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Old 11-25-2010, 12:47 PM
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hi,any owners who can help with a few quick questions to aid a potential purchase?

1.never been up close and personal with one-whats under the front?

2.with the 496ho what will they run real world gps?

3.are they just for the lake or can they handle open water with nasty chop/swell?

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Old 11-26-2010, 04:30 PM
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Drive it, if possible. My cammed up 454 mag ran 68 gps.
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:33 PM
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I had an 06 22 Shelby...It ran 77 with a 496 HO...It ran Awesome in the small stuff...Doubt that it would run real good in big stuff..Im sure it would be a challenge in the big stuff..3-4 ft..

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Old 11-26-2010, 05:55 PM
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My 18C ran great in 4ft+ seas...I guess it is just what one is use to......there are not many boats out there in the size range with similar power that would stand up to a Donzi IMO.......

They take some time and skill to drive but fun as hell when you get it down pat....
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:52 PM
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Shelbys have a raised X. This boat should run 73. You might squeeze 75 out of it in perfect conditions. Of course a bit higher if on salt water. I run mine in rough on the Great Lakes all the time.
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Here is mine for sale
http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...o35172-en.html

Has a 496HO...loaded with goodies...one of a kind...full carpeted underneath..lots of storage...runs 83mph!

Bravo X drive, mercury racing tabs, tilt steering wheel, stereo, special paint, dual hydraulic steering, 425hp, Livorsi throttles and gauges, gps speedo, more.... Low hours plus full warranty.

Call me 203.640.4009 Ron
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Originally Posted by Full Throttle 525 View Post
Here is mine for sale
http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...o35172-en.html

Has a 496HO...loaded with goodies...one of a kind...full carpeted underneath..lots of storage...runs 83mph!

Bravo X drive, mercury racing tabs, tilt steering wheel, stereo, special paint, dual hydraulic steering, 425hp, Livorsi throttles and gauges, gps speedo, more.... Low hours plus full warranty.

Call me 203.640.4009 Ron
I think he was looking for a Donzi......nice boat though............
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:25 PM
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I realize that...but there are options....
Thought I would introduce the faster competition...
Choices are good....
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:09 PM
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thanks guys,all answered apart from whats up front under the bow?is it a carpeted storage space-full width or just a centre tunnel bit for ski's?thanks
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:00 PM
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Faster hull designs are usually not as good in the rough as a true deep vee. Mine runs 83-85 with a 525 EFI. I can crush 2-3 footers. 4 footers are harder. Storage in the Donzi is minimal with a ridiculous little storage bin up front that doesn't even hold a ski. I customized mine and opened up the front for ample storage and room to sleep on occasion.
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