Cabo Boat Owners

gearshifter

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jul 18, 2008
1,556
313
San Diego
Name
Andy
Boat
None
I have a 226 with the original 175 on it. I'll post some pics later. 1 thing that has been confusing me is what motor to use when I re power. The original still has low hours so I'm running it for now. The 226 seems to run more ass heavy then the 216, even on the trailer you can feel the difference. So I'm kinda leary on adding weight with a heavy motor.

So what motor is the best suited for re powering a 226?
i say a 225-250. if you go with a repower.
 

Carpfisher

Chief Cook & Bottle Washer
Jul 3, 2012
808
324
Carpinteria
Name
Paul
Boat
226 Cabo Cuddycon, 16' Bayrunner
I propped mine with a 15x15 4 blade SS. I hit 5350 last time out. Only 5100 with a 15x17.

What a coincidence, my boat used to be named Snickelfritz.....I heard it was their boat they took to boat shows too. He took good care of it.
 

bparker1225

Ocean Addiction
Sep 27, 2004
1,916
1,439
Leucadia/Los Zacatitos
Name
Bill Parker
Boat
21' 6" Cabo-Cabo Bill
I propped mine with a 15x15 4 blade SS. I hit 5350 last time out. Only 5100 with a 15x17.

What a coincidence, my boat used to be named Snickelfritz.....I heard it was their boat they took to boat shows too. He took good care of it.
Yep that would be your boat in the pictures. I'll see if I have more pics of it.
Tommy your boat is bad ass! Still waiting for a ride.
 

I'M OFF

Really off
Jul 12, 2007
3,661
715
On the deck
Name
Tommy
Boat
2
Bill, I flaked on you, sorry.............I'm moving to Hawaii in 7 days and have sold the boat to my buddy. It will still be in Oside harbor. Thanks for your help when I got it too.
 
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bman440440

I am the one who knocks!!!
Sep 8, 2010
2,722
1,146
San Diego 92117
Name
B-MAN
Boat
Heisenberg(20' Maxum), Ships & Giggles (32' double decker pontoon)
I did not know they ever made a 24' my uncle has a 256 ("soft touch") and its one of the BEST riding boats I have ever been on... he is powered with twin yami 150's and its plenty fast too! some of you here on BD I'm sure have seen it at the yellow tail shootout 4th place last year ( team mr. meaner ) but he just had disk replaced in his back so no shootout this year... so I'm going to try and get him to let me use it this year!
 

bparker1225

Ocean Addiction
Sep 27, 2004
1,916
1,439
Leucadia/Los Zacatitos
Name
Bill Parker
Boat
21' 6" Cabo-Cabo Bill
The 246 was a new model introduced just before the economy turned and Cabo went into chapter 11. I saw a completed boat at the Fred Hall DM back in 92 and then visited their yard in Corona where hulls 3,4 were under construction. Number 2 went to the SF Bay area.
 

Bajadiesel

Newbie
Apr 28, 2008
6
12
San Clemente Ca
Name
ME
Boat
n/a
There are a surprising number Cabo owners on Bloody Decks. Please tell us about yours and especially share anything special about it. I have many original Cabo Brochures and listing many original Cabo Club members including original owners listed by CF#s
I am there original owner of a 1991 216. It has a Pacific Yacht Tower I repowered, rewired it 4 years ago with a Yamaha 150. It has a new fuel tank. It also has trim tabs which are a must. The batteries are moved forward. It sit on a 5 year old Pacific trailer.
I will add pictures.

Salud Cabo Bill
Do you have any info on the 206 (not 216) CABO's. I have a 1990 206 and a buddy has a 1989 206. Don't know how many were built but I've only seen 2.

Thanks
 

bparker1225

Ocean Addiction
Sep 27, 2004
1,916
1,439
Leucadia/Los Zacatitos
Name
Bill Parker
Boat
21' 6" Cabo-Cabo Bill
Do you have any info on the 206 (not 216) CABO's. I have a 1990 206 and a buddy has a 1989 206. Don't know how many were built but I've only seen 2.

Thanks
I looked thru all of my stuff and I don't have anything on the 206. I do recall that Cabo was booming and John introduced the 206 and then the 246. Apparently not that many were produced. I have 98 boats listed with the Cabo Owners Club but no 206s- sorry.
Because over I00 Cabos were produced it would cool to see how many are still in use especially BD members which is why I began this post.
 

Carpfisher

Chief Cook & Bottle Washer
Jul 3, 2012
808
324
Carpinteria
Name
Paul
Boat
226 Cabo Cuddycon, 16' Bayrunner
WOW, incredible history, 20 and 24ft models, this is gonna be a great thread !!

I'd like to here more about that guy and his Cabo that went 200 miles offshore for the rocket launch. But he's not on BD, I may still have his #.
Where he got it, boat # and any other superhuman adventures we should know about. Ha ha.

I found my buy folder,
I have a pic of What would probably be Tom Day, wife and two kids wearing santa hats on the water, listing it for sale, with a loran even, for the whopping sum of 27,900. with a 94 Merc 200XL and mercy 9.9 kicker.

Must not of sold, then I see papers from Boatwizard Yacht world .com in 2003 with same engines for 24,900.

Thats a lot of cabbage for an OE wired, OE motored OE tanked Cabo, new or not.
These were not cheap. Anyone know the MSRP of them ?,

Half day pass from wife yesterday, ran out of SB up the coast for some halibut,
no love...
12-14Knts against the chop, slow down or pound, no way to get an angle on it.
Then headed back to the oil rigs for some taco meat, still a sloppy SE wind, but at least downhill,
28+ knts at 4500 RPM,in choppy DH conditions, not bad. max being 5300.

On a lake, I think she would fly....

Boat is in the driveway till tonight, I'll try to get some pics....after I scrub the oily residue from our oily waters here in SB that I missed at the ramp.
 

Kirk951

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 20, 2016
310
351
60
Canyon Lake
Name
Kirk Lessley
Boat
Grady White 272 Sailfish
View attachment 764944 View attachment 764946
This is an original Cabo Cuddycon spec sheet.
The Snicklefritz was owned buy John Winterling's son-in-law.
Thanks Bill.. I have the LE model. Getting re-powered with a new 250hp Etec on Thursday. Putting the Lowrance 4G radar and touch screen gen2. New 120 gallon tank from Imco and upohlstery in 2 weeks. Rebuilding the steering rams and rewiring everything. Ordered the Strataglass material. Looks like I will have $30k in it when it's done. Thanks again
 

cliff_fishes

Fishing when I can
Mar 11, 2006
300
14
Lakewood
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Name
Clifford Friend
Boat
216 Cabo 1985 E-TICKET
I have a 1985 216 Cabo, CF 7460 JC that we (Chucks brother and I) bought in 2000 from Chuck Visnic with the 200 Yamaha and 9.9 kicker. Re-powered with 225 Excel in 2005 then with our current 2001 HPDI 200 Yamaha put in 2011. The color is Champagne the only one made that color. Bill, do you have the spec sheet for the 216 ? I have seen in W.O.N. a 1984 216 Cabo for sale in 2005. We have hull #3.

1985 Cabo.JPG
 
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cliff_fishes

Fishing when I can
Mar 11, 2006
300
14
Lakewood
www.youtube.com
Name
Clifford Friend
Boat
216 Cabo 1985 E-TICKET
I have a 1985 216 Cabo, CF 7460 JC that we (Chucks brother and I) bought in 2000 from Chuck Visnic with the 200 Yamaha and 9.9 kicker. Re-powered with 225 Excel in 2005 then with our current 2001 HPDI 200 Yamaha put in 2011. The color is Champagne the only one made that color. Bill, do you have the spec sheet for the 216 ? I have seen in W.O.N. a 1984 216 Cabo for sale in 2005. We have hull #3.
 

gofast98409

Well-Known "Member"
Aug 24, 2012
58
24
Gig Harbor WA
Name
Nick Bouchee
Boat
22ft Osprey Northwind
Lovin the Cabo thread! Lets Keep it going!

Here is My 1987 Cabo 216. The boat was purchased out of So Cal About 4 Years ago. Since them It has been Repowered with the New Yamaha F200XB 4Cyl. Amazing Motor with even better fuel Economy compared to the Yamaha 225 066 That came off it it, Even picked up a Few MPH's. It has been Completely Re-wired as well as electronics Updated. Wish you could see the Gelcoat, Still shines like it was off the show room floor. Willing to bet its one of the cleanest on the west coast. long live the little cabo's!!!

Cabo1.JPG Cabo2.PNG
 

bparker1225

Ocean Addiction
Sep 27, 2004
1,916
1,439
Leucadia/Los Zacatitos
Name
Bill Parker
Boat
21' 6" Cabo-Cabo Bill
I have a 1985 216 Cabo, CF 7460 JC that we (Chucks brother and I) bought in 2000 from Chuck Visnic with the 200 Yamaha and 9.9 kicker. Re-powered with 225 Excel in 2005 then with our current 2001 HPDI 200 Yamaha put in 2011. The color is Champagne the only one made that color. Bill, do you have the spec sheet for the 216 ? I have seen in W.O.N. a 1984 216 Cabo for sale in 2005. We have hull #3.

View attachment 765667
Yes I will post it this weekend.
Great boat!
 

bparker1225

Ocean Addiction
Sep 27, 2004
1,916
1,439
Leucadia/Los Zacatitos
Name
Bill Parker
Boat
21' 6" Cabo-Cabo Bill
Nick you have a beautiful boat! I am thinking That 200 is the ultimate motor for the 216.
Thanks for posting!
 
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Mike_I

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 19, 2006
1,081
451
Irvine
Name
Mike_I
Boat
Cabo 216 First Love
How many hours on your 175? I also have the original 175 with 2200 hours and it runs just fine.



I have a 226 with the original 175 on it. I'll post some pics later. 1 thing that has been confusing me is what motor to use when I re power. The original still has low hours so I'm running it for now. The 226 seems to run more ass heavy then the 216, even on the trailer you can feel the difference. So I'm kinda leary on adding weight with a heavy motor.

So what motor is the best suited for re powering a 226?
 

Mike_I

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 19, 2006
1,081
451
Irvine
Name
Mike_I
Boat
Cabo 216 First Love
Do you have any information on my 216 CF9023 JD?


There are a surprising number Cabo owners on Bloody Decks. Please tell us about yours and especially share anything special about it. I have many original Cabo Brochures and listing many original Cabo Club members including original owners listed by CF#s
I am there original owner of a 1991 216. It has a Pacific Yacht Tower I repowered, rewired it 4 years ago with a Yamaha 150. It has a new fuel tank. It also has trim tabs which are a must. The batteries are moved forward. It sit on a 5 year old Pacific trailer.
I will add pictures.

Salud Cabo Bill
 

bparker1225

Ocean Addiction
Sep 27, 2004
1,916
1,439
Leucadia/Los Zacatitos
Name
Bill Parker
Boat
21' 6" Cabo-Cabo Bill
Do you have any information on my 216 CF9023 JD?
Yes I do, your boat was originally owned by Scott and Anita Reos. They lived in Palmdale. The boat's name was: " I Need A" .
Please update us with the boat now. Also I their original address and phone I can pm you if would like it.
 

R&R

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 12, 2011
458
117
Murrieta
Name
Rob
Boat
CABO 226
How many hours on your 175? I also have the original 175 with 2200 hours and it runs just fine.
Mine only has 700hrs so I guess I should be good for awhile. My old cabo had almost 2000 when it locked up.