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    Grizz boat

    I saw a picture of Grizz`s old boat. Was the wildest boat I ever saw! Blue and white with a rounded transom and cool little side compartments on the deck. Can someone please tell me what it was? Really Amazing
    The sting of poor quailty far outlasts the Joy of a cheap price...

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    This one's mphatc/Mario's. They are cool looking.
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    Corsican is the same hull as an 18 Classic, only 56 were built, 1968-1972



    Grizzly's was a 351 Ford, CMI headers, maybe even a 351 Cleveland . .


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    So cool looking. I didn't realize how innovative Donzi was back in the day . Didn't seem like they were afraid to try something new. Bravo!
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    Grizz and his Corsican
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    Wow, that's a cool boat! I've seen pics but didn't realize they had those side compartments. Smart use of that space!

    a little off subject, I didn't know Grizz but know of his legacy and used to enjoy his posts. From the looks of it, he was pretty young (not bald, not grey) man, what a shame.

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    I never saw a real Donzi Corsican first hand in my NJ & PA boating area.

    There Is/Was a Cobalt GT-500 "spash rip-off clone" sitting for sale for a few thousand $$$ in a back bay area Somers Point NJ boatyard stoage lot early this Spring & Summer.

    The Cobalt GT-500 "Splash" is the boat that Don & Brownie spotted at a boatshow where Don then confronted the Cobalt guys about stealing Donzi's design.

    The Somers Point NJ Cobalt GT-500 is rough, and has extensive balsa core hull rot damage, but still a very cool boat.
    Not sure if it's still sitting down there in that lot for sale as I have not been down there since early June ?

    It's great to finally see photos of "Randy "Grizz & his great Corsican.
    Never met him personally ~~~
    But when I first joined this forum with my then new benchseat 18 project Somers Point NJ find he called me to welcome me to the forum & talk about the project , and also his Solas Volvo Aquamatic prop project.
    He mentioned his Corsican at that time~
    We spoke one last time a few short months before his sad un-timely passing.

    Randy was surely as cool as his Corsican !

    Guys~~~
    Let's see more photos of Grizz, & his great Donzi boats as a great way to remember him !
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    "a little off subject, I didn't know Grizz but know of his legacy and used to enjoy his posts. From the looks of it, he was pretty young (not bald, not grey) man, what a shame."


    Pipnit, Randy did have a great head of hair, but he was a year younger than me and would have been 66 in about 2 weeks.
    We celebrated our birthdays the same day in October, and usually had lunch when he stopped by in February on his way down to Miami for the boat show.
    I know this is confusing, and I guess ya had to be there.........

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    From the pictures I have seen of his boats, They were Pristine!
    I would have liked to have met him. He was well respected and all of his pics he has a smile on his face.
    The sting of poor quailty far outlasts the Joy of a cheap price...

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    He is sorely missed by many, I never got the chance to do a face to face but like many others spoke with him at length quite a few times. He was the kind of guy that knew one thing, how to give and help others. His legacy will always live in the boating community!
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    Semi retired marine tech over 50 years in the biz.

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