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Sheath blocks on Z Spar Beneteau 43, 2010
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
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.
Michael Boyle, Barti Blue
My 2008 B40 has the CT80.
Hey does anyone know if the bow thruster on a 2008 B40 is a Max Power CT60 or CT 80.????
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.
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.
LONGHAWK. B43 hull #9
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.
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,
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