Submitted: 04-03-2006 by kayakdiver
I am going to give the Cabo a 10 with the only caveat being that you bought this boat because you need unsurpassed cargo and tandem paddler capacity, speed, and durability, and great stability to boot. If you are looking for manueverability, solo paddling, or ease of handling and transporting out of the water, you'll want a smaller boat. My friend and I loaded a Cabo up with over 150 pounds of caping gear and food, and paddled it 9 miles up the Colorado river for two full days of adventure. We did half the trip at 5 miles an hour, while fully loaded! The entire 9 mile trip up, against the current, took us 2.5 hours.