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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 Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Make sure you inspect the forward edge of pawls when you remove them. This is the edge that engages the teeth on the inside of the winch drum. Their job is to  prevent the drum from spinning backwards. If they're worn they'll slip…"
17 hours ago
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"The same thing applies to the primary winches. Depending on conditions I sometimes use 4 wraps rather than 3. My buddy that sells Beneteau, Catalina and Jeanneau tells me he's seen the fingers break off. In any case I'm always alert to any…"
17 hours ago
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Yep my boat is 8 years old, fresh water use only until last Aug, decommissioned for three years and the grease inside was more like a sticky paraffin wax if there is such a thing. Totally unacceptable. "
21 hours ago
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"That's it Sam! I recall the main luff a tad loose while sailing, threw maybe three wraps on the drum and pulled it tight. Afterwards, it was jammed.  On a side I remember saying to myself "I shouldn't have done that while under…"
22 hours ago
sam replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I found that five wraps of line on the cabin top winch is required to prevent slippage and possible bending the stripper arm. I had one bend early on.  and replace it. Sam"
22 hours ago
James Taylor replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"After reading this I've decided to service my winches this week! Its been 8 years so they're do. Thanks for the motivation!"
23 hours ago
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for the tips!"
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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, thanks for the update. You must have really put some pressure on that arm for it to flex that much. Glad to hear you got it apart and serviced. As an FYI next time use an appropriately sized piece of hardwood as the drift. Or lay the wood…"
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