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jcupo6
01-04-2011, 07:45 PM
Hello! I'm considering buy a Donzi F-23 walkaround, but could use some advice about this boat. I haven't been able to find much info on this model, is it a solid hull design? I fish the Delaware Bay mainly and occasionally will head out in the ocean. Does this hull have a nice ride or will it beat me to death in some chop? It comes with a 225hp Johnson on a bracket, any ideas what the top speed would be? Any info would help, thanks in advance!

Here are some pictures:
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac222/jcupo6/Length.jpg

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac222/jcupo6/Deck.jpg

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac222/jcupo6/Dash.jpg

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac222/jcupo6/cabin.jpg

jcupo6
01-06-2011, 05:56 PM
Anyone?

tjags
01-06-2011, 06:26 PM
There are a bunch of sites that discuss a broader array of boats, such as walkarounds, cruisers, etc... I'm certainly not an expert, but I found thehulltruth.com helpful when I had my old center console.

Good luck.

Teddy
01-06-2011, 06:58 PM
I looked hard at one of these boats a couple of years ago. I thought at the time that it was a lot of boat for the money compared to other brands, plus it was a Donzi. It appeared to have a lot of nice well thought out features and the hull appeared to be rock solid with a decent deadrise.

Unfortunately, I did not get to sea trial the boat and I do not know the build quality of this vintage Donzi. It looks like a good fishing/family boat.

Best of luck with your decision.

jcupo6
01-06-2011, 10:04 PM
There are a bunch of sites that discuss a broader array of boats, such as walkarounds, cruisers, etc... I'm certainly not an expert, but I found thehulltruth.com helpful when I had my old center console.

Good luck.

I did check there, but didn't have much luck!


I looked hard at one of these boats a couple of years ago. I thought at the time that it was a lot of boat for the money compared to other brands, plus it was a Donzi. It appeared to have a lot of nice well thought out features and the hull appeared to be rock solid with a decent deadrise.

Unfortunately, I did not get to sea trial the boat and I do not know the build quality of this vintage Donzi. It looks like a good fishing/family boat.

Best of luck with your decision.

Thanks, it looks like a nice fishing machine! I just wish there was some info on them!

NJFASTECH
01-09-2011, 09:43 AM
Looks like a nice setup for Delaware Bay. Nice deck area, Add says the 225 is not running.

thejuju
01-10-2011, 10:01 PM
I own one of these boats and its a tank. It handles the chop of the bay very well, but like all small boats in tight seas you get bounced around a bit, till you trim it down right then its very bearable. As you know this fall season was a little breezy, I made it out every time I wanted to, within reasonable limits, no fish worth dieing for!!

I'm contemplating selling mine
drop me a line @
vessfamily@comcast.net

jcupo6
01-15-2011, 10:56 AM
Well, my offer was accepted so barring a failed survey I'll be able to remove "Potential" from the thread title. Just need to make sure the deck and transom are solid, which I'm pretty sure they are.

Thanks for the help, and be prepared for tons of questions!