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Old 05-02-2012, 11:43 AM
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Hey all first timer here,
I currently own a 1976 Silverton Sedan 31' and I am enrolled in Suny Maritime College and one of my professors asked me to do a research paper on something that I enjoy, so i choose my boat.
Im having trouble finding information about it. I mean i have all the basics like when it was manufactured and all the specs and shit like that but i was trying to get a little more in-depth with it. I contacted Silverton directly but with no prevail. I was looking if anyone knows more info about this make and model such as what was the original starting price, who was the designer, how many were manufactured or anything like that. I know this is probably a weird post for a forum like this but any info could help me at this point.

Also i plan on staying on this forum and posting my progress on my overhaul. In 2008 i replaced both 220 crusaders and swapped them for 350hp Vortex Engines kept the V-drive configuration same transmission but replaced the V-drives with Walter V-drives. I did he engine swap completely by my-self and all is well. Recently I tore the entire inside out and i am still in the process of putting it back together. New cabinets new bathroom door no more closet, new rug, no more sheepskin on the walls. So far its looking amazing and im really enjoying this boat. I also did the entire flybridge over no rug replaced it with non skid paint looks amazing. I added outriggers not that im a big fisherman but it makes the boat look awesome. I Built boxes for my back to back seats on the flybidge and equpted them with stereo speakers and wraped them in white canvas to match the seats. All new izen on the flybridge and extending the softtop to cover the complete flybridge where before it stopped a few feet before the edge. And plenty other repairs that ill be happy to chat about
What i really need is help on this paper tho so if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated looking forward to hearing form you guys soon thanks. -Big Joe
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:54 AM
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Big Joe,

Welcome to the forum. Quid pro quo! Get some pics of your work up on this thread....will ya! FYI, the mother company just filed for bankruptcy.

The Silverton Team should be here shortly....in the meantime read here:

http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/lu...on-yachts.html
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:33 PM
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Big Joe, nice to see another Silverton owner. I'm up to my elbows in a '78 sedan right now. I would love to see the work you have done. I'll be repowering mine as well in the near future. A lot of the big water guys here will tell you the boat is no good but I think they are built like tanks and a good weekend getaway. Welcome aboard. I'm a newbie here as well but been boating all my life. Good luck on the project can't wait to see pics, and good luck with your paper. Check out the silvertonforums.com. There's a bunch of guys there with older models as well. Chris
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I'm about to make a move on an identical boat, the "sedan" model I believe. What should i be watching for with this hull particularly?
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Silverton Owners group is very active, I would also try there.
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I've read that a lot of people say their stringers are rotted out.. Mine are looking great for an old boat but keep that in mind when you are purchasing!
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Also i am thinking of removing the lower station. due to the fact that i rarely use it.. Am i crazy? has anyone ever done this to this boat?
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:43 PM
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i do have some pics on my phone how do i post them
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:03 PM
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i am decently ahead of these pics there a few weeks old. already installed stove and new sink looks great and i also did the the table on the other side of the boat the same style as i did the kitchen. I did all the work by hand with sponges and then clear coated it let me know what you think.. will take constructive criticism.. its always good.
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I have the exact same style boat, no problems with stringers, or any moisture. These boats are really well made and I couldn't name a better one for how I use it.
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Boat looks really good. My stringers are solid as a rock, and the floor supports and cabin structure look great from underneath. All the wood looks like it came right off the racks at home depot. I got mine about a year ago and have been waiting to sell my Chris Craft so I can do the engines. Aside from the port side engine being bad the rest of the boat just needed a little TLC and some personalizing. I have it docked at my parents house now to avoid paying storage fees. I can't tell you how much I'm waiting for the day when I get it out on the water and start using it regularly. Big Joe yours looks really good. What did you do on the bulkheads where the sheepskin fur was? I plan on starting a thread when I get started on mine again. Keep the pics comming she looks good. Chris
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Also how are your outrigger mounts mounted? Are there backing plates? I love the way the outriggers look on these boats. There was a set of Lee Jr wishbone mounts like yours in the storage hold under the floor in the cabin. I want to mount mine in the same vacinity as yours are was wondering if people use backing plates on these boats. A lot of them that I see have the same mounts. Sorry to hi jack your thread. Chris
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