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seano
06-19-2014, 10:51 AM
it's an 86 and in pretty good shape for it's age. someone painted the blue stripes with a paint brush, and so I am fixing that now. they also painted the entire perimeter of the deck lip to fix the chips you see in the picture...and the paint was a horrible match, so I spent yesterday removing it and wet sanding. Interior is a fairly new and in perfect shape and the engine also very clean. I think it was repowered at some point, but not sure of the actual hours. Bottom paint is being blasted off tomorrow and I will follow that up with wetsand, compound and wax...

fun project...

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Morgan's Cloud
06-19-2014, 12:04 PM
That looks very familiar . Wasn't that referenced recently to someone who was looking for a Donzi in any shape who was looking to buy ?

seano
06-19-2014, 12:11 PM
That looks very familiar . Wasn't that referenced recently to someone who was looking for a Donzi in any shape who was looking to buy ?

not sure - found it on the side of the road in Medford, NY...

Morgan's Cloud
06-19-2014, 02:26 PM
I'm sure it was the boat that was listed in the CL link on post 22

Of course it's no longer there ... I seem to recall it being a whitish C18 with windscreen and pale blue bottom paint .


http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?69883-Is-my-money-not-green-enough/page2

seano
06-19-2014, 03:09 PM
I'm sure it was the boat that was listed in the CL link on post 22

Of course it's no longer there ... I seem to recall it being a whitish C18 with windscreen and pale blue bottom paint .


http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?69883-Is-my-money-not-green-enough/page2

interesting. i missed the CL ad, but what you described sounds like my boat...

johnnywhale
06-19-2014, 03:48 PM
It was at an auto repair shop, priced right.

woobs
06-19-2014, 03:57 PM
Okay, you have to finish this one so I don't have to come get it in ten years :).

Although I'd love another trip to LI NY!

seano
06-20-2014, 08:25 AM
It was at an auto repair shop, priced right.

yes it was at an auto body shop! It was priced fairly and in line with the amount of work needed to get it "right" again. the major items - hull/engine/interior are all in excellent shape and the hull is solid - no soft spots, no stress cracks anywhere! it was dirty and faded, but i can take care of that by dedicating some time - ok a lot of time! - to bringing back the gelcoat with wet sand and compound. the engine is very healthy and drive shifts as it should. i need to get the trim tabs working again and replace the stern light and dash panel as well. I may replace the gauges at the same time and give it a bit of an update. all in all, i nice little boat...will be new again in about a week and in time for the long 4th of july weekend...

update - bottom paint is off. time for some serious wet sanding...

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johnnywhale
06-20-2014, 04:17 PM
Excellent, enjoy it.
Are you on the Sound, Peconic or Great South Bay?
A few of us are in the Western Suffolk / Nassau South Shore.

seano
06-20-2014, 08:00 PM
Im in Southold and boat on the Peconics. Oddly enough, i found out i am the 3rd owner. First owner was in Massapequa and second owner kept it in Southold - not far from my house...

I plan to use this for a bit while i work on my longer term Minx project.