View Full Version : Corsican???

Scott Pearson
12-04-2013, 08:50 PM
Anyone spot a Corsican on the road on a flatbed anywhere???:eek::cool!:

12-04-2013, 09:00 PM
Apparently ABSOLUTE CLASSICS MARINE in Kelowna, BC has a customer that has just unearthed a 1972 Corsican recently.

12-05-2013, 04:24 PM
the yellow/white one from Vancouver?

or the brown and gold one from NJ?

Scott Pearson
12-05-2013, 05:31 PM
Its a 1968 V-Drive boat.

12-06-2013, 01:33 PM
I just passed it on the Cross Bronx it has those new fangled tires on the trailer you know the ones that don't go flat they look like cinder blocks LOL

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12-06-2013, 05:55 PM
Scott, just come clean, tell us which one you bought!!!

. . . . I still have a few more up here . .stashed away . .when I retire I'll do another one, bone stock as built by the Chisolm's

Mario L.

Scott Pearson
12-11-2013, 05:29 PM
New addition to the collection.

12-12-2013, 06:37 PM
New addition to the collection.

WOW, nice find . . . is this the BBF boat ?


Just Say N20
12-12-2013, 08:11 PM
How do you keep coming up with these things?


Scott Pearson
12-13-2013, 06:36 AM
This boat has no motor right now. It was shipped from Donzi without a motor also. So there really is no correct engine that needs to go in the boat. My plan is for a BB Chevy and to give it alot of old school features. Should be really nice when its done.

I have always wanted a Corsican for the longest time. Ever since I saw Bills down in Florida at the Donzi Owners Gathering in 2002 I think. And having found a V-Drive is just the iceing on th cake!

This has one of the last interiors that John Harmon did from Bilt-Rite and has never been installed. Its still in the original bags that John wrapped it in.

Rob M
12-13-2013, 07:17 AM
Just curious where the 427 S/O that was in it ended up? He was selling the Corsican either complete with that engine package or hull only a few years ago?

Nice boat.


12-13-2013, 08:00 AM
I have an NOS 427 BBC tall deck truck block...

Scott Pearson
12-13-2013, 11:20 AM
He decide to keep the 427 for one of his cars. I feel that a chevy will be a better way to go with dependability anyway. I wasnt that dissapointed. It all worked out great in the end.

12-13-2013, 01:10 PM
Scott, does your Corsican have the Paragon v drive or another brand?

Scott Pearson
12-13-2013, 01:31 PM

12-13-2013, 01:49 PM
A friend of Bert on this forum just bought my old red v drive Corsican on ebay which still had the Paragon v drive and BBC I had installed about 25 years ago. I think you will find that the shaft angle very much limits the speed in the Corsican. I just sent a customized 2 blade Federal Super Cup X-100 to Bert that I had worked up for my 1975 Corsican when I sold it back in the 1980s. The 450HP LS6(?) pushed mine to about 67MPH where it hit a speed wall due to the shaft angle - at least that is what I concluded. I look forward to seeing your restoration. Unique boats! Bill

Scott Pearson
12-13-2013, 02:40 PM
Thanks for the info Bill. The entire drive line is rebuild so I'm not sure if I will mess with it to much. Maybe when I get some use out of it I will change somethings around and pick your brain some.:D

12-13-2013, 05:39 PM
the ultimate BBC

wa-lo BBF

this one needs to be a BB mopar :yes:


12-13-2013, 07:08 PM
Add 105HP for much less money. http://www.ebay.com/itm/BBC-632-CUBIC-INCH-STROKER-ENGINE-845HP-COMPLETE-ENGINE-10-5-COMPRESSION-RATIO-/221141963455?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item337d1692bf&vxp=mtr#ht_5750wt_975

It is easy to spend someone else's money :rlol:

12-14-2013, 12:26 PM
The boat Bill had in FL became mine and is the one in the LGDC calendar.

Miss it!


FlatRacer, aka BarrelBack
01-02-2014, 12:00 AM
Scott, what's the OD ratio of the box? Mine is 1:1.1 (10% OD) w/ the small block. I've seen a 1:1.15 (15% OD) ratio in the big block boats.