The whole Team at Dave’s Custom Boats is working overtime right now finishing up on the punch lists of some new boats that will debut at the Desert Storm Poker Run. Lake Havasu is DCB’s back yard and arguably the DCB Brand owns the water in the desert, they have a strong and loyal customer base with many customers who come back again and again for new boats and a much longer line of boaters who dream one day of owning a Custom Boat built by hand with much pride from the team out of El Cajon, California.
Tony Chiaramonte gave us a quick rundown on what is happening at the shop and what will be happening at Havasu. They have just removed the second M41 from the mold, they are finishing the rigging on a new M35 rigged with Mercury Racing 1100 Turbo Motors, and Number Six drives, another M31 with Mercury Racing 1350s and Speed Master Number 8 drives, and final rigging touches are being done on an all new M29 that will be rigged with Mercury Racing Optimax 300XS.
Tony said they are very excited and happy to be returning to Desert Storm with so many existing and new customers. The poker run is the place and the time for all the customers to get together and enjoy the opportunity to have a great time running the boats around the lake together. Sharing the common enjoyment of the lifestyle is what it is all about. Safe and fun is the pursuit of the day for the DCB flotilla.
The 1350 M31 is being specially prepared for the shootout. The drive lowers were sent off to Mark Wilson in Florida to be blueprinted and a special set of props will be used to set what should be a incredible run. The shootout is also the place, where under a controlled closed course the maximums of
the boats can be explored; leaving the Poker Run for the fun it was designed to be,
The 1100 M35 is something I am very anxious to see and hopefully run one day. I have about eight hours of run time in another cat brand with this set up and I was really impressed with the combination. The size and weight of the boat with these incredibly responsive motors and the familiar feel and
response from the number six drives make for a great combination. Also being able to run 89 Octane make the boat fast, reliable, and all things considered “Economical” package that really delivers.
The M29 is being built for a existing DCB Loyalist who is actually going down in size from an M35 with Mercury Racing 700’s. The move might seem unusual to some but because the owners boating lifestyle has changed and where he will be boating has changed it makes perfect sense and this is another package that I am sure will prove to be very popular.