View Full Version : Help out an apprentice?

08-06-2012, 04:51 AM
Hi Guys, long time reader but first time posting!

My names Rich I'm an apprentice boat builder in aus and am facing some pretty crappy times at the moment.

The government has cut funding to the one school in Aus that provides a boatbuilding apprenticeship and I have to complete the last 2 years of my apprenticeship in the next six months or I won't be qualified!

Anyway, normally we would have to produce a full sized fibreglass boat to finish the subject however I have gained permission to produce a scale model instead.

Hence the help part....

I would love to build a scale donzi and was wondering if anyone may be able to help me out with some drawings/plans that I may use to make a boat that at resembles a donzi?

My favourite boat is a formula 233 (I know not really a donzi!) but would be grateful for anything anyone could provide on any boat.
I would post pics of the build on the forum if people wanted.

Thanks for any help at all.

I'm a bit PO'D because the government has essentially sent boat production offshore in the future and I'd like to hang around for the next 40 odd years building aussy made boats!

Thanks, Rich.

08-06-2012, 11:42 AM
check out this thread, has the 16 prototype and some plans. http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?39227-16-ft-Classic-Prototype-Barrelback

Ed Donnelly
08-06-2012, 06:47 PM
richofoz; Check your PM ..............Ed

08-06-2012, 10:04 PM
Rich ,sorry to hear about the funding & good luck !

08-08-2012, 02:08 AM
Thanks heaps for the help guys!

Ginger I didn't mean to sound like I was having a cry.
I'm just pissed at the government for basically putting an end to the boat building industry in aus!

I guess the good thing is, when I complete the apprenticeship it will only have taken me three years instead of four!

Cheers, Rich.

joseph m. hahnl
08-10-2012, 04:40 PM

http://www.proboat.com/1969-donzi-ski-sporter-112-scale-replica.html (http://www.proboat.com/1969-donzi-ski-sporter-112-scale-replica.html)

08-11-2012, 07:36 PM
Fixx , another rant ,and why do you always persist on being that fly buzzing around my azz .......................and just curious ....why do you always feel the need to start something ........? Rich , its all good and take care ............................Cheers .

08-12-2012, 11:40 AM
Rich, have you tried www.boatdesign.net (http://www.boatdesign.net)

08-15-2012, 09:36 PM
You guys are killing this site.

08-16-2012, 12:29 AM
Stay on topic........Please!!!!

08-16-2012, 09:18 AM
Scippy , f-increenname , i apologize considering you both are so very right , and to tell you the truth if i was to reply to post # 13, i would be putting myself at the same level or below as the person above which is why i went ahead ,and deleted one of my posts .