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Beneteau 40 & 43

A place to exchange thoughts, ideas and discussions about the Beneteau/Oceanis 40 and 43 models.

Members: 108
Latest Activity: May 17

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B43 wheel leather

Started by Dave Shore. Last reply by Dave Shore May 17. 2 Replies

fuel gauge accuracy

Started by sam. Last reply by Luis Vieira de Sá May 16. 46 Replies

Head Hose changeout

Started by sam. Last reply by Mike Brown May 10. 4 Replies

bilge water

Started by sam. Last reply by Mike Brown Apr 4. 3 Replies

B40 Bilge Pump

Started by Wayne. Last reply by Mike Brown Mar 29. 6 Replies

TOTAL LOSS OF 12 VOLT CIRCUIT - 43

Started by Robert & Sandy. Last reply by Mike Brown Mar 5. 4 Replies

Anchor upgrade

Started by GaryG. Last reply by James Taylor Jan 30. 5 Replies

JAMMED MICROWAVE DOOR IN B43

Started by Robert & Sandy Jan 15. 0 Replies

Kanzaki KM35P dipstick length?

Started by sail abroad. Last reply by Luis Vieira de Sá Jan 3. 5 Replies

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Comment by James Taylor on May 18, 2013 at 7:31pm

I have no idea!

Maybe you can call Beneteau with your manufacture's Identification Number and Beneteau can give you the hull number.

Comment by Rafa on May 18, 2013 at 7:21pm
James,

I don't know the hull number of my B43, where can I find It?

Saludos.
Comment by James Taylor on May 16, 2013 at 8:02pm

They changed the site about a year ago and dropped the hull number entry for logging in.

Their pricing is fair on some items and outrageous on others but overall I think Beneteau pricing is "good". Staff is very helpful and shipping is prompt. If you order the seacock from them you will get the original manufacturers part, good or bad!

Comment by James Taylor on May 16, 2013 at 7:51pm

Rafa

I checked and the Beneteau 43 is a Oceanis series boat in the US. The B43 on Beneteau site is the Beneteau 43 Oceanis series boat. Give them a call for further confirmation. I think the first year is 2008 and last year is 2011 for B43.

All the Best!

James

Comment by Rafa on May 16, 2013 at 5:59pm
Thanks for the info James!
The link dosn't work as you say. I've set up an acount but "Oceanis 43 doesn't" exist, only Beneteau 43.

By the way where I have to look at to see the hull number?

Saludos.
Comment by James Taylor on May 15, 2013 at 8:52pm

looks like those links are not gonna work without an account. Sorry about that but you have the info.

Comment by James Taylor on May 15, 2013 at 8:48pm

Here is a link to Beneteau USA site with full diagram

http://spareparts.beneteauusa.com/controleur.php?action=catasys/fra...

This is for the yanmar 4jh4ae, 54hp engine

If this is not your engine let me know I should be able to find your model and engine.

Comment by James Taylor on May 15, 2013 at 8:44pm

You did not tell us your boats model or engine designation. I checked the Beneteau USA site for the B43 and the  seacock for the b43 is listed like this below, I think that stands for

Valve=valve

2w= 2way

1/4T= 1/4 turn

1Brass nm= 1inch brass (not sure about nm)

here is a photo;

http://spareparts.beneteauusa.com/controleur.php?action=catasys/pho...

cost USA $23.20

VAlVE 2W 1/4T FF 1 BRASS NM

Comment by Rafa on May 15, 2013 at 6:12pm
Living far from your boat has many problems, and one is that having something done takes a lot of time. Now I want to change the engine raw water seacock and need to order one, but I don't know its size and I won't be able to get to the boat in 3 or 4 weeks. If anyone nows or can measure it and let me know I would appreciate it.

Saludos and nice sea!
Comment by James Taylor on May 13, 2013 at 11:48am

We installed a 15 amp inline fuse on each panel's positive line and 30 amp fuse on out bound positive line from controller to battery. That might be a bit of overkill on the fuses (panel  to controller fuses are not a requirement) but better safe than sorry.

James

 

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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
Dave Shore added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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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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