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Dr. EasyKill
01-06-2013, 07:37 PM
Does anybody know the deadrise of the Donzi 182 Medallions? The most information I can find is over on the Lake George Donzi Classic site but the spec sheet they have does not have the deadrise for the Medallions (http://www.lgdonziclassic.net/pdfs/1995guide.pdf). I am looking at acquiring one of these and would like to know how it compares to other similar 18's of the era. I have ridden in one at they seem very stable so I suspect something in the 20's.

Thanks

mattyboy
01-07-2013, 08:27 AM
here is more info on that line . sorry our main focus is on the classics which we have documented, but we do have historical info on the other models. if I find anything I'll let you know.

Dr. EasyKill
01-07-2013, 12:19 PM
here is more info on that line . sorry our main focus is on the classics which we have documented, but we do have historical info on the other models. if I find anything I'll let you know.

Those are great finds. Much appreciated. Would you hazard a guess on the dead rise? Also, does anybody happen to know some of the changes in the model years from 1995 - 1997?

Thanks again

gcarter
01-07-2013, 01:04 PM
I'm not Matty, but the industry average is abound 15*-18*.
Even a lot of current performance boats are around 20*-21* and not 24*.
They're a lot more comfortable at lower speeds.

DonziJosh
01-07-2013, 01:53 PM
I can't find anything in my files to confirm, but if I remember correctly, all the Medallions 182+ had a deadrise of 19 degrees.

Ghost
01-07-2013, 02:32 PM
http://www.lgdonziclassic.net/pdfs/1995guide.pdf

It's big--I tried to open it and am still waiting for it to finish. But, if the Google synopsis was right (the blurb of text below the search hit) then I think it claims 19 degrees. Which agrees with Josh's thought also.

You can see the blurb near the bottom of the first page of hits if you search Google using parameters:
donzi 182 medallion deadrise degrees

EDIT: So, it took a while but it loaded. The doc has Medallions from 15 to 27 ft, but only the big one has its deadrise listed. It's 19 degrees, and maybe they all were, but it doesn't clearly say what the 182 is.

mattyboy
01-07-2013, 05:01 PM
just checked that file is 14.74 mb 32 pages in B&W it opened for me in about 30 secs

VetteLT193
01-07-2013, 05:24 PM
I think the mold might be the same as Chris craft or four winns ? Might be easier to find the sistership and related info

DonziJosh
01-07-2013, 08:48 PM
No, the Medallions came from original tooling commissioned by Ken Hall when Pro-Line bought Donzi and AMH was formed as the corporate operating entity. They didn't evolve from earlier Donzi or OMC tooling, in other words. We sold all the tooling to a Russian boatbuilder sometime around 2000... no idea if they ever built any though.

VetteLT193
01-08-2013, 08:46 AM
No, the Medallions came from original tooling commissioned by Ken Hall when Pro-Line bought Donzi and AMH was formed as the corporate operating entity. They didn't evolve from earlier Donzi or OMC tooling, in other words. We sold all the tooling to a Russian boatbuilder sometime around 2000... no idea if they ever built any though.

Very interesting... What was the series that crossed over to the CC line? I thought there was one.

mattyboy
01-08-2013, 09:02 AM
The regazza

was used by multiple OMC companies different shaped port holes were used.