Hello Gent, I will try to cover a few of your concerns about our company and its current situation. Yes we have had a little tit for tat going with HB for a while. It goes back to when we were building our first skiffs/ Islamorada 18s in Titusville where they, Chris and Wendy Petterson came to our shop to demand how we had the nerve to build skiffs and not buy back the company from the bank. Brian B the person Hal sold the company to stole deposits and sucked the company dry, the bank did try to sell company back to Hal but he declined. Not to long after that very awkward encounter we had fire marshals and others chasing us due to anonymous complaints that we had to deal with that went no where but cost us time to sort out. Also had few letters from their attorneys about logos and other petty issues. We explained to Chris and Wendy P that we were not building a skiff to compete with them as our skiff was at $75K and built with very high end materials and process. We, Hal and I wanted to build larger boats but our buyer flamed out as the economy was crashing. Truth be known as we were understanding the process of building advanced composite boats the HB designs were not going to be able to handle the weight changes in our opinion. The molds were not built for the process of high heat so there really was no value in our long term plans. We figure it would be better to start with a prototype and not end up with a building with high overhead and a bunch of old molds. We wanted a better boat and less overhead. Truth be known Hal and I did not want to build the boats ourselves, we wanted someone experienced in the process to do it for us, but thats another story. Recently we tried to enter the Florida Skiff Challenge. We heard it was going to happen and HB and Maverick were in it so we wanted in. After many attempts we could not get anyone to come back to us in our requests, emails or phone calls. So we kicked a little dirt at them. I like to call it educating the public, some in the social media world called it bashing. We were ready to go head to head. Posting skiffs with over sized engines in over weight heavy glass only fired us up knowing we could easily out run them. We already passed them easily in the Keys show so knew there latest and greatest was going to be easy to over take. Their rules as we saw them at the time were less then 18" and no more then 22 gallons of fuel and max HP at 70. Our 12 degree demo was perfect for it and ready to go.