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mattyboy
09-04-2012, 11:06 AM
this should make the cream rise

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1979-Donzi-Criterion-23Ft-LOA-Trailer-/271048710935?pt=Power_Motorboats&hash=item3f1bc31b17#v4-35

Offset
09-04-2012, 11:46 AM
Very nice looking and apparently well maintained boat. Is the owner a member of this forum? Anybody seen it before?

VetteLT193
09-04-2012, 11:51 AM
If you have problems seeing the pics load it up in IE. The listing has some errors and isn't Chrome friendly.

mattyboy
09-04-2012, 12:23 PM
by the looks of it it is a one owner boat and I don't think the owner is an active member here. the red critters are very uncommon I don't recall ever seeing that one.

jl1962
09-04-2012, 12:57 PM
Very nice example.

It hurts to look at that trailer w/ rollers instead of bunks IMO.

Can't imagine it will sell, although I know all the reasons why it could.......

Scott Pearson
09-04-2012, 01:17 PM
Jim Haas's Criterion can be had for less then this one and its one of the nicest ones you will find anywhere! Just Saying....

BUIZILLA
09-04-2012, 01:26 PM
can't prove it, but this may be an X members father's boat, who was quite the troublemaker around here for awhile

Just Say N20
09-04-2012, 03:41 PM
For the record.

Just Say N20
09-04-2012, 03:43 PM
More pictures and info.

silverghost
09-04-2012, 06:35 PM
Super Cool & Rare Boat !

454 @ 535 HP carb normally asperated~~~~Really ???

What do the other style Criterion cockpit configuratons look like ?
Do any have extra hatch covers over the secondary "Mother in law" style cockpits ?

mattyboy
09-04-2012, 07:13 PM
some info on the criterion classics can be found here as well as the other 22 foot classic along with all the other classic models

http://www.lgdonziclassic.net/pages/22feet.asp

Scott Pearson
09-04-2012, 07:27 PM
I have a Mercruiser 454 in my 1965 GTO. It Dynoed 540HP and its naturaly asperated...

Buddyc
09-04-2012, 08:21 PM
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I was thinking the same thing Buizilla?lol

silverghost
09-04-2012, 08:56 PM
Scott~

I'm sure you have that sort of normally asperated horsepower in a musclecar.

But pushng a carb fueled normally asperated 454 to that sort of horsepower in a marine application, with a usable marine cam and not having exhaust cooling water reversion problem issues is pushing it a bit high don't you think ?

Scott Pearson
09-04-2012, 08:57 PM
Not if you have dry exhaust ... :)

johnnywhale
09-04-2012, 09:19 PM
they do look dry don't they. looks like it's set up to dump so you can see the stream too? i did that once on an old mercury outboard after i lost a water pump and didn't realize it.

mattyboy
09-04-2012, 09:33 PM
looks like the riser is water jacketed then it exits the riser not mixed with the gases then dumps at the end and finally mixes with the gases in the tips nice looking mill

Just Say N20
09-05-2012, 07:24 AM
i have a 454 in my 72 monte carlo and Mines 650ish but needs 112 at a minimum..

Yeah!? Well, if I pedal really, really fast on my bicycle, I can hit, like 42 mph! And I'm naturally aspirated!

mattyboy
09-05-2012, 07:46 AM
at those speeds Bill you won't be naturally aspirated for long ;)


bot

think it is a very nice example of a criterion

the exhaust interests me it looks to be a stock system modified to eliminate reversion by mixing water and exhaust gases at the end of the exhaust.

just another thought the criterion tipped the scales just south of 2 ton what kind of HP do you need to get it into the mid 70's mph?

BUIZILLA
09-05-2012, 08:10 AM
looks to me like the water exits are in the rear deck above the rubrail.... that would make for a VERY warm engine room and noisy environment..

a 454/535hp is not out of the realm of reality with good parts and massaging

but good and consistent fuel quality might be an issue keeping it happy at that level :redface: