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    1990 Team Warlock 23 Offshore - The Survivor

    Ok Bill, that boat must have arrived by now. Spill the beans and post 'em when you got 'em. Remember I'm next in line when you decide to sell it.
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    Greg,
    If you ever need another prop or something else from me, it will be my treat for turning me on to this Warlock. I just finished toweling off the rain and am about to leave the house with it hooked up. Thanks again!!

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    1971 Donzi 18' 2+3
    1985 Eliminator 23' Daytona Offshore - Kevlar hull
    1988 23' Donzi CC F-23 with 250HP EFI Mercury OB
    1989 28' Team Warlock Offshore - single 548CID/600HP
    1990 23' Warlock Offshore - single 525HP
    Bill from Denison, TX - Lake Texoma

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    and to think, at our age all it takes is a good boat deal for a happy ending.. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conquistador_del_mar View Post
    I could not be any more pleased with the boat!! Unfortunately, it started raining within 10 minutes of arriving. The driver told me it did not rain all the way here from Vegas. The pictures will probably show how immaculate the boat is if you can see past the raindrops, and the engine is unbelievable! Greg, it is a cored hull as you guessed!! I almost didn't have to crawl up front after knocking on the hull and hearing the solid sides, but I did. Some of the surprises are the new looking K-planes with trim indicators on the dash, high quality parts on the engine, new MSD system with the 6M box, Teague valve covers, trick trim pump, polished IMCO Powerflow exhaust system, new Gaffrig gauges and bezels, Gaffrig water pressure and oil temp gauges, depth sounder, very nice upholstery which does not really need work in my book. The gelcoat even looks wonderful. The only thing I am almost sure I will replace is the rubrail since the vinyl appears to have shrunk and broke in a few places. Yeller, I was going to report the negatives, but it is not possible - I'll be hooking up and taking it to storage in a few minutes.
    Now this one will be very interesting to watch unfold.......

    Although it is a bit tough to tell from the photo what colors are used, I am fairly confident that the gelcoat would have been a custom order from Stolarz back in 1990. Keith can confirm that. The pattern (5 color fade) is identical to all the other 23 Offshores I have seen, but not the actual colors as they look to be unique.. The d-cell core option (epic score) was something I suspected that HIN would have and you've now confirmed it Bill. Your new boat is a 1990 TPI build while the first 23 Offshores came out of the mold in early 1987. A gentleman by the name of Don Kirby did a lot of the high end lay-up work on these hulls although Stolarz designed the schedule from what I can tell. Kirby passed away but was "the man" when it came to SoCal glass guys.

    Very, very interesting. Geez, this deal will stand as the best deal for all of 2014. Nothing will touch it. Remember, I've got first dibs once you decide to move on
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    1972 16 OB - C16B-63 - "Surface Tension" Resto Project
    1974 16 OB - DMR16106017-B - "The Mule"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUIZILLA View Post
    and to think, at our age all it takes is a good boat deal for a happy ending.. LOL
    Yes, Jim. Doesn't take much now

    1971 Donzi 18' 2+3
    1985 Eliminator 23' Daytona Offshore - Kevlar hull
    1988 23' Donzi CC F-23 with 250HP EFI Mercury OB
    1989 28' Team Warlock Offshore - single 548CID/600HP
    1990 23' Warlock Offshore - single 525HP
    Bill from Denison, TX - Lake Texoma

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Guimond View Post
    Now this one will be very interesting to watch unfold.......

    Although it is a bit tough to tell from the photo what colors are used, I am fairly confident that the gelcoat would have been a custom order from Stolarz back in 1990. Keith can confirm that. The pattern (5 color fade) is identical to all the other 23 Offshores I have seen, but not the actual colors as they look to be unique.. The d-cell core option (epic score) was something I suspected that HIN would have and you have now confirmed it Bill. Your new boat is a 1990 TPI build while the first 23 Offshores came out of the mold in early 1987. A gentleman by the name of Don Kirby did a lot of the high end lay-up work on these hulls although Stolarz designed the schedule from what I can tell. Kirby passed away but was "the man" when it came to SoCal glass guys.

    Very, very interesting. Geez, this deal will stand as the best deal for all of 2014. Nothing will touch it. Remember, I've got first dibs once you decide to move on
    I just finished pulling all the gear out and backing the boat into the only available stall that I had saved for the Warlock. I had a chance to check everything out except for actually firing the engine (it cranks) and all the lights work and the gauges appear to work. I did not find even one flaw in the gelcoat even at the bow! No paint - all gelcoat and not faded at all! The colors are white to light gray to dark gray to maroon/burgundy to black. Absolutely awesome boat and appointments! Keith included 3 ss props, 3 covers, the old exhaust tips and steering wheel, a large packet of documents, a really nice aluminum Danforth anchor with line, ropes, fluids, life jackets, and a soccer ball - lol. There are more things in the boxes that I did not check out yet. I feel like the luckiest buyer right now. I will try to think of something for your Warlock tip! That's all the typing I can do right now on my IPad.

    1971 Donzi 18' 2+3
    1985 Eliminator 23' Daytona Offshore - Kevlar hull
    1988 23' Donzi CC F-23 with 250HP EFI Mercury OB
    1989 28' Team Warlock Offshore - single 548CID/600HP
    1990 23' Warlock Offshore - single 525HP
    Bill from Denison, TX - Lake Texoma

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    I took some more pictures as I was leaving this evening. Have you ever seen a trim pump like this one? It appears to be polished or anodized aluminum, but I still can't read the name at the bottom. One of the pictures shows the ss Hardin water pump and another shows the true colors.
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    1971 Donzi 18' 2+3
    1985 Eliminator 23' Daytona Offshore - Kevlar hull
    1988 23' Donzi CC F-23 with 250HP EFI Mercury OB
    1989 28' Team Warlock Offshore - single 548CID/600HP
    1990 23' Warlock Offshore - single 525HP
    Bill from Denison, TX - Lake Texoma

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    So that Keith's original ad copy can be seen, I copied and pasted from his advertisement.
    23' Warlock 454cid 525hp Dart big M cast iron block, 91/2 to 1 compression, Holly 830 carb, MSD ign system w/rev limiter & MSD distributor, Crane hydraulic roller Cam w/roller lifters & gold roller rockers, Manley S/S intake valves & Inconel exhaust valves, engine was built by Morgan's Racing engines - walnut creek ca, Imco aluminum exhaust manifolds w/ S/S risers, Cyclone S/S mufflers tips, K-plane trim tabs w/indicators, Imco hydraulic ram external steering, Gaffrig gauges, MerCruiser Bravo drive w/shower, dual batteries w/switch, Halon fire sys, Hardin S/S sea pump, 3-S/S 3 blade props 23"-24"-25", 260 hrs on hull 12hrs on engine, fresh water only, V&M trailer with New- S/S disc brakes & hubs & master cylinder & aluminum rims & tires & wood rails with carpet. 85mph @ sea level 80mph @ lake mead, orig owner and excellent cond.


    1971 Donzi 18' 2+3
    1985 Eliminator 23' Daytona Offshore - Kevlar hull
    1988 23' Donzi CC F-23 with 250HP EFI Mercury OB
    1989 28' Team Warlock Offshore - single 548CID/600HP
    1990 23' Warlock Offshore - single 525HP
    Bill from Denison, TX - Lake Texoma

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    are you going to be able to sleep tonight? LMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUIZILLA View Post
    are you going to be able to sleep tonight? LMAO
    Nope . As soon as my wife gets home from work, I'll be taking her out to see it.

    1971 Donzi 18' 2+3
    1985 Eliminator 23' Daytona Offshore - Kevlar hull
    1988 23' Donzi CC F-23 with 250HP EFI Mercury OB
    1989 28' Team Warlock Offshore - single 548CID/600HP
    1990 23' Warlock Offshore - single 525HP
    Bill from Denison, TX - Lake Texoma

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    After doing some reading from the packet, it turns out Keith had the K planes with indicators added when he bought the boat for an additional $1400 upgrade from the Bennetts. He included the original buyer form, the Morgan's Racing Engines receipts showing everything that was done on the new engine and a booklet of pictures when they built the engine (painted with black epoxy), the original Mercruiser manuals, the depth gauge manual, the IMCO steering manual, and the Fireboy Halon manual. The boat has 257 hours running time and 12 hours approximately on the new engine. Those "ss grab handles" on the floor of the boat were called footrests according to the Warlock buyer sheet - kind of different.

    1971 Donzi 18' 2+3
    1985 Eliminator 23' Daytona Offshore - Kevlar hull
    1988 23' Donzi CC F-23 with 250HP EFI Mercury OB
    1989 28' Team Warlock Offshore - single 548CID/600HP
    1990 23' Warlock Offshore - single 525HP
    Bill from Denison, TX - Lake Texoma

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Guimond View Post
    Ok Bill, that boat must have arrived by now. Spill the beans and post 'em when you got 'em. Remember I'm next in line
    Greg,
    I forgot to mention that Keith also sent one of those 23' Warlock brochures with the packet of info.

    1971 Donzi 18' 2+3
    1985 Eliminator 23' Daytona Offshore - Kevlar hull
    1988 23' Donzi CC F-23 with 250HP EFI Mercury OB
    1989 28' Team Warlock Offshore - single 548CID/600HP
    1990 23' Warlock Offshore - single 525HP
    Bill from Denison, TX - Lake Texoma

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    Awesome buy Bill. Still can't believe the price you paid. Heck, I can't believe the price Keith listed it for, so to get it for less is unbelievable. Probably the best factory color I've seen too.
    Most definitely will be deal of the year.
    Why is faster never fast enough.

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    Congrats. Some boat. That white one in Temecula CA is about 50 miles from my house. After seeing yours, I'm really tempted to go for a look-see. I'll be needing a boat for Austin TX - where I'm heading wth the family soon. Anyway - enough about me. Congrats again. Use her in good health. Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeller View Post
    Awesome buy Bill. Still can't believe the price you paid. Heck, I can't believe the price Keith listed it for, so to get it for less is unbelievable. Probably the best factory color I've seen too.
    Most definitely will be deal of the year.
    I will admit that I was shocked at the end of my conversation with Keith when he told me $10k would buy it, but I was more shocked when I saw what he sold to me. He is an outrageously honest seller! My wife asked if he was selling anything else - lol.

    1971 Donzi 18' 2+3
    1985 Eliminator 23' Daytona Offshore - Kevlar hull
    1988 23' Donzi CC F-23 with 250HP EFI Mercury OB
    1989 28' Team Warlock Offshore - single 548CID/600HP
    1990 23' Warlock Offshore - single 525HP
    Bill from Denison, TX - Lake Texoma

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