"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.
Yes I thought my backstays were loose as well and paid a rigger to to check tensions and inspect all fittings. To my surprise he informed me the person who stepped my mast did a perfect job of tensions and rigging and made no changes. Of…"
"We are retiring next year and plan to sail to Alaska sometime next summer. Is anyone interested in a Cascade rendezvous. Somewhere on the west coast? If not next year maybe the year after. We are going to be headed south to…"
I have a 2008 B40 that a similar problem. On my boat the prop shaft tube exits the hull with only a bead of caulking to keep water from seeping along the tube and entering the boat. Beneteau told the marina that this is the indicator that the…"
"Chris - I ordered the service kit the day you replied. When I installed the new parts, I couldn't see any damage to the old valves or diaphragm, so I was skeptical, but worked like a charm!
Thanks for your help!
I have a seeping type leak near where the shaft exits my B43 behind the engine. The leak is not coming from the volvo seal, it puddles underneath the shaft and fills this area with saltwater after about two days. I have read a few posts on other sites about water leaking in from where the shaft exits the hull. Does anyone have any info on this. Going to call Beneteau tomorrow.Thanks DaveSee More