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I just purchased a 2003 Silverton 38 Convertible and have two issues I cannot resolve.

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I just purchased a 2003 Silverton 38 convertible and have two issues I cannot resolve.

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Just purchased a 2003 Silverton 38 convertible and have two issues. 1. My sliding screen door constantly binds up. Is there a replacement available somewhere? 2. The fresh water and the waste tank gauges do not work and do not light up. Have tried fresh water switch to no avail. Any ideas? Thank you in advance.

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Marine Mechanic: Boat Doc, Boat Enthusiast replied 2 months ago
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I have not received a reply yet you are charging me? WTF?
Marine Mechanic: Boat Doc, Boat Enthusiast replied 2 months ago

There have been no charges made unless you agreed to a deposit in order to start the process. You have not actually paid anything until you have rated the answers satisfactory. The sliding screen uses standard rollers found in most screen doors. You should be able to find replacements at your local hardware store (Mom and Pop if the big box store doesn't have them.) A good source of parts for older Silvertons not supported by the factory (Although I have found the factory very helpful in many cases.) is Mauricetown Marine, they bought up a bunch of new old stock and have a good inventory. Is there a name on your tank gauge display? Silverton used several over the years.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Will check this marine source for the door.
Re: Gauges..... Both water and waste tank gauges are dead. I suspect a power source failure, not gauge failure (neither gauge works even when freshwater pump is activated)
Marine Mechanic: Boat Doc, Boat Enthusiast replied 2 months ago

The door should be an easy repair, the rollers are replaceable. Do you have actual gauges or is it just a series of lights that show tank levels?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Needle gauges
Marine Mechanic: Boat Doc, Boat Enthusiast replied 2 months ago

I can't find another boat with those on it, could you get me a name off them or something and I will try to find some service literature.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Not at boat. Will answer later.
Marine Mechanic: Boat Doc, Boat Enthusiast replied 2 months ago

Okay, if you can get behind the gauges there should be a control box for them, any ID on that would be helpful.

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