1969 16'
I bought this boat from my brother (Howard O. here on the registry) in the early 90's. For several years, I was obsessed with its restoration, including a complete hull/deck separation, and finished with it in 1996. In car talk, itíd be a complete frame-off, nut & bolt restoration. After 23 years, it still looks and runs great. Never fail to get compliments everywhere itís seen. Prior to living with my family, the boat spent its life at Lake Arrowhead in the mountains above Los Angeles. The boat has never once seen salt water. The 302 is original, including all of the Holman & Moody components, as is the 250 Volvo outdrive. The LP paint is Oyster White with Jade Mist green striping. The boat has always been very tight and very reliable.
I believe the "Target" trailer to be original to the boat. The steel wheels have some surface rust and could be upgraded.I did replace the axle with one a little heavier than original. I also had it built with electric brakes since we never use it in salt water.The brakes have served me very well and work great.
Why am I selling it? That's something I keep asking myself! Fact is, I'm now in my sixties and it's time for someone else to use and enjoy it.
The boat is one of the original posted to the Donzi Registry, it is hull number 562. There are some old film photos to see here: http://www.donzi.net/registry/hull.php?id=117
I posted a rather amateur video on YouTube showing the boat, and a recent ride on our local lake (just to prove it actually does run!). https://youtu.be/7l05U-ubm1w
Thanks for looking, and I welcome any questions and realistic reasonable offers. $15,000 will take it home today.
Dave (near San Diego)
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