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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


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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Yanmar 4JH4AE raw water pump wear plate

I recently changed the wear plate on the raw water pump on the Yanmar. I have about 1675 hours on the engine and the plate showed significa…

Started by sam

0 Oct 16

Engine hour meter whacky

Has anyone had their engine hour meter stop working? Ours is displaying strange letters and not indicating the hours. With no fuel gauge (l…

Started by sam

13 Oct 16
Reply by Mike Brown

Rigging ropes for Oceanis 40

Hello, I have already replaced some sheets of my sailboat (2010). At this moment I need to replace the rope that supports the boom. It is…

Started by Luis Vieira de Sa

2 Sep 27
Reply by Luis Vieira de Sa

freezer insulation modification

wow, I recently added insulation around the box void on the freezer. It took over twenty cans of expandable foam, but it made a significant…

Started by sam

19 Sep 6
Reply by William Dill

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 o…

Started by sam

3 Sep 6
Reply by sam

43 Sail Upgrade/Replacement

The sails on my 08 are still in decent shape after 10 years, but I am finding I like to go fast and have been enjoying some local club race…

Started by Larry Witty

3 Sep 1
Reply by Larry Witty

Single bilge pump and standing water in engine compartment

I'm brand new to this group and almost a new owner of a 2008 Beneteau 43.  I have spent time reading nearly every discussion and post in th…

Started by Christopher Gaver

4 Aug 21
Reply by Peter Obetz

Battery Charger

I have a Xantrex True Charge2 12 volt 40 Amp battery charger in my 2011 Beneteau 40 that charges: three Group 4D 904D Deka 12 volt  1280 MC…

Started by Chris

5 Aug 16
Reply by James Taylor

Anchor upgrade

Having drug the stock anchor this past weekend in a thunderstorm blow I'm wanting to upgrade my ground tackle to a 55lb Rocna anchor and mo…

Started by Wayne

12 Aug 16
Reply by Mike Brown

B43 wheel leather

Does anyone know what the actual color of the wheel covering is? Mine needs a little T&C, some leather dye, not sure if its dark red or…

Started by Dave Shore

9 Aug 16
Reply by Arne Opperud


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