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carnut
06-11-2013, 08:49 PM
Hi everyone, new to forum. Looking to buy and restore this boat, has no id tag. Seller lists it as a 1980 donzi sportier, 350 chevy/ with jet. Have searched and cannot find any models like it.


http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/$T2eC16ZHJHIE9nyseyoZBRtSLevw+!~~48_35.JPG (http://alberta.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLargeImage?AdId=491910622) http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/$T2eC16JHJG8FGtFtU8WSBRtSLi(iCQ~~48_35.JPG (http://alberta.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLargeImage?AdId=491910622) http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/$(KGrHqF,!n0FGw-UodLEBRtSLkj4rg~~48_35.JPG (http://alberta.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLargeImage?AdId=491910622)

olredalert
06-11-2013, 09:50 PM
----Absolute fake!.......Bill S

Just Say N20
06-11-2013, 10:38 PM
Not even a clone/splash fake. It is just DONZI stickers on a boat. The stickers are the ONLY thing DONZI on that boat.

Run if you want a DONZI.

If the boat is 1973 or newer, it will have a hull identification number listed on the transom, right side, just below the rub rail. The first 3 letters will let you search for the real manufacturer. http://www.uscgboating.org/recalls/mic1.aspx

I recognize that hull/deck, but my memory is failing me.

Offset
06-12-2013, 06:54 AM
When I first looked at it yesterday I thought it was a Sidewinder. The only thing that throws me off is the vertical height of the deck sides. I agree that it is not a model of Donzi I have ever seen.

mattyboy
06-12-2013, 08:06 AM
offset

i thought the same the rear pylon is there for the windshield frame and the sidewinders did have a beveled deck hull joint but not that large.

the old I will put donzi stickers on something that is not a donzi and call it a donzi trick ( in my best Maxwell Smart voice)

yembo77
06-12-2013, 09:06 AM
Eeeeesh! That boat made me throw up in my mouth a lil'bit...

What a tub. Some people have no class putting that sticker on such a boat.

smidgen too
06-12-2013, 09:30 AM
This one [PYTHON] looks close to the one pictured.
http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/boa/3848313785.html

mattyboy
06-12-2013, 09:36 AM
yes very much like that

seabuddy
06-12-2013, 09:58 AM
Read back to the board the Letters and numbers on the transom on the right side facing the boat, like someone else said. We all want to know and will help you by looking it up for you. The code has be there, or someone broke a federal law.

mattyboy
06-12-2013, 10:02 AM
They made 1 16 Ski Sporter in 1980 the last 16 Ski Sporter ever made


and that boat is not it

python makes some sense they splashed just about everything

biggiefl
06-12-2013, 11:52 AM
Sidewinder, Baja, Chrysler, StarCraft, you name it and it could be one. had a big wrap around windshield at one point so follow that line.

carnut
06-12-2013, 07:55 PM
To all those that replied, or thought about it. THANK YOU for your speedy replies. Can't go any further with finding out what kind of boat it was , its been SOLD, to someone else.

The hunt goes on for a Donzi.

Thanks again
Mark