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Old 07-11-2006, 10:50 AM
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Tach, water temp, oil pressure, volts, fuel, trim, at a minimum.

Oil temp, fuel pressure, water pressure are optional and not really need on a stock 496.

Depth finder and GPS speedo are nice to have.

With a 496 you can get the Smartcraft monitor and you really don't need gauges. The gauges look cool though!

http://www.mercurymarine.com/smartcraft_sc1000_monitor
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the plan is to keep the boat and not change it. In cyprus the nova 23' is consider to be a powerboat.

i dont know why anyone bought anything bigger here.

the nova i found is a 93' model without an engine and since its the closest i could get to a powerboat i want it.

i wanted a direct fit thats why i think the 496 would be a good option regarding modification and power, also there are a few used in the classifieds that seems to be a bargain

what kind of gauges would i'll need in order to monitor the engine at a certain level?
The basic gauges are: Tachometer, Water Temp., Engine Oil Pressure, Volt meter
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Are there any merc dealers locally?
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Old 07-12-2006, 01:52 AM
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yeah there is a merc dealer but i think the price of a new 496 ho here will be twice the price of a new 496 ho in the states

having a look under the classifieds there are some 496 ho for sale in the range of 12000-13000 which seems to be very nice
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There is a real nice raylar 496 for sale in that range i believe.
http://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-10746.html
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There is a real nice raylar 496 for sale in that range i believe.
http://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-10746.html
yeah i ve already contact the guy for more info

i also send an email to the local mercury dealer and the price i got for a stock 496 HO with a bravo 1 drive was $40000

that's why a used engine from the states would save a lot of money
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40K!!! HOLY CHIT!

There is also a blue merc 500efi for 11-12k w/ 100hrs too!
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i also send an email to the local mercury dealer and the price i got for a stock 496 HO with a bravo 1 drive was $40000


Bahahaha...... I almost spit my drink out...... you can get that motor and drive for MUCH less money...... Whom ever qouted you that number needs a swift kick to the junk!
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Hell, you can get a used/ rebuilt with 1 year warranty 496HO for like 12K from victory.
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N.O., he is in Greece.
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