Like Tree0Likes

Skater 39V molds destroyed

Reply
Old 09-08-2010, 08:07 PM
  #11
Registered
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Winneconne Wisconsin
My Boats: 2003 Baja 33 outlaw
Posts: 39
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Magicfloat View Post
I believe those are old photos from a couple or 3 years ago when some former Baja employees were trying to start a new company with that mold,but Baja would not allow it.Can't remember the company name,maybe some one with a better memory than me will chime in.
Faction??
CJPHIL is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2010, 08:09 PM
  #12
Registered
Platinum Member
 
Comanche3Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 9,273
Default

Sunkin???
Comanche3Six is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2010, 08:13 PM
  #13
Charter Member #415
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Jasper,Alabama
My Boats: 1968 Switzer Shooting Star,1967 Switzer Shooting Star,1963 Glasspar G-3
Posts: 3,357
Default

Faction,that's it.They apparently had a good plan to build a new company around the Baja mold,but got shot down over a dispute with the design. I assume Skater still can build a 399 out of their mold.

Last edited by Magicfloat; 09-08-2010 at 08:16 PM.
Magicfloat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2010, 10:31 PM
  #14
Neno the mind boggler
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
glassdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: toledo oh
My Boats: Batboat, 38 Scarab Thunder, 16 Sidewinder, 27 Magnum
Posts: 12,667
Default

bring me the pieces . . . . i can fix that
__________________
Throttles- Cleveland Construction 377 Talon
08 OPA Class 1 National Champion
08 Class 1 Geico Triple Crown Champion
08 OPA High Points Champion
10 OPA Class 1 National Champion ( happy now Ed! )
glassdave is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2010, 10:48 PM
  #15
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,452
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by glassdave View Post
bring me the pieces . . . . i can fix that
My dad's got an awesome set of tools......he's a TV repair man.
Young Performance is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2010, 11:03 PM
  #16
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lauderdaleboats View Post
Doug Smith, the original owner of Baja, bought Checkmate boats back in 2007. He was trying to turn the company into Baja II. For those not well versed in boat history, Baja and Checkmate were two boat companies within spitting distance of each other in Ohio. Baja ran out of money in the late 80s/early 90s, and had some serious debt issues. Genmar then bought Bajas debt, which basically gave them ownership. They had that for about 5 minutes before Brunswich stepped in and bought the "company" from Genmar. Baja existed under Sea Rays arm in Burnswick (I have been told you would be surprised how many small Sea Rays were made at Bajas plant in Bucyrus) until last year, when they were "sold" (dont ask, very confusing in actual terms) to Fountain.

When Baja was sold, Brunswick went on a boat mold killing spree at Bucyrus and got rid of any models Fountain did not want. That included the Baja-Skater mold. A company was supposed to be started that was to use that mold, but Brunswick said no.
So why bring up and old topic with old pics in a new thread to rehash old drama; if you knew the whole story?

Those pics have been on the forums a few times.


Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 09:37 AM
  #17
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
blume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Sherman, Texas
Posts: 2,524
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Magicfloat View Post
Faction,that's it.They apparently had a good plan to build a new company around the Baja mold,but got shot down over a dispute with the design. I assume Skater still can build a 399 out of their mold.
Yes you can still buy a 399 Skater Vee.
blume is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 09:46 AM
  #18
naplesimage.com
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
jayboat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: SWFloridaH2O
My Boats: Every One In Sight
Posts: 18,213
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blume View Post
I can buy you a 399 Skater Vee.
My birthday is coming up.
__________________
Roostertail does not lie.

NAPLES IMAGE Photo Galleries

NAPLES IMAGE PHOTOBLOG
jayboat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 09:53 AM
  #19
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jayboat View Post
My birthday is coming up.
They don't make a hybrid model.
Sorry Jay, too easy!



(Note to Cat: No phucking Cummins either!!)
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 12:35 PM
  #20
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Riverview, Michigan
My Boats: 1998 Awesome 31 Thundercat
Posts: 1,333
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Comanche3Six View Post
Sunkin???
Now that's funny.
ROTAX454 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:17 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.