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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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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

2 May 17
Reply by Dave Shore

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

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

4 May 10
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

3 Apr 4
Reply by Mike Brown

B40 Bilge Pump

I purchased a '08 Beneteau 40 late last summer and just realized my bilge pump won't work in Auto or On position without the house battery…

Started by Wayne

6 Mar 29
Reply by Mike Brown

TOTAL LOSS OF 12 VOLT CIRCUIT - 43

With no response to my enquiry regarding the microwave door maybe you can assist with my latest, more serious query. After returning to the…

Started by Robert & Sandy

4 Mar 5
Reply by Mike Brown

Anchor upgrade

I would like advice on upgrading my anchor to a Mantus or Rocna anchor on my B40. Do they fit on the anchor roller? Do they perform as adve…

Started by GaryG

5 Jan 30
Reply by James Taylor

JAMMED MICROWAVE DOOR IN B43

Last night we were cleaning up and the door of the microwave refused to open. The unit is a ENO and to date has worked perfectly. Questions…

Started by Robert & Sandy

0 Jan 15

Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings

Has anyone replaced the rudder bearings on a beneteau 40 2008/9?  If someone has done this job could they please tell me what the part numb…

Started by sail abroad

17 Jan 3
Reply by Mike Brown

Kanzaki KM35P dipstick length?

I made a stupid mistake and forgot to check the measurements for my broken Kanzaki KM35P dipstick length before making up a new one.( The o…

Started by sail abroad

5 Jan 3
Reply by Luis Vieira de Sá

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Dave Shore replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike. I will give it a try"
May 17
Mike Brown replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I use cordovan shoe polish on mine and it's a pretty close match."
May 17
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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 something else? Want to match it first try.ThanksSee More
May 17
Luis Vieira de Sá replied to sam's discussion fuel gauge accuracy in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello, It was almost 6 years that I participated in the discussions about water and fuel level indicators in this forum. Only this winter I had a go on it. In particular I made the following: a) installed 10-180 ohms sensors in the 2 water tanks b)…"
May 16
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, wow that's some serious blockage. Like James we too flush with fresh water. And like James haven't had any issues with hose blockage (that we know of) or odor. Actually we find our biggest source of odor in the heads come from the…"
May 10
James Taylor replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for reply. Salt water + urine = calcification along with dead seacritter buildup/blockage equates to blocked pipes! Even though our B43 has never flushed seawater I maintained original equipment in place but totally disconnected (thru hull…"
May 10
sam replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"James, we use saltwater when offshore. Otherwise we use a freshwater flush. The design is such that whatever is in the line sits between the top of the holding tank and the joker valve. Over time, stuff builds up. Amazed at what a human can produce!…"
May 9
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