Cabo Boat Owners

Guy Schneider

Member
Feb 5, 2016
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82
Carlsbad, CA
Name
TailWhip
Boat
2007 Parker 2320
Cabo 216/226 Winshield for Sale - Clear ($500)

We manufactured and sold about 20 of these when we owned a Cabo 216 and 226 over the last few years. We have one windshield left - clear. $500

Contact Thane Rivers at Diversified Manufacturing -

mobile: 760-613-9336 or
work: 760-599-9280

Located in San Marcos, CA. Pickup required. Shipping is not feasible - cost to pack and ship is prohibitive.
 

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Hox57

It's all about the Grand kids
Jul 31, 2013
195
6
Fallbrook,Ca. US
Name
Gary Hoxie
Boat
Cabo CuddyCon 226 Tale Chaser
I need some suggestions: getting ready to mount garmin 18" radar dome on my cabo 226. Any preference on type of mount, make/model? should i get a pedestal? if so , aft or forward lean? i have no experience or knowledge of these. Appreciate the advise.
 

Kirk951

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 20, 2016
269
277
59
Canyon Lake
Name
Kirk Lessley
Boat
Grady White 272 Sailfish
I built a 226 in 2016. Check out page 7 of this thread for possible mount option
 
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Carpfisher

Chief Cook & Bottle Washer
Jul 3, 2012
789
313
Carpinteria
Name
Paul
Boat
226 Cabo Cuddycon, 16' Bayrunner
If your arch/top is like mine. 2 small holes/ one larger in middle, recessed below the tubes, kinda funky, i made my own. PM # for pics in my phone.
 

Split Decision

Split Decision
Mar 30, 2005
134
53
67
Downey, CA
Name
Jim Hendricks
Boat
Cabo 216
I need some suggestions: getting ready to mount garmin 18" radar dome on my cabo 226. Any preference on type of mount, make/model? should i get a pedestal? if so , aft or forward lean? i have no experience or knowledge of these. Appreciate the advise.
A pedestal helps ensure that the radar does not pick up the metal edges of your T-top. Some of the new digital radars are so sensitive at close range that they actually read items on the boat. At close range, my Lowrance will pick up lobster pots buoys and my boat wake.
 

Split Decision

Split Decision
Mar 30, 2005
134
53
67
Downey, CA
Name
Jim Hendricks
Boat
Cabo 216
I discovered that the cap on the top of the transom of my 1986 Cabo 216 was beginning to separate from the transom itself. I have notice the same issue on some early Cabos. To keep it from becoming a bigger issue, we took the motor off, removed aluminum trim piece, ground out the loose material between the cap and transom, and injected the void with West System epoxy blended with high-density, high-strength filler. Then added a new trim piece and reinstalled the motor. I have posted some pix so you can see the damage and repair work.

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Split Decision

Split Decision
Mar 30, 2005
134
53
67
Downey, CA
Name
Jim Hendricks
Boat
Cabo 216
I discovered that the cap on the top of the transom of my 1986 Cabo 216 was beginning to separate from the transom itself. I have notice the same issue on some early Cabos. To keep it from becoming a bigger issue, we took the motor off, removed aluminum trim piece, ground out the loose material between the cap and transom, and injected the void with West System epoxy blended with high-density, high-strength filler. Then added a new trim piece and reinstalled the motor. I have posted some pix so you can see the damage and repair work.View attachment 1154472View attachment 1154472View attachment 1154472

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I am also re-creating some of the more intricate curves for the transom trim.

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Split Decision

Split Decision
Mar 30, 2005
134
53
67
Downey, CA
Name
Jim Hendricks
Boat
Cabo 216
In addition to repairing the transom cap, I decide to replace the old brass motorwell drains= and bilge drain fittings on my 1986 Cabo 216. The motorwell drains were cracked and seemed to leaking water into the transom wood. I dug out the motorwell drains in short order with a sharp wood chisel, hammer and socket wrench. Each one took about 5 minutes to remove. The bilge drain was tougher. It took about 20 minutes to remove. None of them were sealed underneath, and the wood was definitely damp under the motorwell drains. I chose to replace the motorwell drains with the Gemlux stainless-steel motorwell drains, and this required reaming out the holes a bit, which eliminated the damp wood. The wood around the bilge drain was dry and I am replacing it with a garboard drain. My son, Grant, sealed all of the wood twice with West System epoxy resin, and then we installed the drains. Interestingly, it appears as if Cabo use a plank of redwood for the transom coring on my boat. It is defintely solid wood and not laminated plywood, as I had expected. After 34 years, the wood has remained in surprisingly good, dry shape, and with this recent work I expect it to last for many more years. Here are some photos of the new drain work.

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Fishbones

Your wife thinks about ME
Nov 7, 2005
1,008,216
1,417
57
Chula Vista
Name
Rich
Boat
One Off 28' Custom Built Skipjack (SOUTHWESTERN) & 18' Sylvan (Short Runs)
I have to ask... transducer on the keel?
 

Derby

My "Member" is Well Known.
Sep 9, 2010
4,505
1,896
SouthBay SF
Name
The Kid
Boat
Aquasport 222 FFV
Would you not rather have those cross-bars inboard to keep shit from plugging up the drain?

Seems those could get plugged and stop working with no way to get it out. But what do I know....maybe a few sardines and......
 

Split Decision

Split Decision
Mar 30, 2005
134
53
67
Downey, CA
Name
Jim Hendricks
Boat
Cabo 216
Would you not rather have those cross-bars inboard to keep shit from plugging up the drain?

Seems those could get plugged and stop working with no way to get it out. But what do I know....maybe a few sardines and......
Maybe so. We will find out. I like the bling, and most of the major boat brands like SeaVee, Contender, Yellowfin and Invincible in Florida use these. I bet I will lose fewer stray live squid with these drains.
 

Split Decision

Split Decision
Mar 30, 2005
134
53
67
Downey, CA
Name
Jim Hendricks
Boat
Cabo 216
Here is my solution to repairing the transom trim. I had planned to blend some 1-inch aluminum angle to match the straight piece of aluminum, but that did not work out, largely because I lacked the skill and tools to heat and bent the metal smoothly. So I finished the trim with 1-inch PVC angle. Much easier to bend and mold to the radius of the curve of the transom.

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rustman

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Aug 4, 2005
545
647
Irvine, Ca
Name
Rusty
Boat
1986 Cabo 216 Cuddy-Con
CABO Owners, have any of you out there replaced the small side windows in the Cuddy. Today I was pulling the windows out to reseal them and when I was removing them one of the cracked the window and frame.

I am sure identical replacements are not available, but I am totally unsure. My boat is down until I get this fixed.
 

Mike_I

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 19, 2006
1,039
427
Irvine
Name
Mike_I
Boat
Cabo 216 First Love
Buzz thru the several 216 posts, didn't someone replace their side windows and posted pictures of the parts.
 

Hox57

It's all about the Grand kids
Jul 31, 2013
195
6
Fallbrook,Ca. US
Name
Gary Hoxie
Boat
Cabo CuddyCon 226 Tale Chaser
look on page 15, Mario. he did some work on the windows and other things. Spoke to him once, appears he has a very nice boat he has worked on!