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Old 08-03-2010, 10:50 PM
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Back in the late 60's both Checkmate and Baja produced single engine outboard racing tunnel boats....both based on the Glastron/Molinari. At that time the largest boat that either company made was perhaps 18 or 19 feet in their pleasure boat line. To my knowledge Checkmates only other attempt at building a cat was the one listed earlier in this thread. I believe Baja put it's "brand" name on a few of the racing 32 foot Active Cats built in Michigan in the early 80's, but Baja did not actually build those boats.

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Old 08-04-2010, 07:44 AM
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Rich, really enjoy your posts. Straight, to the point, and more informative then an "All you wanted to know about Offshore Racing - past and present" book.

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Sounds interesting... never heard of it but would like to see!
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Ok, here goes. Rich, this is why I asked about the year that the settlement took place. The time which this occured is between May of 03 and April of 04. I was in Jim Jones (no not the Sinster Minister) office discussing something about my boat. He showed me a brochure on a Cat that was between 28-30' in length. Damn if I can remember if it was from Checkmate or Baja. Was definately one of the two. Story goes that they (either Checkmate or Baja) were shopping that boat around looking for a manufacturer to purchase it. Jim was entertaining (I am choosing my words carefully here) the idea of partnering up with someone (with money) to produce the boat in question. I remember something to the effect "Jim, with a 28 single and a 31 twin, what the hell do you need that for?" Answer-----ahh, you know what it is.

Bottom line, the boat in question was being shopped around as late as 2004. Maybe later? Someone still holding on to the molds?
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