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10-08-2010, 06:11 PM
Whats up with the old Hornets?The old ones early 70'S. Are they junk or isnt alot of around.Why I ask is been here on this site since 90'S. Dont ever hear much.

10-10-2010, 09:19 AM
There is just not a lot of them around. Also they are somewhat sought after, so those that have nice ones do not usually want to part with them.. ;) Jamie / Lakeside

10-12-2010, 10:07 AM
If you want to see interest, report that you found a Bench seat Hornet in a barn under a tarp. Sorta like yelling 'free beer'.

10-14-2010, 02:36 PM
I was he[[ bent on a Hornet and it took me a loooong time to find the right one. Patience is needed as they do show up on occasion.
I may be selling mine soon as I have hurt my lower back and using the boat is no longer an option for me. More doctor/surgeon visits will let me know if I'm gonna keep her:crossfing:. I wish you good luck in your search and IF my 76 2+3 Hornet goes up for sale I will post it here on the Donzi board first!

Rob M
10-14-2010, 05:40 PM
I was he[[ bent on a Hornet and it took me a loooong time to find the right one. Patience is needed as they do show up on occasion...

Ditto to all the above. I searched a long time for mine too...even offered a finder's fee. Of all the Classic hulls I've owned, (16, 18, 19) the Hornet is hand's down my favourite. Still would upgrade for the right B.B. or Benchseat model, but I will always own a Hornet!

Greg Guimond
10-14-2010, 07:50 PM
Was there a Hornet I, II, and III model?

Greg Guimond
10-14-2010, 07:53 PM
And here is one for sale in Florida .......a Hornet III

Donzi 20 Ft Hornet III Classic - $16500

Date: 2010-09-29, 3:53PM EDT

This is a Donzi 20 Ft Hornet III Classic year 1987 (were very few built), Deep (V) hull wide beam, fiberglass bench seat, with underneath storage. Blue and white, Kept indoor storage. This boat has a Chevy 350 CID engine with (4) bolt main. Low hours fresh motor with Power trim an tilt with trim taps. Good Sound System. 900 watts. power with B & G speaker with IPOD hook up. Turns key runs great. Just spent over four thousand on out-drive rebuilt upper and lower with new transom boot and shift cable will have Mercruiser dealer warranty on repairs. Test drive with deposit and any reasonable offer.

FOB: Fort Laud FL..........Price: $16,500.00

View this item at: http://www.goldcoastpower.com/product_details.cfm?product_ID=85841 (http://www.goldcoastpower.com/product_details.cfm?product_ID=85841)

CALL JOHN RUBANO: 954-523-7007

Rob M
10-14-2010, 08:07 PM
Was there a Hornet I, II, and III model?

You are correct. There was initially the Hornet (no I) from approx 1965-1976 built in benchseat and 2+3 configs, all 19'. Then the Hornet II from 1977-1982? (billed as 20' but not sure if the hull was actually stretched). And then the Hornet III from approx. 1983-87 in a 21' hull. All had relatively low production #s, but I've seen handfulls of each for sale over the years.

Greg Guimond
10-14-2010, 08:13 PM
Thanks for the info Rob

farmer tx
10-15-2010, 12:00 AM

10-15-2010, 04:04 PM
First series Hornets were 19 feet long and 19 degree V
Hornet II and Hornet III were aprox 22 degree V