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Craig S
06-20-2011, 10:57 PM
I just bought a 1970/71 Nova. May be hull #123. Have Texas title. I need the mechanical bits and the trailer. Got the motors out, but I've got to get the balance of the drive stuff (v-drives, shafts, rudders) removed. This one has some deck issues, and the aft deck has been modified. Has wrong (later Nova?) windshield, and aftermarket or SeaRay seats. Extra stainless tanks, etc.

I hate to cannibalize one, but it will put my project further along. Mine (122) is ready for paint. Interest?

Currently inside storage in the Kemah, Texas area.

07-17-2011, 01:17 PM
pm sent. nice talking to you craig. clayton 832 258 1300

07-17-2011, 02:22 PM
pm sent. nice talking to you craig. clayton 832 258 1300

Hi Clayton,
Another project? Did you get the Aero titled and running? It was a pleasure meeting you a few months ago. Bill


07-17-2011, 02:34 PM
still working on it. i want this boat for some parts. and maybe another project, i like the old novas too.

smidgen too
07-20-2011, 12:28 AM
Wasn't this the original BLONDE race boat of Roger Hanks ?

Craig S
07-20-2011, 12:52 PM
maybe. I think its #123...the last one.

07-20-2011, 05:15 PM
So Craig, did you get a taker? I'd hate to find out it got wasted.

Craig S
07-21-2011, 04:10 PM
So Craig, did you get a taker? I'd hate to find out it got wasted.

Cguth is interested. I'll show him what I have within the next couple weeks (summer school ends tomorrow, and I'm a teacher).

I regret going this route (stripping the hull of what will help me, then giving the rest away), but my hull is ready for paint, and I don't have the bucks to restore two (not too sure about the one!).

I'll keep ya'll posted.

07-25-2011, 11:51 PM
If the deal falls through, I'm interested. I would like to build a Resto-mod Nova, I owned a 79 250XL, and my Father used to rig boats at Everglades Marine in Ft Lauderdale back in the early 70s, right after Wellcraft started building them. I have been around Novas since I was 6!

Craig S
07-02-2012, 12:55 PM
Gone. Delivered this weekend.

07-02-2012, 05:51 PM
Is this the boat I saw at the wood boat shop on 146 this weekend?

Craig S
07-03-2012, 12:36 PM
If it was white, outside the fence, on a trailer,...and before Friday morning 9 am, yes. If it was any other time and dark green, no. The green Nova (24122) is the one I'm throwing the money at.

07-03-2012, 01:12 PM

Post some photos of your great Nova 24 /#123 restoration project.

All of us here would like to see the restoration project that you are "throwing the money at."

07-03-2012, 06:03 PM
Yes it was the white one. I haven't seen the green one around there. I drive by that spot at least 1-2 times /week.
I'll keep an eye out for the green one if that's where the work is being done. Good Luck with it.


Craig S
07-09-2012, 12:56 PM
The green one is just behind the fence. We're waiting to do the bottom, then put it on the trailer and work on it in storage.