Topic : Anyone got a Silva 103P or PE they want to sell?

After an unfortunate accident involving a loose bracket and a balcony i need a new compass.

Anyone got one they want to part with?



07966 687 785 or email

Posted: 09/07/2007 07:17:55
By: Chris M

You may already be watching this item?

For now that is all I can think of i'm afraid. Good luck with the hunt.


Posted: 09/07/2007 08:41:47
By: Richard Battey
I am now!

Thanks for the tip off.

Posted: 09/07/2007 08:44:16
By: Chris M

I have a Silva 103P - originally appeared on this forum under "Smokers Parts" - possibly misleading.
You're welcome to make me an offer!

I'll email as well -


Posted: 09/07/2007 08:48:40
By: Colin
I have one in the garage...07879 010789

Posted: 09/07/2007 12:55:16
By: Mike
Thanks all, i now have a number of options!


Posted: 09/07/2007 15:25:03
By: Chris M

I think you need to expand about the bracket and the balcony - what on earth were you doing?????

Posted: 09/07/2007 18:24:19
By: Dave Lee
A mate of mine made me a nice aluminium bracket as nobody makes them these days, and returned it to me on saturday afternoon. 

I'm standing on the balcony at Midland watching the racing and i think to myself "what's he done with the brass washers" and i give the dome a little push. The compass flew out of the bracket like a polaris missile and whilst i'm grabbing several handfulls of fresh air i see it bounce off the edge of the balustrade and fall 20 feet to the ground.

Fortunatly (depending on how you look at it, it might have had a softer landing were it not for Salcombe week) there was nobody or boats underneath.

One of my more expensive clumsy moments.

Posted: 09/07/2007 20:38:11
By: Chris M
Dont worry Chris your not alone! I remember my son doing the same thing to a 103 of mine although not from a balcony! It was soul destroying watching the fluid drain from the compass.

Posted: 09/07/2007 21:08:19
By: Richard Battey
Richard...worringly the Silva that I was offering Chris was the one that you sold me with G-Gnu...can't see any sign of sellotape, though..

Posted: 09/07/2007 21:30:19
By: Mike

How the devil are you and why aren't you down at Salcombe?

I believe the 'Gnu' is up North now still getting good use I hope.

I have just aquired a very old Merlin '908' but needs a bit of work......anyone know how to scarf a plank?

As for the compass, being greedy I had two! You had the spare.

Great to hear from you again.

Best wishes to you.


Posted: 09/07/2007 21:43:32
By: Richard Battey
I see a crystal ball being presented as a prize at the Midland SC end of season dinner....

Posted: 09/07/2007 22:49:24
By: Dave Lee

Not at Saclombe as Katie is 32 weeks pregnant...all very exciting, but little sailing on the agenda...did you know that you can get carbon prams?

The Gun went to Banbury and went very nicely in the Open back in April

Cheers, Mike

Posted: 10/07/2007 09:07:05
By: Mike

Congrats to you both. Sleepless nights etc,etc you got it all coming!LOL.

Best wishes


Posted: 10/07/2007 17:20:57
By: Richard Battey
Thanks Richard, wondering whether to sell the boat...not sure the tot will want dunking every weekend.

Posted: 10/07/2007 18:06:32
By: Mike
I'm afraid that you will find the wife and new born will need lots of TLC plus lots of help so the sailing will no doubt take a back seat for quite a while!Rule numbe rone family comes first, plus the little ones will grow up so quickly. Enjoy.

All the best


Posted: 10/07/2007 18:49:55
By: Richard Battey

I heard you capsized at HAmpton on Sunday, it wasn't very windy, what were you doing?

Posted: 10/07/2007 20:25:56
By: Alan F
Alan...we were being towed by the safety boat...can happen to anyone apparently...

...where have you been?

Posted: 10/07/2007 23:49:54
By: Mike


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