Originally Posted by bertsboat
There are only 14 baby Donzi 14's. I would guess there are hundreds of Formula JR. There was a nice one on eBay 6 months ago. Took a while but it sold. The price started high and ended up reasonable. I would look for a 16 Donzi if I were you. Cheaper, better and eiser to buy and sell. Plus a bigger engine fits into the boat.
I have a 1965 Formula Jr. boat that I restored in 1991.
I chased a friend of mine for 10 years before he finally sold me a rotten, ragged out p o s.....which I very happily bought.
As a teenager, my uncle had one and let me take my girlfriends out on it which led to many happy boating memories.
His had a Holman Moody 302 with a Volvo 270 outdrive, a solid 45 m.p.h. boat that would jump the wake of a 50 footer with anxt!
MIne has a 350 Chevy with an Alpha 1 outdrive and is substantially faster than his.
I have waved to a number of captains of 50 plus footers on thier flybridge at level...that is 12-15 feet off the water.
As I understand it Aronow "stashed" the Jr when he knew he was moving on and it later became the base for the Sweet 16 Donzi.
I have read the posts on this forum and I'm not sure who's info is correct, but I do know that I would throw rocks at a sweet 16 over my boat at EVERY level!
I would be interested to know how many Jr owners there actually are.
As I understand it , the Jr. is very popular in the lake Havasou (sp)? area.
Any input would very welcome!