"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.
- Forward Head shower
- Shower hose (made of rubber w/ re-inforced woven…"
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
"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…"
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.
"We fitted an AIS have a look here
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…"
"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.
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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"…"
"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.
"As Chris mentioned there's a rebuild kit available for the pump. The kit has a new pump bellows as well as a check valve. Both should resolve your back flow issue.
I agree it seems rather odd that someone wired the toilet pump to the engine…"
Hi All - I'm the proud new owner of an '11 B40. 2 cabin model with 54hp yanmar, furling main. Have had the boat for a few weeks now and about 120 miles of sailing (and motoring). Love it, but I have a few questions about wiring, rig tuning, plumbing, etc. and I'm hoping to find one or some of you to help.1. The shower sump pump will run once the water level activates the float switch, pump the sump dry (kind of a pulsing suction, not smooth like the bilge pump), then enough water will flow…See More
I am having problems with my Teleflex engine control. It works fine controlling the throttle, mooves smoothly. But when the tranny is engaged the lever is very hard to move past 10:00 inf orwrd, or 2:00 in reverse. Once it passes that point it moves smoothly. And going from forwrd to reverse is especially difficult. I have a 2012 B40 with a Yanmar 53hp diesel.Any ideas?See More
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