: My contribution to the inaugural boat section


johnnywhale
01-18-2014, 09:20 AM
Old Donzi GT21 basketcase I bought:
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0416.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0416.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0426.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0426.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0428.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0428.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0431.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0431.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0434.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0434.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0415-1.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0415-1.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0427.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0427.jpg.html)

johnnywhale
01-18-2014, 09:26 AM
Engine - It's a really good tow truck motor - 5k rpm max
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0790.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0790.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0837.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0837.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0840.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0840.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0842-1.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0842-1.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0866.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0866.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0867.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0867.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0904.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0904.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0918.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0918.jpg.html)

johnnywhale
01-18-2014, 09:34 AM
Engine compartment - no pics of transom fix - it was ugly and insufficient
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0913.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0913.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0914.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0914.jpg.html)http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0934.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0934.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0981.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0981.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1003.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1003.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1011.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1011.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1151_zpsfa1b80dc.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1151_zpsfa1b80dc.jpg.html)
Taller risers to stop a reversion problem
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_2222_zps9bbf089d.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_2222_zps9bbf089d.jpg.html)

johnnywhale
01-18-2014, 09:42 AM
New interior
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1133.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1133.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1136.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1136.jpg.html)
Gel repair, wetsand, buff
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1029.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1029.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1031.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1031.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1107.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1107.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1109.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1109.jpg.html)
Convert trailer to bunks
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0957.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0957.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0960.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0960.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0971.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0971.jpg.html)

johnnywhale
01-18-2014, 09:50 AM
Hydraulic steering
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0974.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_0974.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1021.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1021.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1038.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1038.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1034.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1034.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1041.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1041.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1061.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1061.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1065.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1065.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1140.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1140.jpg.html)

johnnywhale
01-18-2014, 10:07 AM
Out on the water
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1116.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1116.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1112.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1112.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1114.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1114.jpg.html)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_1119.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_1119.jpg.html)
My daughter - no nudes!
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_2228_zps2617db9f.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/johnnywhale/media/Donzi/IMG_2228_zps2617db9f.jpg.html)
Vid from boat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6LKLU-KGso
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAoKFLVViSw

blownzoom440
01-18-2014, 10:36 AM
Nice job!!!!

DaCajun
01-18-2014, 04:35 PM
Yea man, that's a cool boat and a very nice job of bringing her back to life!!!!! Sweet!!!

DaCajun
01-18-2014, 04:37 PM
Did this boat come with a transom plate, or is this something you added for addition strength????


http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/johnnywhale/Donzi/IMG_0914.jpg

johnnywhale
01-18-2014, 06:49 PM
I added it, I've seen it done on a couple of boats. Spreads torque from engine over a large area.

DaCajun
01-19-2014, 11:40 AM
I added it, I've seen it done on a couple of boats. Spreads torque from engine over a large area.


Kinda like a motorplate on our drag cars huh??? Hmm, makes good sense. I'm sure the transom is liking that help!!!!

G-Code
01-21-2014, 12:59 AM
Nice work....

did you over-power your hull with the new engine ?

edit: now that I think about it as a Donzi it could probably handle the power.

1slow346
01-27-2014, 08:28 PM
Man, that is bad ass! Nice work man!!

longstroke
01-30-2014, 02:23 PM
Nice work....

did you over-power your hull with the new engine ?

edit: now that I think about it as a Donzi it could probably handle the power.

Lol.... I thought that was the whole idea!

66SatBB
02-16-2014, 02:16 PM
Looks good what did you put on the floors gel coat. Also plating the stringers is always a good move when you add power.

Monkey Grip
02-16-2014, 08:59 PM
VERY GOOD LOOKING BOAT

6T4bolt
04-18-2014, 10:19 AM
You've got to be very happy with the final outcome on that Donzi.

texasoutlaw89
04-23-2014, 01:26 PM
Man that thing is clean. Very nice job.

C5 Pete
05-07-2014, 10:34 PM
Love the lines of a Donzi.

Congrats on a really nice build.

Mike in Motown
05-13-2014, 12:31 AM
Man you went all out, NICE JOB!

If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay for the boat?

johnnywhale
05-25-2014, 08:30 AM
I think it was ~ 3500.
About 20k now but I don't really want to know.

Vamodsquad
08-04-2019, 09:51 AM
Bump for the boat people

Dolly trailer vs regular trailer

I've been looking at a Runner Bottom boat but it comes with a dolly trailer instead of a regular tandem axle trailer. Just what is a dolly trailer rated for ? Are they meant to fit inside a trailer ? How far can you pull it ? Thanks.