View Full Version : Resto starting soon

Rob M
03-17-2012, 11:04 PM
Dropped off for a resto review today.

Scott Pearson
03-18-2012, 09:22 AM
Im very excited to see you move along on this project. Please keep all of us up to dated on how it goes.

Man...wonder if that motor could be marinized???

03-18-2012, 09:54 AM
PO was snap happy

Rob good luck looks like a great project going to be a great boat when she is done.

gotta love a benchseat donzi

Rob M
03-18-2012, 10:40 AM
Fixx: Will stick to original Renault/Mercruiser 80hp and Mercruiser crank outdrive if they can be revived.

Scott/Matty: Thanks! I will keep you posted. I also have some questions for you both re sourcing:

Original hatch hardware - hinges, pull handle,
Custom rub rail on stern - Scott I think you mentioned you have a source for these?,
Toggle switch for bilge pump,
Pull switches for lights and blower,
Teleflex chrome steering bezel,
Info on determining original colour codes for gel - plus period-correct logo and script measurements

I am seriously considering an all white hull with red deck and boot stripe. I already have a red hull Hornet and I think I prefer a single deck/hull colour with contrasting stripes.

Matty: I hear you on the screws. Someone tried to secure the deck that way. Luckily, I have found a seriously talented glass guy.


03-18-2012, 10:59 AM
here's a source for the helm


03-18-2012, 11:09 AM
the toggle switch or the faceplate for the bilge pump?

here are the push pull switches you just have to find the right model off/on or off/on 1/ on 1&2


03-19-2012, 06:15 AM
fixx yes that would work, that is the correct knob

the early red was called lucan red, as with all color names from donzi at that time except wonder white the colors had something to do with Don and his racing friends. Lucan red, christina blue, and grumble green. I am not sure that was the actual name from the supplier which would have been ferro or minkote (sp)

Rob M
03-19-2012, 08:16 PM
Matty - thanks for all the excellent info, so quickly. It's really helpful!


04-17-2012, 08:15 AM
Hi Rob, whats the latest? Inquiring minds want to know!!

04-17-2012, 08:18 AM
Rob, I was thinking. Have a contest!
Did it come with the cover? If it did, that's probably why the boat survived, it had a tight fitting cover on it for thirty years.
Cool boat for sure!!