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mattyboy
02-20-2013, 09:17 AM
The Lake George Donzi Classic Club announces it's 18th Annual Spring Dustoff (http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/news/news.detail.asp?id=1348929088)


18th Annual Dustoff to be held June 14-16th 2013
Lake George New York



What better place to celebrate your 18th birthday than on the Queen of
American lakes. Join us and mark off the dates for Father's Day weekend
June 14-16th 2013.

The event will feature some new and exciting twists including a chance to
win one of a kind Donzi memoribilia and collectibles. Last year's photo
contest will be expanded and will feature the top 12 pictures in the LGDCC
photo calendar. The event will also include a judged boat show and awards dinner.

As always, this event is dedicated to the Donzi Classics and their owners.
We cruise the entire magnificent lake and always find something new to
see or do on Lake George and in the surrounding area.

There will be no increase in the event fee which will be the same as last year.
Registration forms and the formal agenda will be online shortly.

Look forward to seeing you all in June.

seabuddy
02-20-2013, 03:01 PM
I love Donzi Boats and Lake George. Sounds like a winning combination!

mattyboy
02-20-2013, 03:08 PM
yes it is a great combo!

Some pics (http://gallery.lgdonziclassic.com/main.php) of past events for your enjoyment

a short Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzk5Inctbw4) of the 2009 event from our friends at www.boatupstate.com (http://www.boatupstate.com)

mattyboy
02-21-2013, 01:35 PM
For more info on the Lake George area and accomodations for the event. (http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/pages/lake_info.asp)



Please if you plan on attending don't delay in making your reservations. They are going to have a an extremely busy year up there due to storm damage from Sandy to the northeastern seaboard. The loss of vacation and rental properties are forcing people to book vacations at other destinations.

If you have any questions please use the contact us feature on our website www.lgdonziclassic.com

mattyboy
03-15-2013, 09:54 AM
The formal agenda will be out next week, but a sure sign of spring at the host of our annual dustoff . there are Donzi and the docks of the algonquin.

the red one looks really familiar from the Algonquin's facebook page

jl1962
03-19-2013, 05:51 AM
That red boat has NEVER taken a bad picture.

Maybe I should ask for a tank of gas or at least an Algonquin Amber as a royalty.

Although, if winter could just finally be over, that would be good too.......

:)

mattyboy
03-19-2013, 10:38 AM
red 16s never do take a bad pic, that view from the docks ain't to shabby either.

mattyboy
04-03-2013, 09:30 AM
the plan for the weekend

http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/news/news.detail.asp?id=1348929088


the registration form

http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/pdfs/reg.pdf

the photo contest

http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/news/news.detail.asp?id=1364935572

the hotels are open make your reservations now

http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/pages/lake_info.asp


the safety regulations are being finalized and will be posted shortly

remember to take advantage of the early registration discount.

cya up there

mattyboy
04-04-2013, 09:04 AM
here are some of the previous calendar shots, the calendar will be available at our fall picnic in Sept and will be the perfect holiday gift for 2014


"Kodachrome
You give us those nice bright colors
You give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah!" Paul Simon

mattyboy
05-13-2013, 02:59 PM
reminder the deadline for the early discounted reg. fee is Tues May 21 st 2013 Make sure to take advantage of this and get your reg and fee in the mail prior to that date.

http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/pdfs/reg.pdf


http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/news/news.detail.asp?id=1348929088

mattyboy
05-16-2013, 05:28 PM
The Safety Procedures are up on the site.

Please read and also make sure you have a PFD for everyone in your boat. If you plan on catching a ride with someone bring a PFD with you.
In the past I have loaned out PFDs I will not be able to do that this year i have a full boat.

SAFETY REGULATIONS (http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/pdfs/Safety.pdf)


early bird discount ends this Tues. May 21st 2013

jl1962
05-16-2013, 05:48 PM
Thanks Matty- BTW I just received my Antique and Classic Boat Society quarterly magazine (The Rudder) and was pleased to see the Dust-Off listed in the Calendar of Events: http://www.acbs.org/calendar/index.php?eID=535 Keep up the good work!

mattyboy
05-17-2013, 11:00 AM
Thanks Jay

please note on the ACBS event site the google map is off a little, we are a little north of West Point

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Lake%20George&state=NY

Kirbyvv
05-17-2013, 12:30 PM
Matty, Registration is in the mail. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

mattyboy
05-24-2013, 08:57 AM
Kirby,

thanks , to you and to all who have sent their registrations in makes it much easier.



anyone planning on coming remember the deadline for entry registration is next Sat June 1st.

looking fwd to it, my first Dust Off with the new boat.

more info

Agenda (http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/news/news.detail.asp?id=1348929088)

Registration Form (http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/pdfs/reg.pdf)

Safety (http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/pdfs/Safety.pdf)

Kirbyvv
05-24-2013, 02:42 PM
Your first dust off with any boat in a few years.....congratulations.

David Hartmann
05-24-2013, 04:26 PM
Sent in the check today.

I still don't know if I will have a Donzi but I am really working hard on it.

Thanks for putting the event together.

mattyboy
05-29-2013, 02:05 PM
a few reminders

the deadline to register for the event is this Sat June 1st 2013, THERE WILL NOT BE ANY "DAY OF" REGISTRATIONS. If you plan on just joining in the cruise we need to have a registration BY JUNE 1ST. if by some reason you haven't gotten your registration in the mail please contact us and we can at least make arrangements for you. The mail might arrive late and we need to get numbers for the food by June 3rd.


please read and be familiar with our safety procedures and make sure you have the correct PFD's for everyone in your boat.

For the photo contest please make sure you have a clean mem card or a folder setup just for photos for the event contest it makes it easier to transfer, sort and judge.

Thank You looking fwd to it :yes:


Contact Us (http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/pages/contact.asp)


Safety (http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/pdfs/Safety.pdf)


Registration (http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/pdfs/reg.pdf)

mattyboy
06-01-2013, 09:30 AM
At this point if you plan to register please give me a call the final numbers need to be in by Tues.

201-315-9662


CYA ALL up there

mattyboy
06-08-2013, 05:31 PM
we will be pulling in around lunchtime on thurdsay

a few things to remember

make sure you have a full tank when you arrive at the Algonquin on Sat. morning

PFD's for everyone in the boat

a lake permit available at most marinas , beckley's across the way from treasure cove will have them

a digital camera and a clean mem card for the photo contest

so get the boat done and pointed north for the longest running Donzi classic only show and run.
Friday we will be out and about then back lakeside for the Friday nite BBQ

we will be having a lite breakfast lakeside Sun. morning for those that need to head out and for those that can we will head out on the lake for a bit before we head home.



if anyone needs to reach us 201-315-9662

ivypandas
06-10-2013, 10:34 AM
I have a 1970 Donzi 18' Classic, but it is in a garage in Maine awaiting a new engine and a restoration. I've never been to a Donzi event before and I'd be interested in seeing Donzi's in their full glory. Is it worth going to this event even if I don't bring a boat? Since I would imagine most of the fun will be in running them on the lake, I wonder if it is worth an 8 hour round-trip drive just for a few minutes of viewing docked boats? If I do go, when would be the best time to arrive and do I need to register? I'm also a camera buff, so I'll probably enter the photo contest if I do go.

Davis

mattyboy
06-10-2013, 11:13 AM
Davis
Yes i think it would be worth it you will see some awesome classics. You will be able to tap a great classic resource the members have a wide knowledge base most have been in your shoes

I am sure we can find a seat for you in a boat for the 3 hour run just bring a PDF vest and your camera

We arrive at 8-8:15 am on sat and pull out of the Algonquin at 9:15. Then return there at noon for lunch The full agenda is up on our site
Www.lgdonziclassic.com
We can fit one more in for the Friday night BBQ and the sat awards dinner

You will meet great people and see great restorations and original classics

An 8 hr trip might be a lot for one day might be better to get a room and join us Friday and Saturday and leave on Sunday
We'd be happy to have you

If you have any questions send me a pm

mattyboy
06-10-2013, 01:12 PM
ready to go
gotta love the flare

mattyboy
06-11-2013, 07:20 AM
at this point registration for the event is closed if we have not heard from you by now. There is no day of registration for the cruise, only boats that have been registered at this point will be permitted on the cruise.


looks like the start may be a little wet but the weekend looks great

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Bolton+Landing+NY+USNY0142:1:US

CYA up there

mattyboy
06-13-2013, 07:41 AM
strong storm with heavy rains flooding so anyone traveling up today please take care.

hooked up and headed north.

mattyboy
06-13-2013, 04:30 PM
water is rough and that's not even on the lake it's on the thruway. Please if you are traveling today please use caution and have a safe trip.

the rain is just not letting up, but the rest of the weekend looks good.

first to arrive

jl1962
06-13-2013, 04:56 PM
Looking good, Matty.

Someone's gotta be first.

See you tomorrow.

Please turn the heat up.

;)

Scott Pearson
06-13-2013, 06:49 PM
Nice...Miss you guys!

Rob M
06-13-2013, 08:23 PM
MB:

The Hornet looks great! Badass boat.

Enjoy.

Rob

mattyboy
06-13-2013, 08:51 PM
just left dinner clearing up with a red sky :)

yembo77
06-14-2013, 10:02 AM
Lookin good and I love the new trailer! Weather is looking good to clear up for the remainder of the weekend too. Here's to a safe and full throttle weekend.

-Matt

Just Say N20
06-14-2013, 10:20 AM
Matty,

I see the Solas was delivered. Hopefully BEFORE you left for the LGDCC Spring Dustoff.

Have fun!

One of these years!!

jl1962
06-16-2013, 07:46 PM
Nothing too special.

Just a bunch of old Donzis.

And great weather and food and friends and a rainbow!

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jl1962
06-16-2013, 07:50 PM
And my favorite:

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BIG thanks to Matty and Scott and Marie and Tammy.

mattyboy
06-17-2013, 07:26 AM
Jay a big thank you to Kirby and yourself!!!!!!!!!!

The club would like to thank everyone who supports the club thru either attendance, purchases or their generous donations, THANK YOU!!!

it was great to see old friends and to meet new ones . I will have a total recap later, but have to get back to the normal grind.

but it was a magical weekend



my pot o gold at the end of the rainbow

jl1962
06-17-2013, 10:47 AM
Matty-

I just noticed that there are TWO rainbows in that picture.

I guess it was just that kind of weekend!

Thanks again - and the word problem in the Trivia Contest was priceless.

-JL

Just Say N20
06-17-2013, 11:06 AM
Jay,

Interesting boat on the far right in that first picture.

I remember it when it was white/blue. Is this the first public appearance of Mighty Mouse since GEOO sold it? I know the current owner, and the boat itself, was kept very hush-hush for quite a while.

Is the new owner on this site? Would love to hear about the changes/upgrades done to the boat.

ivypandas
06-17-2013, 11:59 AM
I had a great time at the Dust-off. Thanks to all who made it possible. Special thanks go to Jay, who gave me a 3-hour ride in his '67 Ski Sporter. I can't imagine a better way to spend the day. Donzi's are very photogenic; see below.

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Davis

jl1962
06-17-2013, 12:21 PM
Davis - the pleasure was all mine. I don't get many passengers in my boat, and if you come back in September, you can join a very elite club- REPEAT passengers!

Thanks again for lunch and for the excellent photos. Good luck w/ your 18 and post some pictures.

Bill- Looking at that picture, I'm pretty sure the Pumpkin has been orange for a long time. :wink:

Seriously, we were all thrilled to see Mighty Mouse. The boat changed hands and went into hibernation the year before I bought my boat so I had never seen it either. It is exceptional in every detail - truly amazing, and is in the tail end of a very high quality, multi year mechanical and cosmetic restoration. I think this was the first time it has been together with all the components of the restoration in place and the owner was really pleased. Although the boat's ownership is not really a secret, (more of an open secret), since it is such an unusual story, I'll let him comment when he desires. Or bring your own terrific Ski Sporter back to LG in September and you can probably meet him yourself. :)

-Jay

mattyboy
06-17-2013, 04:47 PM
Davis,

I'm glad you enjoyed yourself, sorry i couldn't have sat down with you and spent more time things are a little hectic on sat morning until the boats fire up then everything calms down well not for me . The pics are awesome would you mind posting the link to the rest of them. If you need anything on the 18 just drop me a line.

I will post up the show results, the trivia contest results, the latest news and pics shortly. the judging for the 2014 photo calendar contest will start shortly the pics are rolling in. the calendar will be ready at the fall picnic for the upcoming holiday season , what a great stocking stuffer.

I must now go out and tear down the port manilfold and riser.

to keep everyone occupied in the meantime.

how many donzi classic models shared their model name or nickname with military aircraft? name them??

ivypandas
06-17-2013, 05:37 PM
Hi Matty,

Here is the link to the rest of my posted pictures:

http://s665.photobucket.com/user/ivypandas/library/LGDCC%2018th%20Annual%20Spring%20Dust%20Off?sort=3&page=1

Enjoy!

Davis

mattyboy
06-17-2013, 07:05 PM
Davis
Great pics. Thanks

joseph m. hahnl
06-17-2013, 08:36 PM
Davis,

I'm glad you enjoyed yourself, sorry i couldn't have sat down with you and spent more time things are a little hectic on sat morning until the boats fire up then everything calms down well not for me . The pics are awesome would you mind posting the link to the rest of them. If you need anything on the 18 just drop me a line.

I will post up the show results, the trivia contest results, the latest news and pics shortly. the judging for the 2014 photo calendar contest will start shortly the pics are rolling in. the calendar will be ready at the fall picnic for the upcoming holiday season , what a great stocking stuffer.

I must now go out and tear down the port manilfold and riser.

to keep everyone occupied in the meantime.

how many donzi classic models shared their model name or nickname with military aircraft? name them??http://winteryknight.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/supermarine_spitfire_mitchell.jpg

mattyboy
06-17-2013, 08:44 PM
Joe not a bad start but you have a long way to go , time to get your search engine warmed up LOL

1 Spitfire

ITTLFLI
06-17-2013, 09:42 PM
Looks like a great weekend!

mattyboy
06-23-2013, 07:55 PM
Byron, was a good weekend wish i could do it again this weekend. :) This weekend was all chores that were put off for the last weekend away

Show awards winners now posted on our site.

http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/news/news.detail.asp?id=1348929088


The judging for the calendar photo contest is underway . Those 12 winners will be posted up after the judging is complete.

The club would like to thank all who made this event possible !! THANK YOU!


Joe still searching??

Ghost
06-23-2013, 10:25 PM
Add F-22 and X-18 to the list, at least...

mattyboy
06-24-2013, 05:58 AM
Mike
Yes that's 2 more
1 spitfire
2 f22
3 x18
Still a few more

mattyboy
06-24-2013, 09:48 AM
hint ^^^^

Ghost
06-24-2013, 11:20 AM
hint ^^^^



LOL, loving the old-school ASCII work. :) Hadn't thought of that one...I won't spoil it for the field.

mattyboy
06-24-2013, 11:20 AM
I have just gotten word from the rules committee the award "longest tow" only applies to boats on trailers being pulled by a tow vehicle with rubber wheels.


heading into the narrows under power I did not return that way :doh:

mattyboy
06-24-2013, 11:27 AM
LOL, loving the old-school ASCII work. :) Hadn't thought of that one...I won't spoil it for the field.


Mike LOL you like that :) I think I still have a TI silent 700 around here somewhere, now where is my thermal paper? ;)

mattyboy
06-24-2013, 11:53 AM
Very exciting some more news out of the dust off (http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/news/news.detail.asp?id=649421368)


Also ,

The 2013 Trivia Challenge Results

3rd Place Kimberly Block

2nd Place EJ Salamone

1st Place Paul Chace

Winner of the Golden Prop Of Knowledge. He will be the second name to adorn the "rake" side of the prop along with last year's winner Jay Lurie.

Each was presented with a small token of framed Donzi artwork. I did forget the real prizes of a can of Spam the other other white meat, chef boyardee spaghetti OOOOOOs, and a bottle of SunMaid prune juice.

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE CONTESTANTS!!!!

Just Say N20
06-24-2013, 05:05 PM
A little help. Got to see WHO we are looking at.

Ghost
06-24-2013, 05:38 PM
Didn't realize they made either an F-14 or a Firefox. I suppose the Black Widow and Blackhawk also fit the bill. And there's probably SOME airplane called the "Spirit." Probably some plane called a "Crossbow" out there as well, but I'm too lazy to look... :)

mattyboy
06-24-2013, 06:19 PM
Thanks Bill


that would cover it Mike

1 spitfire
2 f 22
3 x 18
4 hornet
5 blackhawk
6 f 14
7 spirit

the fire fox and crossbow would work for all Donzi but they are not classified as classics

mattyboy
06-29-2013, 07:54 AM
as some of you may know there was a reporter from the Lake George Mirror at the Algonguin on Sat. He interviewed a couple of us and well I guess I put his shorthand to the test rattling off info as we looked at all the members classics. He did mix up a few of the facts but it is a nice article . He arrived during lunch after the run so all of the boats are not in the pictures .


http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/pdfs/lgmirror.pdf