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Robbie O
09-18-2016, 08:58 PM
Hey everybody!

I have just become the owner of a 1969 Corsican.

This is the number on the registration: C18C24

The previous owner told me he got it from Lake Tahoe and it was originally purple....


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mattyboy
09-19-2016, 04:29 AM
Corsican hull 24 was black and white not purple do you have any others serial numbers from motor or drive if they are original

24 was sold to barracuda built in oct of 68 225 hp HM 289 with aq 200 Volvo outdrive


good luck with her

Robbie O
09-19-2016, 10:11 AM
Corsican hull 24 was black and white not purple do you have any others serial numbers from motor or drive if they are original

24 was sold to barracuda built in oct of 68 225 hp HM 289 with aq 200 Volvo outdrive


good luck with her


Black?
Sweet!

The motor and drive are not the original ones, so those numbers won't be of any use, unfortunately.

Here is an old thread about the boat: http://seriousoffshore.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19476

mattyboy
09-21-2016, 04:54 PM
kind of hard to verify history if you don't actually see a hull number on the boat or have the numbers off the original power plant hull 24 was also not a two toned deck boat it had an all white deck over a white hull bottom and black hull sides I would check by the bow eye and up near the dash on the backside or on the underside of the deck near the dash maybe you find something

mattyboy
09-22-2016, 09:59 AM
did some research thru our database this was Patrick's old boat yes? does it still have the 1973 HM bell housing?

Robbie O
09-22-2016, 09:17 PM
did some research thru our database this was Patrick's old boat yes? does it still have the 1973 HM bell housing?


Yes, it is his old boat.

I don't know if it is the original bellhousing. I would assume not because it is now a duoprop outdrive and has been through 1 or 2 motors since new.

The fact that it chews up starters is also an indication that the bellhousing is not the one that came with this block.....

olredalert
09-23-2016, 10:08 AM
----Robbie,,,If Mattys description of #24 is correct I may have owned that Corsican way back in 1970. I was living in south Florida and bought a Corsican in that color combo and drivetrain from some people in Miami beach. They had it hanging on davits in front of their house. It was my first Donzi and I was pretty clueless about it. Turned out that the boat had been abused pretty badly by the 1st owners. I didn't keep it long and had the guys at the in-and-out next to Magnum sell it for me. I never knew enough back then to keep track of the serial #s so cant help you much more than this.........Bill S

mattyboy
09-23-2016, 10:37 AM
Bill

maybe Barracuda ordered three Corsicans in that color combo in a short period of time they must have liked that color combo


Rob the starter issue can be a pain you will need to research the motor. If the motor is a 351 Boss it is different from the 351w it is a cleveland motor and they did use the same bell housing as the windsor in some cases but there is a 351 cleveland M motor that had a different bell housing( i do not know of any marine apps with this motor). I would think cause it is mated to the volvo that the windsor style bell housing is on there I would think your issue may be the flywheel and getting the right starter

I went thru this with my 302 and it was the difference between a starter for and automatic and manual trans

Robbie O
09-24-2016, 08:52 PM
The 351C block is not original to the boat.
It is mated to a Holman Moody bellhousing.
The numbers on the HM are: 03HM-4038-1
uNDER THAT IS SAYS: GM300-4V

mattyboy
09-25-2016, 10:14 AM
03 or C3???


yes not original sounds like it is a mixture of old and new

Robbie O
09-25-2016, 12:32 PM
It might be C. It's hard to tell exactly.....

glassdave
01-02-2017, 02:09 AM
I painted that boat about seven years ago and Adam Shook (then in Bucyrus OH) rigged it, he wouldn't be hard to track down I think he is with SeaRay on Merit Isle in Florida. Good to see it still out an about.

Redink
01-02-2017, 10:56 AM
That is a good looking boat!!:yes::yes::yes:

olredalert
01-02-2017, 12:49 PM
----Just me but it needs a correct bow light. I do love the silver and know that Patrick is partial to it. His Fino is also silver (and for sale).....Bill S

Robbie O
02-01-2017, 08:36 PM
What would be the "correct" bow light?

The cap is coming off this week, so it would be the perfect time to install the correct one!

Edit.....is this the correct one? This is a mid 70's Corsican

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olredalert
02-02-2017, 02:02 PM
----My old Corsican. I believe #54. Loved that one as it was a 280/TRS boat. John has it now up in the Muskokas in his museum. That is, indeed, the correct bow light......Bill S

Robbie O
02-02-2017, 05:29 PM
I know it's your old boat, Bill! It is a work of art!

I've known Firsty since we were teenagers in the 70's. Actually, the first Donzi I ever saw was John's "Orange Peel".....it's all his fault! He is helping me with my Corsican.

Here is a small video from our Donzi Day last fall....


https://www.facebook.com/iVisionConsulting/videos/10205584617614815/