OK... Donzi's & Roamers
Oh I know it well... was not 1971 the first year of the rare X-18? That boat has got to do 85 MPH with power like that! Now you got the real thing there... a 188th Street Donzi! They weighed a bit more too.
It sits a bit lower in the rear than an average 18, must be The Bravo too.
The Donzi you see flipping up in the air on early pages was Homer's 18 2+3
1986 Lauderdale Lakes Donzi w/ a 350 Mag in it after Homer sunk it the first time.
That boat almost killed Homer a few times. It was the only boat Homer bought and sold for more than he paid for it... but that was years ago. Your's is downright dangerous and you know it.
I got tired of it and took the proceeds and began the Roamer restoration. My favorite Donzi is the very rare Corsican... only 54 of those were ever made. I got a ride in one in 1971 with a 427 Cobra and it gave Homer a colonectimy.... scared the excess out of little Homer.. (WAY OVER-POWERED) Donzi stopped putting big blocks in the 18's too as a few salors went to Heaven early. The guy who owned it loved my dad's 38' Roamer. At the time, I preferred the Donzi. We lost quite a few of them up on the Saint Lawrence when the Eaton Drives would literally fall our of them and sink... oh those were the days.. having a Donzi back then was really something big.
Anyway.. Roamers and Donzi's.. what's not to love.. The great American era before our dear relative Samuel traded the palce in.
So, where is your Big New Roamer... we are dying to see it!