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slacker
05-17-2006, 01:39 PM
I was looking into the old 'for sale' posts and saw this:

......."You have to be so careful buying a mid '80's Donzi. There are inherent structural problems with all of them unless these problems have already been addressed.
Read the first four or five pages of this post and you'll see what I mean.

http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?t=36703

IMHO, really good (very low hours and stored inside) unrestored Minx's are only worth $10K-$14K. And there are VERY few of those. All the rest (most all of them) are only worth $5K-$8K, with a trailer and running. Most owners get upside down with these boats compared to the market, i.e., they all need structural work and they all need new fuel tanks. ".....

does anyone care to expand on the fuel tank comment?

I do currently have my '88 minx up for sale and am wondering if I need to look into the fuel tank....if so how does one get to it?

I don't want to sell something that is potentially unsafe, save for the nut holding onto the steering wheel.

ks

gcarter
05-17-2006, 03:20 PM
That was my comment. The fuel tank issue is a matter of when, not if.
Mine is an '86, and the fuel tank was NOT leaking yet. But it was corroded about 3/4 through.
These tanks were not sealed in any way, just bare aluminum.
You may remember, I did a "how to" thread on replacing the fuel tank (and a bunch of other stuff).
http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?t=36703

MOP
05-17-2006, 08:33 PM
One of the best Minx available in the link below, boat house kept year round very light usage. Still totally original, I dare say you will not find a better one!

http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44332

Cuda
05-17-2006, 11:32 PM
That was just George trying to run down the value of our boats, to boost the value of his! :)

Just kidding George. :)