Hi folks, I am new to this board. A big hello to you guys from good ol' germany.
I bought a Donzi GT21 which was originally equipped with a Jet-drive as you can see from the cutouts. I suspect it was a olds/berkeley package, maybe 350 or 455 Olds.
There is no hull # anymore because the cockpit area was cut away (someone wanted to make it a family boat ).
I reglassed the transom and other things, put the cockpit area together again and now it is ready for a new engine and drive.
I bought a 455 Hardin/Olds with mondello heads and a Jacuzzi WJ from a jetboat for a good price and want to put it in.
Will that be a good package for the boat? The Donzi is quiet heavy!? I am not sure whether I stay with the original jet-package or line it up a Bravo 1 Sterndrive, which is lying around with all rigging in my garage.... It is than a bit tricky with coupler/waterpump etc. but not impossible.
What performance will it have with the jet compared to sterndrive? You guys have definately more experience than I have...does anyone know??
Thank you for your advice, Axel