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"I would have to say sunrises. I typically only experience them on passage, mainly al…"

Franc replied Dec 10, 2008 to Sunrise? Sunset?

12 Dec 17, 2008
Reply by Joe Murray

"I think user Grant Headifen has some valuable experience with that."

Franc replied Nov 12, 2008 to Fractional Saling

3 Jan 7, 2009
Reply by Grant Headifen

"Just read that the guy activated his EPIRB this afternoon..."

Franc replied Oct 9, 2008 to Offshore sailor goes desperate!

3 Oct 26, 2008
Reply by Mike

"Glad you guys are OK!"

Franc replied Sep 23, 2008 to HOW DID OUR GULF BOAT OWNERS DO WITH THE HURRICANE?

9 Sep 23, 2008
Reply by J

"ESCAPE!"

Franc replied Sep 22, 2008 to How did you name your boat?

160 Oct 28, 2011
Reply by Jim Ashworth

"Susan, You may want to ask in the Friends of SSCA Group here: http://seaknots.ning.c…"

Franc replied Sep 22, 2008 to SSCA Members

3 Jan 5, 2009
Reply by Dave Skolnick

"Ours came with a standard Delta but we upgraded it to a bigger model. Still have to…"

Franc replied Sep 21, 2008 to Beneteau Oceanis 40 / 2 CABINES ----versus--- Bavaria 40 Vision 2008/2009

25 Sep 11, 2009
Reply by Stephen Knight

"Pirate Alert for Seafarers around Horn of Africa A yacht similar to this one, the C…"

Franc replied Sep 11, 2008 to sailboats in the News

13 Oct 7, 2008
Reply by LOLA

"You'll be fine with a Beneteau. You're going to have a blast with this VERY FAST sai…"

Franc replied Sep 10, 2008 to Beneteau Oceanis 40 / 2 CABINES ----versus--- Bavaria 40 Vision 2008/2009

25 Sep 11, 2009
Reply by Stephen Knight

"Just joking! :-) "

Franc replied Sep 10, 2008 to Beneteau Oceanis 40 / 2 CABINES ----versus--- Bavaria 40 Vision 2008/2009

25 Sep 11, 2009
Reply by Stephen Knight

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sail abroad replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Mike, thanks for the input! Are there any rough guidelines for when the bearings need replacing? What is too much play? it seems a hard question to answer! we've been sailing full time for the last 3 years and just recently I noticed slight…"
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Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Before you do that check all the steering hardware between the wheels and quadrant. There's a lot of hardware in the system that could induce friction causing a heavier feel to the wheel. I have a 2008 43 with well over 10K nautical miles on…"
Tuesday
Simo Makkonen replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I've been wondering, if I should do the same in my B40/2007. The rudder has become heavy (high fricton?) and the problem is not in the steering cylinder. Anyone had similar problem? Simo"
Tuesday
Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'm a bit surprised you need to replace the bearings on an 2008. I've not heard of any issues other than early model 43s required a brace be installed at the quadrant. Actually the issue was discovered by Franc who happens to own and run…"
Tuesday
sail abroad added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings

Has anyone replaced the rudder bearings on a beneteau 40 2008/9? If someone has done this job could they please tell me what the part numbers are for both the bronze upper and lower bearing sleeves and also for the nylon thrust washers. The jefa? rudder shaft diameter is 60mm.I have !ooked on the beneteau spare parts website without success.Also I am trying to find the workshop notes for rep!acing the bearings as I know with the oceanis 411 the bottom bearing is glued (3M 5200) in but I don't…See More
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sail abroad liked GaryG's discussion B40 jib upgrade
Monday
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion New B 40 owner. in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, welcome to the group. I think you'll find a wealth of information from all the members. And of course enjoy your B40, its a heck of a boat. Mike October Moon 2008 B43"
Sep 22
MAssimiliano replied to MAssimiliano's discussion foldng prop FOF on beneteau 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Michael, at the moment I prefer a Folding Prop due to better performance while sailing and also when "motoring". My gearbox has a ratio in forwarding of 2.36. don't worry... I'm not American....I'm Italian :-) "
Sep 22
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