underneath. It is really simple and fits in with the other ideas the builders put into these boats. The chair up front is a really cool place for a fisherman to hang out but someone usually claims it for the day. Another really nice feature that the boy's rave about is the fish boxes on both sides of the deck that hold quite a bit of fish, but aren't insulated all that well. I load them with ice in the morning and later in the day pull the plug long enough to let seawater mix with the ice and the fish hold nice. There is a guy in Oregon who is totally tricking his Cabo out and I think he will post or show it in a fishing magazine. It is awesome what he is doing but he is spending. Robby Gordan put on my trim tabs and moved the batteries into the middle station for me and both made the boat lots better. Tabs really help and the batteries were in too wet of an area. Also most owners put some kind of a cross plywood piece across the front edge of the bait tanks to avoid any water entering the cockpit from following seas or when backing down. They are a "big" 21 foot boat. There was a Cabo Club in OC back in the day, don't know if it is still happening. The cage on the tower is hinged for road travel it folds forward and can be removed when you aren't needing it to cut down on weight and allow the boat to move even faster, maybe 35 knots or so.