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Mr X
04-12-2011, 12:14 PM
Does anyone know what word or words are no longer readable
on the Donzi Dink decal just above the Miami Florida wording?

Educated guesses welcome!

fogducker III
04-12-2011, 12:28 PM
Made In.....or Manufactured In...?

Ghost
04-12-2011, 01:07 PM
Could the curly stuff to the right have been part of

"188th St."

or

"188 St."?

VetteLT193
04-12-2011, 01:26 PM
Manufactured In...?


"Manufactured in" is my guess too.

I thought it might have something to do with the model of dink but none of those add up. like "Sail" or something but nothing works for centering, etc.

blackboat
04-12-2011, 02:01 PM
Would this help? :confused:

Rumblefish
04-12-2011, 02:22 PM
Miami florida?

Sweet little 16
04-12-2011, 02:29 PM
Dam Donzi

blackboat
04-12-2011, 04:30 PM
Designed by Al Pflueger. :bonk: I sure hope somebody knows the answer
or Mr X is just trying to torture us!

Mr X
04-12-2011, 04:37 PM
Oh, its not a trick question. I don't know the answer either.
I am trying to have the decals replicated before doing a complete restoration on the Dink.
The guy at the decal shop is guessing " PAT. NO. XXXXXXX

Seems like it fits in the area and seems to match the partial visible letters.
What do you all think??

Ghost
04-12-2011, 04:49 PM
Oh, its not a trick question. I don't know the answer either.
I am trying to have the decals replicated before doing a complete restoration on the Dink.
The guy at the decal shop is guessing " PAT. NO. XXXXXXX

Seems like it fits in the area and seems to match the partial visible letters.
What do you all think??

Fits better than anything else so far by a lot. I think that's probably it.

Mr X
04-12-2011, 04:52 PM
If thats it, how could I get the actual number?

Ghost
04-12-2011, 06:02 PM
If thats it, how could I get the actual number?

Maybe there's an easier way, but worst case, I wonder if there is a way to ask/search the patent office for patents held by Donzi. It's gotta be there if that's what it is.

Sweet little 16
04-12-2011, 08:54 PM
I sea you ?

cutwater
04-12-2011, 11:24 PM
I sea you ?

Ahahaha that is classic! :)

Mr X
04-13-2011, 08:33 AM
Maybe I could just put this on the side.....:cool:

DonziJon
04-13-2011, 10:45 AM
I'm guessing it's the "Part No." for the decal itself. :lookaroun: DJ

joseph m. hahnl
04-13-2011, 09:03 PM
Look what I found http://www.allardmarine.com/Dink.htm

maybe something in there will help,but I thought you'd like this

Mr X
04-13-2011, 09:20 PM
Thanks Joe,
I have the original one that came with it, no luck in there either.

Tidbart
04-14-2011, 08:05 AM
Ted,
I wouldn't feel too badly about not knowing. If you make a decal without the line, who would know differently. You have the only one.:boggled::bonk::wink:

B

joseph m. hahnl
04-14-2011, 09:26 PM
Ted,
I wouldn't feel too badly about not knowing. If you make a decal without the line, who would know differently. You have the only one.:boggled::bonk::wink:

B

http://www.donzi.net/forums/image.php?u=540&dateline=1269607759He's worried about the Judges Knocking points of, at the LG dust off:wink:

f_inscreenname
04-14-2011, 09:46 PM
Ted,
I wouldn't feel too badly about not knowing. If you make a decal without the line, who would know differently. You have the only one.:boggled::bonk::wink:
B

You never restored an old boat ay? There is purist that would kill him for less.:cool:

Tidbart
04-15-2011, 08:32 AM
Ted, did you look at the decal on the other side of the boat?:bonk::wink:

blackboat
04-15-2011, 10:09 AM
This might sound crazy,but if thats the original surface,how about finger print powder and a blacklight,works on CSI.

VetteLT193
04-15-2011, 10:17 AM
I did a quick patent search on Donzi, Aronow, and Dink and didn't find one.

There aren't many out there for donzi in general... the oldest one dates 1986.

Conquistador_del_mar
04-15-2011, 11:54 AM
This might sound crazy,but if thats the original surface,how about finger print powder and a blacklight,works on CSI.

You might be on to something. I am an arrowhead collector, and I use blacklights to help determine authenticity of the original mineralization patina. A blacklight will show if the original patina has been disturbed by recent rechipping to augment the symetry of the piece. The modern chipping will glow a brighter color under a blacklight. In this case, there is a real good chance that the original white background under the original black letters will glow a different color due to being protected from the elements for so many years before the letters peeled off. Worth a try - :yes: Bill

Ghost
04-15-2011, 12:01 PM
You might be on to something. I am an arrowhead collector, and I use blacklights to help determine authenticity of the original mineralization patina. A blacklight will show if the original patina has been disturbed by recent rechipping to augment the symetry of the piece. The modern chipping will glow a brighter color under a blacklight. In this case, there is a real good chance that the original white background under the original black letters will glow a different color due to being protected from the elements for so many years before the letters peeled off. Worth a try - :yes: Bill

Ditto this. The instant I saw the word 'blacklight' I felt like an idiot for not thinking of it. Those things reveal all sorts of stuff we don't usually see.

f_inscreenname
04-15-2011, 10:53 PM
Ditto this. The instant I saw the word 'blacklight' I felt like an idiot for not thinking of it. Those things reveal all sorts of stuff we don't usually see.

We'll also be able to tell how excited you were when you picked it up.:kingme: