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Beneteau 40 & 43

A place to exchange thoughts, ideas and discussions about the Beneteau/Oceanis 40 and 43 models.

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Anchor upgrade

Started by Wayne. Last reply by sam 51 minutes ago. 11 Replies

B43 wheel leather

Started by Dave Shore. Last reply by sam 2 hours ago. 8 Replies

Battery Charger

Started by Chris. Last reply by sam 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

Teak seat metal protrusions

Started by sam 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

BACKFILLING TOILET ON OCEANIS 43

Started by Robert & Sandy. Last reply by Mike Brown on Monday. 5 Replies

Headliner failing

Started by Cam Whitlock Aug 7. 0 Replies

Fresh water flush

Started by Frank & Donna Jul 16. 0 Replies

Inverter

Started by Wayne. Last reply by Wayne Jul 4. 3 Replies

Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch

Started by Wayne. Last reply by Mike Brown Jun 27. 14 Replies

Head Hose changeout

Started by sam. Last reply by Mike Brown Jun 8. 8 Replies

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Comment by Frank & Donna on June 11, 2017 at 2:25pm
I'm having a knocking from the boom while sailing. The track on top of the boom is loose, but it can't be tightened any further. Has anyone else had this problem, if so has anyone found a solution
Comment by zeehag on January 9, 2017 at 2:32pm
to reduce yawing, use a bridle set up on bow and toss a bucket off stern.,,make sure the bitter end of bucket line is affixed to boat.
Comment by Harry on June 16, 2015 at 8:21am

Michael,

My 2008 B40 has the CT80.

Comment by Michael Cioffi on June 15, 2015 at 8:00pm

Hey does anyone know if the bow thruster on a 2008 B40 is a  Max Power CT60 or CT 80.????

thanks

Comment by James Taylor on June 15, 2015 at 11:13am

We had to change out the macerator's Marelon seacock/thruhull in the forward head in 2013. Like yours, our's started leaking constantly. No issues with salon macerator thru hull. I've read where others having gotten 25 years of usage with the Marelon so I was really surprised our's failed after only 5 years.

Comment by sam on June 10, 2015 at 9:21am

James, I too have a 2008 B43, with Lifeline AGM's since new. So far they are performing fine.

Agree totally on AIS usefulness. We spend much time transiting major shipping lanes with commercial tows. It is great to be able to specifically call them and agree on ,meeting and passing intentions.

I just changed out the forward head thru-hulls and valves to address a slow and insidious water intrusion issue. I was finding water under the fwd head pan (not from shower, fresh water tanks, etc.). Seems to have addressed. All else seems to be holding up well at 7 years.

Sam

LONGHAWK. B43  hull #9

Comment by James Taylor on May 28, 2015 at 12:26pm

Pretty quiet out there!

Just replaced 7 year old agm batteries in our 08 B43. No complaints. The solar panels kept the batteries peaked. One of the 4d"s began to overheat as the charger tried to raise voltage to 14.3. Internal resistance due to sulfation I guess. Replaced all batteries with new agm's. Stevens Battery Wharehouse in Pasadena Md has great pricing on batteries Dekka 4d $339.95 vs WM $699 for same battery.

Installed AIS receiver last year, love it! Overnight passages in Bay and Ocean much easier now that we know who to call and identify ourselves to.

08 B43 is holding up pretty well, no real issues with boat.

Comment by John Hanrahan on April 30, 2015 at 3:42pm

Hi Everyone,

Just grabbed a mooring at Man-O-War in the Abaco.  Great sail in 30knt winds the boat stands up well.  I did notice when I went below that there is a foam backed plastic apron in the forward cabin that covers the screw nails of the hull deck joint.  It had fallen down and when I tried to push it back up the foam backing fell off in patches and it wouldn't stay.  Has anyone had this problem and more importantly, does anyone have  solution.  I tried double faced tape but it will not stick to the vinyl and is really not the answer.  It seems that Beneteau just pushed the vinyl up and hoped it would stay there.

Any suggestions welcomed,

Thanks,

John

Comment by Luis Vieira de Sá on October 14, 2014 at 11:56pm

Hello,

I could not find the original ones. I bougth a pair of Navsound Speakers that could fit in the 11,5cm hole cutout but they started to "distort" just after 1 year of operation. Also they were not "loud" as the originals. So the first thing I have done as the season closed was to look for another pair. I was not able to get replaceable speakers since all that I founf needed a larger hole cutout. So I made a 12,5 cm hole and then I got a pair of 5 inches Boss Marine, They are not very expensive and sound good!

Regards, Luis

Comment by Penny Blackmore on August 2, 2014 at 5:46am

Has anyone found a replacement externat speaker for an Oceanis 40?  Ours has fallen to bits!

Roger

 

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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…"
51 minutes ago
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…"
2 hours ago
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…"
2 hours ago
sam replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"My wheel leather is shot. Not only do I have spots of eroded / worn areas but the stitching is now going also. Instead of trying to salvage the Cordavan/ Buckskin or whatever color they call it, I plan on stitching up some new elk leather grey…"
2 hours ago
sam replied to Chris's discussion Battery Charger in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Chis, I have a 2008 B43 with what I expect is the same charger. Its a Xantrex 40 Amp. It does "run" a lot. As Mike responded. the fan is often on. Mine has done this  since essentially day one, cycling often.I have 660 amp hours of…"
3 hours ago
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Teak seat metal protrusions

All knowing list....I have a new question.My boat is 9 years old now, and the teak seats are beginning to have metal "brads" sticking up out of the teak. My teak has weathered, as I am of the  natural teak camp, not varnishing or oiling heavily. Has anyone else seen this? Did Beneteau use brads of some sort along with the mastic? I plan on taking a small grinding bit on my dremel tool and touching each one until they are no longer standing proud, then do a little light sanding. Thoughts and…See More
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Mike Brown replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion BACKFILLING TOILET ON OCEANIS 43 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Robert, it just occurred to me that another thing that you can do before you start making changes is to close the sea water intake thruhull when not flushing the toilet. If that eliminates your problem then you'll know it's definitely an…"
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Robert & Sandy replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion BACKFILLING TOILET ON OCEANIS 43 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thank you James. I am really quite sure the trouble is in the in hose rather than the brown water out. The latest theory here is the wear plate between the impellor and the housing may be worn causing  loss of the seal which is the only…"
Monday
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