The first surprise on the 205 CX is the number of big-boat features. Heavy-duty hause pipes in the gunwale near the transom feed mooring lines to sturdy cleats tucked under the gunwales. Trim tabs are standard on the 205, but instead of tabs that jut outward, interfering with a boarding ladder, Edgewater selected Volvo Penta's digitally controlled QL trim-tab system. These compact units feature "interrupter tabs" that fit snug to the transom and deploy vertically into the water stream. This creates pressure waves under the boat that level the load.