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  1. Bad Vibrations!

    View attachment 597136 Over the last 20 years the one question I get asked the most is, "Is my jet supposed to be making that noise?" With some noises being normal and some not, we are going to dive into a project that will reveal these noise making gremlins and how to fix them.

    I have the perfect candidate, a 1989 Carrera 20.5, otherwise known as the "Red Rooster." This boat was brought...
  2. It's all about the setup!

    View attachment 597135 In this article we will be discussing what a little "test and tune" can do for your ride. In today's economy it often makes sense to keep your existing boat and upgrade it via a re-power, re-rig, or in a lot of cases just dial in the setup. Many people aren't even aware that their boats may not be setup correctly, or that they can capture quite a bit more...
  3. B&D Marine - Engines, Drives, Rigging!

    View attachment 597131 My name is Brian Fetherolf. I began my career in the Marine Industry in
    1974 working for family friend John Kaiser. I started B&D Marine in June
    of 1990. B & D is a family run business with my son Dane, running the shop, with me overseeing both as well as hands on in the shop and office.

    I was introduced to boating at the age of 7 when my parents purchased their...
  4. Happy Holidays from Prime Marine! Winter Storage

    View attachment 597119 I hope each one of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now that the boating season is starting
    to wind down and we head towards the Christmas holiday I thought I?d touch on a few topics that will help your boat through the winter.

    We all love our boats and all of us have to face that fact of storage for something that we only
    use a few times a year. Some of are...
  5. Jet Boat Performance - JetDrive specialists

    View attachment 597110 I'm Tom Manier Jr CEO and general manager for JJRT, Inc and Jet Boat Performance company. My interest in Hot Rods began as a preteen in the 60's after a single visit to a local airport drag race. I began building model cars and coasters, mini bikes and go carts and graduated to motorcycles and Classic 70's Hot Rod cars in my teen and High school years. I...
  6. 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....
  7. Welcome to the Front Page

    I have had a few sleepless nights asking myself "What is RDP?" Is it strictly a community? Is it a media outlet or a news organization? I finally asked the membership the other day in a thread "What is RDP to you?" and was happy to hear the responses. It is to the membership, exactly what it is to me.

    The fact is RDP is a community, it is a media outlet, and yes it is a place...
  8. Bob Jeanblanc - Marine Parts & installation expert

    View attachment 597090 My name is Bob Jeanblanc, I'm excited to be a part of RDP's new
    "tech"articles format. Many of you will remember me as I have managed Rex Marine and Dana Marine Products for the last 18 years. I bring with me an in depth knowledge of high performance marine hardware, manufacturing, sales and most importantly correct installation of those parts. I currently own
  9. RDP Mercury Racing / Outboard Master Tech

    View attachment 597088 To the Members at RDP:

    I am the newest staff member of the RDP technical department. I will be providing periodic commentary and technical expertise on all things related to Mercury Marine.

    As the owner of Quality Performance Marine in Corona, California, a Mercury Authorized Sales and Service Center, I have maintained the level of Mercury Master Technician for...