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Boat Reviews By Owners

1977 -- 34' 0" SILVERTON

Model: sedan

Cockpit: the cockpit is huge at least 9'x8' clear and unobstructed. great for fishing 4 with plenty of room

Cabin: the spacious cabin is great for entertaining went the rain starts the party moves from the dock to the silverton with the dinette couch and a fold out chair there is room for 8 the galley down is very servicable lunch or dinner OR cooking up a big tuna dinner and serving every one on the dock . it has a two burner stove alcohol or electric. there is an inside helm which I never used and removed the wheel and controls and that area now is home to the ice mach. I am 6'3" and the vee bunk has room for my wife,me and a 50lb dog the head has a shower a sink and reserculating head in the same room all and all a very large cabin for a 34footer there is also a hanging closet and a set of four drawers which are very usefull for that stuff that you want easy acess to

Construction: the windows and alum. frames are very good quality and with a little care and cleaning do not leak. this boat is solid frp construction hull and sides. cored deck and cabin and gunnels it is a production boat so there is some lack of attention to inner hull finish. I have slamed it thru some large waves over the years with little stress cracking. mostly around the cockpit liner and some at the bow over all a pretty solid crusier great for fishing or family outings.

Handling: the handling and performance are great with a pair of 250hp she begins to plane at about 1900 rpm and is in full plane at 2100rpm with out the use of trim tabs the vee hull makes for a relatively smooth ride easy to handle even in a following sea it will pull down a little as the waves catch up or you catch up to the next wave but there is plenty of power at 3300rpm to keep her running a straight path. the cruise speed is about 16 to 18 kts.

Engine Room: there is a pair of 360 chrysler 250hp engines pragon trans and vee drives it seems to be very well balanced with these engines and runs along strong. This is my third vee drive silverton each that I owned and ran for at least 5 years or more and the vee drives have never given me any trouble. the engines are fresh water cooled. a must for this type of engine. with electronic ignitions they are easy to maintain

General Comments: this is a very good all round boat confident runner even in sloppy seas 3to 4 footers. it is a stable platform off shore for fishing and overnighters. with room for 5 or 6 on the fly bridge it a great party boat whether you sit at the dock or take the whole crew of 8 or 10 to the dock side restaurant which we have done . I have always fished this boat. trolling for blues or tuna bottom fishing for flounder or sea bass or drift chumming for shark. the atlantic ocean and the delaware bay have been home to this Silverton 34

Email Address: gruh6@netzero.com


Date Submitted: 2004-10-18

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