Speaking of engines, this Dana is locked and loaded. Protruding through the hydraulically lifted hatch is just a hint of the ponies waiting underneath. Operating the Dana Marine Products' scissor hinges reveals a hardcore horsepower dinner. Dripping with chrome, polish, and paint, a GT Performance-built big-block Chevy is equipped for speed. Displacing 582 ci, the engine would be stout on its own, but stout just wouldn't cut it with Tom's need for water-infested speed. On top of the engine, perched neatly, is a Mooneyham 14-71 blower pushing fuel and air through a Superchiller. That fuel and air is first mixed by a pair of 1050 Dominator carbs. Dynos don't lie, and this rocks the numbers to the tune of 900 hp, even with the Gibson mufflers. Propulsion for the big Offshore is provided by a GT Performance-enhanced Bravo XR drive fitted with a drive shower and spinning a four-blade 28 Bravo One prop. Steering the beast is an IMCO dual ram steering; Dana HP 1000 trim tabs make every attempt to keep it in the water. Top speed is near the century mark. Just remember to hang on when the throttle is mashed to meet its stop.
Inside the boat, where lucky passengers get to reside, Poker Run-style seats from Designer Marine in Corona, California, hug tightly so as not to lose anyone. Of course, Tom couldn't let Stephen have all the fun with his sound system, so Radioactive put together one sweet on-water Rockford Fosgate concert hall. An RFX9220M head unit electrifies signal processing to two amplifiers. One Power T2001bd pushes low frequencies through two Power T212D2 12-inch subs mounted in the forward cabin, and a Power T8004 tunes four sets of 6x9s spread about the cockpit and cabin. Tom controls the menagerie from his post at the helm with a remote-wired RFXMR1 control unit. Three Optima BlueTop marine deep-cycle batteries keep the power coming so the party can keep jamming. Filling in the blanks for playful pieces like cup holders, gauge bezels, trim, vents, and hardware are Dana Marine Products fusion-coated aluminum parts.
The whole kit and caboodle rides atop an Extreme triple-axle trailer stuffed to the brim with all the bells and whistles. Tom and Stephen aren't taking any chances when they tow. Nine 15-inch stainless trimmed LED lights let the idiots on the road know what the combo is doing, and if one of those idiots is doing something, well...idiotic...Tom and Stephen can rest assured all would be well. With triple torsion axles and disc brakes at all six wheels, this Extreme trailer tracks true. Remember the incredibly detailed wheels on the truck? MC Motorsports fit six more on the boat trailer, albeit in a slightly smaller size. Twenty-inch Palms Casino-inspired wheels rolling with 265/50R20 Toyo Proxes S/T tires hide under fully polished stainless fenders.
Is this a package you think you might be able to handle? With so many qualified local resources at their disposal, Stephen and Tom have put together one sweet puzzle. A little birdie says that a new truck and boat package capable of shaming this one is in the works by the deadly duo. We can't wait! Stephen and Tom are quick to thank their supporters: California SuperTrucks, Radioactive, Rolling Big Power, MC Motorsports, Toyo Tires, Full Scale Motorsports, Dana Marine Products, One Extreme, Designer Marine, and Extreme Trailer. Of course, don't forget the inspiration for Tom's ideas, the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. If only we could have "problems" like these two have. Lady Luck is smiling on them because they are carrying all the cards, and it looks like it's going to be a Royal Flush.