HULL #: DNAC8010K394
- YEAR: 1994
- SIZE: 18
- NAME: Hard Candy
- MOTOR: 350 Mercruiser Magnum 250 H.P.
- OUTDRIVE: Alpha One Gen II
- OWNER: Jeff, Dykema
- LOCATION: MI, Holland
I bought the boat new in 1995. It had been sitting in the showroom at the dealership for a year,lost amongst the 30+ foot offshore boats. We scored a great deal on it and immediately towed it to my uncles house where he fabricated a hoist on the trailer to lift me from my wheelchair into the boat. After running a few seasons as the copilot I decided to make some modifications to get me into the driver's seat.
The first step in getting me driving was to get a more supportive seat than the stock bucket. My dad and I installed a Momo racing seat with a four point quick-release harness. Next, we towed the boat over to Dave at Motion Marine. Dave extended the steering column and installed a quick-release to the wheel. Finally, Dave installed a set of Gaffrig dual-lever controls, a vast improvement over the plastic Merc controls. I've been at the helm since the summer of 2002 and loving every minute of it.
I was blessed with the opportunity to meet some of the Donzi registry members at AOTH III and I look forward to seeing more of you at future events. Thanks to all the registry members or helping make the joys of Donzi ownership even sweeter.