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Paul Cheney's Groups (5)

  • Key West Lovers

    57 members Latest Activity: Mar 21, 2015 This group is for anyone who loves Key West whether you have been there or hope to go. If you want information about KW or have stories to share…

  • Why Renewable Energy

    40 members Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2014 This is a discussion that I would like to start on why we should go renewable. From the Cost of the Equipment to the Installation (either do it…

  • Sensible Small Boat Cruising

    109 members Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2015 A group to discuss cruising in small boats. (25-36 feet). That's not set in stone, but I'm partial to that kind of cruising.

  • Zen and the art of sailboat maintenance

    66 members Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2016 Take the best option on sailboat maintenance. Do it yourself, with the help of others.

  • Chefs at Sea

    108 members Latest Activity: May 20, 2016 While you may not be considered a chef in your kitchen, at sea in your galley you are. Join this group and share your stories and recipes from the…

Latest Activity

Peter Obetz replied to Christopher Gaver's discussion Single bilge pump and standing water in engine compartment in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"for what is worth, just make sure that the antifreeze you are seeing is from a spill with winerization process.  I noticed some in the same place on our 2008.  I chalked it up to possibly overfilling the antifreeze, however it occurred…"
Monday
Christopher Gaver replied to Christopher Gaver's discussion Single bilge pump and standing water in engine compartment in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Bruce/Mike - thank you very much for the responses... I needed a 'reason' for the lack of the bilge pump and what you said makes complete sense.  This should take some of the urgency out of the surveyor's…"
Monday
Anthony Luke Nelson updated their profile
Monday
Mike Brown replied to Christopher Gaver's discussion Single bilge pump and standing water in engine compartment in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Chris, the 43 is a great boat and I'm sure you'll enjoy it should you finalize the purchase. As you took notice of the sump below the engine does not drain to the bilge. My understanding is that it's designed that way so as to prevent…"
Monday
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Christopher Gaver's discussion Single bilge pump and standing water in engine compartment in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"The boat has two bilge pumps, one electric and one manual. On my 40, I replaced the original pump with a Rule 2000 and a check valve. The original pump would always lose its prime. The engine bilge does not drain into the main bilge in case of an…"
Monday
Christopher Gaver added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Single bilge pump and standing water in engine compartment

I'm brand new to this group and almost a new owner of a 2008 Beneteau 43.  I have spent time reading nearly every discussion and post in this group in preparation for making the offer and understanding the boat.  It is clear that this group is extremely knowledgeable and willing to help.  I hope I don't overstay my welcome with questions...Here is my first one and it came up during the pre-purchase survey.  The boat had antifreeze (winterization/pink) in the bilge beneath the engine and then it…See More
Sunday
Christopher Gaver joined CAN DRAC's group
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Beneteau 40 & 43

A place to exchange thoughts, ideas and discussions about the Beneteau/Oceanis 40 and 43 models.
Sunday
Captain Conrad joined CAN DRAC's group
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