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Old 08-23-2006, 08:35 PM
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I beg to differ on the 65 MPH comment.. Heck, the 18's are faster than that from the factory these days...
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:24 PM
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Go for it...I "HAD" two friends that died in two separate older 18' Donzi's that barrel-rolled & one friend that broke his back & his life was/is severely limited due to a simular 18' Donzi accident. The hull bottom design was never originally intended to go the speeds that people ask of them today. Ed
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:32 PM
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Sorry to hear about your friends, been there, got the scars.. However, with today's steering,drives and props, the boats are a heck of a lot more stable then back in the yesteryears... Still a drivers boat, but very controllable once you are familiar with it.
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:14 AM
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Sorry to hear about your friends, been there, got the scars.. However, with today's steering,drives and props, the boats are a heck of a lot more stable then back in the yesteryears... Still a drivers boat, but very controllable once you are familiar with it.
scott, you run soap through your engine when you flush it?
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scott, you run soap through your engine when you flush it?
Is that the salt away stuff?

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I run a combination of one-half Salt-away and one-half Turtle Wax carwash soap. Works like like a champ. When I had the heads off my Donzi's motor, everything was very clean. Even the aluminum exhaust manifolds looked new...
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Gino,
Call Ocean Performance at 860-388-6000. They may have what you are looking for in a Donzi.
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65 MPH.....yeah right

http://www.arneson-industries.com/18'_donzi.htm
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I run soap through my boats too.
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I buy the biggest bottle o dish soap I can find @ Costco/BJ's/Kmart. I fill the bottle on a Miracle Grow feeder about 1/2 way, then take the sprayer nozzle off and connect a short hose to the flush attachment. I just yanked the manifold off of it after 5 years in salt, and while it isnt perfect, it looks damn good.. And, the boat has that citrus clean smell to it when I'm done..
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