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Old 04-27-2005, 03:05 PM
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Here's my two cents on this matter.
5 years ago I bought my Magnum thinking that I wouldn't really have to do anything to it, but enjoy it.
Here's what it looked like when I bought it.
I always wondered what that boat looked like before you restored it

now how about posting some pics?
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:45 PM
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Holy chit, that Donzi is really nice. I want a 22 Classic for my next project and it will be gutted and taken way too far.
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:49 PM
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It's a simple decision, go for a restore if the boat will meet your needs when complete.
I've got about $25k in my '72 Sutphen. She still skims wave's quite well for an old broad, and people come RUNNING to see her at the docks (no joke).
Good luck to you!
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:50 PM
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:54 PM
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the Magnum

Nice job. That's a great lookin boat.


I redid a 76 28 Cigarette. I did it because I loved the 28's and could not get Cigarette to build a new one. 99% of the time you will not get your money back out, but that's not why you do it. You do it because you like what it is, and what it could be.

I would redo the 357 and keep it. I always liked those.
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:01 PM
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I agree with twinstep.

You don't do it to save money.

You do it to save a particular boat.

But you learn so much about that boat that it gives you a confidence that you can handle any mechanical issue that may arise out on the water.

I know that it is a lot of work and money, but I LOVE knowing every inch of my boat. The kind of "knowing every inch" that comes from a strip down and re-fit.

And I believe that a Formula 357 would be worth the effort.
They are just that dam beautiful.
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:08 PM
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For instance, someone may have put a really nice paint job on the boat, and matched the interior, dash bezels, Throttles/shifters, canvas, in RED.
Nothing against RED,or you guys with red boats, but I don't like RED.

Toss my .02 in the coffer...
I guess this means you won't be purchasing my Magnum.
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:14 PM
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MAGNUMMAN love the stainless dash and the cross ram on your Donzi.What's that upper and lower unit on it?
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:29 PM
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Dave 911 sharp old Sutphen,got any more pictures? I gotta say restore it ,it's a labor of love but it's too cool to see a nicely restored classis let alone own one.And i love seeing the rare ones like the old sutphens and old novas 19's and stuff like that.Would be cool to see an old classic show someday.

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TommyMonza,

Bravo with Polished Imco Shorty.
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