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    OSO Content Provider Commercial Member SHARKEY-IMAGES's Avatar
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    Question Keep It Original or....?

    Dress it up?

    I have an '89 Checkmate in almost showroom condition.
    My wife sees all these wild paint schemes on these other hi-performance boats and asks, "When are you gonna have something like that?"
    Well honestly, I love the fact the boat is so clean for it's age, and in itself, it stands out on it's own without the flashy colors.

    What would you do?

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    Digital Photography & Video one BYTE at a time !

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member Steve 1's Avatar
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    Vinyl Sharkey ! That way She is happy and you can restore the thing in a afternoon.
    Slippery when wet. "POD" Free Tunnel through Common Sense Engineering

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    Registered DaveP's Avatar
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    Hey Tim,

    Looks great just the way it is!

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    Charter Member #232 Charter Member Audiofn's Avatar
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    Keep it the way it is. Wild goes out of style. I am betting you get a lot of compliments as it is. If the paint fades out so bad that you can not keep a shine then do the paint job.

    Put your best foot forward!

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    AT Cult Member #3 VIP Member R Addiction's Avatar
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    I like the clean lines....but Steve has a great idea!!!!

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    Neno the mind boggler VIP Member glassdave's Avatar
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    those things always were one of my favorites. you dont see many of those 28's , especially with outboards. i would leave it the way it is unless it needed to be painted. post some more pics.
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    Leave it alone.

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    Registered Roger 1's Avatar
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    Tim you've created a monster, I saw it in your wifes eye's in AC. First its the paint then she will want faster then bigger and faster
    Its gonna be a tuff Christmas for you with all those boat accessories your gonna get

    As far as the paint sceme I like it the way it is because it is in such great shape.........but then again does it really matter what we think
    You better start looking into vinyl

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    Charter Member #1251 Charter Member BAJA342's Avatar
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    KEEP IT !!!!!

    KEEP IT THE WAY IT IS!!!!!!!! That boat looks great in all the pictures. The shot in PB looks awesome. Those wild paint schemes could be gone the next day.

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