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Tac Failure on Ben 40

Over the past two years we have experienced an intermittent failure of our Tac on the Ben 40. Essentially, during a long motor sail, the ta…

Started by Ed English

1 Aug 15, 2014
Reply by Bruce Bogdanoff

Monohull VS Catamaran

Monohull sailboats are obviously the most common for cruisers, but I've noticed a lot more people starting to go with Catamarans recently.…

Started by Kevin

31 Jul 2, 2014
Reply by Le bois Mark

Tac Failure on Ben 40

Over the past two years we have experienced an intermittent failure of our Tac on the Ben 40. Essentially, during a long motor sail, the ta…

Started by Ed English

0 Jun 24, 2014

Yanmar 4jh4AE

Hi, Does anyone know if the Yanmar 4jh4AE has any anode? Saludos.

Started by Rafa

1 May 9, 2014
Reply by Rafa

bosun chair vs harness

Hi, I am looking for the best alternative to climb the sail mast. My final list puts ATN mastclimber and the Brion Toss harness. I see the…

Started by Jose-Maria Castro

4 May 1, 2014
Reply by Catboatchuck

Short SHAFT SEAL NEEDED

I have a need for a short shaft seal 5  1/4 inches is best       could be 5 1/4 I inch on one end  2 inch on the other. Any sources are app…

Started by LOLA

2 Apr 11, 2014
Reply by LOLA

Rub Rail Removal

I have a question about my 1968 Cal 2-30 (Lapworth Design). It has an aging and broken rub rail (what I think is not the original design fo…

Started by Scot Henry

0 Apr 7, 2014

SLIPPING OUR EURO BUILT 43 (HULL 315)

Our local yacht club that operates a railway line slipping cradle has been put on notice by a couple of "worryites" that maybe the structu…

Started by Robert & Sandy

0 Mar 20, 2014

Moving on

I've joined the dark side, sold the boat and bought a Catana 43.. yes a catamaran !! I have really appreciated the information sharing here…

Started by Gavin White

0 Feb 10, 2014

Moving on

I've joined the dark side, sold the boat and bought a Catana 43.. yes a catamaran !! I have really appreciated the information sharing here…

Started by Gavin White

0 Feb 10, 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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