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  1. No Way - Possibly the World's fastest Campbell! We'll Never know

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    As I was researching another "fast" Campbell, I was told that I needed to go see a guy in Havasu who might have information on an even faster Campbell. Since I was going to be in town anyway, what could it hurt to see if this "rumor" was true or just another beach story?? My inside source said the guy I needed to talk to was, Frank Weaver Jr. owner and operator of a top quality upholstery shop named after his sister, Jeanies Upholstery (930 Port...
  2. KMG Boats Bringing the 83 back from the dead

    This particular 20'er has definitely seen better days when it arrived at KMG Boats down in San Diego for it's restoration. The owner asked Kevin to fill previous rigging holes, and basically prep it to be an entirely new build. The only problem was the boat had literally 100's of stress cracks and sun cracks, many of which almost went through the glass completely. ...
  3. Follow up Friday - Down Pedal Assist In Depth!

    Not that we will have a follow up Friday every week, but last weeks article "The Down Pedal" (Click that link to read) Got quite a bit of response, so we decided to dig a little deeper! Clyde Church was kind enough to send us some up close pictures of his system, and some more detailed explanations of how some of it works.

    Now...
  4. The Down Pedal

    If you are a modern day I/O boater you might not even know what a down pedal is in a boat. In V-Drives there is typically two pedals. A down pedal (or a switch on the dash or gunnel) and a gas pedal. V-Drives don't have "trim" like an I/O boat, so they have what is called "Cavitation Plates" on the back of them. They bend those plates up, neutral, down, or infinitely in between to adjust trim of the boat. By bending the plates they are actually bending the running surface on the back of the...
  5. The Last Rush

    There's a lot of great content on this site, that many members never get a chance to see.. In 2016 we are committed to getting back into the groove of providing new and fresh content (Like the Webinar on EFI on January 20th), and while we are gearing up for summer, I figured I would post some of the Articles that we have done in the past every so often.

    This particular article came out of the online magazine that Pink Taco and I did awhile back. If you have never clicked that...
  6. 3rd Annual Hotboats on the Parker Strip!

    Four years ago Lori over at the Pirates Den Resort had an idea to take Parker back to it's V-Drive roots and have a get together of V-Drives and Hotboats at the Pirates Den. The first one was wildly successful, and I'm happy to report that now in it's third year the event has only grown better with age.

    (A great representation of a true West Coast Custom Flat)...
  7. Teague Custom Marine takes a 21RC from Mild to WILD!

    View attachment 597760 Long time Teague customer Don London, former owner of the 178 MPH DCB F32, finally bought this 2001 Schiada River Cruiser from his father in law. The boat had been sitting in storage for awhile not really being used much, and since Don had just gotten a house on Bass Lake, he had a need: the need for a stupid fast small boat to hot rod around in. Unfortunately, this Schiada is very clean, but wasn't exactly out of control FAST fast.

    It was originally...
  8. Prime Marine 1971 Schiada FlatBottom Rig

    View attachment 597190 This week I would like to showcase a project Schiada flat that we built a few years ago. Part of this boats beauty stems from the clients keen sense of planning and quality assurance. In turn, we all wanted to be certain that the boat suited and functioned well.

    The boat is a 1971 Schiada flatbottom. We received the boat with the intention on fabricating all the pieces with the task of final assembly being performed by the clients. We have done this type of build...
  9. Prime Marine - VDrive and Custom Installation Experts!

    As President of Prime Marine, I bring 15 years of aftermarket industry View attachment 597107
    experience to marine industry. As a child, I grew up in Cucamonga with a strong interest in the mehanical world alongside my father and grandfather's mechanical skills. I spent a lot of time inside my parents and grandparent's garages learning about tools, machinery, automobiles and boats. Additionally my family's traditional river trips in our Classic 20.5' Hallett SS to the Colorado River...
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