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Donizetti added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Shower tap removal

Hi all,Anyone removed the shower tap on their boat? It seems like I did not do a good job winterizing the thing... Now I gotta change it.When I activate the water pump, it leaks big time...Any tips appreciated!Thanks in advance,Don.See More
Jun 15, 2015
Donizetti replied to Donizetti's discussion Performance tips in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I got myself an asymmetric spinnaker from Neil Pryde with a dousing sock (must!). That almost doubles the speed in light air (4-8 knots), providing I have an acceptable wind…"
Jun 26, 2014
James Taylor replied to Donizetti's discussion Performance tips in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Spinnaker maybe?"
Jun 26, 2014
GaryG replied to Donizetti's discussion Performance tips in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I would like to improve the light air performance of my B40 with furling main.  I am giving thought to upgrading the jib to better quality and maybe increase to 150%.  Don't believe there's much to be gained from upgrading the…"
Jun 23, 2014
foster replied to Donizetti's discussion Performance tips in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Ed, I am now in the process of changing for  adjustable backstays. I am reluctant to go for inverses Y setup since it will interfere with the bimini that we use a lot in the med. Would you have pictures of your adjustable backstay. The…"
Feb 19, 2014
Mark and Karen replied to Donizetti's discussion Adding Simrad NAIS-400 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We fitted an AIS have a look here http://www.yachtconosur.com/ais-install.html Different AIS unit but not a bad job to do really. Hardest thing is getting the wiring back to the chart plotter and the AIS GPS areal was a bit tight at 10M Great bit of…"
Feb 9, 2014
Donizetti replied to Peter Obetz's discussion Tips on adding radar to Bene 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"It was already intalled when I bought the boat (B40 2008). Now I'm looking to add AIS as a complement to the radar."
Feb 9, 2014
Donizetti replied to Peter Obetz's discussion Tips on adding radar to Bene 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mine is mounted at half mast. No issue so far, except that the genoa (140%) sometimes get stuck between the radome and the mast when tacking. I will add a guard around it this year. I hope this will take care of the issue. Good luck! Don."
Feb 7, 2014
Donizetti added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Adding Simrad NAIS-400

Hi folks,I'm interested in buying the Simrad NAIS-400 and the NSPL splitter to integrate with existing Raymarine e80 MFD.Anyone has experience with this?Thanks a lot!Don.See More
Feb 2, 2014
AJL replied to Donizetti's discussion Performance tips in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi to all. I'm just getting time to go through some of the discussions. I'm still getting to know my b40. We were out one day with 21-22kts, gusting to about25,we had jib cars all the way back, furled jib and main to just past second reef…"
Nov 10, 2013
Donizetti replied to GaryG's discussion Downwind sail in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Gary,   I added an asymnetrical spinnaker last year and I'm pretty happy about it. ATN sock, 913.97 sq feet tri-radial 1.5 oz Ripstop nylon from NeilPryde sails for something around 2300$ total.   Easy sailing with my wife and me…"
Aug 8, 2013
Fred McNeil replied to Donizetti's discussion Diesel odors in aft cabin after motoring in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I used to hear them in my other boat just as you stated above but I just finished tearing up the aft bunk area to install an inverter and run the electricals and no fans in my boat.. Just duct. I doubt they'll do anything about it at…"
Jul 30, 2013
Donizetti replied to GaryG's discussion Quality Contol Issues in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Gary, on the engine hour meter issue, I had the same behavior. Then, I noticed that the key was at the "off" position even if the engine was running. (Probably switched by accident...) When turning it back to the "on"…"
Jul 29, 2013
Donizetti replied to Donizetti's discussion Diesel odors in aft cabin after motoring in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike, after checking the diesel smell from the filler, it's definitely not diesel, so probably exhaust fumes. I do hear a fan, but not sure if I hear both fans. Will check and post back. Thanks again!"
Jul 28, 2013
Mike Brown replied to Donizetti's discussion Diesel odors in aft cabin after motoring in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Fred yes we do have fans. You can hear them when you turn on the key prior to actually starting the engine. You can also see them but you have to crawl back into the compartment aft of the Port locker. Not much you can do about the exhaust fumes…"
Jul 28, 2013
Fred McNeil replied to Donizetti's discussion Diesel odors in aft cabin after motoring in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike,   You have fans on your ducting? Did you add them as I have no fans at all on our 43. I thought it was strange since my prior boat was a 331 and had an exhaust fan. Regarding the smell when motoring down wind, we get situations where…"
Jul 28, 2013

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Dave Shore replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike. I will give it a try"
May 17
Mike Brown replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I use cordovan shoe polish on mine and it's a pretty close match."
May 17
Dave Shore added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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B43 wheel leather

Does anyone know what the actual color of the wheel covering is? Mine needs a little T&C, some leather dye, not sure if its dark red or something else? Want to match it first try.ThanksSee More
May 17
Luis Vieira de Sá replied to sam's discussion fuel gauge accuracy in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello, 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 b)…"
May 16
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
May 10
James Taylor replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
May 10
sam replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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!…"
May 9
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