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joseph m. hahnl
02-27-2010, 07:48 PM
Mighty Mouse
1976 Donzi X-18 Arneson Drive
750 hp 440c.i. Procharged Small Block Chevy
An unbelievable experience in speed, control and handling. Truly an engineering accomplishment.
The boat's story (http://www.donzi.net/tech/DonziArneson.htm)

http://www.allardmarine.com/photos/Poker%20Run%20NYC0001.jpg

http://www.allardmarine.com/photos/Dash100-4.jpg
http://www.allardmarine.com/photos/GDesmond03.jpg
http://www.allardmarine.com/photos/Enginepro10.jpg
http://www.allardmarine.com/photos/63enginepro2.jpg
http://www.allardmarine.com/photos/callardgeoo4.jpg


http://www.donzi.net/photos/Donzivideo1.wmv


http://www.donzi.net/photos/Donzivideo2.wmv


http://www.donzi.net/photos/Radarshootout.wmv


http://www.donzi.net/photos/Enginedyno.wmv (http://www.donzi.net/photos/Enginedyno.wmv)

http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=54511&d=1269385275

Start Video time at 2:10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kg3zoGcrFM&feature=player_embedded



http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c111/streb2005/GEO.jpg
http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2296

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http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=7145


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Carl C
02-27-2010, 08:01 PM
Nice!! I always get a good laugh whenever someone says that the Classics are 65 mph boats....:shades:

I put up a new video link in the video section of a sweet sounding 18 with over transom headers.

Okie2
02-27-2010, 08:20 PM
That #3 video....that is some "Bad #$$" driving...holy crap. Where is this boat today? ps...the "boat story" links isn't working. Scott

joseph m. hahnl
02-27-2010, 09:28 PM
That #3 video....that is some "Bad #$$" driving...holy crap. Where is this boat today? ps...the "boat story" links isn't working. Scott



allegedly this member is now has possession of her,but it seems to be a secret that no one is suppose to know:boggled:

CDMA (http://www.donzi.net/forums/member.php?u=35)
Paid Subscriber

http://www.donzi.net/forums/image.php?u=35&dateline=1085582417 (http://www.donzi.net/forums/member.php?u=35)

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BUIZILLA
02-27-2010, 09:39 PM
he is not the owner...

Carl C
02-27-2010, 10:11 PM
Pretty sure the boat's been dismantled.

BUIZILLA
02-27-2010, 10:30 PM
ohhhhhhhhhhhh

you are sooooooooo wrong

Okie2
02-27-2010, 11:36 PM
Nobody saying where it is....national security? Sure is a nice ride.

Carl C
02-28-2010, 09:46 AM
ohhhhhhhhhhhh

you are sooooooooo wrong


Nobody saying where it is....national security? Sure is a nice ride.

Spill the beans then. Noo Seequets..:nilly:

joseph m. hahnl
02-28-2010, 09:52 AM
ohhhhhhhhhhhh

you are sooooooooo wrong


Ahh Haa! I was fishing:wink: This member seems to know a little to much:yes:




BUIZILLA (http://www.donzi.net/forums/member.php?u=2129)
bored...

http://www.donzi.net/forums/image.php?u=2129&dateline=1256666845 (http://www.donzi.net/forums/member.php?u=2129)
Along with this one:shades:


Air 22 (http://www.donzi.net/forums/member.php?u=545)
L.G.D.C.C. Wing Commander

http://www.donzi.net/forums/image.php?u=545&dateline=1254778787 (http://www.donzi.net/forums/member.php?u=545)

Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,068




Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,482


Kinks worked out..."Is running like a top":D

See post #33 But in case u missed it AGAIN...:uzi:
Yes you have a ride(s):drive: ...I have the Cheese...u bring the whine(wine)...:D:beer:


HMMM! I think we're narrowing down

BUIZILLA
02-28-2010, 09:53 AM
I don't kiss and tell.. :boat:

mike o
02-28-2010, 10:52 AM
I know who Im betting on...........:yes:

jonzis donzi
02-28-2010, 04:19 PM
I'll take a guess that it's Air22! Anybody refute this?

mattyboy
03-01-2010, 10:19 AM
I'll take a guess that it's Air22! Anybody refute this?


yes it can be refuted, air22 would never own a blue boat
he is a red-aholic :yes:

gcarter
03-01-2010, 10:22 AM
yes it can be refuted, air22 would never own a blue boat
he is a red-aholic :yes:

So Matty, does that mean the boat's been painted red?

mattyboy
03-01-2010, 02:05 PM
well maybe or maybe not

Just Say N20
03-01-2010, 02:23 PM
Just curious.


Why all the secrecy?

Carl C
03-01-2010, 03:13 PM
Just curious.
Why all the secrecy?

I know something you don't know....Naaa, Naaa :p

mattyboy
03-01-2010, 03:18 PM
I know 2 things for sure

1. I don't own it
2. tommorrow is always a day away

Walt. H.
03-01-2010, 08:01 PM
FWIW? :rlol:
The way this search is sounding, i'd profile search for someone under the age of 25 yr's with a tech back ground that hasn't posted here in a while. :rlol:

blackboat
03-01-2010, 09:02 PM
That is one of my all time favorite donzis. I heard a story that Geo used nitros on some of those big number runs.
A good friend of mine had an X18 Donzi, black and white, with raised X dimension,volvo drive,400 plus cubic inch motor,external steering,Spinelli prop that accelerated like a drag boat, wound up motor between 6300 and 6700 RPM. I would have paid to see these two race!

mattyboy
03-02-2010, 07:39 AM
It really is no mystery, everyone knows that jimmy hoffa and amelia airhart have mighty mouse on their small island "atlantis" in the bermuda triangle.

I heard that DB Cooper wanted to buy it for his next get away!


:p ;) :rlol:

Tom Davis
03-03-2010, 04:49 PM
How is that project comming?? Will we see it in the water this summer??:yes::eek::confused:

joseph m. hahnl
03-03-2010, 07:05 PM
How is that project comming?? Will we see it in the water this summer??:yes::eek::confused:





NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/goosey/goosey0704/goosey070400001/855939.jpg

Ghost
03-03-2010, 08:12 PM
It really is no mystery, everyone knows that jimmy hoffa and amelia airhart have mighty mouse on their small island "atlantis" in the bermuda triangle.

I heard that DB Cooper wanted to buy it for his next get away!


:p ;) :rlol:


I love it!

(I think it's on a small grassy knoll in area 51 of the island.)

realbold
03-03-2010, 10:38 PM
...it says alot for the Bennett tabs. Figured that much air would fold em.
I have the sport tabs w/dual actuators and they're only rated for 60.

silverghost
03-03-2010, 11:48 PM
I had heard a rumor that the new Mighty Mouse mystery owner is having it updated with a surplus F-14 ejection seat ?
Could Howard Hughes still be alive ?

mattyboy
03-04-2010, 10:47 AM
...it says alot for the Bennett tabs. Figured that much air would fold em.
I have the sport tabs w/dual actuators and they're only rated for 60.



ummm they're not bennetts they are Arneson rocker plates, not tabs ;)

Rootsy
03-04-2010, 12:05 PM
http://www.invisionplus.net/forums/html/emoticons/dragonstouch_dragonstouch_whistle.gif

CJmike
03-04-2010, 12:09 PM
I hear the new owner is keeping it in a secret lair under his unicorn ranch.

Tom Davis
03-04-2010, 12:33 PM
MM used to have bennetts dual ram, but they were later replaced with rocker plates after the Bennetts disintegrated due to friction...:shocking:

realbold
03-04-2010, 12:48 PM
ummm they're not bennetts they are Arneson rocker plates, not tabs ;)
The pic clearly showed Bennetts. Rocker plates are the way to go with Arnies.

mattyboy
03-04-2010, 02:41 PM
the pic i am looking clearly shows rocker plates, i guess we are looking at different pics

CJmike
03-04-2010, 02:57 PM
http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=7145Pic of each

Booth of you are right
http://www.allardmarine.com/photos/callardgeoo4.jpg

The Hedgehog
03-04-2010, 03:58 PM
I hear the new owner is keeping it in a secret lair under his unicorn ranch.

I thought it was at the T-Bag Farm!

CJmike
03-05-2010, 08:33 AM
it is getting on new prop made of unobtanium

silverghost
03-05-2010, 10:57 AM
Na~
The CIA bought it to replace the now retired SR-71 spyplane ; the fastest plane ever built.

It's now classified "TOP-SECRET" and housed at area "51" to keep it out of any enemy's hands; who might want to reverse engineer it!

BUIZILLA
03-05-2010, 11:55 AM
:bonk: :rolleyes:

Rootsy
03-05-2010, 01:25 PM
In order to know where Mighty Mouse is and who owns her you must be a card carrying member of...

IKWMMIC

:pimp:

mattyboy
03-05-2010, 01:33 PM
they put on man on the moon, hey andy did ya hear about this one.

mighty mouse from one of the best pranksters around . is it real or fake ?mighty mouse, only andy knows

are you goofing on elvis?? ;) :p :) :rlol:


it is no mystery or click or some deep conspiracy obviously the new owner is not a member here , just like the guy who bought my 16 not all donzi owners
participate in the donzi web world


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C570byQCLpI

Carl C
03-05-2010, 01:48 PM
MM used to have bennetts dual ram, but they were later replaced with rocker plates after the Bennetts disintegrated due to friction...:shocking:

So at what speed do dual ram Bennetts become marginal on a 22?

Rootsy
03-05-2010, 02:41 PM
So at what speed do dual ram Bennetts become marginal on a 22?

83.778 mph (relative to the water) at a water temperature of 21.31 C and a barometric pressure of 993.5 millibars. Unless there is a high population of Asian carp in the vicinity and then the whole equation is thrown right out the window and you must factor in the fish slime constant...

:nilly::wink: :outtahere::rlol:

Carl C
03-05-2010, 02:45 PM
....and my Mad Max driving technique and the occassional 6' freighter wake.....Are these things going to break?:eek::eek::nilly:

Rootsy
03-05-2010, 03:45 PM
....and my Mad Max driving technique and the occassional 6' freighter wake.....Are these things going to break?:eek::eek::nilly:


Have to watch those freighter wakes.. They're bigger than they look... From the cockpit of a 16 anyway... :boggled:

RedDog
03-23-2010, 06:52 PM
Someone spilled the beans to me at AOTH IX. Since the revealer didn't know better at the time I'll keep quite. But all guesses above are wrong.

Sure would be nice to see MM back at AOTH this year.

RedDog
03-23-2010, 07:01 PM
Here is another video from AOTH I? I have another one somewhere that I shot while MM did a fly-by. I'll see if I can find it.

Tom Davis
03-24-2010, 08:41 AM
Its not the speed its the re-entry from high above the water! Much better to have K-planes or rocker plates. Ask yourself when you re-enter the water what part of the boat hits first (if you do it right)? How much does your boat weigh? Add in the inertia and what do you get? How many pounds per square inch exerted on the tabs upon re-entry? Do the math...

Bent tabs or the destroyed cylinders or the cylinders come loose from the tab or the boat.

And we are still not revealing the mystery MM owner... all of the above are wrong, but there have been some hints along the way...

The X Man
03-24-2010, 10:44 AM
I heard it might make a showing at the DustOff.

mike o
03-24-2010, 10:58 AM
I heard it might make a showing at the DustOff. I guess I should book my room early then...........:kingme:

ACE51
03-24-2010, 11:51 AM
Looks like its in CT by that license plate...
http://www.allardmarine.com/photos/callardgeoo4.jpg

BUIZILLA
03-24-2010, 12:53 PM
wrong... :popcorn:

Sweet Cheekz
03-24-2010, 04:57 PM
83.778 mph (relative to the water) at a water temperature of 21.31 C and a barometric pressure of 993.5 millibars. Unless there is a high population of Asian carp in the vicinity and then the whole equation is thrown right out the window and you must factor in the fish slime constant...

:nilly::wink: :outtahere::rlol:

Everyone says you are a hell of an engineer! I can see why.

Sweet Cheekz
03-24-2010, 04:58 PM
I heard it might make a showing at the DustOff.

Yup, going 45 mph like everyone else. I bet I can run with him on Lake George!

RedDog
03-24-2010, 10:17 PM
Looks like its in CT by that license plate...
http://www.allardmarine.com/photos/callardgeoo4.jpg

pretty old photo

Phil S
05-21-2010, 10:12 PM
So what kind of "cheese" does it take to tame the "Mighty Mouse" ?








Has she "evolved".....and will she ever be caught ? :shocking:




Just wondering.....

WKR,

Phil S.


(cheese = _______) $$ and BB = the obvious answer

GEOO
06-25-2010, 10:31 AM
Here's a newer video :wink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kg3zoGcrFM

cutwater
06-25-2010, 10:40 AM
Here's a newer video :wink:

Tease :wink: