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Brendan Smyth
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James Taylor replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - Fresh Water Plumbing Schematic in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peters reply is spot on! We had same issue with our B43 water pressure in galley sink, resolution was exact same as Peters!"
Jul 22
Brendan Smyth replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - Fresh Water Plumbing Schematic in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thank you, Peter. I will definitely try your suggestion.  I had checked/cleaned the faucet screen (with no change), but I'd never considered the braided supply lines. I'll try your suggestion and publish the results. -Brendan "
Jul 19
Peter Obetz replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - Fresh Water Plumbing Schematic in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I had a similar experience and after removing the faucet screen and removing a lot of calcium chips the low flow still remained.  I found the blockage was in the smaller stainless braided lines that go from the semi rigid plumbing up into the…"
Jul 19
Brendan Smyth added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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BEN OC 43 - Fresh Water Plumbing Schematic

I am looking for a plumbing schematic for the fresh water system on a BEN OC 43 2-cabin version.The issue I am having is with water pressure to the galley sink.  There is good pressure (hot and cold) to forward and aft heads and the cockpit shower, but galley sink is weak.I am thinking the following:- air in the line (proved this isn't the issue)- line routing and distance- clog in delta-facet or facet fittings, etc.- distribution manifoldThoughts and recommendations are welcome, but I want to…See More
Jul 18
Brendan Smyth replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion Yanmar 4JH4AE - Tachometer Pulse Count? in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"For those interested, I confirmed with Yanmar.  The Pulse per Revolution (PPR) is 10.29"
Jun 8
Brendan Smyth added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Yanmar 4JH4AE - Tachometer Pulse Count?

Hope someone can help me.I have a 2009 BEN OC 43 with a Yanmar 4JH4AE diesel.  I am replacing the tachometer and need to configure the new unit.  Does anyone know the pulse count from the alternator?See More
May 26
Brendan Smyth added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Radar Reflector Mounting

I recently purchased a tube-type passive radar reflector.  I wish to mount on one of the back-stays (as high as possible).I am considering using a stainless steel hose clamp to fasten to the back-stay, but I'm interested if anyone has a better solution?See More
Mar 5
Brendan Smyth added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Recommissioning of Electronics

I have identified a couple of instances where some of the electronics required recalibration.I am the second owner of our Ben OC 43, and am seriously considering returning all the electronics to factory default setting, and re-performing a full commissioning process.Does anyone know the distance from the water-line to the depth transducer?  This is the only measurement I don't have, but need to recommission.Again, I have a 2009 Ben OC 43.Regards,-Brendan See More
Feb 3
Brendan Smyth liked sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky
Jan 16
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Jan 16
Brendan Smyth replied to Donizetti's discussion Shower tap removal in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have solved the issue.  For those interested, let me explain the issue and how it was resolved. Background:  I have a 2009 Ben OC 43. Problem description: - Forward Head shower - Shower hose (made of rubber w/ re-inforced woven…"
Jan 13
Brendan Smyth replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"All, Let me open by again thanking Larry for his post. The issue is well known, and there appears to be at least two fixes I've seen, as follows: 1.  Clean meter of silicon adhesive (I'm not convinced this is solving the root cause…"
Jan 12
Brendan Smyth replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Larry... I'm going to move forward with the purchase."
Jan 11
Brendan Smyth replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Larry, Brilliant find.  Do you recall the Part # for the LCD Screen and Ribbon at boatstuff.se? Or perhaps you can post the link to the part from their site.  My Swedish is not as good as it used to be :)  "
Jan 11
Brendan Smyth replied to Donizetti's discussion Shower tap removal in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'm about to try to replace the fwd shower tap on my OC43.   Were you successful with your unplanned project?  If so, I wouldn't mind hearing a few lessons learned."
Jan 10
Brendan Smyth 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.
Jan 10

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A/C thru hull caution!!!!!

Caution, in flushing and cleaning the A/C strainer this weekend, I was reattaching the hose to the nipple coming from the raw water thru hull.  In simply re tightening the hose clamp the nipple sheared off.  Then in trying to carefully unscrew the remnant threads that screw into the 90 elbow they completley crushed.  It looks to…See More
Jul 24
James Taylor replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - Fresh Water Plumbing Schematic in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peters reply is spot on! We had same issue with our B43 water pressure in galley sink, resolution was exact same as Peters!"
Jul 22
DJ Wardrop replied to DJ Wardrop's discussion 29 Cascade Owners in the group Cascade Owners Unite
"Thx ED and Shaun the Bridge says it's 32 ft at high tide so I may have to lean her and get threw on a spring low tide... I will let you know how it goes.... Thx again "
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