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Beneteau 40 & 43

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

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Fresh water leak B40

Started by GaryG. Last reply by Mike Brown 17 hours ago. 3 Replies

Declining Water Pressure

Started by Chris. Last reply by Chris Jun 17. 10 Replies

FLOAT SWITCH IN AFT SHOWER SUMP IN OUR 43

Started by Robert & Sandy. Last reply by Mike Brown May 29. 5 Replies

Converting saloon table to double berth

Started by Matias Morando. Last reply by James Taylor Apr 14. 1 Reply

Cockpit Speaker Replacement?

Started by Larry Witty. Last reply by Larry Witty Dec 16, 2019. 3 Replies

Site getting little use-why?

Started by sam. Last reply by Wayne Nov 19, 2019. 2 Replies

eyebrow salon window re-bed

Started by sam Oct 28, 2019. 0 Replies

GPS receiver upgrade

Started by Cam Whitlock. Last reply by Chris Sep 25, 2019. 6 Replies

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Comment by Michael Boyle on November 30, 2018 at 12:41pm

Sheath blocks on Z Spar Beneteau 43, 2010

Hi,

I’ve been thinking that sheath blocks with internal bearings might be useful on main and spinnaker.

Anyone ever fitted them, are they available, do you think it will be worth it.

michael, Barti Blue 

Comment by Michael Boyle on November 30, 2018 at 12:36pm

Hi Everyone,

Help needed. I have a 43 launched July 2010. During this season the holding tank seacock on the saloon heads failed open. Irritating but liveable with in the English Channel. Boat now out of water and can’t identify the manufacturer or type number. Ancasta have consulted France but want nearly £300 for New one. Valve is right angle one with, not measured, 2inch 50mm fittings. 

Has anyone replaced one if so do you know make and type number also how does it come off the through hull fitting. It looks as if there is threaded connector on the outlet side, normal hose and jubilee clips on inlet side.

I’ve attached photo from member posted back in 2012. Mine is exactly the same.

many thanks

Michael Boyle, Barti Blue

Comment by Frank & Donna on June 11, 2017 at 2:25pm
I'm having a knocking from the boom while sailing. The track on top of the boom is loose, but it can't be tightened any further. Has anyone else had this problem, if so has anyone found a solution
Comment by zeehag on January 9, 2017 at 2:32pm
to reduce yawing, use a bridle set up on bow and toss a bucket off stern.,,make sure the bitter end of bucket line is affixed to boat.
Comment by Harry on June 16, 2015 at 8:21am

Michael,

My 2008 B40 has the CT80.

Comment by Michael Cioffi on June 15, 2015 at 8:00pm

Hey does anyone know if the bow thruster on a 2008 B40 is a  Max Power CT60 or CT 80.????

thanks

Comment by James Taylor on June 15, 2015 at 11:13am

We had to change out the macerator's Marelon seacock/thruhull in the forward head in 2013. Like yours, our's started leaking constantly. No issues with salon macerator thru hull. I've read where others having gotten 25 years of usage with the Marelon so I was really surprised our's failed after only 5 years.

Comment by sam on June 10, 2015 at 9:21am

James, I too have a 2008 B43, with Lifeline AGM's since new. So far they are performing fine.

Agree totally on AIS usefulness. We spend much time transiting major shipping lanes with commercial tows. It is great to be able to specifically call them and agree on ,meeting and passing intentions.

I just changed out the forward head thru-hulls and valves to address a slow and insidious water intrusion issue. I was finding water under the fwd head pan (not from shower, fresh water tanks, etc.). Seems to have addressed. All else seems to be holding up well at 7 years.

Sam

LONGHAWK. B43  hull #9

Comment by James Taylor on May 28, 2015 at 12:26pm

Pretty quiet out there!

Just replaced 7 year old agm batteries in our 08 B43. No complaints. The solar panels kept the batteries peaked. One of the 4d"s began to overheat as the charger tried to raise voltage to 14.3. Internal resistance due to sulfation I guess. Replaced all batteries with new agm's. Stevens Battery Wharehouse in Pasadena Md has great pricing on batteries Dekka 4d $339.95 vs WM $699 for same battery.

Installed AIS receiver last year, love it! Overnight passages in Bay and Ocean much easier now that we know who to call and identify ourselves to.

08 B43 is holding up pretty well, no real issues with boat.

Comment by John Hanrahan on April 30, 2015 at 3:42pm

Hi Everyone,

Just grabbed a mooring at Man-O-War in the Abaco.  Great sail in 30knt winds the boat stands up well.  I did notice when I went below that there is a foam backed plastic apron in the forward cabin that covers the screw nails of the hull deck joint.  It had fallen down and when I tried to push it back up the foam backing fell off in patches and it wouldn't stay.  Has anyone had this problem and more importantly, does anyone have  solution.  I tried double faced tape but it will not stick to the vinyl and is really not the answer.  It seems that Beneteau just pushed the vinyl up and hoped it would stay there.

Any suggestions welcomed,

Thanks,

John

 

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Mike Brown replied to GaryG's discussion Fresh water leak B40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"If I recall correctly #1 is the aft tank and #2 is forward. We had marked our valves with felt pen to help when switching tanks. I’d start with the forward tank since it appears the water is coming from that direction. Does it only…"
17 hours ago
GaryG replied to GaryG's discussion Fresh water leak B40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks, that’s a good idea.  Maybe you can answer this question. I’ve never paid much  attention to which tank was number one or number two. Currently the panel display  says number two is empty, Also the middle of the 3…"
19 hours ago
Mike Brown replied to GaryG's discussion Fresh water leak B40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"One trick is to add a small amount of food coloring to the tank. The food coloring will make it easier to spot any leaks. Another option would be to use some Pink water Winterization. It too should pinpoint any leaks. Start with the Pink and move to…"
yesterday
GaryG added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Fresh water leak B40

I’ve been plagued by a freshwater leak that is draining my water tanks. The leak is noticeable as a trickle of water coming from the compartment outboard of the compartment containing the freshwater pump and valves. It’s just a trickle coming From forward and draining into a small limber hole which goes under the hot water tank and the valve compartment into the bilge. I traced Everything forward of that trickle along the starboard side of the hull where there are various freshwater pipes, all…See More
yesterday
Jacob Poage left a comment for Paul Dannenberg
"Hi Paul, I'm admiring your Rockholt boat. I just inherited a '59 from my father. Same style as yours. I read that you have some pictures of these boats as they were being made, is that right?"
Thursday
Mike Brown replied to Chris's discussion Declining Water Pressure in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Chris, I’d troubleshoot both sides of the system both suction and discharge. Doing so may require rigging some jumpers around specific components of the system. Start with the discharge side disconnecting the output from the pump. Use a jumper…"
Jun 15
Cam Whitlock replied to Chris's discussion Declining Water Pressure in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Roger that.  I have encountered what I perceived to be reduced pressure in my galley faucet and head lav faucets before where it turned out to be debris buildup at the faucet strainer.  Doesn’t sound like that’s your…"
Jun 14
Cam Whitlock replied to Chris's discussion Declining Water Pressure in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Do you have the same pressure issue with the shower faucet?"
Jun 14
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