Cabo Boat Owners

Kirk951

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May 20, 2016
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Canyon Lake
Name
Kirk Lessley
Boat
Grady White 272 Sailfish
Mine only has 700hrs so I guess I should be good for awhile. My old cabo had almost 2000 when it locked up.
The 1990 200hp I'm taking off has 1134 hours and started right up after sitting for about 7 years. I'm selling it for $1500 with the controls. I also have a Navcom 1420 system with pump for sale.
 
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R&R

Member
May 12, 2011
465
126
Murrieta
Name
Rob
Boat
CABO 226
The 1990 200hp I'm taking off has 1134 hours and started right up after sitting for aboutyears. I'm selling it for $1500 with the controls. I also have a Navcom 1420 system with pump for sale.
No thanks I need to make mine last longer and possibly step up like your doing eventually. Keep us posted on how that new motor works out I was looking into the evinrudes. Also what shop are you using?
 
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Kirk951

Member
May 20, 2016
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Canyon Lake
Name
Kirk Lessley
Boat
Grady White 272 Sailfish
No thanks I need to make mine last longer and possibly step up like your doing eventually. Keep us posted on how that new motor works out I was looking into the evinrudes. Also what shop are you using?
It's at Cal-Kona-Marine in Oceanside
 
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Kirk951

Member
May 20, 2016
326
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Canyon Lake
Name
Kirk Lessley
Boat
Grady White 272 Sailfish
No thanks I need to make mine last longer and possibly step up like your doing eventually. Keep us posted on how that new motor works out I was looking into the evinrudes. Also what shop are you using?
When I get mine done in a couple of weeks come over to my place and check it out
 
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gearshifter

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  • Jul 18, 2008
    1,675
    328
    San Diego
    Name
    Andy
    Boat
    Cabo 226
    Didn't know the aft sits that high with 2 guys,back there..
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    Mike_I

    I Should Upgrade My Account
    May 19, 2006
    1,235
    588
    Irvine
    Name
    Mike_I
    Boat
    Cabo 216 First Love
    Thanks for the info. I must be at least the third owner. I bought it from a different person in San Diego, he named it mexico 1 I bought my boat 14 or 15 years ago and changed the name to first love.


    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.
     
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    pescadorable

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    Jun 27, 2009
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    Orange
    Name
    Tony
    Boat
    Cabo 216 The Fish Taco
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    I have a 1985 216 myself Its been repowered with a new 150 yamaha 4 stroke completely rewired with marine grade shielded wiring new fuel cell and updated electronics i've owned the boat since about 89 or 90 there abouts from what I understand it came from a gentleman from Oregon and I think its the 6th one built but then again I might be wrong perhaps someone can shed some light on this its very interesting.
    The original owner had named the boat Lunker Lander if it helps.
     
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    GregorXr

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    Oct 5, 2012
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    Temecula
    Name
    Robin Boyer
    Boat
    Patients Boat!
    Shoot me a text when you get a chance gearshifter ill tell you whats going on. Thamk you. 951 692 6854. Robin
     
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    909MARIO

    Member
    Jun 30, 2011
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    Rancho Cucamonga
    Name
    Mario
    Boat
    Homeless
    My 226 I picked up last month is in the shop now getting a new 250hp Etec.
    Good choice. I have a 2007 Yam 250. The 226 sits ass heavy compared to a 216, but I think it is dues to the extra fiberglass on the enclosed transom. When on plane its not an issue and I love having the extra power, I can cruise at a lower RPM. My plan is to have a full floatation Armstrong bracket built. This will help in several ways, on anchor or drift the transoms will float a few inches higher offsetting the weight of the motor. Also gives me a place to put my kill bag. Also helps because I will have a spot for a built in ladder so my kids can snorkel at the island or get on and off innertubes. For now the boat sits ok , the scupper drains are just above the water line even with the bait tanks on. Occasionally I get water flowing up into the scupper if I'm in reverse going fast. To prevent that I have kayak scupper plugs in and I can pull them easy if needed. You might want a prop that will help you stay on plane at lower Rpm's and will help lift the transoms. I'm using the 4 blade stainless Mercury Revolution with a 19P.
     
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    bman440440

    I am the one who knocks!!!
    Sep 8, 2010
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    1,263
    San Diego 92117
    Name
    B-MAN
    Boat
    Heisenberg(20' Maxum), Sip N' Slide (33' 2 deck w/slide) Ships & Giggles (32' double deck pontoon)
    here are a few pic's of my uncles boat... it has a tower too but he took it off to do some upgrades to it... also a shot of the H.I.N. so you cabo guru's can figure out what #256 it is. BTW he put trim tabs on it last year and he cant believe that they did not come standard... completely changed how the boat handles for the better... I cant imagine that because I thought it was one of the best if not the best riding boat I have ever been on before the tabs where on it!

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    Kirk951

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    May 20, 2016
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    Canyon Lake
    Name
    Kirk Lessley
    Boat
    Grady White 272 Sailfish
    Good choice. I have a 2007 Yam 250. The 226 sits ass heavy compared to a 216, but I think it is dues to the extra fiberglass on the enclosed transom. When on plane its not an issue and I love having the extra power, I can cruise at a lower RPM. My plan is to have a full floatation Armstrong bracket built. This will help in several ways, on anchor or drift the transoms will float a few inches higher offsetting the weight of the motor. Also gives me a place to put my kill bag. Also helps because I will have a spot for a built in ladder so my kids can snorkel at the island or get on and off innertubes. For now the boat sits ok , the scupper drains are just above the water line even with the bait tanks on. Occasionally I get water flowing up into the scupper if I'm in reverse going fast. To prevent that I have kayak scupper plugs in and I can pull them easy if needed. You might want a prop that will help you stay on plane at lower Rpm's and will help lift the transoms. I'm using the 4 blade stainless Mercury Revolution with a 19P.
    Getting my boat tomorrow with the new motor, radar, and fish finder. Should have it all together next week.
     
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    Rich2001

    Rich2001
    Aug 1, 2009
    2
    1
    Costa mesa
    Name
    Rich
    Boat
    21 Cabo
    Here is a few pages out of a brochure for a 216 Cabo Cuddycon.
     

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    Kirk951

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    Kirk Lessley
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    Grady White 272 Sailfish
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    justfishin89

    HANA PA'A!!!
    Oct 11, 2012
    84
    19
    Pearl City HI / Choctaw OK
    Name
    Jason
    Boat
    Ranger Z119C
    View attachment 767739 I have a 1985 216 myself Its been repowered with a new 150 yamaha 4 stroke completely rewired with marine grade shielded wiring new fuel cell and updated electronics i've owned the boat since about 89 or 90 there abouts from what I understand it came from a gentleman from Oregon and I think its the 6th one built but then again I might be wrong perhaps someone can shed some light on this its very interesting.
    The original owner had named the boat Lunker Lander if it helps.


    NICE RIG
     
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    cliff_fishes

    Fishing when I can
    Mar 11, 2006
    306
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    Lakewood
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    Name
    Clifford Friend
    Boat
    216 Cabo 1985 E-TICKET
    I have a 1985 216 made May 1985 number 003 (see pic)(003D585)
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    also I have modified my scuppers out with a rubber door, keeps the fish boxes and bilge dry, no more water in, but out it goes. Still have both DC27 batteries in back too. Also had to put on a jack plate on the Yamaha 200 HPDI so it wouldn't hit. No problem with all the weight.
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    ondazeoff

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    Oct 4, 2007
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    Name
    Jack
    Boat
    Cabo 226 w/ Honda 225 "DOUBLE TROUBLE"
    I have a 1989 226 and will post pics and info in the next couple of days. I have a question regarding the fish boxes, anchor locker, and bilge access on the deck. Has anyone modified these to actually latch so you don't have to deal with the slamming and bouncing of the doors when underway? Any input is appreciated.

    Jack
     
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    SeaHawk IV

    I Post A Lot But I Can't Edit This
    Jan 15, 2008
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    A
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    I have a 1989 226 and will post pics and info in the next couple of days. I have a question regarding the fish boxes, anchor locker, and bilge access on the deck. Has anyone modified these to actually latch so you don't have to deal with the slamming and bouncing of the doors when underway? Any input is appreciated.

    Jack

    I used a white color EPDM weather door seal on the mating surface to soften the blow when the hatch door gets dropped and also to prevent them from bouncing. I installed it on all the hatch doors except for the anchor locker and cabin hatch.

    The best size was the was 1/8" H x 5/16"W. It does a great job in sealing and it's very inexpensive. I doesn't add any stress on the hinges since it's quite thin. Home Depot use to carry Frost King Brand but they don't have this size at my local HD any longer. I recently found the exact one by a different manufacture at Ganahl Lumber.


    Looks exactly like the brown weather stripping in the first photo and on the bottom right corner.
    http://www.rubbersealstrips.com/epdm-door-seal-with-tape.html
     
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