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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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Yanmar 4JH4AE raw water pump wear plate

I recently changed the wear plate on the raw water pump on the Yanmar. I have about 1675 hours on the engine and the plate showed significant scaring and wear. It was an easy change-out. After removing the impeller the plate simply sits behind it and is easily removed with a dental pick/ bearing pick/ or toothpick. I also added the Speedseal Life cover. Nice device.The wear plate made a difference. Upon startup after an impeller change before changing the wear plate  out, I would sometimes need…See More
Monday
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Larry, that's two of us that wishes you had posted your fix sooner. I just paid over $300 for a new tach, and that was at wholesale cost. I sent a note to James Taylor telling him about your LCD screen fix. Hopefully it works for him as…"
Monday
Larry Witty replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Should have posted my fix earlier. I had the same problem with the tach on my 323 before I bought the 43. I was able to get the hour meter to work on the 323 by following the processes out on the web about cleaning the silicon & the ribbon…"
Monday
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"After trying all the fixes I finally bit the bullet and replaced the entire tach unit. Other than needing to adjust the tachometer for correct engine speed it was an easy repair.  Mike"
Sunday
Luis Vieira de Sa replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Jo, I read the referred to fixes in the other forums and it was strange what people said. For me it looks like a bad contact in the connector as you say. I wrote my experience above (2015) and I must say that came to the previous state that…"
Oct 7
Luis Vieira de Sa updated their profile
Oct 7
Jo replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi to everyone, before doing anything that can ruin your tachometer, please try this first that worked for me after having tried everything read on the internet about this problem. I had the same problem with my tachometer/hour meter (yanmar) and…"
Oct 7
Jo joined CAN DRAC's group
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