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PIPE DREAM
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  • Bournemouth, Dorset
  • United Kingdom
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PIPE DREAM and CAN DRAC are now friends
Dec 23, 2009
PIPE DREAM updated their profile
Dec 22, 2009
CAN DRAC left a comment for PIPE DREAM
"So good to hear from you, Gordon! What are you still doing in Lagos? Don't be shy, come on in to the Med. We're throwing a party!"
Aug 14, 2009
PIPE DREAM was featured
Aug 14, 2009
PIPE DREAM commented on CAN DRAC's blog post Trapped by the magic of Sicily
"Lovely to read your blog. I still have video of the splendid drinks party aboard Cran Drac in Lagos, hope to catch up with you sometime. Gordon/Pipe Dream"
Aug 14, 2009
PIPE DREAM is now a member of SeaKnots
Aug 14, 2009

Profile Information

Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
Chichester
About Me:
Retired Orthopaedic Surgeon. YM. radio ham.
Current location:
Lagos, Portugal
Destinations visited:
Continental Europe, Whitsundays, Florida, Circum UK 2005, ARC 2006, Caribbean cruising 3 years, ARCE 2009
Looking to:
Having a rest!

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At 4:27pm on August 14, 2009, CAN DRAC said…
So good to hear from you, Gordon! What are you still doing in Lagos? Don't be shy, come on in to the Med. We're throwing a party!
 
 
 

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Peter Obetz replied to Christopher Gaver's discussion Single bilge pump and standing water in engine compartment in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"for what is worth, just make sure that the antifreeze you are seeing is from a spill with winerization process.  I noticed some in the same place on our 2008.  I chalked it up to possibly overfilling the antifreeze, however it occurred…"
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Christopher Gaver replied to Christopher Gaver's discussion Single bilge pump and standing water in engine compartment in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Bruce/Mike - thank you very much for the responses... I needed a 'reason' for the lack of the bilge pump and what you said makes complete sense.  This should take some of the urgency out of the surveyor's…"
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Mike Brown replied to Christopher Gaver's discussion Single bilge pump and standing water in engine compartment in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Chris, the 43 is a great boat and I'm sure you'll enjoy it should you finalize the purchase. As you took notice of the sump below the engine does not drain to the bilge. My understanding is that it's designed that way so as to prevent…"
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Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Christopher Gaver's discussion Single bilge pump and standing water in engine compartment in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"The boat has two bilge pumps, one electric and one manual. On my 40, I replaced the original pump with a Rule 2000 and a check valve. The original pump would always lose its prime. The engine bilge does not drain into the main bilge in case of an…"
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Christopher Gaver added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Single bilge pump and standing water in engine compartment

I'm brand new to this group and almost a new owner of a 2008 Beneteau 43.  I have spent time reading nearly every discussion and post in this group in preparation for making the offer and understanding the boat.  It is clear that this group is extremely knowledgeable and willing to help.  I hope I don't overstay my welcome with questions...Here is my first one and it came up during the pre-purchase survey.  The boat had antifreeze (winterization/pink) in the bilge beneath the engine and then it…See More
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Christopher Gaver joined CAN DRAC's group
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Beneteau 40 & 43

A place to exchange thoughts, ideas and discussions about the Beneteau/Oceanis 40 and 43 models.
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