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Mike Brown left a comment for GaryG
"Gary, I saw your email about the swim platform hose but couldn't find a way to link to it so here goes. There are a few ways to get not that area but you'll need to be a contortionist to fit. The first is through the rope locker. I'd…"
Jul 5
Mike Brown replied to GaryG's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We have a 55lb Rocna on our 43 and it fits just fine, sets quickly 99% of the time and holds like a rock. I use a double line bridle made up of 5/8" 3 strand and a chain gripper plate. On those times where it doesn't set immediately I just…"
Jan 23
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
Peter Obetz replied to GaryG's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"we have a Rocna and it fits fine and absolutlely love the anchor.  Occasionally it will tip upside down when raising it into the roller  but a boathook is easy to flip and get in up and secure."
Jan 23
GaryG added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Anchor upgrade

I would like advice on upgrading my anchor to a Mantus or Rocna anchor on my B40. Do they fit on the anchor roller? Do they perform as advertised?
Jan 23
Mike Brown replied to GaryG's discussion adjustable jib sheet leads in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"While I haven't done it yet Garhauer makes a kit that attaches to the existing genoa car track. If I recall correctly they charge app $250 for it. Look them up on the web. Mike October Moon"
Dec 7, 2016
GaryG added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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adjustable jib sheet leads

I am considering a new jib for my B40.  To improve light air performance, I may go to 145% or 150% which means I will need to be able to reef more easily as the wind pipes up.  Has anyone added adjustable jib sheet tracks?See More
Nov 27, 2016
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Sep 26, 2016
James Taylor replied to GaryG's discussion B40 jib upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Bruce Congrats on upgrading to the B45! Have any photo's? We sailed to St Pete last winter. Fantastic destination! Visited Sarasota, Venice (Crowes Nest has great restaurant), Siesta Key, Charlotte Harbor, Sannibel Island and Marco Island. We…"
Aug 4, 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
GaryG added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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B40 jib upgrade

with an SA/D of barely 16, I am looking at ways to increase light air performance.  Don't think there's much room to improve the furling main, but an upgrade to the 140% jib looks like it could help.  Either upping the size to 145 or 150, going to a higher quality and construction jib, or both.We have no interest in adding a spinnaker Would like to hear from any suggestionsSee More
Aug 1, 2016
GaryG replied to sam's discussion battery life in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike, How do you access the coils?  I believe the freezer coils are somewhere under the stove, but what about the fridge? Can you get behind the fridge? Gary G Serenade"
Jan 15, 2016
Justin Clarke replied to GaryG's discussion Holding tank odors in the group Beneteau Corner
"Hi, I know this is an old thread but does anyone have any info on the conversion to fresh water flush for a Oceania 40?"
Dec 16, 2014
Mike Brown replied to GaryG's discussion Navionics Platinum Plus in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I agree Platinum just isn't worth the extra bucks. I went with a Gold last year when I needed expanded area coverage."
Sep 18, 2014
GaryG replied to GaryG's discussion Navionics Platinum Plus in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Got it. Thanks.  I was hoping to find presentation similar to the Navionics iPad app, but the Platimun plus is a generation behind the iPad app, and not worth the cost, in my opinion"
Sep 10, 2014
Mike Brown replied to GaryG's discussion Navionics Platinum Plus in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"If it's like the older Platinum chip you have to look for the mark on the map then access it like normal. The photos should have a little camera icon, the tides a T and the currents a C. I now have a Gold chip which doesn't have the photos…"
Aug 7, 2014

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At 11:14pm on July 5, 2017, Mike Brown said…
Gary, I saw your email about the swim platform hose but couldn't find a way to link to it so here goes. There are a few ways to get not that area but you'll need to be a contortionist to fit. The first is through the rope locker. I'd try this one first as you may be able to reach the hose and fitting with a little luck. Another way may be to remove the cockpit speaker that sits right in front of it. You may be able to reach in from there. A third option is to go in through the cockpit locker. There's a plywood panel that sits on the aft bulkhead that pops out easily. Crawling in that area is not easy but may be an option. Last but not least is through the propane locker. You'll need to remove the liner the tanks sit in to do so. Note that you'll likely have to disconnect the drain hose that's on the underside of the tank which means crawling in through that plywood panel as mentioned above. Probably the solenoid wires too. BTW make sure you run some pink antifreeze through it come fall when you winterize or you'll likely get to do the job again. Good luck.
Mike
At 12:49pm on March 23, 2013, Bruce Bogdanoff said…

As soon as i get to the boat, I will send you a few pics. Although the fuel and electrical wiring are now hidden under hte floor in the port cockpit locker.

At 4:24am on July 17, 2011, Mark and Karen said…

Hi Gary

Sorry, obvious mistake on my part there, have a look atwww.yachtconosur.com under modifications.

The unit took less than a couple of hours to fit but you do need to take a couple of things with you in the way of tools, however the most important will be the cleaning agent.

Any questions feel free to ping me an email on crew@yachtconosur.com too

Mark and Karen

yacht ConoSur

 
 
 

Latest Activity

Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I use a bridle set up for a snubber which works well. We do swing at anchor and either side of the bridle takes the load. Lots of options and opinions out there. Pick the one you feel comfortable with and use it every time you anchor. BTW once…"
Wednesday
Mike Brown replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Paste"
Wednesday
Dave Shore replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"It's a paste, comes in the old shoe polish can."
Tuesday
Wayne replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Is that paste or liquid?"
Tuesday
James Taylor replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We carry 100ft 3/8 ht chain spliced to 150ft of  rode with original 45lb Delta quickset anchor  . Have not drug since installing chain. In my humble opinion, proper scope is as important as ground tackle.  Addition of  height,…"
Monday
Frank & Donna added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Fresh water flush

Has anyone changed to fresh water flush. If so, exactly what parts were needed. I have look online for a Jabsco fresh water flush kit, but can't seem to find the necessary parts. Any help and pics would be a great help. Thanks
Monday
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peter, thank you for your input.  Last night I ordered the 55lb Rocna and 200' of 3/8"HT chain for peace of mind. (I hope that's 3/8"chain on my 40's windlass) So, there will be no weak links in the system. Now I will…"
Jul 14
Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I went thru this same thought process about a year ago.  After quite a bit of research I decided on the peace of mind of not introducing a "weak" link into the system.  Some people advocate taking the the coupling link to a…"
Jul 14
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