View Full Version : Donzi 18 First time in water

08-16-2010, 06:08 PM
Today was the first time out with the boat, small water leak around fitting on shaft going down to prop, had to tightend up. Lake was rough but the boat seemed to cut through very nice, no other problems will go out again when water is smoother.

08-16-2010, 06:44 PM
Good job, saw your other posts. Looks like you saved a nice one.

08-16-2010, 06:46 PM
Congrats! Great lookin' boat. Bet you're all smiles! :)

08-17-2010, 07:34 AM
Good to see you got here out for a run. That Orange is just a cool color.. :) Jamie

08-17-2010, 09:41 AM
How did that TH tranny work?

08-17-2010, 07:46 PM
How did that TH tranny work?

It actually worked surprisly well, the gears are kinda neat you can put it in low and the boat will do about 4-5 mph with no wake, 2nd 35-40 at 3000 RPM or you can just throw it in drive and go.

08-17-2010, 08:02 PM
Check out You Tube for "Donzi 18 First Test Drive".

08-17-2010, 08:12 PM
The slight water leak at the shaft is very important, you should have (1) drop every 30 seconds to keep the packing cool and lubricated. Also if you have the old graphite packing in there "RIP" it out and get the white packing, the graphite can cause electrolysis and pit the shaft where you will never get it to seal.

08-17-2010, 08:13 PM
Good to see you got here out for a run. That Orange is just a cool color.. :) Jamie

Yeah I like it to but I thinkl I am going to want orange bottom with white top and orange stripe

08-17-2010, 08:17 PM
looks like a smooth ride..