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Bruce Bogdanoff
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  • Brigantine, NJ
  • United States
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Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Jun 12
Bruce Bogdanoff and William Dill are now friends
Mar 20
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to GaryG's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Jan 23
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Jan 15
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to William Dill's discussion replacing Raymarine E80 display on Beneteau 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Aug 12, 2016
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Peter Kane's discussion Pad eye to fit track on mast in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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.…"
Aug 12, 2016
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to GaryG's discussion B40 jib upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Aug 3, 2016
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to sam's discussion buzz from the bow in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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. Bruce"
May 24, 2016
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Mike Brown's discussion Shower Sump Back Flushing in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike, 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…"
Apr 12, 2016
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Vedat Midilli's discussion Bow roller compatibility in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Feb 29, 2016
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Vedat Midilli's discussion Bow roller compatibility in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I put a 60 lb. mansion on my B-40 two years ago and it fit perfectly. The only problem was I needed to use a boat hook to turn the anchor around on occasion, it it came up sideways or backwards."
Feb 29, 2016
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to sam's discussion water in sump near shaft packing gland in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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"
Jan 26, 2015
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Dave Shore's discussion AIS Program in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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."
Jan 17, 2015
Bruce Bogdanoff left a comment for Larry Witty
"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…"
Jan 16, 2015
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Justin Clarke's discussion Dolphin Beneteau 371525 Charger in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Dec 9, 2014
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion CIRCUIT BREAKER - 12V OUTLET - OCEANIS 43 (EURO) in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Open the panel and look for a 1 amp fuse. It is located to the left of the wire plugs and below the two Ted 10 amp fuses. That's it."
Dec 9, 2014

Profile Information

Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
Wilmington, DE
About Me:
Sailing since 1964. I have owned a Morgan 25, 28, C&C 29, Morgan 36 N/M, Beneteau 40, 2011 and now an Oceanis 45.
Current location:
Eastern Coast of the U.S.
Destinations visited:
Halifax, NS., Bermuda, New England, Florida, Bahamas
Looking to:
Caribbean

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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"There's no circling on the 40/43 winches. It's simply a screw off collar. WD40 and a heavier hammer should get the job done."
Jun 12
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Jun 12
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike. I did use a light hammer but I do have heavier ones at work and I did use WD40. As for a disengagement pin, I didn't see one when I looked down in the top of the winch. I did see a small circular pattern in the bottom that I…"
Jun 12
Frank & Donna left a comment for Mike Brown
"Thanks Mike, however I have tightened both attachments and if you grab the track in the middle you can move it side to side making the noise. I took it apart, slid the track forward to add tape to both side of the boom, than careful slid the track…"
Jun 12
Mike Brown left a comment for Frank & Donna
"Frank your comment didn't show up in the discussions on the 40/43 site. It's simply a comment on your page. Not sure if others will see it. For what it's worth I don't have the problem on our boat. There are two pieces of…"
Jun 11
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I can't imagine anything in the winch top that would bend. Other than the electric drive and a disengagement pin that activates when the winch handle is inserted the winch is the same as the others. It sounds like the collar is jammed due to…"
Jun 11
Wayne added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch

Took care of the lint build up on the fridge condensers and the leaky shower sump this weekend. Then went to the electric cabin top winch to disassemble, clean and lube only to find the top cap wouldn't unscrew. It should have by light tapping with a screwdriver but to no avail.So I stepped it up a notch with a brass drift and screwdriver and again, no go. I then tried a steel drift and the cap never moved in the slightest. It is as if it was secured with permanent Lock Tite.Now when I say its…See More
Jun 11
Frank & Donna commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'm having a knocking from the boom while sailing. The track on top of the boom is loose, but it can't be tightened any further. Has anyone else had this problem, if so has anyone found a solution"
Jun 11
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