I appreciate your reply and I definitely am going to put a splash guard of some kind on my boat and plan on putting several hours on it hopefully before getting into any really rough water. I live up here in Oregon on the Columbia river and dont plan on doing any bar crossings until I learn my boat. I appreciate your response! Thank you!Many Cabo owners have installed a splash board of some kind to keep water out of the cockpit. You can install these in a variety of places, but I put mine (pictured here) just forward of the bait tanks and added a coaming pad. This way you can lean against it and comfortably fish from the stern. I have had my Cabo 216 216 for 35 years and it has served me and family well and caught countless number of fish. I have fished as far as 90 miles below San Diego. A bigger concern (than the relatively low transom) is the low-profile bow. It has a tendency to dip at low speeds in short, steep waves, and may stuff if you fall into a big hole while running down-sea. This has happened to be twice, but I have learned to run the boat as to avoid this scenario.
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