The Nova has a shade over 24 deg deadrise, the same as my 7 meter Donzi. Dick Cole and Allan "Brownie" Brown stretched and sectioned the 7 meter mold to create the Nova after they left Donzi in 1970. You have a classic with a great rough water ride.
These old boats deserve to keep on fishing. My 7 meter Donzi is getting new power and a bit of a face lift. It's served me well the last 25 years. Good luck keeping your old girl going.I knew she was a hell of a boat but did not think of her as a legitimate classic but I do love the way she rides in rough seas. She is definitely getting what she deserves then, putting a pilot house on and new everything.. Im excited to get it done and get back out there.