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

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BEN OC 43 - US Spar - Inmast Furler

Started by Brendan Smyth. Last reply by Mike Brown May 30. 8 Replies

Freezer problem

Started by Cam Whitlock. Last reply by Brendan Smyth May 30. 11 Replies

Faucet aerator

Started by GaryG. Last reply by Brendan Smyth May 30. 1 Reply

EPIRB Mounting Location

Started by Chris. Last reply by Brendan Smyth May 30. 3 Replies

GPS receiver upgrade

Started by Cam Whitlock. Last reply by Cam Whitlock May 24. 5 Replies

Aft head holding tank sea cock

Started by Michael Boyle. Last reply by Jem May 12. 1 Reply

A/C thru hull caution!!!!!

Started by Peter Obetz. Last reply by sam Feb 16. 2 Replies

Beneteau 40 Black Mesh Window Covers

Started by Randy Brown. Last reply by Cam Whitlock Feb 3. 1 Reply

too quiet!

Started by sam. Last reply by Wayne Jan 15. 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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