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New Restoration Underway!

JUPITER PULSARE

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After boating with my little Barracuda CC for the past year and a half, I found myself missing the speed and length of my past go fast boats. I sold the Barracuda last week for a healthy profit and picked up the following for $1500 bucks!
1992 Wellcraft Nova Spyder 230, 454 Magnum/Bravo One on a tandem axle aluminum trailer!! Spent yesterday cleaning 20 years of neglect. The boat was sitting for ten years and will need some attention to the rear seat and hatch. I fired up the motor on an external tank as I plan to drain the old fuel out of the tank..
 

JUPITER PULSARE

Well-known member
Sorry for the delay but here’s an update. I completed most of the needed maintenance after the prior owner let the boat sit for 11 years. I replaced the thermostat housing, thermostat, fuel pump, raw water pump, circulation pump, belts, motor oil & filter, drive oil and fuel filter. I installed a new battery and put in 50 gallons of fresh rec 90. She fired up and runs great! I still need to do plugs, plug wires, cap, rotor and timing. I also wet sanded the hull and hit it with a high speed wheel which I’ll repeat again. This 30 year old muscle boat has come back to life! She also rides great. Solid boat!!
 

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JUPITER PULSARE

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Awesome July 4th weekend on my Spyder. After years of running the outboards, it’s nice to hear the rumble of a big block V8 and through hull exhaust!
 

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JUPITER PULSARE

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Just a quick update. Changed the spark plugs last week and cured an occasional backfire/misfire. The boat has been running great. Spent all day last Sunday running around in the Spyder. It’s by far not the fastest boat I’ve owned but it sure is fun! There are not too many 23’ baby offshore boats out there with standup bolsters! With the stock 454 Magnum (350hp) and Mirage 23 prop, I’m a solid 56-57 mph on gps! I think I can sneak up on 60 with a Bravo One FS…
 

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