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Brendan Smyth
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Mike Brown replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - US Spar - Inmast Furler in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Glad to hear you got it under control "
May 30
Brendan Smyth replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Seems there are two issue: 1.  Poorly insulated (for sure behind the refrigerator) 2.  Periodic coil cleaning, is required. I have am considering spray-in insulation - any recommendations are welcome? How did you remove the wood panels…"
May 30
Brendan Smyth replied to GaryG's discussion Faucet aerator in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"You can replace the entire faucet from Beneteau Parts, but I haven't seen the aerators. I had a buildup on my Galley aerator.  Removed the set screw, and submerged in 250ml of CLR remover for 10 minutes.  Reinstalled and it works like…"
May 30
Brendan Smyth replied to Chris's discussion EPIRB Mounting Location in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I installed mine on the side panel of the Chart Table.  Fit perfect.  The housing protects it from accidental discharge.  The unit is hydrostatic activated, so I would require the bilge to fill + about 20 cm of depth in the…"
May 30
Brendan Smyth replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - US Spar - Inmast Furler in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"The procedure worked.  Thanks.  I tied the foil off, as recommended.  I was then able to remove the furling system assembly. Once I inspected the unit, I determined the issue (the furling line had jumped a thread and was acting as a…"
May 30
sam replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - US Spar - Inmast Furler in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Tie the furling foil off using the inspection ports. Do not let it drop to the bottom. Also, to keep peace with your neighbors, tie a line on to the top swivel and attach to your boom (outhaul) and raise the top furler swivel about mid way up the…"
May 28
Brendan Smyth replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - US Spar - Inmast Furler in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"US Spars just got back to me.  The entire assembly (P/N 3633) is for sale online at $844.94 USD. What is not clear to me is how the top foil drum / foil connector (Item #11) attaches to the foil.  And what happens to the foil when I…"
May 13
Mike Brown replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - US Spar - Inmast Furler in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"No I have not had to do any work on the furler assembly. Good luck with it. "
May 13
Brendan Smyth replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - US Spar - Inmast Furler in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for the quick reply, Mike.  And the recommendations. For sure my inhale and outhaul lines are toast and need replacement.  I did inspect the boom car, and all is well. My issue is an issue with the fuller assembly (have isolated…"
May 13
Mike Brown replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - US Spar - Inmast Furler in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"If you’re having difficulty with the mainsail furling or unfurling there are a couple of things to check before you start working on the furler itself. The first is to check the car that rides on top of the boom. It has a couple dozen Torlon…"
May 13
Brendan Smyth replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - US Spar - Inmast Furler in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
May 13
Brendan Smyth added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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BEN OC 43 - US Spar - Inmast Furler

All,I suspect my mainsheet furling system requires maintenance or replacement.  I am looking for some guidance on dos/donts and lessons learned.Has anyone replaced the furling assembly on a BEN OC 43 (2009) with in-mast US Spar furling system?-BrendanSee More
May 13
Bob Brew replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - Fresh Water Plumbing Schematic in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have to regularly clear out the faucet screens (both in Galley and in Head).  Does anyone know where I can get a replacement for that screen?  It's the little blue plastic aerator in the Skandvik galley faucet.   Mine is…"
Sep 4, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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GaryG added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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B 40. Jib furler line

i would like to replace the jib furling line on my B40.  I believe the diameter is 5/16” but do not know the length. Does anyone have this info.?See More
Jul 3
James Taylor replied to Jem's discussion Hydraulic steering ram in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"we had this same hydraulic drive on our 2008 B43. I agree with Jeff Shukis. This is a really nice hydraulic drive. It was extremely reliable and of sturdy construction. Well worth repairing if possible."
Jun 26
Klaas Nijhuis commented on Bradley A Destache's group ISLANDER FREEPORT 41 OWNERS
"Can anyone tell me if this is normal?  Pre-purchase survey indicated: "The aft lower shroud chain plates for the main mast are not installed with the same orientation on the vessel. The starboard side chain plate is installed in a side to…"
Jun 26
Klaas Nijhuis joined Bradley A Destache's group
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ISLANDER FREEPORT 41 OWNERS

Just a fun place to hang out our photos and videos.See More
Jun 26
John Hanrahan replied to Jem's discussion Hydraulic steering ram in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Dave you can get the gasket repair kit from PYI in Washington at the website…"
Jun 25
Jeff Shukis replied to Jem's discussion Hydraulic steering ram in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Yes, It's an L&S (Lecomble and Schmitt) 40 ST.…"
Jun 25
Jem added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Hydraulic steering ram

Dave Shore asksDoes anyone know the manufacturer of the hydraulic auto helm installed on some B43's? The piston on mine has a leak on the bottom where the mounting pole sits. Looks like the packing or o-ring fell apart.My French built 2007 Oceanis 40 has a type 2 linear drive contact isThierry ETCHETO Responsable Vente France +33 (0) 559 562 646+33 (0) 682 828 050+33 (0) 559 569 571commercial2@ls-france.comLECOMBLE & SCHMITT SAS - BP N° 2 - 156 route de Briscous - 64240 Urt - France…See More
Jun 25
zeehag left a comment for ___/)ances With Sails
"hay you  still alive and sailing????  miss our   chats.. have a great summer"
Jun 25
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