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Farewell all

Started by Wayne. Last reply by Mike Brown on Wednesday. 11 Replies

eyebrow salon window re-bed

Started by sam. Last reply by John Hanrahan May 7. 1 Reply

Beneteau 40 Black Mesh Window Covers

Started by Randy Brown. Last reply by Kerim N Jan 6. 2 Replies

B43 Windlass Drainage

Started by Larry Witty. Last reply by Mike Brown Dec 23, 2021. 3 Replies

DOLPHN 40 AMP BATTERY CHARGER

Started by Robert & Sandy. Last reply by James Taylor Dec 17, 2021. 3 Replies

O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side

Started by Jochen Vetterlein. Last reply by Mike Brown Oct 9, 2021. 8 Replies

Beneteau 40 2009 drive shaft

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Beneteau 43

Started by Wayne Jan 18, 2021. 0 Replies

need VIN alternate location urgently

Started by sam. Last reply by Robert & Sandy Oct 17, 2020. 3 Replies

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Comment by Robert & Sandy on December 1, 2021 at 4:38am

DOLPHIN BATTERY CHARGER - 40 AMP

Hi all,

The Dolphin charger on my 2010 43 is still charging perfectly well EXCEPT the cooling fan is cycling on and off every 20 seconds.. There is a light on the centre top of the unit flashing red, does not look happy. Sadly I cannot locate the instruction manual which, knowing Beneteau undoubtedly came with the boat.

Any help or clues, it seems as if the thermostat controlling the fan is out of order as the unit itself is not hot, not even warm.

Regards,

Bilgolabands (Liberte)

Comment by Mike Brown on October 11, 2021 at 8:15pm

Robert glad to hear you go the problem solved.

mike

Comment by Robert & Sandy on October 11, 2021 at 6:03am

Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots.

The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August.

All furling now takes place without any undue effort, only unfortunate thing is we had to pay the rigger to run the halyard correctly.

Regards

Bilgolabands

Comment by Chris on August 17, 2021 at 5:27pm

This arrangement works for us:

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Comment by Brian Wanamaker on August 17, 2021 at 10:38am

Over the sheave inside the mast then out through the mast about 6 feet from the mast base.

Comment by Brian Wanamaker on August 17, 2021 at 10:36am

Ste spinnaker halyard should be put back through the mast. Over the sheave inside the mast then out through the base. 

I had a profurl furler. If you have the same there has to be a "Twist Stop" attached to the forestay near the top above the upper bearing.  It stops the furled sail halyard from twisting around the sail at the top.  It is about 4 in diameter, looks like a flying saucer with half of the outer edge cut out. Sounds like the rigger may have left it off.  Also if the jib halyard is to tight hte upper bearing will be "tilted" and may be the problem when furling the sail.  Hope this helps.https://jimmygreen.com/9205-thickbox_default/profurl-cruising-manual-reefing-system.jpg

Comment by Mike Brown on August 17, 2021 at 8:02am

Robert, we added the halyard after we purchased the boat primarily as a way to reach the mast top. When I asked to have it run directly to the top and not through the eye the service manager refused to do so. Apparently there was a concern that leading directly from the top of the mast would create excess pressure on the rigging. I hope this helps. 
Mike

Comment by Robert & Sandy on August 17, 2021 at 4:29am

Hello all,

Our 2010 Oceanis 43 recently underwent a 10 year rigging replacement. The boat was returned with the spinnaker halyard led through the stainless choker attached to the top of the torestay hounds fitting; we feel as a result of that the headsail furler has been very troublesome. and heavy to operate. Last weekend we ended up with a halyard wrap that stopped everything.

The rigger feels that is the correct running of that halyard though to the best of our knowledge it formally ran directly from the mast top sheave clearing the top furler swivel.  Any wise owners out there who can provide the correct information?.

Bilgolabands

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

 

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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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John Hanrahan replied to sam's discussion eyebrow salon window re-bed in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, I am just in the process of replacing both of my eyebrow windows.  I have the new ones from Beneteau and am talking with dealer in Florida re Bebeteaus advice. It would be helpful to talk to you about your experience. I have never seen…"
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Good morning gang,I have received both port and starboard cabin windows from Beneteau for replacement as the existing leak and are badly etched. Beneteau has referred me to the dealership for installation but I'm having trouble getting a response.   Does anyone have any experience replacing these and any recommendations. JohnSee More
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Kerim N replied to Randy Brown's discussion Beneteau 40 Black Mesh Window Covers in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Randy, New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread.  I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea.  So I will copy with…"
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