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 first boat, a 16? Glasspar, and made their first trip to Lake Havasu in 1963. Every summer since, Lake Havasu has been the family summer recreation spot. Racing drag boats, Motocross, Dessert, and cars, has helped me develop the knowledge for building and setting up engines, boats, and drive systems.
In the late ?70?s and ?80?s Jets and V-drives were the majority. I built the jet pumps and set up race boats such as Don Damron?s ?The Devil? (BFJ), Bob Barron?s ?Split Decision? (BFJ), Eddie Morenz?s ?Blue Magic? (CJ circle racer), Chuck Collins? ?CC & Water? (KJ circle racer), all record holders, to name a few.
Today while still modifying, servicing, & repairing Jets and V-drives, we continue following the direction of the performance boating industry. B&D Marine is a Certified, Premier, Authorized Mercruiser Dealership,
I have followed the advancing technology of EFI as well with over 10 years of building calibrations and lap top tuning. The majority of our custom engine packages are multi port EFI with wide band control. EFI allows more aggressive camshaft profiles while maintaining a dock friendly idle and better fuel economy.
I look forward to our relationship with RDP and its followers. I think this will be a great Technical forum with a wide range of help for the RDP community.