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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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buzz from the bow

Started by sam. Last reply by Mike Brown on Wednesday. 8 Replies

Bilge pump fuse B43

Started by Dave Shore. Last reply by Mike Brown May 17. 4 Replies

Anchor motor

Started by Michael Cioffi. Last reply by Michael Cioffi May 3. 6 Replies

Shower Sump Back Flushing

Started by Mike Brown. Last reply by Mike Brown May 3. 6 Replies

Temperature Compensating Valve Failure

Started by Mike Brown. Last reply by James Taylor Mar 13. 5 Replies

Bilge pump problems

Started by Vedat Midilli. Last reply by Mike Brown Mar 12. 5 Replies

GPS fix

Started by sam. Last reply by Mike Brown Mar 7. 3 Replies

Bow roller compatibility

Started by Vedat Midilli. Last reply by Peter Obetz Mar 3. 6 Replies

battery life

Started by sam. Last reply by Mike Brown Feb 3. 13 Replies

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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

Comment by foster on January 2, 2014 at 10:38am

Hello Frank &Donna,

Happy New Year and fair winds.

Winter is a good time to install some in cabin items.Did you fit a Seagull fresh water filter from General Ecology ?

I have a hard time finding the best spot to have the filter exchange easy.

Any suggestions would be welcome;

Thank you

.Denis

Comment by James Taylor on May 18, 2013 at 7:31pm

I have no idea!

Maybe you can call Beneteau with your manufacture's Identification Number and Beneteau can give you the hull number.

 

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Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion buzz from the bow in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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sam replied to sam's discussion buzz from the bow in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sadly, no. I have inspected every piece of known equipment. Every radio, handheld, etc. Thanks for the ideas though. I am very receptive to all ! Truly baffling. Sam"
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Vedat Midilli replied to sam's discussion buzz from the bow in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, have you got a battery operated smoke alarm etc. When the battery is low, it alerts as just you mentioned. Vedat Midilli"
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