I have resently purchased a boat, 82 Silverliner with a 3.8 liter engine, with stern drive (800 or 400). The 82 model boat and the Clymer manual that came with it differ. Something happened with the boat's electrical system which dose not match with those of 82 or earlier versions, but do with those electrical systems 86 and later versions. I've had to buy two books because of these differances, one for the years 64 through 86 repairing the mechanical and 86 through 90 series manual repairing the electrical system. I suggest; that the early and latest versions of these books be updated with the electrical system for all models reguardless of year.
I give an above average...rating of the book: the matieral in the book is understandable and with clearly illistrations. Much of the info is standard for rebuilding engines, but clear when it comes to the differant models of sterns drives, and accessories available with these boats. Except, the electrical system differing throughtout the years 82 through 86.