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tcarriere

RO# 34076

Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  17:39:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My family pooled together and bought this 1988 Silverton 37 and we are clueless. Does anyone have the manuals in pdf format. Need dashboard wire diagram. Need battery and converter information. The horn is failing, starboard neutral safety is failing to power ignition switch and starter. Some of the wires are loose and disconnected behind the dash. The level boat system does not work at all. Does it turn on at higher speeds or is there a switch to turn on the level boat mechanism?
Thomas J Carriere

Homeport: Pennsylvania

Radioactive

RO# 3238



Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  17:50:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In most cases, a boat does not actually come with a manual. At best they come with a collection of manuals for each different, specific device that was installed in the bare hull.

In a few cases, a "conceptual drawing" of the electrical system is provided, but it is not complete of specific to the particular boat you have.

One good solution is one of the very good books on the topic. One example is: "Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual" by Caulder

There are others, covering this and other boat topics.

You can G00gle the make/model numbers of the various components installed ( ie: bilge pumps, winch, inverter/charger, etc ) to get a pdf manual of the specific device on your boat ( actually, tis is a good idea to do it now, and get the docs on your device. If at sea, you might not have a connection, and thus no access to G00gle! )

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I am sure others can add to this. I would consider this just a start. Hve fun!


Bill

"No matter where you go, there you are." -- Buckaroo Bonzai
"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." - Kenneth Grahame

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tcarriere

RO# 34076

Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  17:54:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Radioactive. I will track down those books.

Thomas J Carriere

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Radioactive

RO# 3238



Posted - Aug 27 2018 :  18:18:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did have a bit of a giggle when I read, "The horn is failing...". Apparently, they all do that. Mine was DOA on my factory fresh new boat. If your boat came from the factory with one of those compact "beepers" or other small ( slightly larger than your fist ) horns, I would suggest getting a REAL air horn. The replacement beeper would be an order of magnitude cheaper, but they are only loud enough to wake up the sunbathers on your forward deck. A good air horn ( usually $200 minimum ) will wake up the watch stander on the tug pushing the barges. Which is what you want it for.

If it is an air horn already, then a) you may need to oil the compressor or check the function of the switch relay. Check the air compressor manual; some are finicky about mount orientation and will hard start if mounted wrong.

It is likely that the boat conformed to the wiring standards when it was built, and equally unlikely that any repairs made since then adhere. Still, a wiring color chart should be a useful start point. Her is one ( G00gle for others ):

http://www.cpperformance.com/t-boat_wiring_colors.aspx

You will spend a fair amount of beer time tracing the wiring. Take notes and TAKE PICTURES. This will meant that the second time you have a similar problem, you will have a useful wiring guide.



Bill

"No matter where you go, there you are." -- Buckaroo Bonzai
"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." - Kenneth Grahame

Edited by - Radioactive on Aug 27 2018 18:20:12

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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Aug 28 2018 :  08:49:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trumpet type air horns often fain because someone sprays water into them. Remove the back cover and dry the membrane out and they usually work.

Bruce



Homeport: Gulf Coast FL Go to Top of Page

tcarriere

RO# 34076

Posted - Aug 28 2018 :  17:01:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill and Bruce. I took both horns apart and the units dry and clean. Does not look like blow horn. looks like pure electric and I doubt electric is getting to the horn. we bought some horn in can thingy for a boat trip and it was so loud it almost shot me overboard. I am going to study that wire diagram.

How does the boat leveling mechanism turn on at high speeds?


Thomas J Carriere

Edited by - tcarriere on Aug 28 2018 17:07:29

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PilotError

RO# 13077



Posted - Aug 28 2018 :  20:28:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thereís a guy who goes by VTBoater on this board who is very knowledgeable about this model. Try hailing him in Ask The Captain section. He doesnít have an anchor, so you canít PM with him.


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Gregory S

RO# 2620



Posted - Aug 28 2018 :  20:47:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I assume you mean trim tabs when you say "boat leveler"/ They should work at rest or underway. I'm assuming it's a Bennet Trim Tab System. First, look at the reservoir to make sure there is fluid in it. If not, they call for ATF--any type. Next, make sure the breaker for helm electronics is turned on. You should find that in the power panel, 12 volt side. As far as an owner's manual, as stated above, they were very generic and covered all Silverton models of that era. Each piece of add on equipment came with it's own manual. You can probably find a schematic for your year and model over at the Silverton Owner's Club on line.


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Planeguy

RO# 1963



Posted - Aug 29 2018 :  14:47:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Manuals for Silvertons were very generic in the 1980's. I have a 1986 34C and it has information in it for the 31C, 34C and the 37C. Very generic.

My tolerance for Islam ended on 9-11-01!

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tcarriere

RO# 34076

Posted - Aug 30 2018 :  15:45:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Planeguy, Gregory and Pilot Error. I will pursue all of this information.

Thomas J Carriere

Homeport: Pennsylvania Go to Top of Page

Mike_R

RO# 32823



Posted - Aug 30 2018 :  16:55:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Check this out.

https://www.mauricetownmarine.com/apps/webstore/products/show/7728712


True North
2007 Legacy 32 Downeast Express
Island Cove Marina
Old Saybrook, CT

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