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SanDogDewey
09-15-2012, 04:27 PM
Just picked up a 1969 Donzi Ski Sporter(C16505). I am now officially the third owner of this boat which has been sitting in a barn for the last 13 years. It was pulled out of storage a few months ago and had some recent work including an exhaust manifold, water pump, fuel pump and filters. Used to see these boats flying around Lake Minnetonka when I spent the summers up there with my Dad. Back then, we had a 17' Higgins running about 500 cu inches that was very fast in its day. But I've always had a soft spot for Donzi's.

The transom, stringers and structure look like they're in good shape. The gel coat is faded and has some cracks and a chip or two. For the most part the boat looks pretty original. There is a vent on the engine cover that was added to cover a hole when someone opened the cover onto the lifting eyelet. Seat covers are showing their age.

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae319/SanDogDewey/Donzi/DSC_5255.jpg

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae319/SanDogDewey/Donzi/DSC_5209.jpg

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae319/SanDogDewey/Donzi/DSC_5236.jpg

I've enjoyed lurking in the forum over the years, but now it's my turn to play!