"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…"
"I have a 2011 US built Ben 40 and installed to 4D AGM batteries. The capacity increased from 160 to 195 amp hrs no modification needed. I have a Xantrex battery charger that came with the new Boat. There is a button you depress on the charger and it…"
"My pump has the same issue when there is soapy water in the drain. We cure that by using manual override switch to remove the soapy water. We also get back flow because the check valve does not close properly. We solved this problem by…"
It was almost 6 years that I participated in the discussions about water and fuel level indicators in this forum. Only this winter I had a go on it. In particular I made the following:
a) installed 10-180 ohms sensors in the 2 water tanks
"Sam, wow that's some serious blockage. Like James we too flush with fresh water. And like James haven't had any issues with hose blockage (that we know of) or odor. Actually we find our biggest source of odor in the heads come from the…"
"Thanks for reply. Salt water + urine = calcification along with dead seacritter buildup/blockage equates to blocked pipes!
Even though our B43 has never flushed seawater I maintained original equipment in place but totally disconnected (thru hull…"
"James, we use saltwater when offshore. Otherwise we use a freshwater flush. The design is such that whatever is in the line sits between the top of the holding tank and the joker valve. Over time, stuff builds up. Amazed at what a human can produce!…"