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Old 01-11-2022, 08:19 AM
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Sorry to the many traditional Donzi fans but you know were gonna see more conversions eventually.
Not my first choice of engine but I think its a very nice looking set up.
(Boat is in Mauritius, just noticed the pics online)









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personaly i think they killed a classic boat a vortec small block and bravo is the way to go kinda like putting a modern 4 cylinder in a 60s classic muscle car
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I like how they sunk the sunpad, but it kinda needs a rear facing back rest and cupholders.
(could be recliner shaped and sunk a little deeper) my .02
not crazy about the spray rail but give points for it being part of the swim platform.

don't see a ladder, want more pics and details, at a glance it's done nice much better than some other outboard conversions that are out there. Plus, even with that big 4 stroke out on a bracket it still sits level

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I like how they sunk the sunpad, but it kinda needs a rear facing back rest and cupholders.
(could be recliner shaped and sunk a little deeper) my .02
not crazy about the spray rail but give points for it being part of the swim platform.

don't see a ladder, want more pics and details, at a glance it's done nice much better than some other outboard conversions that are out there. Plus, even with that big 4 stroke out on a bracket it still sits level
One more pic from the web (zoomed in a little). I like the sunken sun pad too, I think itd be pretty simple to add a flip up backrest. Fold down aft onto the sun pad when running, keep the deckline low and simple. The more I look at the pics, the more I like it. Anyone got a 22 with no motor that needs some love? 🙂

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Old 01-11-2022, 09:17 PM
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Looks pretty well done.
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on the rounded bottom..? No thanks. Buy a 21 Challenger knock off and be happy.
Donzi recently redesigned the 22 bottom(40 years after they should have). Im keen to drive one.
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The thing I do not like is how tall the OB looks on the back, its my issue with most of the conversions. But it is a style thing more then anything else.
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Nicely done. Like what they did with the hatch
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Agreed.

When OMC came out with/their V-8 OB in I think 1985, their were few OB hulls of that era that didnt look like a cartoon w/that motor on it.

As most know, Im an OB guy but part of it is the aesthetics.

Most of the new Merc V-8 OBs look way out of line on the smaller hulls.
Great motors but, no.

I think my 25 Checkmate twin OB is sized perfect for its twin V-6, old school, smaller (physically) 2 strokes.

I think you need 30,+ to make the new, big motors, as twins, look like they belong there.


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The thing I do not like is how tall the OB looks on the back, its my issue with most of the conversions. But it is a style thing more then anything else.
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Resist!!! LOL.

Love my OB on my fishing boat and that is the only place. You can't replace the sound that made powerboating.
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