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Old 03-06-2003, 01:35 PM
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Don't get wrong. They are a great boat, and the 18 handles more water than you imagine possible for that size boat. I wouldn't have owned 2 if they didn't rule.
 
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Old 03-06-2003, 01:47 PM
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Love that boat.
For more info go to www.donzi.net this is the best source for information for the Donzi Classics.
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Old 03-06-2003, 03:10 PM
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The boat in question has a 205hp, 4.3L, I think it was mostly used in salt, but it is very clean, the price......$7500.
I was told the '84 to '94 Donzis were not of the same quality as pre and post those years, because of the change in the company's ownership.
Also, late 94's are OK while it was the earlier version had all of the problems which you all have mentioned.
Thanks for all the help.
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Problem I always had was they have a rounded keel, and therefore couldn't take a set like a pad bottom boat. With the inner strakes stopping so far forward, I would guess it would take ENORMOUS horsepower to even get to 80 mph.
I think it has around 730hp. Wette Vettes Baja 21' has around that much power and does 97. Not to much of a difference there.
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All of the 16'Donzi's that I have ever seen have a very noticable Hook incorporated into the hull, It's there for a reason.
Yeah, but do they ride port side up? I bet not. Like I said, the factory pretty much solved the problem with a little reworking of the hull.

The 205hp 4.3L engine came out right after mine. I think my boat was a very early '94.
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I have a 66 Donzi 16 Ski Sporter...Been in our family since new and is a great boat, we sure love it. We have a had a lot of good people helping us bring it back into shape this last year and are really loving it. It has a 289 engine and is a lot of fun to drive and great for skiing. My thread and several other really cool boats are on Donzi.net

I know it is a really old thread...I was just bored and surfing


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Old 12-14-2010, 12:51 AM
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Not sure about that help your getting...someone put the drive on upside down!
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It's the number one comment I get... It swings around and locks in place (not that easy but you get the drift)
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Eaton.. I know a gut that has a Way Cool Holman Moody 427 18' V-drive that's a late 60's (if I as guessing) & still has the original blue gel... & 427
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It's the number one comment I get... It swings around and locks in place (not that easy but you get the drift)
I'm glad you said that, because I was trying to see it at a jet/diverter. I'd actually love to have a boat like this that was a jet.
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