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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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Farewell all

It is with extreme heavy heart that we lost our beloved B40 to hurricane Sally. She was number 17, and a very little used freshwater boat w…

Started by Wayne

11 May 17
Reply by Mike Brown

eyebrow salon window re-bed

well , after 11 years the port side eyebrow window ( the large one in the salon with two opening ports) developed a serious leak. Seems the…

Started by sam

1 May 7
Reply by John Hanrahan

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

2 Jan 6
Reply by Kerim N

B43 Windlass Drainage

Doing some maintenance on my B43 Quick Antares windlass this year. After removing the windlass, I knew instantly that I should have been do…

Started by Larry Witty

3 Dec 23, 2021
Reply by Mike Brown


Hello all. The Dolphin 40amp battery charger in my 2011 43 is charging well, EXCEPT the cooling fan is cycling on and off every 20 seconds…

Started by Robert & Sandy

3 Dec 17, 2021
Reply by James Taylor

O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side

Hello everybody, I'm an owner of a Oceanis 43 since 2018. I'm really happy with the boat - except with the following situation: Tracking on…

Started by Jochen Vetterlein

8 Oct 9, 2021
Reply by Mike Brown

B43 Battery Switch Questions coming up during my LIFEPO4 Battery Upgrade Process

My AGM batteries are getting a bit tired and I am swapping them out for 400ah of lithium, 2 - 200ah 'drop in' replacements. My system has t…

Started by Larry Witty

0 Feb 17, 2021

Beneteau 40 2009 drive shaft

I have to replace my pitted drive shaft and I am trying to find out a few details.. Does anyone know who made the original drive shaft (non…

Started by sail abroad

0 Jan 31, 2021

Beneteau 43

Anybody here know of a B43 named ASTRAEA? Found it listed for sale on-line and located in Gulfport, Ms. Regards, Wayne

Started by Wayne

0 Jan 18, 2021

need VIN alternate location urgently

anyone know where the alternate location / hidden location for the VIN number is? B43 2008

Started by sam

3 Oct 17, 2020
Reply by Robert & Sandy


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