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Greg Guimond
12-14-2011, 06:36 PM
1989 SWEET 16 DONZI - $300 (SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ)Date: 2011-12-14, 12:52PM EST
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1985 225hp Evinrude Outboard. . FOR PARTS. Ran 3 years ago,oil injection.

Scott Pearson
12-14-2011, 07:36 PM
Center Console Model????????:confused::confused:

Greg Guimond
12-14-2011, 07:45 PM
God knows what it is Scott :boggled:

12-14-2011, 07:53 PM
Not far from me... Would love to see what the heck this looks like. Center Console???

12-14-2011, 08:05 PM
Very well could be a Hack and Slash 16 , but non the less would be very interesting to................. just view the pics .

12-14-2011, 08:24 PM
This is only a few miles from me. If I get a chance I'll try to get a few pictures of this rare center console 16.

12-14-2011, 09:23 PM
Well I called the guy and he texted me these pics... You decide. WOW

12-14-2011, 09:54 PM
OUCH !!:bonk:

12-15-2011, 07:33 AM
:shocking:Lots of potential :crossfing:

12-15-2011, 07:42 AM
89 16s are supercajafrajalistically rare :yes:

12-15-2011, 09:30 AM
Sounds like a fun restoration :yes:

12-15-2011, 11:16 AM
89 16s are supercajafrajalistically rare :yes:

I guess I should have put the ;p smiley on my post or a link to the dubliners singing the unicorn song. Looks very much like a Vance tub

12-15-2011, 02:33 PM
That boat was in the Ft Lauderdale CL for months this summer/fall for $400. I wonder if it went up North w/owner, somebody bought it, or its a scam. The 225 would be worth more than $300 except they did not make a 225 in 1985. Plus that engine looks a lot like a 84 or 85 Johnson, not a rude.

Carl C
12-15-2011, 03:28 PM
Alright, let's speak English here ;). Is this not a Donzi? Did they not make a 16 in 1989?:confused:

12-15-2011, 03:43 PM
[ QUOTE=$originalposter]Carl C
Alright, let's speak English here :wink:. Is this not a Donzi? Did they not make a 16 in 1989?:confused:

Sí. Para ser claro que no hizo un 16 EN 1989

roadtrip se
12-15-2011, 03:55 PM
I grew up on Lake Erie, so I can appreciate a decent fish boat. I was just discussing this boat with a Donzi friend, and we both agreed that it would make a nice bonfire starter.

Scott Pearson
12-15-2011, 04:44 PM
Great idea Todd!....We can start by pulling some of the logs off and out of Lake Cubberland to get the fire started...you sure have enough of them to spare!

Carl C
12-15-2011, 04:47 PM
Matty, from the Spanish to English translator:

"If. To be clear that did not make a 16 IN 1989"

Si means "if"? lol

What we have here is a bonfire pit. Yay.

12-15-2011, 04:51 PM
Carl no if si yes

yes to be clear they didn't make a 16 in 1989

roadtrip se
12-15-2011, 08:10 PM
Is this your boat, Scott? If it is, then I apologize for insulting what is definitely not one of your better chop jobs. If it isn't, then what the hell does slamming on the home lake of AOTH have to do with it? Nothing. Funny thing, last time you were there, you seemed to have a pretty good time, including taking home a pretty significant piece of Aronow history, so save it, okay?

12-15-2011, 09:47 PM
I hope to make it there sometime soon Todd... Hear nothing but great things about your event ( some people just have to be wads)
The owner of the chopped up 16 called me today. He said its all there and when I questioned it and said that Donzi never made a 16 center console, He got all defensive and hung up on me...:):)

12-16-2011, 12:49 PM
I'll take it for 600 and not a penny more!

Morgan's Cloud
12-17-2011, 12:11 PM
That's what you get when you really really want an El Pescador but only have the coin for a used C16 .

12-17-2011, 12:32 PM
Sadly he should have just kept the boat like it is and just fished out of it. I wouldn't even want to think about standing up and driving a 16 in any type of water. Now that would be a weird feeling.:yes:

Ed Donnelly
12-17-2011, 01:52 PM
Edited what I just posted would not make sense, since I was replying to mattyboys statement
too many posts between mine and his.....................Ed

12-17-2011, 06:45 PM
Okay, maybe it's not an 89...maybe it's an 86 ? or 88 ? or 79 ?... I dunno....but isn't it a Donzi 16 hull? There has got to be 300 bucks worth there. Helluva project to make somthing like.....6926969270

If it didn't cost so much to bring her north I'd consider this. Am I missing somthing?

12-17-2011, 07:21 PM
Where there is a will there is a way. But at what cost?

12-17-2011, 07:35 PM
you are missing the fact that they did not make a 16 in the 80s( they made one 16 in 1980 then maybe one or two may have been started in 89 for the 90 model year would have a 90 HIN ) and during that time a lot of 16 copies were made. Without a valid HIN who knows what this is

As I said it looks like a Vance tub liner

12-17-2011, 08:38 PM
Fair enough...The current owner has no idea of what this really is but, do we know it does not have a HIN stamped/moulded in the transom? Does the seller have paperwork?
Even if it does not have a visable HIN, and it is a splashed hull...gotta be worth $300!
I'm jus sayn' without "eyes on" in person by someone that knows...who knows?
Maybe I'm just a sucker that wants to "save 'em all"...lol

Seriously, if this were a 22 I'd be making phone calls... don't tell my wife (she thinks 2 boats are enough) :)

Greg Guimond
12-18-2011, 01:33 PM
Did they ever make a 16 in aluminum like this..........?

12-18-2011, 05:57 PM
Not sure they ever made a tin one but they did sell a few to Israel that had some bombs maybe they had some armor too ;)