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.

Battery Reverse Minutes

Boaters traditionally think of battery capacity in terms of amp-hours, but if the battery will be used to power an inverter, the reserve minutes rating can be more telling. Reserve minutes, also called reserve capacity, is the number of minutes a fully charged battery can sustain a designated constant load — usually 25 amps — before it is fully discharged. For a 12-volt battery, that means battery voltage will have fallen to 10.5 volts. Recalling that we divide watts by volts to get amps, supplying a 300-watt inverter load from a 12-volt battery requires 25 amps.

So a battery with a reserve capacity of 120 minutes can theoretically handle this load for two hours, but the practical limit is just one hour since it is never a good idea to discharge a battery more than 50%. Running a 1,000-watt coffee maker through an inverter will completely drain this same battery’s usable capacity in less than 15 minutes. If you plan to install an inverter, you need a battery with a high reserve minutes rating.

 

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