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jcupo6
02-06-2011, 10:56 AM
I've had my eye on this boat since before Christmas. She was listed with a bad motor and no trailer. List price was $5,500, I offered $2,000 and the owner accepted. Met my boat mechanic at the dealer today for her survey which went well. The hull and transom are rock solid. The dealer had all service records from 1997, she was well maintained. The motor definitely needs the flywheel magnets re-attached. Compression was a little bit low, but all cylinders where fairly close. All gears in the lower unit are new, and have never actually seen water, same with the multi season bottom paint.
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac222/jcupo6/Length.jpg

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jcupo6
02-06-2011, 10:56 AM
She comes with a bunch of PFD's, a giant cooler, GPS/fishfinder and an anchor.
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac222/jcupo6/IMG_0846.jpg
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jcupo6
02-06-2011, 10:57 AM
There's a giant livewell at the transom and 6 rod holders.
http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac222/jcupo6/IMG_0838.jpg
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jcupo6
02-06-2011, 10:58 AM
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jcupo6
02-06-2011, 10:58 AM
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jcupo6
02-06-2011, 10:59 AM
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jcupo6
02-06-2011, 11:00 AM
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Tidbart
02-06-2011, 11:04 AM
Wow, that is a lot of hardware for $2K. Best of luck in your cleanup/restore.

jcupo6
02-06-2011, 11:16 AM
Thanks! Now I'm just trying to find some information on this boat, I've been having a real tough time!

Conquistador_del_mar
02-06-2011, 01:00 PM
Now that is a bargain for a great fishing boat. Those old outboards keep going - I have a 1990 Stratos CC with the 200HP that still runs good. Bill

Christian
02-06-2011, 03:07 PM
Great Find!
If you are interested in selling the 225 johnson, please let me know
cdelcollo@gmail.com

Christian

jcupo6
02-07-2011, 09:32 AM
Great Find!
If you are interested in selling the 225 johnson, please let me know
cdelcollo@gmail.com
Christian

Thanks, but I'm not really looking to sell it.

Christian
02-07-2011, 07:56 PM
ok no prob i have a 225 as well that needs mounts and a mid section. looking for a 225 looper replacement.

All the best with your donzi!

Team Jefe
02-10-2011, 12:05 AM
this is the only boat configured like this I've seen or heard of....still I'm no expert by any means...good luck and tight lines.

jcupo6
02-10-2011, 05:16 PM
this is the only boat configured like this I've seen or heard of....still I'm no expert by any means...good luck and tight lines.

Thanks. From what I can find Donzi made this boat only two years, 1990 and 1991. It was available in three configurations, I/O, single 225hp OB, or twin 140's. I've talked to a few people who have experience with this boat and the common theme seems to be it's a good solid hull which rides like a tank. Seems to have a decent ride in chop with the tabs down. Feels very safe.

I wish I could find some more info though. Maybe even a couple videos :crossfing:! This is the first time I've bought a boat during winter. I have to say it kinda sucks, I'm itching to get her out on the water!! :yes: