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Tac Failure on Ben 40

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Bogdanoff Aug 15, 2014. 1 Reply

Over the past two years we have experienced an intermittent failure of our Tac on the Ben 40. Essentially, during a long motor sail, the tac stops reading and bounces around at the bottom of the…Continue

Tac Failure on Ben 40

Started Jun 24, 2014 0 Replies

Over the past two years we have experienced an intermittent failure of our Tac on the Ben 40. Essentially, during a long motor sail, the tac stops reading and bounces around at the bottom of the…Continue

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Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Ed English's discussion Tac Failure on Ben 40
"Check you wiring harness on the back of the engine panel. Pull the connectors apart and together several times to remove corrosion. The spray with WD 40 or electronics cleaner. I the put an electrical Dielectric grease  on the connectors before…"
Aug 15, 2014
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Jun 24, 2014
Ed English replied to foster's discussion Rear pulpit fixation broken in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We have run a one inch ss tube from the stern pulpit near the ourboard bracket to the swim step. This enables us to put an outboard onto the bracket without stressing the pulpit and provide a solid handhold for landing with dingies,…"
Aug 5, 2013
Ed English replied to GaryG's discussion B40 PHRF in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Our Ben 40 rates 123 in PHRF in the NW and about 140+ for non flying sails. Annapolis also has boats rated. Your raters have access to the national data base, so they are choosing to be obtuse. Ed "orange blossom special""
Aug 2, 2013
Ed English replied to William Dill's discussion tender for 2008 B40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We use a 10' Achilles inflatable. It can be easily lashed down without obstructing any thing. It has stayed secured through high winds and big seas during passages. We also built a motor bracket in the stern locker for carrying the engine when…"
Jan 15, 2013
Ed English replied to William Dill's discussion Beneteau 40 fuel level sensor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We have the same problem on hull 193 and the dealer expressed surprise and then suggested a new $700 VDO guage may solve the problem Our tank read 3/4 full and after filling it remained at 3/4 full. After using it for awhile it bounced up to 7/8…"
Sep 10, 2012
Ed English replied to sam's discussion mainsheet traveller upstand block in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, we replaced the fiddle on the traveller car with a triple, added a single with a becket, and replaced the existing two singles on the mast. All replacements were Harken bearing blocks. This gave us better performance and increased purchase. Ed"
Jun 25, 2012
Ed English replied to sam's discussion mainsheet traveller upstand block in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, We had our lewmar blocks freeze on our mainsheet system and replaced the lot with high end harken (75'a). In addition, we changed the configuration by adding a single with a becket to achieve a 5 to 1 purchase. The main actually works…"
Jun 24, 2012
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Mar 31, 2012
Ed English replied to sam's discussion LED lights for overhead in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I understand there is some thing called "color rendition" that affects how things will look under LED's. Someone I know used a "92" rendition bulb to achieve a brighter affect. That would probably be the "hot"…"
Nov 26, 2011
Ed English replied to Donizetti's discussion Performance tips in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I just started to follow this thread and appreciate the views. I am Ed English and have owned and raced many Beneteaus over the years (35s7, 42s7, and 36.7) before purchasing the B40 to cruise. But like most of you, I can not let go of the need for…"
Nov 26, 2011
Ed English replied to Jeff Shukis's discussion Looking for details/pictures of the B40 staysail and backstay adjuster options in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Jeff, We worked with a rigger to install an adjustable backstay. I'll take some pictures, but essentially we ran a single wire down about 25 feet and then put a turning block through which we ran some high tech line (dyneema) to a Seldon…"
Aug 4, 2011
Ed English replied to Pieter Wybro's discussion Engine not charging batteries in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Judy and I just came back from 2 weeks of cruising and I had the same question about our batteries. We have not put a meter on them. I suspect that one problem is that our 40 was supplied with an 85 amp alternator but a standard…"
Jul 7, 2011
Ed English replied to Paul Streicher's discussion Beneteau 40 asymmetrical spinnaker tack attachment in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Paul, we attached a ss bar from the stem fitting to above the anchor roller with an offset to center it for flying the asym on our B40. See the attached photo. Ed"
Jun 8, 2011
Ed English replied to foster's discussion Custom sails in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We changed out the main on our 40. We purchased the North 3DL Marathon main (kevlar/carbon) and have found it really improves light air performance. We have also modified the lazy jack system so that it can be pulled forward when under sail. We then…"
Apr 6, 2011

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Black Trim Paint Running

Good day everyone,I have Hull #39 OC43, looking for any wisdom from the group.The black paint trim on the salon and deck windows rubs off and runs on the deck which means cleaning the deck almost impossible.  Has anyone had any experience with this and any solution.Thanks for your help,JohnSee More
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