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seabuddy
02-21-2013, 07:54 AM
I am going.

This is a great show for folks that love fiberglass classic boats as well as classic wood boats.

gcarter
02-21-2013, 09:11 AM
I'm going. I think Fast Eddie will be there, also Tidbart (Bob) usually shows up.

BUIZILLA
02-21-2013, 09:47 AM
yup.. :pimp:

seabuddy
02-22-2013, 04:17 PM
My cell is 518-281-0045. Call if you want to say "Hi".

bertsboat
02-23-2013, 07:16 PM
George, you bringing your boat?

bertsboat
02-23-2013, 07:27 PM
If anybody doesn't want to leave their boat in the water at the show. I always use the ramp on the Dora canal. That way if the weather looks bad I pull out and take my boat back to the hotel for the night. It's just over the bridge on 19 left on Lake Harris DR and it's back there. Nice and new. There is a dock there too. Easy to launch. Park your car there too if you want to.

It's getting close. Like to get a count (maybe a week before the show) so I can arrange to have all the Donzi guys next to each other. It's going to be fun.

gcarter
02-23-2013, 08:22 PM
George, you bringing your boat?

I was hoping to, but it's not quite ready. You can come by and see it if you want to. It's about 6 or 7 miles from the show.

seabuddy
02-25-2013, 08:46 PM
A friend wants to drive down now and I may ride down with him, rather than fly. Firm plans are not yet made, except that I am going to this show, by hook or by crook.

Budmann
02-26-2013, 07:36 AM
We will be there! What hotel is everyone stayin at??

seabuddy
02-26-2013, 01:17 PM
I have a couch at my friend's place. It does not pull out. I just lay down with some bedding on it. It is in the living room. Works for me.

seabuddy
02-26-2013, 01:19 PM
Are you interested in a nice place or a real nice place to stay?

bertsboat
02-26-2013, 02:20 PM
http://www.missioninnresort.com/
Mention boat show. I think its $125.00 per night. 7 miles from the boat show. Nice place. Pool. bar, good reasonable food open late.
There are plenty of places over on 441.

Tidbart
02-26-2013, 02:34 PM
Rather than start a new post, I will ask here as most attending are already subscribed to this thread.

If anyone is interested, we can have a get-together for lunch on Saturday. You can go by boat or not, up to you.

I was thinking of changing it up from past years and go back to the Hurricane Dockside Grill. This is the place along the Dead River, on the south side of 441 just west of the bridge. It is about 2.5 miles from the show.

Let me know if you're interested.

Bob

BUIZILLA
02-26-2013, 02:49 PM
did someone say LUNCH ? :biggrin:

gcarter
02-26-2013, 04:47 PM
I'm up for lunch!

seabuddy
02-27-2013, 04:08 AM
Sounds good. to me. I'll be somewhat tied to some others, so yet me check with them.

biggiefl
02-27-2013, 01:52 PM
I am debating still as I have Whaler run the following weekend and at $4/gal + hotel this is getting expensive especially if the Ditch run is still on a few weeks later. Plus how much can one take of Bob, Bud & Jim :D

If my friend decides to go I just might do a daytrip in my classic car for lunch, etc.

Tidbart
02-27-2013, 03:23 PM
Nick,

Save the cash. Leave the boats at home and do a day trip. The show is pretty cool and it's worth spending a day walking around. It is not so big that you need multiple days.

B

bertsboat
03-08-2013, 08:31 AM
Day and time would help.
see you there.

Tidbart
03-08-2013, 10:51 AM
Saturday at noon at the Hurricane Dockside Grille, for lunch.

B

seabuddy
03-14-2013, 05:06 PM
Chris Brown, cell 518-281-0045 expects to be at the show by Thursday late in the day. Leaving sunday.

cimm
03-16-2013, 08:38 AM
I will be there with my 17 Boston Whaler. Currently without a Donzi. Staying at Lakeside Inn in MT Dora. Will be docking at Lakeside Inn from Friday til Sunday. If you guys are boating to lunch I will follow and try to keep up..

seabuddy
03-16-2013, 10:43 AM
Whalers can be fun, too! call me .... chris brown... 518-281-0045 thursday to sunday

seabuddy
03-17-2013, 11:56 AM
Got my son a 13' for his 13th birthday

biggiefl
03-18-2013, 11:54 AM
I still have my 13' from my 13th B-Day. 1981

biggiefl
03-18-2013, 02:37 PM
That is not a 62. The "smirk" on the bow came out in late 71. and only lasted through 72 with the blue interior and notched transom for a 15" shaft. In late 72 for the 73 model year the insides were tan and all but a couple early hulls had 20" transoms. The 72 is my favorite hull as it is smirked and blue inside, not easy to find. Neat setup with the old Merc and the pseudo 83+ Super Sport interior.

duckhunter
03-18-2013, 03:23 PM
That is not a 62. The "smirk" on the bow came out in late 71. and only lasted through 72 with the blue interior and notched transom for a 15" shaft. In late 72 for the 73 model year the insides were tan and all but a couple early hulls had 20" transoms. The 72 is my favorite hull as it is smirked and blue inside, not easy to find. Neat setup with the old Merc and the pseudo 83+ Super Sport interior.

Beautiful Whaler above - they are neat little boats. My '71 Sport has the robin blue interior, factory oarlocks, and the notched transom w/ full splashwell. No smirk.

biggiefl
03-18-2013, 03:38 PM
Very few 71's had the new splashwell and the smirk, I only know of 2. HIN#'s I think came out in 73 and many states did not have boat titles til the late 80's or later(NJ was '87) so many people don't really know what they have. Even now you can title a 63 a 93 and many a sucker would not know any better with a fresh coat of paint and varnished wood, etc. Can't tell you how many Whalers I have seen with the wrong decade(or 2) on the title. If you e-mail cbennet@whaler.com with your stencil # he will tell you when it was made, what model, and what dealer it went to. Pretty neat to have if you don't already.

Ghost
03-18-2013, 04:08 PM
Just piling on, and hopefully adding a little info for any who've not run into this. Sorry if it's somewhere between a tangent and a hijack.

I think for the reasons Biggie just listed, a lot of boats got HINs assigned by the states where they were bought for the second or third time.

For instance, my Nova started its life who-knows-where in, maybe '71 or so. With no USCG-standard HIN and maybe with a title, maybe not. I suspect the original owner sold it to someone in Delaware in the early '80s, and that's when it was titled in Delaware and assigned a Delaware state-HIN. (Each state has its own manufacturer prefix so that pre-USCG-HIN boats can have one assigned later in life.) I think a lot of people get fooled at first by those state-assigned HINs--I know I was scratching my head until I did some digging on what it meant.

joseph m. hahnl
03-18-2013, 07:35 PM
That is not a 62. The "smirk" on the bow came out in late 71. and only lasted through 72 with the blue interior and notched transom for a 15" shaft. In late 72 for the 73 model year the insides were tan and all but a couple early hulls had 20" transoms. The 72 is my favorite hull as it is smirked and blue inside, not easy to find. Neat setup with the old Merc and the pseudo 83+ Super Sport interior.


My 73 was actually green "like glow in the dark green"

I rather like the non blue of my 73.

My favorite Whaler is the Mischief which is based off the Super Sport 15.

72Hornet
03-18-2013, 09:44 PM
I will be rolling into Mount Dora this Thursday on my newly aquired 1968 18 Classic. We are staying at te Lakeside Inn and will be taking in the show and balsting around the lakes. Looking foward to seeing alot of the boats and friends. Boat is running flawlessly thus far and we are having a blast. BTW, anyone know of the fuel capacity of an original tank on a 1968 Donzi 18? We ran for 3 hours today and I burned 14 gallons of fuel. We ran from 2500- 2500 RPM's for most of it. Did I say we were having a blast? LOL

mattyboy
03-19-2013, 07:54 AM
I will be rolling into Mount Dora this Thursday on my newly aquired 1968 18 Classic. We are staying at te Lakeside Inn and will be taking in the show and balsting around the lakes. Looking foward to seeing alot of the boats and friends. Boat is running flawlessly thus far and we are having a blast. BTW, anyone know of the fuel capacity of an original tank on a 1968 Donzi 18? We ran for 3 hours today and I burned 14 gallons of fuel. We ran from 2500- 2500 RPM's for most of it. Did I say we were having a blast? LOL


awesome news Royce congrats!


the tanks were 23-25 gallons back then depending on who made them


you have the solas on it?

Tidbart
03-19-2013, 08:00 AM
I will be rolling into Mount Dora this Thursday on my newly aquired 1968 18 Classic. We are staying at te Lakeside Inn and will be taking in the show and balsting around the lakes. Looking foward to seeing alot of the boats and friends. Boat is running flawlessly thus far and we are having a blast. BTW, anyone know of the fuel capacity of an original tank on a 1968 Donzi 18? We ran for 3 hours today and I burned 14 gallons of fuel. We ran from 2500- 2500 RPM's for most of it. Did I say we were having a blast? LOL


Should be a 25 gallon tank.

B

bertsboat
03-20-2013, 11:01 PM
At the show late today. Saw this in the parking lot. A Donzi was also on the Jacksonville to Sanford St Johns river run.More to come

jl1962
03-21-2013, 09:21 AM
AWESOME yellow 18 pix here:
http://www.woodyboater.com/communityweb/southbound-st-johns-river-cruise-its-where-the-classic-boating-action-is-today/

Congrats Royce. Looks like a blast.

gcarter
03-21-2013, 09:45 AM
At the show late today. Saw this in the parking lot. A Donzi was also on the Jacksonville to Sanford St Johns river run.More to come

That could be (Tom) Rust 'n Rot's rig. He sells wooden boat restoration parts.

BUIZILLA
03-21-2013, 10:31 AM
I'm thinking that truck is the Donzi factory support/tow vehicle... ;)

deejay
03-21-2013, 04:00 PM
If anybody doesn't want to leave their boat in the water at the show. I always use the ramp on the Dora canal. That way if the weather looks bad I pull out and take my boat back to the hotel for the night. It's just over the bridge on 19 left on Lake Harris DR and it's back there. Nice and new. There is a dock there too. Easy to launch. Park your car there too if you want to.

It's getting close. Like to get a count (maybe a week before the show) so I can arrange to have all the Donzi guys next to each other. It's going to be fun.



Did you put in at the Dora ramp? Went there today and was told that the water in the ramp canal is too thin for our 22C with the present lake levels, and we are down ~ 27 ". A friend up on the Oklawaha told me the water at his dock is the lowest it has been for 17 years. Went thru the Dora ~ a week ago and just bumped slightly just above Tiki Village while trimmed up 1/4. deejay

bertsboat
03-21-2013, 10:49 PM
Yes, the water is skinny this year. Couldn't use the Dora ramp. Best put in at Mt Dora and run across the lake.
lemonaid anyone:)

mattyboy
03-22-2013, 06:41 AM
Royce,

that is just ****in awesome

Carl C
03-22-2013, 10:01 AM
AWESOME yellow 18 pix here:
http://www.woodyboater.com/communityweb/southbound-st-johns-river-cruise-its-where-the-classic-boating-action-is-today/

Congrats Royce. Looks like a blast.

Is that hat stapled to the guys head?

Tidbart
03-22-2013, 07:07 PM
Just spoke with Samantha at Hurricane's Dockside Grille. We are confirmed for our group lunch tomorrow at noon. See you there!
Bob