So what has changed since the torch has passed hands? Plenty! With new blood comes new vigor. Wayne a long time boater and former owner if an Ilmore powered DCB F32 knows all about what it takes to maintain an "exotic." He has a passion for boats and custom hardware and that passion has trickled down through the staff of RCD. Morale is at an all time high, and not only the quality of work, but the quantity of work going through Ron's Custom Detail is showing it.
Now you could say, "Detailing is Detailing Dave.." and I would've said the same thing and even did once to Wayne. However that is simply not the case. Wayne has actually brought with him a few "tips and tricks" but most importantly "technology." As a lot of you know Ron's does a lot of my detail work already, I never really asked how they do it or what they used, I was just happy with the results. I'm going to get side tracked here for one minute and tell you a relevant story to the "technology" and "mentality" that Wayne brings to the table.
A Set of Stainless Fenders
Me thinking I'm way cooler then I am...
Now that we have covered a few of the "tips and tricks" (by that I mean there is more, but Wayne wasn't to hip to the idea of me putting them online for everyone else in the world to see) I'd like to talk about what I meant by "New Territories." While it might seem foreign to a lot of our East Coast and Mid West members (which the #'s in those markets are growing everyday), out here on the West Coast how good the trailer looks is almost as important as how good the boat looks. Die Hard boaters on the west coast view the trailer as part of the overall package, and it's not uncommon to see triple axles under 21' boats, and rims that are worth as much as some go fast outboard boats. This concept was not lost on Wayne, but rather embraced. The trailer is one of the things that takes the most beating from road rash, to corrosion, bunk repairs and in some cases just being outdated.
One of the most important things that I can tell you about this is you can drop the boat and trailer off, and Ron's is the only place in Havasu that I'm aware of that has the A Frames on site to lift the boat, perform the work, and put the boat back on the trailer. With everyone else you would have to put the boat in the water and hope the work is done by the time you get off the lake. In the instance of a bunk replacement if you still did want to go boating on the day of repairs, have no fear, they will head down to the launch ramp and pick your trailer up, perform the work and get you taken care of.
For obvious reasons of Frank's previous employment they are an authorized warranty center for Zeiman & Extreme Trailers!
I have included below a few before, during and afters of some projects that they completed already and I look forward to watching more of the work coming out of the shop both on the detail side, and the trailer repair side.
For more information give them a call at 928-680-1030 or you can visit the website at www.ronscustomdetail.com.
If this is your first experience with RCD since Wayne took it over mention RDP and get a 10% discount!
written by RiverDave
After Pics will be in the 1st comment. I'm struggling with this software right now.