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10-09-2020, 07:04 AM
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Posted By geomike

Thanks for the replies. I'll def check out the...

Thanks for the replies. I'll def check out the LED fixture--those Halogen G4 bulbs get REALLY hot !
10-08-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By geomike

Silverton 33 replacement parts

Recently purchased a 2007 Silverton 33 convertible and need to find some replacement parts for the cabin--like the overhead light fixtures (or at least the covers). These take G4 bulbs, 10-watt, 120...
09-29-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By geomike

Can I get some information from the original...

Can I get some information from the original poster about what happened ? Did you ever replace the manifolds and/or risers (and how old were they when this issue came up) ? Interested to find out how...
09-28-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By geomike

Thanks for these replies. I have the clamshells,...

Thanks for these replies. I have the clamshells, too (1 on each side of the prow)--did you have to remove them to get to the drain hole, or could you reach in with a piece of steel wire or something...
09-27-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By geomike

Silverton 33 anchor locker

I need to do some serious cleaning out of the anchor locker on this new-to-us Silverton 33 convertible (2007). Access to the anchor locker is next to the windlass via a small hatch--I need to get...
09-27-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By geomike

Update #2--we completed our voyage yesterday and...

Update #2--we completed our voyage yesterday and are safely docked in Elkton (yes I know it gets shallow--we stay in the channel and try not to leave/arrive at low tide). The weather (3 days of...
09-13-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By geomike

Update--the boat yard reported that everything...

Update--the boat yard reported that everything had been re-assembled and they were going to do a sea trial on Friday (haven't heard yet how that went). Our plans are to pick the boat up next Friday...
08-28-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By geomike

Well, today the insurance company's surveyor is...

Well, today the insurance company's surveyor is supposed to look over the damage...then I suppose I'll find out what/if covered. Based on where the shaft broke (inside the coupler), there's no way my...
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-28-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,826
Posted By geomike

Subaru Outback: #1 (1992)--326,000 (threw in...

Subaru Outback:
#1 (1992)--326,000 (threw in another engine at 210K after timing belt tensioner fragmented, trans rebuild at 225K)
#2 (2001)--gave to son at 270,000 (replaced water pump,...
08-26-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By geomike

Thanks ! I sincerely hope I am back in the water...

Thanks ! I sincerely hope I am back in the water and underway by then. Insurance co. surveyor is supposed to look at boat this Friday, then I assume that parts will have to be made and installed.
08-25-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By geomike

Well, I always appreciate when someone starts a...

Well, I always appreciate when someone starts a thread and keeps up with it until things are resolved, the trip ends, or whatever. So just to update you all--my son and I drove to Wilmington on 8/14...
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-12-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By geomike

Sorry you have encountered inferior,...

Sorry you have encountered inferior, non-Habbersett's scrapple.

SCRAPPLE !! That is all...
08-11-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By geomike

Great--thank you all for the input. I looked at...

Great--thank you all for the input. I looked at the free charts on i-Boating, which really helps b/c you can zoom out to see the whole picture, then zoom in to figure out what buoys you're going to...
07-30-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By geomike

Thanks--I guess my main confusion was (1) whether...

Thanks--I guess my main confusion was (1) whether to cross the bridge-tunnel and then head north, or head north soon after exiting the harbor area--they both look pretty open. If I turn north just...
07-30-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By geomike

Well, we ended up getting the boat ! I'm about...

Well, we ended up getting the boat ! I'm about blind from looking at charts and planning this trip. The only thing I haven't been able to figure out is the section from exiting Norfolk/Hampton Roads,...
07-29-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,636
Posted By geomike

Wait--you use a garboard wrench "every single...

Wait--you use a garboard wrench "every single time" you go out ?? If I'm doin' it right, I won't have to use any tools... That being said, you have a good list to start; I carried more than that in...
07-28-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By geomike

We used to keep boat at Anchorage, in Essington...

We used to keep boat at Anchorage, in Essington (in the channel behind Little Tinicum Island). They had a self-service fuel dock--that was 2 yrs ago. I assume it's still active.
07-14-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By geomike

Sweet ! Thanks. Midnight reading....

Sweet ! Thanks. Midnight reading....
07-14-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By geomike

OK, this is great--thanks. I'll check out the...

OK, this is great--thanks. I'll check out the other forums. I did neglect to mention - the boat is a 2007 Silverton 33, it doesn't have a tender. We are used to taking day trips in the upper Ches....
07-13-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By geomike

ICW trip-Wrightsville NC to Elkton MD

We're 90+% sure we're going to purchase a new (to us) boat and are planning to sail it from near Wrightsville to upper Chesapeake Bay via the ICW.

I've done some reading (a lot of the "ICW"...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-19-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,013
Posted By geomike

We'll be on the boat tomorrow, so there's that....

We'll be on the boat tomorrow, so there's that. And Happy National Martini Day to you all !
06-15-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By geomike

The Silverton is in Wrightsville Beach. IMP-yes,...

The Silverton is in Wrightsville Beach. IMP-yes, I'm aware; the Carver wasn't on my radar until the wife looked over my shoulder when viewing Yachtworld. I like the Silverton more b/c as you say it...
06-15-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By geomike

Thanks--I anticipate we'd cruise (mostly) at...

Thanks--I anticipate we'd cruise (mostly) at 10-12 knots and hopefully get a little break on fuel usage. The Silverton looks like it'd be about 480 miles to bring it up to our current marina...the...
06-15-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By geomike

Did you contact Pompanette or look at their...

Did you contact Pompanette or look at their website for the replacement ? I think it's all one assembly (tube + dog).
06-15-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By geomike

boat comparison-carver/silverton

I've had an OLD Silverton 31 for about 7 years and put a lot of sweat equity into it. This spring, we decided to look for something newer, less repair-heavy, and suitable for cruising (long weekend...
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