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Brendan Smyth
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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
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Brendan Smyth liked sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky
Jan 16, 2018
Brendan Smyth liked sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky
Jan 16, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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sam replied to Peter Obetz's discussion A/C thru hull caution!!!!! in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Similarly, I changed out my aircon thru hull and valve a while back. Seems to be an issue. Recently, I was changing the aircon seawater pump and luckily found a valve on the distribution manifold (one pump serves two aircon units) that was fully…"
14 hours ago
sam replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike nails the freezer (and Refrigerator) item. Remove the woodencovers on the vents, and if they have never been off you will most likely find a carpet of dust/hair/lint. I drilled small screw holes and added screws to re-attach. Now it is a…"
14 hours ago
Cam Whitlock replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for the details, this really helps. It will be a few weeks before I get a chance to tackle this.  Fair winds! Cam"
Tuesday
Mike Brown replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Cam, I used a wide, flat blade screw driver to pry it off. I took my time and made sure I wasn't forcing it and causing any dents or scratches. It took a little while to do but when done I had good access to the coils. One of the grills would…"
Feb 10
Cam Whitlock replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike - great information!  I was hoping that there is a way to remove the wood grills. What type of tool did you find worked that didn’t damage the wood?  "
Feb 9
Mike Brown replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Cam, keeping the coils clean is essential to max efficiency for both units. For whatever reason our 43 required constant upkeep to keep the coils clean. The wood grates are glued on but can be removed if you work at it using a tool that won't…"
Feb 8
Cam Whitlock replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hey Mike - I agree with you that there is no physical problem with the unit running.  My problem is the drain on the battery.  As a weekend / once / twice a year cruiser, I don’t have solar to recharge my batteries (yet).  I…"
Feb 8
Mike Brown replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We experienced the same thing on our B43 (now sold and gone). We were living aboard and cruising with a fairly full freezer. Like you did I changed out the thermostat without success. I wrote it off to the poorly insulated freezer compartment but…"
Feb 5
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