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    1968 Donzi Ski Sporter

    1968 Classic Donzi Ski Sporter. Holman Moody 302 Ford. Volvo Penta AQ270 outdrive. Heads rebuilt, outdrive resealed, intermediate bearing replaced, interior and carpet replaced 2013. Dash rebuild with new Stewart Warner retro gauges. New Mallory electronic distributor, Holley marine carburetor and Edelbrock intake manifold. Water pump rebuilt. Spare new alternator and new water pump included. Bimini included. Solas 19, Solas 23 (installed) -and Bronson Hill 19 stainless props. New lifejackets and Icom IC-M92D VHF Marine Radio included. Deck and hull are not perfect, but original and really nice considering the age. Some delam on the bow and bubbling on the hatch. Stringers and transom are solid. Boat was stored indoors for 12 years before I purchased it. Currently stored in heated garage. Trailer bearings and seals replaced 2013. Located in Seaside Oregon. $10,000 or make offer.


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    1969 Donzi Ski Sporter by sandogdewey2012, on Flickr


    1969 Donzi Ski Sporter by sandogdewey2012, on Flickr


    1969 Donzi Ski Sporter by sandogdewey2012, on Flickr


    1969 Donzi Ski Sporter by sandogdewey2012, on Flickr


    1969 Donzi Ski Sporter by sandogdewey2012, on Flickr


    1969 Donzi Ski Sporter by sandogdewey2012, on Flickr


    1969 Donzi Ski Sporter by sandogdewey2012, on Flickr


    1969 Donzi Ski Sporter by sandogdewey2012, on Flickr


    1969 Donzi Ski Sporter by sandogdewey2012, on Flickr


    1969 Donzi Ski Sporter by sandogdewey2012, on Flickr


    1969 Donzi Ski Sporter by sandogdewey2012, on Flickr


    1969 Donzi Ski Sporter by sandogdewey2012, on Flickr
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    How many rpms can you turn the Solas 23 with that engine?
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    1967 Donzi 16 Ski Sporter, C16-409, Has a new home!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Say N20 View Post
    How many rpms can you turn the Solas 23 with that engine?
    5000, but I do not believe the ratio is 1.61 on the lower. I think it is closer to 1.8 or 2. I'm running 48 mph @ 4800-5000. I was told it was a V8 outdrive when I got it, but the numbers weren't adding up. I changed props to gain some speed. Then I put an RPM gauge on the prop at idle and found out it wasn't a V8 outdrive.
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    That explains it. Thanks!

    Good luck with selling it.
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    Bill
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    1967 Donzi 16 Ski Sporter, C16-409, Has a new home!
    38' Carver Aft Cabin
    1968 Sea Ray SRV 180 w/1975 70 hp Evinrude
    10" RIB w/15 hp 1984 Evinrude

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    What is the name of that yellow?
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    That's a very good price for that boat in our neck of the woods!
    Some lucky person will snap this up.
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    I have this Greg

    I think the yellow is on this chart

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Guimond View Post
    What is the name of that yellow?
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    Thanks Bert for posting that picture. I did not realize that Mini Craft did those lifelike gel coat samples. I have a chip coming to me from them next week and will compare it to what you posted and the yellow color on SanDogs 1968 boat. Interesting ..........

    SanDog, any chance that you have a location on your boat that was out of the weather for the last 47 years and shows the yellow?
    1972 16 OB - C16B-63 - "Surface Tension" Resto Project
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Guimond View Post
    SanDog, any chance that you have a location on your boat that was out of the weather for the last 47 years and shows the yellow?
    I have the original battery cover.
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    That boat is GORGEOUS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Guimond View Post
    Thanks Bert for posting that picture. I did not realize that Mini Craft did those lifelike gel coat samples. I have a chip coming to me from them next week and will compare it to what you posted and the yellow color on SanDogs 1968 boat. Interesting ..........

    SanDog, any chance that you have a location on your boat that was out of the weather for the last 47 years and shows the yellow?
    Good luck with the color chip. I know that you have been looking for it for quite a while. Let us know how you make out.

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    1968 Donzi Ski Sporter - Reduced

    Boat is still for sale, price reduced to$8700 OBO. Outdrive lower was changed to correct 1.61:1 ratio this summer.
    Patrick

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanDogDewey View Post
    Boat is still for sale, price reduced to$8700 OBO. Outdrive lower was changed to correct 1.61:1 ratio this summer.
    Did you have to change prop with outdrive swap? ....and to what size?
    How about your top speed now?

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    I haven't had a chance to try all my props and do speed tests. Only got the boat out once for a quick test run this summer ( hence the reason for selling). I did notice that my rpms dropped by 1000 at top end. I hope to get it back in the water before summer ends and check all three props.
    Patrick

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