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Kappytan
02-14-2012, 04:36 PM
Hello all
I bought this F23 a year ago and love it! Now im ready to sink some money into her and get her all patched up and painted, new wiring etc...about to run her to FLL to take care of everything including the soft floor and the console that is no longer attached to the deck!
I've done some looking and searching and cant seem to come accross too many of these model Donzi's, are they rare?

Gonna keep the Ocean Runners, yes they suck fuel and oil but they will run forever so until then i wont consider repowering.


http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/Enigma.jpg

Kappytan
03-07-2012, 02:25 PM
Ok. Im up on the hard and getting started on all the upgrades here are a few pics i have.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/TK1.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/TK2.jpg

Gonna remove the pulpit and the railing. Love that beam!!!

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/TK3.jpg

Gonna Paint the motors to match the hull

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/TK4.jpg


All new stainless hardware and Rub Rail, Scuppers etc

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/TK5.jpg

All new Thru-hulls, not gonna be plastic.


http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/TK6.jpg

Removing the splashboard and glassing in a new splashwell...all new fuel lines and rigging hose

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/TK7.jpg

New Leaning post and gonna do some custom fabricating to the console

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/TK8.jpg

gotta find replacements for these gunnel holders

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/TK9.jpg



http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/TK12.jpg

Converting to a hardtop with molded in fixtures and raising the windscreen up a foot

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/TK13.jpg

Next day work began....quickly.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/TK14.jpg


Thats all i have for now. will keep posting whenever i can.

Enjoy

Conquistador_del_mar
03-07-2012, 06:38 PM
I have the same model boat - mine is a 1988 with a single 250HP Merc outboard. Ironically, I am all but finished with my restoration and will be posting some pictures as soon as I get some new wheels installed. I really look forward to taking it out later this month. You might get some ideas from my pictures like how I handled the splashwell with a custom built piece of 1/2" Starboard. I installed all new gauges, switches, throttle, Bennett tabs, 10.4" Lowrance TFT screen GPS/sonar, etc. I am fairly happy with what I did with mine. I think they will make great fishing boats capable of handling some rough stuff! Thanks for your post! :yes:

Kappytan
03-08-2012, 03:43 PM
Thanks.... I will enjoy seeing another one of these hulls redone. I am going just keep the gauges that i have for now same with the throttles..they work fine so until its time to repower i wont need to worry about them, but im redoing the wiring and the switches and fuseblocks etc gonna glass the glovebox to flush mount the gps and vhf and headunit..my electronics box is coming out all together... I should be in the water in a few weeks. I went with Lenco tabs...electric is my preference. Cant wait for the hartop and aluminum work to be completed and try find some good top mount riggers for her.

Conquistador_del_mar
03-09-2012, 06:46 PM
I posted some pictures of mine this afternoon - I hope you enjoy seeing them. Bill

glashole
03-10-2012, 07:03 AM
is it just the pictures or does this one seem to have alot more flair to the bow than yours Bill?

olredalert
03-10-2012, 10:05 AM
----A bit after my time at DONZI, but this is a completely different model. Almost like a Pro-Line hull with DONZI stickers.....Bill S

Conquistador_del_mar
03-10-2012, 11:41 AM
You guys are right. I didn't really study the pictures when I thought it was the same model as mine. This one has many of the upswept hull characteristics of other boat models. Did Donzi make quite a few different models of the 23? Bill

frat
03-10-2012, 10:14 PM
Hey Kappytan. The other day we emailed back and forth a couple times. You said your '90 f23 has an 18 deg transom deadrise. I also read a post from someone else saying that the deadrise on the '90 f23 was only 12 deg. Where can i find that info? The boat i'm looking at is a '90 f23 w/a . I'm concerned that a 12 deg might pound a lot. 18 sounds more middlle of the road between a deep v and a modified v. Does yours pound much? Anyone else with info on this ?

Thanks,
Mark

Kappytan
03-11-2012, 10:56 AM
Im pretty sure my hull was produced when OMC bought Donzi they made this hull for a year then went under. Its the same hull as the 23 W/A so whatever the specs are for that hull would be the specs for this. Also Clearwater Boats 2300wi is the same hull

Conquistador_del_mar - your boat is a beauty! I love what you did with the helm, this may be an option for me I do believe these are identical consoles. I am deleting the plexi flip up glove box to the right of the gauges so i can flush mount all my electronics and the dry storage hatch makes good sense and gives me all the storage back.

Heres some more pics of the first coats.

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Kappytan
03-31-2012, 08:49 AM
Been too busy to post pics lately but here's some more of the boat with the hull painted and starting the interior work. Took off the rail and pulpit, gonna run all the rigging through PCV pipe. Doing custom work to the console. Got the hardtop mold almost done and the aluminum work is getting prepped. New floors ready to go down. Got everything ordered and ready to rig...should only be a couple weeks now! Enjoy.


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Conquistador_del_mar
03-31-2012, 11:43 AM
Wow Kappytan! The guys are getting a serious amount of work done fairly quickly. I'm glad you got an idea or two from mine, but it looks like you are totally revamping it with some custom rigging - cool! Yes, our consoles and quite a few other features are identical in our boats, but the hulls are different. What are you doing for motors? By the way, I absolutely love mine that I have only taken out twice so far. Bill

Kappytan
03-31-2012, 12:10 PM
Bill, I wont be doing anything to the motors apart from painting them. They run absolutely great. She is coming along really well should be completely painted inside by easter weekend. I saw your vids, looks like you are certainly enjoying her. Thanks again!

Kappytan
06-02-2012, 01:52 PM
So its been a while and way behind schedule, but finally got back to work here are some pics...

Finished the floor work and got the console secured, all the paint inside the hull is complete. Got the aluminum work back for the hard top.:clap: Gotta spray the non skid and get to wiring this week..should be coming together soon!

enjoy!

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Kappytan
06-11-2012, 01:42 PM
Moving along

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Kappytan
06-14-2012, 07:06 PM
Getting there....
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Kappytan
06-15-2012, 04:25 PM
more pics from today.

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Kappytan
06-18-2012, 07:18 PM
A little preview of the hardtop and was playing around with the dash layout a bit

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0956.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0955.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0954.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0953.jpg

Kappytan
06-20-2012, 06:13 PM
Got the dash done, gonna wire it up tonight, pics to follow!! Have a Driftwood series fuel gauge to match the tachs on the way but just couldnt land a pair of water pressure so i had to go with a mixed setup

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0959.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0958.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0961.jpg

Conquistador_del_mar
06-21-2012, 10:48 AM
Very nice! You will have a great rig when you are done. Are you adding trim tabs? Bill

Kappytan
06-21-2012, 12:36 PM
Bill, Thank you!! I will be adding a set of Lenco tabs..a Garelick swim ladder and 3 set of OceanLed underwater lights. Once the hardtop is fastened and rigged we can move down to the transom. How's your rig treating you?

Kappytan
06-21-2012, 05:35 PM
Got some wiring done.. still gotta wire in the dash, more pics tomorrow... Changed all the fuel lines, mounted the bilge pumps, and put new eyes in the transom.

Enjoy!

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0962.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0963.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0964.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0965.jpg

Conquistador_del_mar
06-21-2012, 07:07 PM
Great work you are doing. My steering wheel was mounted on the trailing back of the console instead of on the top like yours, but I can see either way working fine. I really like what you did with the right side of the console - the storage bin is not very useful. We got back from a company trip to Disney World for a week so I have not been out for a while, but I am still loving the "yellow jacket". At some point I will be looking into why the steering is a little stiff. Mine is also hydraulic so I suspect the helm needs work. I am enjoying seeing your work. Bill

Kappytan
06-28-2012, 07:56 AM
Well got a lot done this week hopefully will be finished by next weekend after the holiday

New Thru-hulls, Stainless rub rail and antifouling
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0977.jpg

Just waiting on her top to finish paint and wire
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0978.jpg

New Transom eyes, Trim tabs, swim ladder and 3 OceanLED Underwater lights (Had to be mounted behind the engines only access to bilge, shouldn't affect it much)
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0968.jpg

Decided to change the rod holder setup and drop in some cup holders too
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0969.jpg

Left the bow nice and clean
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0970.jpg

New leaning post scored on Craigslist re-upholstered
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0972.jpg

Fixed and painted the rod holder inserts
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0973.jpg

Nice clean rigging
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0974.jpg

Quick connect outlet for saltwater washdown in the splash well. Blue LED deck lights in the cockpit and in the console
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_0976-1.jpg

dsparis
06-28-2012, 08:24 AM
Nice work, looks great.

Kappytan
07-09-2012, 06:29 PM
Well she is finished and looks spectacular. I will get better pics soon. Still need to do some detailing and deal with a few minor electrical issues but pretty much done.

ALL WORK WAS PERFORMED BY JEDISON KNOWLES OF KNOWLES MOBILE MARINE IN FT LAUDERDALE.

Get Lifted
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_1009.jpg

The vinyls were done but the person responsible was out of town for the holidays so gotta put them on still. Maybe cant tell but the boat in the background has the name "Enigma". The old name of my Donzi!
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_1011.jpg

Total Transformation
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_1014.jpg

Under the white light
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_1015.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_1016.jpg

With the red courtesy and the blue courtesy on at the same time. I can flood her red, white, blue, or a combination of the 3
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_1017.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_1018.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/IMG_1019.jpg

Conquistador_del_mar
07-09-2012, 06:46 PM
Wow! What a great restoration done quickly. Your waterline is almost identical to mine with a single 250HP Merc outboard. Thanks for the pictures, Bill

Kappytan
08-09-2012, 05:31 PM
Okay this next one will really get your gears turning... Project 22 Classic!

Another Jedison creation.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f65/daconchslop/Image.jpg

Kappytan
08-10-2012, 05:19 PM
http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?67836-22-classic-parts-for-sale&referrerid=12646