I am really starting to feel sorry for the Combs now. Dock Holiday over on oso with his Miami boat show postings is acting in "my opinion" after reading his post is, because of all the Baja people that came over to Checkmate when they shut down created some kind of super new boat that will blow any Checkmate away that was ever built. And the gel coat job was out of this world.
Checkmate always had a kick A$$ looking boat and in my opinion and Checkmate always had the best gel-coat jobs. My boat is soild red and a 96 and I will stick it beside any baja from 96-08 and bet 500 my gel work looks better.
I know their is a lot of good people working at Checkmate that came from Baja an a lot of people that worked at Checkmate went to Baja because its a job and we all get sick of it after awhile a need change.
But to act like its all the Baja brains making the company work and piss on all the old Checkmate stuff because this new boat is going to look like a Baja is just a stab in the back to Bill Combs.
I just hope this new boat does not look like a Baja
And Checkmate has made boats over 30'
If you are referring to my statement, let me try this again...I SAID "IF" CHECKMATE TURNS INTO THE NEW BAJA, I WILL BE DONE WITH THEM. And I know that Checkmate builds boats over 30 and if you read, my Formula is just under 30. And again, I said the Formula FIT MY NEEDS better. LOA does not make a boat, it is in its ammenaties. I know the Combs from back when I used to sell and work on Chekmates starting aroun 1990 and have bought new and used Checkmates long after I quit selling/working on them. I have always said Checkmate is about the ONLY compnay that can build a black boat and have it look good. I am glad to see that Mike and Kip are still at C-mate, I just happen to disagree with building a C-mate that looks like a Baja.