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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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Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Before you do that check all the steering hardware between the wheels and quadrant. There's a lot of hardware in the system that could induce friction causing a heavier feel to the wheel. I have a 2008 43 with well over 10K nautical miles on…"
8 hours ago
Simo Makkonen replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I've been wondering, if I should do the same in my B40/2007. The rudder has become heavy (high fricton?) and the problem is not in the steering cylinder. Anyone had similar problem? Simo"
9 hours ago
Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'm a bit surprised you need to replace the bearings on an 2008. I've not heard of any issues other than early model 43s required a brace be installed at the quadrant. Actually the issue was discovered by Franc who happens to own and run…"
11 hours ago
sail abroad added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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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 numbers are for both the bronze upper and lower bearing sleeves and also for the nylon thrust washers. The jefa? rudder shaft diameter is 60mm.I have !ooked on the beneteau spare parts website without success.Also I am trying to find the workshop notes for rep!acing the bearings as I know with the oceanis 411 the bottom bearing is glued (3M 5200) in but I don't…See More
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sail abroad liked GaryG's discussion B40 jib upgrade
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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion New B 40 owner. in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, welcome to the group. I think you'll find a wealth of information from all the members. And of course enjoy your B40, its a heck of a boat. Mike October Moon 2008 B43"
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MAssimiliano replied to MAssimiliano's discussion foldng prop FOF on beneteau 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Michael, at the moment I prefer a Folding Prop due to better performance while sailing and also when "motoring". My gearbox has a ratio in forwarding of 2.36. don't worry... I'm not American....I'm Italian :-) "
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Michael Boyle replied to MAssimiliano's discussion foldng prop FOF on beneteau 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi, I have a Kiwi feathering prop on my Beneteau 43, 4JH5E engine. It looks small and blades are a funny shape but it works perfectly. They set the pitch depending on size of engine, will need to know gearbox ratios, and it has full pitch in reverse…"
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