Welcome to the Silverton Owners Club Website!

 

 

Get To Know Us

Thanks for visiting the Silverton Owners Club. This is a great place to for Silverton boat owners hang out in the winter, when most of the Silverton boats are in winter storage. We like to get together in the winter, on our club bulletin board and talk about our boats. We talk about the one we want to sell, the one we want to buy. Topics even cover what we learned on our boat last summer. We discuss boat projects and maintenance that we need to do in the spring. Where to buy parts. We compare notes on everything while our members in the freezing climates await the excitement that spring will bring, and the time that we can get back in the water.

Where are we from? Silverton boat owner club members are from all over the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean and Europe. Many live in areas where boating is a year around thing so we don’t have to deal with winterizing but we can still sympathize with those who do.

We are more than a bulletin board. We are more than a website. We have a weekly and monthly newsletter that is entertaining and full of information about buying and selling Silverton yachts, Silverton boat repairs, fun boating advise and more.

What sets us apart? We have live website tech support every evening so if you can’t get on the forum, or post your Silverton boat for sale, or up load a picture, live help is a text message or phone call away.

This is a great place to find online boating friends who are likely Silverton boat owners themselves. We have over 210,000 postings and more coming on every day concerning a variety of topics like Silverton boat repars, owning, selling and buying Silverton boats and yachts and so much more. Lots of great reading, even if you don’t have any problems yourself right now, because you never know what you will find when you get your boat out in the spring!

What are you waiting for? Click HERE to join the Silverton Boat Owners Club now.

Stuffing Boxes

Stuffing boxes are found on a boat having an inboard motor that turns a shaft attached to an external propeller, the shaft passes though a stuffing box, also called a “packing box” or “stern gland” in this application. The stuffing box prevents sea water from entering the boat’s hull.

Water Injection hose Inspection

This is a traditional stuffing box or, more accurately, the water injection hose to the stuffing box. This small-diameter black hose feeds water from the exhaust system into the stuffing box when the engine is running and lubricates the packing, preventing overheating. It’s a simple and highly effective system that operates without intervention by the operator. However, because stuffing boxes reside in the bilge, they are often overlooked and infrequently checked. This hose is retained with a very rusty hose clamp. Should the hose or clamp fail, water will leak into the boat, and it could sink. Stuffing boxes require periodic repacking and adjustment – a good time to check the integrity of hose clamps and hoses.

Water is required to lubricate conventional packing, so a properly adjusted stuffing box can be watertight when the shaft is stopped, but it must drip when the shaft is turning. Two or three drops per minute are adequate. … If your stuffing box leaks more than 8 or 10 drops a minute, it needs servicing.

 

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