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"Agree with Michael, we added the AIS and use it all the times, seldom put the radar…"

Mark and Karen replied Feb 9, 2014 to Tips on adding radar to Bene 40

7 Feb 10, 2014
Reply by Mike Brown

"We fitted an AIS have a look here http://www.yachtconosur.com/ais-install.html Diffe…"

Mark and Karen replied Feb 9, 2014 to Adding Simrad NAIS-400

1 Feb 9, 2014
Reply by Mark and Karen

"Hi We were going to fit one of these to our 43 (2 cabin), I took the sea water pump…"

Mark and Karen replied Jan 15, 2014 to SEAGULL IV WATER FILTER

1 Jan 15, 2014
Reply by Mark and Karen

"Hi Fred We fitted a 2KW unit on our two cabin 43, here is the install details http:/…"

Mark and Karen replied Feb 27, 2013 to Inverter installation question

8 Mar 3, 2013
Reply by Fred McNeil

"we work on 4 ltr/hr as the fuel gauge is not worth taking seriously. We also carry 4…"

Mark and Karen replied May 31, 2012 to Average fuel consumption of 4JH4AE

10 Jul 7, 2012
Reply by ASTRAEA

"Changed our minds from the Kiwi prop and decided to go for the Flexofold 3 blade. Co…"

Mark and Karen replied Apr 1, 2012 to prop selection

22 May 3, 2013
Reply by Donizetti

"We have the two cabin version and could not see how to get access, I could get my ha…"

Mark and Karen replied Apr 1, 2012 to freezer insulation modification

18 Apr 3, 2012
Reply by Mike Brown

"Also, have you serviced it? I read on the site that there is an annual service kit.…"

Mark and Karen replied Nov 8, 2011 to prop selection

22 May 3, 2013
Reply by Donizetti

"How have you got on with the prop? still happy?"

Mark and Karen replied Nov 8, 2011 to prop selection

22 May 3, 2013
Reply by Donizetti

"Great, many thanks"

Mark and Karen replied Nov 3, 2011 to Battery charger wiring change

8 Nov 3, 2011
Reply by Mark and Karen

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James Taylor replied to Chris's discussion Battery Charger in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"All great advice! Did you check the charger's "battery type" selector switch position (flood,gel,agm)? Our Dekka agm's ( 396ah house and 98ah engine) gave us over 7 1/2 years of usage before replacement. The batteries were still…"
1 hour ago
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Teak seat metal protrusions in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, I have not seen anything like that on my or others 40/43s. I don't understand why they would even do such a thing considering there's no other material they could drive a brad into. Grinding the tops off flush sounds like the right…"
2 hours ago
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peter, I've also lost the scupper covers. I installed rubber pipe insulation over each side of the bridle and it works well in keeping the bridle from rubbing on the covers. . They'll need to be replaced periodically as they'll get…"
2 hours ago
Arne Opperud replied to sam's discussion Teak seat metal protrusions in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have used Boracol treatment once or twice a year. Keeps the black spots away, maintaining a grey patina.      "
7 hours ago
Arne Opperud replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have used mid tan shoe polish, cream type. Worked well."
7 hours ago
sam replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Yep, I too have snapped a couple of the clam shell drain covers off. I have a couple of spares, but may or may not replace this time. The slack didn't seem to be the ultimate cause. Seems that wind/tide shifts and wake surge would cause the…"
9 hours ago
Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, we are the essentially the same.  Using the same mantus bridle as you.  Quick question to you and any others using a bridle.  We had the bridle rubbing the sides of the bow in a recent storm and it ended up snapping off the…"
11 hours ago
sam replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"On Longhawk we use a Rocna 20KG. I changed out the chain gypsy when new to one that handles 5/16 high Test chain. Then I went with 175 ft of 5/16 HT chain tailed with 200 ft of three strand.(overkill, but I had the rode as supplied new). For a short…"
11 hours ago
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