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Flooding due to Bilge pump Reverse Siphon

I had an exciting couple of hours on Friday when sailing.  The boat was on starboard and sailing at 8+Knots, when went below and stepped in…

Started by Paul O' KirwanLatest Reply

EXTRA STORAGE

Hello, I guess a lot of you think there is a lack of storage space for extended or family cruising. I would like to exchange ideas how to…

Started by fosterLatest Reply

Bow thruster goes off

So our bow thruster is acting up again and I now have a clear picture of the symptoms. We have a brand new battery that is working great.…

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BEN OC 43 - US Spar - Inmast Furler

All, I suspect my mainsheet furling system requires maintenance or replacement.  I am looking for some guidance on dos/donts and lessons l…

Started by Brendan Smyth

8 May 30
Reply by Mike Brown

Freezer problem

The freezer on my Oceanis 40 runs great, but never cycles off.  The thermostat is a Vitrofrigo, just replaced it.  The compressor is a Danf…

Started by Cam Whitlock

11 May 30
Reply by Brendan Smyth

Faucet aerator

any sources for replacement aerators on galley and head faucets would be appreciated. All I can find are household size

Started by GaryG

1 May 30
Reply by Brendan Smyth

EPIRB Mounting Location

I just purchased a ACR 2831 GlobalFix V4 GPS EPIRB - Category 2 and would like to know everyone's thoughts on where to mount it inside the…

Started by Chris

3 May 30
Reply by Brendan Smyth

GPS receiver upgrade

The original Raymarine 125 gps failed on my 2008 Oceanis 40.  Based on research, I’m trying to install a RS150 GPS receiver.  The 150 uses…

Started by Cam Whitlock

5 May 24
Reply by Cam Whitlock

Aft head holding tank sea cock

Hi Everyone, Help needed. I have a 43 launched July 2010. During this season the holding tank seacock on the saloon heads failed open. Irr…

Started by Michael Boyle

1 May 12
Reply by Jem

Cockpit Speakers - Audio Upgrade

Has anyone replaced/upgraded their cockpit speakers?  The grill for one of mine is broken and they sound pretty terrible regardless, so it'…

Started by RWA

3 Mar 13
Reply by RWA

A/C thru hull caution!!!!!

Caution, in flushing and cleaning the A/C strainer this weekend, I was reattaching the hose to the nipple coming from the raw water thru hu…

Started by Peter Obetz

2 Feb 16
Reply by sam

Beneteau 40 Black Mesh Window Covers

Hello Folks, I'm new to the group with a 2009 Beneteau 40 that I've had for two years now.  We love this boat! This looks like a great site…

Started by Randy Brown

1 Feb 3
Reply by Cam Whitlock

too quiet!

getting ready for new adventures. the list is quiet. Folks still following? Sam Longhawk, B43, hull #9

Started by sam

6 Jan 15
Reply by Wayne

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Mike Brown replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - US Spar - Inmast Furler in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Brendan Smyth replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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