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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.…

Started by CAN DRACLatest Reply

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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

8 Jul 18
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

7 Jul 18
Reply by Mike Brown

Fresh water flush

Has anyone changed to fresh water flush. If so, exactly what parts were needed. I have look online for a Jabsco fresh water flush kit, but…

Started by Frank & Donna

0 Jul 16

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

2 Jul 13
Reply by Chris

Inverter

Happy 4th to all.  I'm thinking of installing a 10,000 watt inverter on my B40 and curious to what others may suggest size-wise on an inver…

Started by Wayne

3 Jul 4
Reply by Wayne

Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch

Took care of the lint build up on the fridge condensers and the leaky shower sump this weekend. Then went to the electric cabin top winch t…

Started by Wayne

14 Jun 27
Reply by Mike Brown

Head Hose changeout

Well, after 9 years the boat was beginning to gain a heady aroma. The head hoses were permeated and an inquiring nose could tell. So, chang…

Started by sam

8 Jun 8
Reply by Mike Brown

bilge water

all knowing list... I am finding water migrating from the aft area through the limber hole into the center bilge area. See picture. I have…

Started by sam

5 Jun 4
Reply by Mike Brown

Fridge Condenser Cleaning

On my hands and knees with a flashlight in the galley looking for things to do on our two cabin 40 I discover both fridge condensers covere…

Started by Wayne

4 Jun 4
Reply by Mike Brown

fuel gauge accuracy

I do not rely upon the indicated level as shown on the fuel gauge, but keep a solid record of all fuel used. (averaging 0.7 GPH over time-n…

Started by sam

46 May 16
Reply by Luis Vieira de Sá

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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I use a bridle set up for a snubber which works well. We do swing at anchor and either side of the bridle takes the load. Lots of options and opinions out there. Pick the one you feel comfortable with and use it every time you anchor. BTW once…"
Jul 18
Mike Brown replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Paste"
Jul 18
Dave Shore replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"It's a paste, comes in the old shoe polish can."
Jul 18
Wayne replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Is that paste or liquid?"
Jul 18
James Taylor replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We carry 100ft 3/8 ht chain spliced to 150ft of  rode with original 45lb Delta quickset anchor  . Have not drug since installing chain. In my humble opinion, proper scope is as important as ground tackle.  Addition of  height,…"
Jul 17
Frank & Donna added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Fresh water flush

Has anyone changed to fresh water flush. If so, exactly what parts were needed. I have look online for a Jabsco fresh water flush kit, but can't seem to find the necessary parts. Any help and pics would be a great help. Thanks
Jul 16
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peter, thank you for your input.  Last night I ordered the 55lb Rocna and 200' of 3/8"HT chain for peace of mind. (I hope that's 3/8"chain on my 40's windlass) So, there will be no weak links in the system. Now I will…"
Jul 14
Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I went thru this same thought process about a year ago.  After quite a bit of research I decided on the peace of mind of not introducing a "weak" link into the system.  Some people advocate taking the the coupling link to a…"
Jul 14
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