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New story line: Stranded on a deserted Island

As in the previous story forum. send a post of three words in reply to the previous three words. "All I knew"

Started by Larry Wilson

1563 Dec 16, 2015
Reply by LOLA

Beneteau taking on water

We have a 2004 Beneteau 331 which takes in water into the forepeaks only when taking water over the bows. Normally bone dry (even in heavy…

Started by Julian Lakin

4 Oct 20, 2015
Reply by Julian Lakin

Resealing handrails on Oday 30

I'm going to attempt to reseal my handrails on our 84' Oday 30.  I noticed there are screw holes (teak plugs) both on the topside and down …

Started by John

0 Oct 3, 2015

Electric head on 2009 B40

Does anyone know what brand of electric head was used on the 2009 B40. I have to change the gasket out and can't see anywhere the brand nam…

Started by Scott MacLeod

0 Aug 30, 2015

BE CAREFUL

I just got a message from stella Stellakwale-who has a profile here, sounds like phishing or whatever its called-I have no intention of res…

Started by Will

0 Aug 24, 2015

Beneteau Oceanis 40 engine room ventilator

My engine room ventilator is quite noisy, propably bearings. Can it be repaired?

Started by Simo Makkonen

1 Aug 22, 2015
Reply by sam

Other South Texas sailor

Any other sailors down in South Texas - we moor Paloma at Bahia Marina, Ingleside on the Bay, Texas/ ...John S/V Paloma - Bristol 29.9

Started by John Shasteen

0 Feb 2, 2015

Cal 36

Hello I found an old cal 36, but it needs a mast and boom. Any ideas , boat has been sitting a long ti me. Do you think it's worth the look…

Started by John Walsh

0 Jan 29, 2015

Cabin Heater

Has anyone installed a Webasto Cabin Heater on a B40? Chris

Started by Chris

0 Dec 17, 2014

HUnter Passage 450

We are going to look at a 2000 Hunter Passage 450. Are there things we need to pay attention to?

Started by robert gallagher

0 Sep 4, 2014

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James Taylor replied to Chris's discussion Battery Charger in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"All great advice! Did you check the charger's "battery type" selector switch position (flood,gel,agm)? Our Dekka agm's ( 396ah house and 98ah engine) gave us over 7 1/2 years of usage before replacement. The batteries were still…"
yesterday
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Teak seat metal protrusions in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, I have not seen anything like that on my or others 40/43s. I don't understand why they would even do such a thing considering there's no other material they could drive a brad into. Grinding the tops off flush sounds like the right…"
yesterday
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peter, I've also lost the scupper covers. I installed rubber pipe insulation over each side of the bridle and it works well in keeping the bridle from rubbing on the covers. . They'll need to be replaced periodically as they'll get…"
yesterday
Arne Opperud replied to sam's discussion Teak seat metal protrusions in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have used Boracol treatment once or twice a year. Keeps the black spots away, maintaining a grey patina.      "
yesterday
Arne Opperud replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have used mid tan shoe polish, cream type. Worked well."
yesterday
sam replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Yep, I too have snapped a couple of the clam shell drain covers off. I have a couple of spares, but may or may not replace this time. The slack didn't seem to be the ultimate cause. Seems that wind/tide shifts and wake surge would cause the…"
yesterday
Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, we are the essentially the same.  Using the same mantus bridle as you.  Quick question to you and any others using a bridle.  We had the bridle rubbing the sides of the bow in a recent storm and it ended up snapping off the…"
yesterday
sam replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"On Longhawk we use a Rocna 20KG. I changed out the chain gypsy when new to one that handles 5/16 high Test chain. Then I went with 175 ft of 5/16 HT chain tailed with 200 ft of three strand.(overkill, but I had the rode as supplied new). For a short…"
yesterday
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