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    Thumbs up 96 classic 16 o/b w/69 Merc 1250

    For my first thread I wanted to show my '96 16 o/b (yes 1996 o/b) with my low hour original 1969 Merc 1250. Being a long time Merc mechanic and inline 6 fan I decided to retro my 16 to try and resemble the original 16 o/b baby except for the seating arrangement which mine has 2+2 seats but with the red upholstery color I think it pops. excuse some of the pics as I could'nt snap a full on side shot in the garage, but I focused on the 1250. Lets just say after about 6 yrs starts and stops due to time & money neither of which I had much of until finally finishing in early 2008. It was a love hate relationship and (I love my Donzi) to get a 35+ y/o Merc to fit and rig properly on a 3" thick transom, transom bracket, jack plate out of the question for me. but with much thought and no modification to the transom it just fits. Enjoy the pics and let me know what you think, Rick.
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    I"ll be one of the first to say sweeeet ride. The tower of power crowd is alive and well.
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    Thumbs up

    Wannabee : Thanks for the comment I think it turned out good.

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    Anybody able to decipher HIN # breakdown regarding production number built ?

    HIN # (DNAC6046K596)
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    Very neat one of a kind! Love the old the old 6's, I had one on a G3 it was a scream!
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    Quote Originally Posted by damn donzi View Post
    Anybody able to decipher HIN # breakdown regarding production number built ?

    HIN # (DNAC6406K596)
    carefully check that number again...
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    Good catch Buizilla my bad lets try # DNAC6046K596 I'll update previous post thanks.

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    Looks like hull #046........I have no Idea how many 96-97's they made though.

    Very nice ride.
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    mine is #047 in sequence

    only 5 were built, mine came with a 115

    you can follow my pictorial resto thread on .org soon, I was going to start last weekend but I have an ongoing family emergency delaying things..
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    The last part is May of 96
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    Thumbs up

    Thanks, I appreciate all the info.

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    Ok D2, now I am glad I coaxed some photos out of you. Eggbeater 16's are popping up left, right and center lately. VERY unique retrofit and now you'll have to answer all kinds of questions starting with more info on that mint motor. Is it fair to say that model would have been stock power if you ordered a 16 Baby back in 1972? It is just a bit before my time
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    That retro set up with the restored merc looks great..

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    D2, if I can make either of the Tavares shows i'd like to see your boat

    we have now found 3 of the 5, and I think one of the missing 2 is in Pompano Beach somewhere.. it was for sale on ebay last year sometime but I lost the info
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    Beautiful!

    I love the retro gauges.

    To non-Donzi people, it will look like an immaculate, original 1970s Classic 16 O/B.

    To kinda-Donzi people, it will look like an immaculate, original 1970s Classic 16, but they might be confused by the twin front buckets.

    To Donzi people, it will look like a fantastic installation of a classic Tower of Power onto a recent Classic 16 O/B.

    So no matter who is looking at it, they will all be very impressed.

    Well done. Thanks for posting the pictures.
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