View Full Version : Can you say, Major Surgery

01-27-2001, 10:36 PM
Thanks to PaulO for taking this and other pictures about a year ago, I just picked it up today after an eleven and a half-hour excursion. My good does this thing need work, but at the end it should be worth it. I’m beat so I’ll take/post other scary pics tomorrow.

PS. Long Island is a nightmare and no one told me that I couldn’t trailer on Cross something boulevard or highway or well I have no idea.


Craig (I think)

01-28-2001, 10:36 AM
You mean the Cross Island Parkway...did you get pulled over, or was it at the toll booth?
Bummer either way!
Looks like you scored a 1966 sharp "V" single hatch! Way to go!
How much big man????
Is it an optical illusion, or does the transom bracket extend down past the hull?

Melbourne, Florida

[This message has been edited by GeneD (edited 01-28-2001).]

Scott Pearson
01-28-2001, 10:46 AM
Thats a cool looking barrel back. I like the 60's style paint job...It looks trick.

Dosn't look all that bad. Hope you can post somemore pictures.


01-28-2001, 12:24 PM

Did you keep your Cobalt? Does purchasing this Donzi mean I can't call you Cobalt Craig anymore? Are you planning on a repower? What did you pay? Where did you find it? Sweet looking boat, post more pictures soon.

01-28-2001, 01:43 PM

Nice Original V'd Hull, Barrel Back!! What are your plans?? GEOO

01-28-2001, 08:05 PM
Nice hit!Looks like it will keep you busy until JUST BEFORE spring.Good lookin project!
we'll look forward to the "after" pics.
Barrel backs are really COOL!

01-28-2001, 09:54 PM
The Cross Island Parkway, that was it. No, I was trying to stay on it but I kept vedging and being shot off the Parkway. All Island Marine (Oceanside, NY) told me after I got there that it was strictly a Commercial road. No tickets at all, but it was a pain in the a** towing an oversized 26’ trailer for an 18. I was making great time until I hit the snow squalls and the black ice on I95. All the paperwork and Reg states that it is a 69, but who knows. The price you ask, well $1,500 but man does it need work. For the transom bracket, it’s only an optical illusion. This thing has not been modified at all.

PaulO took a bunch of pictures about a year ago that show most angles. I have a few of them on my Photopoint site Pics (http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1399308&a=10452911)with more to come. Today was too crazy to take any.

I think you have me and the other “Craig” mixed up, I never had a Colbalt. I never cared for the Barrel Backs until PaulO sent me the pics and I looked at them almost everyday for a year.

Plans? I need plans, just kidding. Basically a full stringer up restoration (what GeneD went through). Re-power with a new Merc 5.7 Carb/Bravo 1 complete package that I can get from Doug Russell Marine. For the color, I will be going back to the Donzi stripes. All white with the newer “Donzi yellow” stripe down the center and a 2-3 inch yellow water line stripe on the side. After it’s been run for a season, then I’ll drop in some tricked out motor. But for now, I just want it up and running.
BTW. I gave you a honk on I95 when I went by the Fairfield area.

GROOVY and PSYCHEDELIC, You got that right. The guy that painted this thing a few years back was definitely smokin something. They didn’t even put on new decals. He even leave the 2 holes untouched where the metal “Donzi Marine” emblems go above the large Donzi emblems.
Spring, Spring of what year?

Thanks for the interest!


01-29-2001, 09:33 AM
I am totally psyched that this thing found you!! I am sure you will get it into the shape you want quickly if your perserverance with that boat yard is any indication. Congratulations!!

Dr. Dan
01-29-2001, 07:50 PM
Hey Congrats, I've operated on worse,what a great project, good luck...Doc