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James Taylor replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for reply. Salt water + urine = calcification along with dead seacritter buildup/blockage equates to blocked pipes! Even though our B43 has never flushed seawater I maintained original equipment in place but totally disconnected (thru hull…"
May 10
James Taylor replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Sam Thanks for the photo. Our boat is also 9 years old but so far so good, no smells. My question for you is;  Are you using seawater or, on board fresh-water ( from tank) for flushing? We installed a Jabsco fresh water flush system on our…"
May 9
James Taylor replied to GaryG's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Forgot to mention we have 150ft of rode attached to 100ft of 3/8ht chain for total of 250 ft ground tackle."
Jan 30
James Taylor replied to GaryG's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We use original 44 pound plow that came with boat. Added 100ft 3/8 ht chain in 2010. This setup has proven very reliable and we have not drug since 2010. This set up has held in numerous weather systems with high winds from Martha's Vinyard Ma…"
Jan 24
James Taylor replied to sam's discussion Refrigerator condensation in cabinet in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike How about snapping a few photo's to share with us once you start, if you have time? Like you, the freezer is the bane of our existence at anchor. It is the #1 power consumer and anything that might improve its efficiency would be welcome."
Dec 15, 2016
James Taylor replied to sam's discussion Refrigerator condensation in cabinet in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Not 100% sure of this but I think there are screws just inside refrigerator door that secure refrigerator to cabinet. Once you open the refrigerator door you "may" see a few white tabs on bottom/top/sides. Under these tabs is where I think…"
Dec 11, 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
James Taylor replied to sam's discussion buzz from the bow in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"When we were in Massachusetts last year I noticed a electronic syncopated sound  in cabins below on our  boat as we were at anchor. Looked all over the boat, could not find a thing. Once we left the anchorage sound stopped. This past…"
May 31, 2016
James Taylor replied to Mike Brown's discussion Shower Sump Back Flushing in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"not having the issue yet but it sounds like the drain line (s) are becoming clogged from usage. not sure how to clean the line but you are b43#1, you'll figure it out.. Once you complete it let us know how to do it. I would start at the…"
Apr 12, 2016
James Taylor replied to Mike Brown's discussion Temperature Compensating Valve Failure in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"This is to John Hanrahan reference floor boards. Beneteau sells those floor boards individually. You can go the the Beneteau USA parts site and look up schematic for floor boards. Each individual board should be available."
Mar 13, 2016
James Taylor replied to Mike Brown's discussion Temperature Compensating Valve Failure in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds good Mike!"
Mar 1, 2016
James Taylor replied to Mike Brown's discussion Temperature Compensating Valve Failure in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike Last month I visited "Sailorman" in Ft Lauderdale. They had a Force 10 hot water heater with the "Hi Temp" bypass system. Not sure how old that unit was but they had one. James"
Feb 29, 2016
James Taylor replied to sam's discussion battery life in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Oh yeah, forgot to mention battery monitor. The stock panel voltage panel is basically worthless in determining battery condition unless you've let the batteries sit idle for hours. Purchase a good battery monitor. It is vital for being up to…"
Feb 3, 2016
James Taylor replied to sam's discussion battery life in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Sam Congrats on the long life of your batteries. May 2008 our B43 came equipped with 2 Dekka 4d Agms that are rated for 198ah's of service for a total house bank of  pretty close to 400ah (396ah). Engine battery was Dekka Group…"
Feb 3, 2016
James Taylor replied to Larry Witty's discussion B43 Inverter Buzzing/humming noise in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I looked at the Beneteau USA site under electrical and did not see the transfer switch on your boat in their images of factory installed equipment ( see below) so I'm assuming the transfer switch was installed as a part of the inverter…"
Nov 18, 2015
James Taylor replied to Chris's discussion Quiet-Flush Electric Toilet Repair in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We own US built 2008 B43. I have replaced the joker valve in salon head twice. Easiest method, 1st, flush lots of fresh water through the system. Disconnect the plumbing waste line from elbow. Remove bolts holding toilet in place. Remove toilet.…"
Jul 13, 2015

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At 8:45am on September 13, 2010, Mike Brown said…
Spent all Sunday afternoon cleaning water out of the bilge, repairing a broken wire (poor crimp by Benny factory boys) to the bilge pump then cleaning everything up. Decided it was time to rebed the shower sump so went to work on that. You're right it was poorly sealed and I could see evidence of water once I lifted the sump out. Thought I was in good shape until I turned on the Dehumidifier right before heading home. Seems the latest source of bilge water is coming from the heat exchanger coil on the cabin AC compressor. Shut down the units, closed the seacock and went home as it was 9PM. Heading back tomorrow to try and find the source of the leak. As I've said I love the boat but she sure needs a lot of TLC to keep her going. I'll let you know what I find.
At 9:55pm on September 23, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Glad you like the pics. You looked good sitting there.

Yes you're right the electric pump can't get the hose emptied so the joker valve becomes critical. We've been using vinegar in the aft toilet but it was time for a new valve. My dealer's service mgr said people are using, with some success, silicone dialectric grease on them. I applied some to the new valve so time will tell if it helps. I also plan on continuing to use vinegar a couple of times a month. As I mentioned before I plan on converting both toilets to fresh water flush which will help reduce odors. We'll do a good flush prior to leaving the boat for the week so any backfill should be realtively clean fresh water and not stink up the head compartment.

I'm almost afraid to mention it but all of our gauges seem to be accurate. Some times the water tanks will misread but for the most part they work fine. I make a habit of estimating how much fuel we'll take based on the guage then compare it to the actual gals taken on. Again so far it seems to be OK.

We too have had a few problems but just love the boat. She's gorgeous above and below decks and we receive a lot of compliments on her. Not to mention how well she sails and the speeds we see.
At 9:10pm on September 23, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Yes I should be able to share it with Sam. He may see it on his own as I believe the comments are public.
At 5:42pm on September 23, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Forgot to answer your starting questions. No we have not and she starts better than our cars do. As for the chain I'm picking it up this Friday on the way down to the boat. Hopefully I'll get it spliced on this weekend. I have some plumbing work to do if the parts make it here by then. The bowl seal on one of the toilets leaks. We stopped using it and have the O Ring coming. We're also going to convert the toilets to fresh water flush. BTW read my note on the fuse Beneteau places on the house battery positive post.
At 5:29pm on September 23, 2009, Mike Brown said…
James, I posted the pictures of RaJean for you.
Mike
 
 
 

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Dave Shore replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike. I will give it a try"
May 17
Mike Brown replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I use cordovan shoe polish on mine and it's a pretty close match."
May 17
Dave Shore added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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B43 wheel leather

Does anyone know what the actual color of the wheel covering is? Mine needs a little T&C, some leather dye, not sure if its dark red or something else? Want to match it first try.ThanksSee More
May 17
Luis Vieira de Sá replied to sam's discussion fuel gauge accuracy in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello, It was almost 6 years that I participated in the discussions about water and fuel level indicators in this forum. Only this winter I had a go on it. In particular I made the following: a) installed 10-180 ohms sensors in the 2 water tanks b)…"
May 16
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, wow that's some serious blockage. Like James we too flush with fresh water. And like James haven't had any issues with hose blockage (that we know of) or odor. Actually we find our biggest source of odor in the heads come from the…"
May 10
James Taylor replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for reply. Salt water + urine = calcification along with dead seacritter buildup/blockage equates to blocked pipes! Even though our B43 has never flushed seawater I maintained original equipment in place but totally disconnected (thru hull…"
May 10
sam replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"James, we use saltwater when offshore. Otherwise we use a freshwater flush. The design is such that whatever is in the line sits between the top of the holding tank and the joker valve. Over time, stuff builds up. Amazed at what a human can produce!…"
May 9
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