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what is it ??

Ok folks, anyone know what this is? I saw it on a 1983 beneteau 11,5 m IDYLLE, There  is one on each side. The top hole is threaded and the…

Started by sam

0 Mar 8, 2015

Holding tank odors

Our new B40 emits bad odors from the holding tank vent on the starbopard side of the hull. No odors in the cabin, but when we sail and the…

Started by GaryG

6 Dec 16, 2014
Reply by Justin Clarke

beneteau refrigeration

Hi all! I'm new to Seaknots and Beneteau corner but thought I would throw this out there. I have an 1995 Oceanis 440. This is our 5th seaso…

Started by Bill & Evelyn Swartz

4 Sep 20, 2012
Reply by Stephen Hegyesi

Installing arch on Beneteau Oceanis 411

I hope to be the proud owner of a Beneteau Oceanis 411 in the near future. I'm looking for ideas on how to go about installing an arch whos…

Started by Peter

4 May 27, 2011
Reply by Mark and Karen

Options or Upgrades you added to your Beneteau?

Hi All- There are so many options out there. I was wondering what options or upgrades you added to your Beneteau that you are happy with a…

Started by Andrea

54 Feb 4, 2011
Reply by Peter

Looking to purchase Beneteau Oceanis 411

I plan to make an offer on a Beneteau Oceanis 411. I will do a detailed personal inspection and if things look promising proceed to survey…

Started by Peter

2 Feb 4, 2011
Reply by Peter

teak care

I am new and trying to lear how to take care of my boat. Benetau 423. The teak is in very bad shape and I would like some information. How…

Started by Jaime Rodriguez

8 Dec 26, 2010
Reply by shelley won

Main Will Not Come Down without Assistance

We have a new B40 with Classic Rig Main and it is painful to bring it down. We are not sure what is wrong, but would like to hear from all…

Started by Jeff Jakus

2 Oct 4, 2010
Reply by Jeff Jakus

SSB Radio

I have always wondered if SSB is really worth it, when Coastal Cruising, thoughts? comments? ideas?, I have used SSB for things like weathe…

Started by Ron Manicom

3 Jan 17, 2010
Reply by DRAC VERD

Beneteau emblem

Would love to find a Beneteau emblem for my car. Anyone have any ideas where one might be found? Thanks Carole

Started by carole lowry

6 May 27, 2009
Reply by Fotis

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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…"
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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"
yesterday
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…"
yesterday
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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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"
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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 :-) "
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Michael Boyle replied to MAssimiliano's discussion foldng prop FOF on beneteau 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi, I have a Kiwi feathering prop on my Beneteau 43, 4JH5E engine. It looks small and blades are a funny shape but it works perfectly. They set the pitch depending on size of engine, will need to know gearbox ratios, and it has full pitch in reverse…"
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