"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…"
"You will want no more than a 2000 watt inverter. My B-40 came with an 1800 watt inverter and that was more than enough to run everything you mentioned. . The toaster and microwave can not be run simultaneously and we always ran the engine with the…"
"Mike is correct. The is a vertical pin in the middle of the winch handle hole that pushed down and disengages the electric motor on the winch. Also, on my Oceanis 45, there is a circlip that holds the top on. I don't remember if the 40 electric…"
"We upgraded from a Bruce 40lb anchor to a Manson 60 lb anchor on our B-40 as well as went all chain instead of rope to chain rode. The anchor fit perfectly on the roller. One suggestion is to put an inline swivel on the anchor and have a boat hook…"
"I had a B40 2011 and it had the next generation Raymarine, the C 90w. This will fit the console. You can get a great price on the Raymarine website in the recondiitoned/special section of their site. However, if you have radar, the C90w uses a…"
"I put a whisker pole on my B-40 mast. To do so, I ordered the mast track and all accessories from US Spars and then followed their instructions for mounting. This allowed me to store the pole vertically on the mast and then slide it down in place.…"
"My previous boat was a Ben 40 and after moving up from a performance oriented 36 that did well in light air, I too was disappointed in only a 140 genoa with not much shape and very heavy fabric. However, after sailing and cruising for 5 years on the…"
"If you have air/heat on the boat and the unit is on, it can be the condensation pump for the air conditioner. If not, not sure. If you do have air, then turn of air and seer if buzzing stops. And this is a sign of a new condensation pump.
On my Ben 40, the check valve was in the head of the discharge pump. I took off the discharge hose unscrewed the head of the pump and inside was a triangular flapper piece that acted as the check-valve, similar to the way the head discharge…"
"Yes, I use a stainless steel universal swivel. The tip of the mansion did not touch the bow. The anchor rode very securely on the bow roller with the shank over the roller and the neck snug up against the roller. My mansion is galvanized. By the…"
"My hose clamps also needed tightening last year after I overheated the engine after an impeller failure. I assumed it was because the hose expanded or the clamp was not tightened properly when the boat was built.
Final-Lee Ben. 40, hull 182"
"I sent mine back to the factory to be changed when the MMSI from BoatUs was not valid when I added an SSB. There was an update to my VHF radio so erasing the MMSI and update was free except my shipping costs."
"Larry. The answer to the courtesy lights and the small orange light at the base of the U dinette by the water pump is that it is controlled by a remote FOB via Bluetooth. It is made by Aqua Signal and the receiver is in the main battery compartment…"
"Hello, after looking seriously at a 1974 Islander 36 that required a lot of work, I am now looking at a 1984 CAL 35 MKII which is in excellent condition.
Should anyone have any words of advice on what they particularly like and dislike about the CAL…"