View Full Version : Interesting 18 classic model

09-14-2012, 10:54 AM
This is cool

09-14-2012, 12:29 PM
very cool indeed.

Just Say N20
09-14-2012, 12:53 PM
It bugs me how the self-proclaimed wizzards of smart continually refer to the "Sweet 16" as the one that started it all.

The 16 wasn't referred to as a Sweet 16 until it was reintroduced in 1990. Up to that point it was the Ski-Sporter.

09-14-2012, 01:25 PM
Interesting, but the proportions look a little off.

Not as nice as the Ski Sporter model at Mystic IMO http://www.proboat.com/1969-donzi-ski-sporter-112-scale-replica.html . Probably a lot cheaper though.....

INRE: Sweet 16 vs. Ski Sporter - Amen, Bill!


09-14-2012, 06:40 PM
Very nice model. I like it. I also like the description of the early racers as "legendary heroes"!!

FlatRacer, aka BarrelBack
09-14-2012, 08:26 PM
It actually looks more like a 22' than an 18'. If it's an 18' then the dash is wrong, the chine is too low near the bow, the gas filler is too far back, the seats are wrong, the ski tray is missing, and the windshield is from an earlier era than the stern drive. If it's in fact a model of a 22', only the windshield is anachronistic.
All those errors aside, it's the best (and only) model of a classic 18' Donzi I've ever seen.

Yeah, I'm a terrible critic and a classic Donzi snob. I admit it.

Scott Pearson
09-14-2012, 09:38 PM
Look at this one. Jay posted earlier and I think you missed. This one is perfect...Paul Herzan had this one done.

FlatRacer, aka BarrelBack
09-14-2012, 11:05 PM
Yeah, I saw that one, Scott. LOTTA man-hours went into that Ski Sporter. That's what I call a labor of love.
It seems as if the steering wheel and dash from the red Ski Sporter was adapted for use in the yellow "18".


09-15-2012, 11:21 AM
jeez it's a model , guys LOL

they quoted fiberclassics.com, perhaps someone should reach out to them to update their info on Donzi.

FlatRacer, aka BarrelBack
09-15-2012, 10:22 PM
Oh, I'm not saying it isn't nice, Matty. In fact I would buy one if it were reasonably priced (although I don't see a price on the website or even any indication whether it's mass produced and available for sale, or is somebody's scratch built one-off).
What I am saying is that I don't understand why someone went to so much trouble to make such a nice model then gloss over the details, when with just a little bit of research, they could have made it 100% accurate.

Just sayin'

09-16-2012, 10:04 AM

I actually had a good chuckle at the "the eye for detail " everyone has and how quick they jumped on it. As someone who has tried get the facts out from the fiction or urban legend. oh it's all good :) sort of like a "yes grasshopper" moment

09-16-2012, 12:24 PM
Yeah, someone needs to find out how much and if Donzi.net people get a discount.

09-17-2012, 06:40 PM
----Eric,,,While the Taylor Made windshield is a bit old school they were available for years and years and did a lot better job doing what a windshield is supposed to do than the tiny, low later model 3 piece 22 wanabe windshields! They were also better looking to me. Ill get off my soapbox now........Bill S

FlatRacer, aka BarrelBack
09-17-2012, 08:31 PM
I'm sure you're right about that, Bill. In my minds eye I associate the Taylor Made windshields more with barrel backs. I haven't seen many (if any) bevel backs with the high windshields.

I have this same problem with music; I haven't got an original thought in my head, only wrote a handful of compositions, but I can point out someone playing a wrong note from across town. I'm a HORRIBLE critic.


FlatRacer, aka BarrelBack
09-17-2012, 08:38 PM
Actually, I believe it may have been mislabeled. If they were going for a 22' Classic with a Hornet windshield, I'd say they nailed it.


09-17-2012, 09:04 PM
here's a 1970 bevelback 18 with the early classic windshield this is all original Don Mungford's out of Can.



FlatRacer, aka BarrelBack
09-17-2012, 09:18 PM
Nice! Early bevel back with LH steering and a Volvo drive. A "classic" Classic, if you will.

09-17-2012, 09:42 PM
one more

09-18-2012, 05:52 AM
I recall a picture of a mid '70s X18 with the same windshield - probably the latest boat I've seen with that style.

Mine remains in my basement!