Now compared to our usual shop tours where we actually try to give a tour of the shop, this article is more focused on what's actually going on down there. I'm only allowed to upload 25 pics onto the front page, and I'd like to focus them on the over the top bad ass builds going on instead of "The Bathroom is on the right."
As we walked into one of the bay doors of the building we were greeted by Stan Murakami (SchiadaStan on RDP), and we quickly walked over to a new 24' V-drive build that they are just getting started on. Now this is somewhat exciting as over the years
This is a great example to show how far the best in the Industry has come in just under a decade. Kenny Gonzales purchased this boat from Maxed Out Marine with the intentions of taking what is arguably a very nice boat and updating it to the best that 2017 has to offer! DCB has recently purchased new sewing machines, and Tony was quick to point out that they are the only ones in the marine industry with them! The new machines accept the largest UV Protected thread on the market, as well they purchased another machine that does the baseball stitching that you
Approximately two weeks ago we published an article about "Bullhead Bully" (Paul Wallner) in his 28 SS running 126 MPH in his 28 Nordic SS with Twin 400's. At the end of that article I wrote that it, to our knowledge, was the fastest stock 400 boat out there.
I recently took a trip down back to Southern California to visit several industry related shops, and boat builders. One of the stops made a lasting impression on me, and that was Cobra Boats! It has been years since I have taken a hard look at what Cobra is doing (pre-recession LA Boatshow was probably the last time), if we offered a "Most Improved Manufacturer" award at RDP, they would hands down win it.
Upon arriving we walked through the door and stumbled right onto this Cobra 260. From the outside it looks like a traditional Cobra. It's got fresh graphics, and is a respectable boat by all means.
They had removed the transom hardware on this boat. I'm assuming it was out to be coated.