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Old 07-07-2006, 02:17 AM
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the options for the engine when it was new are these

merc 7.4L 300hp
merc 454 mag 350hp
volvo 740dp 300hp
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Old 07-07-2006, 04:05 AM
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would 496 mag be an option or is it too big for the 23' spyder and what drive should you consider good for the 496?
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Old 07-07-2006, 10:28 AM
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the boat is just missing the engine and the drive

the problem is that i cant find anything used here cause there are only 2-3 powerboats if the spyder counts in as one. Cyprus is an island, so not many powerboats mostly we got fishing, cuddies and big cruisers

anyone can recomend a shop that might got used engines and what about a drive, how i pick the right one?

thanks!!!
Is there an existing transom bracket? The bracket that clamps both sides of the transom and creates a mounting system for the drive on the outside and a mounting system for the steering on the inside? If you have one, and it is intact, you might be able to use it and replace the drive with a like-drive.

If I was starting from scratch and had loads of cash I would put a Volvo in it.
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:58 AM
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Is there an existing transom bracket? The bracket that clamps both sides of the transom and creates a mounting system for the drive on the outside and a mounting system for the steering on the inside? If you have one, and it is intact, you might be able to use it and replace the drive with a like-drive.

If I was starting from scratch and had loads of cash I would put a Volvo in it.
no, transom is missing. Volvo any particular model?
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Old 07-10-2006, 03:05 AM
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the engine i'm going to get will be used 100% cause right now i cant afford to buy a new one. i was looking in the classifieds and there are a lot of good deals 496 HO around 12000 and many more, that's why i'm asking for some feedback on the 496

the boat will beused only in saltwater btw
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:04 AM
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I am going to look at a 1992 23 Nova Spyder this week, what is the weight on this? It looks so far like I might buy it. Taking a run to look and make a decision. Photos look excellent! One tough boat. My uncle wanted one back when they came out. It has the 7.4 Bravo II.

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Old 08-13-2007, 02:55 AM
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Well I bought the boat.
Took her out for a run this evening.
I found out the trim tab switches are backwards. Port switch controls stbd tab, stbd controls port. Will have to fix this immediately.
I did notice some porpoising around 40 with the tabs up. Dragging a little tab or trimming in corrected it to some degree. I will have to look into props. I have been told the prop is a 21p. I will have to look at this closer. There is another prop with the boat, I have yet to look at it. I was also told it was a 23p.
Despite the tab switch and porpoise issues, the boat is great. The switch is an easy fix. The porpoise seems to be a prop selection problem.

For those interested in prop comments, I have the 7.4 300hp with a Bravo 2 2.0 gears. I don't know my top end or rpm.
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:28 AM
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Engine Co -

I to am going to look a at 93 Spyder here in NJ. Boat is really clean and is calling out to me. Anything i should look for for? It has the same engine package you have so i am curious to know how you make out with the props. I am hoping to sea-trial it and make him an offer within the next couple days.

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Old 08-18-2007, 02:26 PM
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I have a 93 nova spyder it has less than 140 hours on it I have totally redone the boat it was left outside uncovered. I had to replace the floor and rear seat(rotten). It had 83 hours on it when I bought it and came with a 330 hp 454. I don't know how fast it went stock I would guess in the high 50's that was with a 23 mirage prop it would lean also I took care of that by switching to a bravo 1 prop. I built a 420 for it and the only thing that is still stock on the motor is the sea-water pump fuel pump and alt. She runs 68.7mph on gps. I am currently building a stroker 489 for next year. The boat is heavy, not many around and they ride great. I have had the boat completely apart the fuel tank they say is 80 gal but it only holds 60gal. It has a new int. gauges, steering, trim pump, all new switches lights, compass, halon, hatch lift, etc everything has been replaced including outdrive.
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:33 PM
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