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Old 02-19-2011, 05:28 PM
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Just chatted with Bobby at a few different booths in Miami.
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Feel good Bruther, just plain feel good, just think, next year you can make the same post about your Buddy , Reggie!!

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I am still very involved with the Chief Powerboat project.. I have all the molds ready to go. Just pick your colors and power.. Hopefully the economy will turnaround and boating as we all know it will start to come back. In the meantime I been keeping busy (so I don’t forget how to put theses dame things together) for a few old Apache clients, mainly total restoration projects. I enjoy a good challenging project from start to finish.

I see a OSO poster mentioned that somebody was using my name “without my permission”. I will assure you that will never ever happen.. Yes I was involved with a business venture that did not get very far, due to me being geographically in the wrong location.. The company has since been resolved and Adam who is a fried and one talented individual has moved onto his own venture.

I am always available for any questions;

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Hey! Mark thanks for posting the Chief Pictures..
Talk about one Cool Dude!!
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What molds are you talking about? From what I understand, somebody named Adam (who is somehow tied to Sunkin) is using Bobby's name against his wishes under "Saccenti Marine" in Ohio........? Why would someone start a business using someone else's last name?
Adams company is in Ohio and is named Saccenti Marine.
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Bobby is a great guy, had the opportuntity to meet him and go for a ride in the chief a couple years ago. I can assure you that the boat is the real deal. Best boat ride ever!
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Bobby, thanks for posting and clarifying everything, sounds good.

Talk to you soon!

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This is the video of the original owner and I running the boat on Lake Michigan at Smoke On The Water Poker Run

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKPrLUCdeao[/youtube]
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Bobby, thanks for the well wishes and good talking with you again.

Maybe there needs to be a bit of a brief summary here for the curiosity of the good folks here on OSO as to how I (Adam) fit into the mix. As best I can remember without dates and other’s names:

There was a group of 5 of us (Chief Power Boats was not involved) that endeavored to build up a boat company during the depths of the recession here some years ago. The financing for that endeavor never materialized without ever being explicitly stated that it was not going to materialize. Over time it became clear that we were without money. The other 4 kind of went back to what they were doing before the venture started waiting till possibly some funding materialized. I on the other hand did not have a job to go back to. I did however have some contacts at Checkmate Marine in Bucyrus as I had worked as an engineer for Baja in Bucyrus previous to that company’s closure. Checkmate was kind enough to rent some space to me and I began working on some boats here and there while also helping out where I could with Checkmate. Bobby thru Chief Power Boats and Chief Power Boats has had some involvement here. I have helped them out as best I could as they have helped me out. I believe our relationship has been beneficial for all parties involved. Those guys have wished me the best of luck as I have them. Who knows what the future holds but that is where we are currently.

Obviously there are MANY, MANY details that I have not covered on the whos, hows, wheres and whys. Those details - as it pertains to the individuals or their business - can be brought forward by those individuals if they so choose.

As for Bobby and I, I have the utmost respect for him. He has been nothing but helpful and supportive in trying to get this business up and moving. I thank him for his honesty and look forward to talking with him again soon….and who knows, maybe we will be talking over the back fence as neighbors some day!!

I apologize for the high jack.
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Now to the OP and about the Chief boat. As has been stated here, that boat is an unbelievable boat. I have had the opportunity to captain and ride on it. It feels nimble for a 42 ft boat yet crushes the water like you cannot imagine. You actually start to feel sympathy for the water for the beating it is taking! Very solid ride. The twin step bottom has great cornering characteristics. I threw it into some pretty hard corners (enough to make the other folks on the boat cringe) and did not detect even the slightest hint of the bottom breaking loose. NEAT, NEAT boat.

Here is to the designers and builders
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Bobby, thanks for the well wishes and good talking with you again.

Maybe there needs to be a bit of a brief summary here for the curiosity of the good folks here on OSO as to how I (Adam) fit into the mix. As best I can remember without dates and other’s names:

There was a group of 5 of us (Chief Power Boats was not involved) that endeavored to build up a boat company during the depths of the recession here some years ago. The financing for that endeavor never materialized without ever being explicitly stated that it was not going to materialize. Over time it became clear that we were without money. The other 4 kind of went back to what they were doing before the venture started waiting till possibly some funding materialized. I on the other hand did not have a job to go back to. I did however have some contacts at Checkmate Marine in Bucyrus as I had worked as an engineer for Baja in Bucyrus previous to that company’s closure. Checkmate was kind enough to rent some space to me and I began working on some boats here and there while also helping out where I could with Checkmate. Bobby thru Chief Power Boats and Chief Power Boats has had some involvement here. I have helped them out as best I could as they have helped me out. I believe our relationship has been beneficial for all parties involved. Those guys have wished me the best of luck as I have them. Who knows what the future holds but that is where we are currently.

Obviously there are MANY, MANY details that I have not covered on the whos, hows, wheres and whys. Those details - as it pertains to the individuals or their business - can be brought forward by those individuals if they so choose.

As for Bobby and I, I have the utmost respect for him. He has been nothing but helpful and supportive in trying to get this business up and moving. I thank him for his honesty and look forward to talking with him again soon….and who knows, maybe we will be talking over the back fence as neighbors some day!!

I apologize for the high jack.
Adam
Thanks for the clarification. Hope you are doing well. Give me a shout when you have a chance.

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