"Thanks for the heads up. We had an issue with our rudder post this past year on our 2011 Beneteau 40 with the bracket loosening and slipping down the post to the point where we lost steerage at sea. I would be very interested in the modification you…"
"I have ordered a Martec Mark III folding prop for our 2011 B40 (hull #189) - should receive it tomorrow and then I will be able to comment on performance.
My issue was in getting the proper information from Beneteau so the correct prop could be…"
"We also have a 2011 B40 (Hull #189) - our start battery is isolated from the house bank and there is no crossover. It makes sense to me, and I have never had the start battery compromised. Starts first time every time!"
"We purchased a 2011 B40 - first one off the production line this year. We love the boat, but have had a couple of issues. First, we ordered the classic main. That is fine in itself, but there were big issues with it coming down after a day of…"
"Thanks Jeff. I will go back to Beneteau since our boat is only 6 months old and this has been a problem. North suggested that the problem was that the track on the US Spar mast was designed to take Selden slides but they did not work effectively in…"
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We finally did get a resolution to our main going up/down issue. Beneteau added a slide system to our boat from Tides Marine. This included the slide itself that is…"
"Hi Brian, ours was not a crossed halyard problem - see below:
We finally did get a resolution to our main going up/down issue. Beneteau added a slide system to our boat from Tides Marine. This included the slide itself that is custom fit to your…"
"We finally did get a resolution to our main going up/down issue. Beneteau added a slide system to our boat from Tides Marine. This included the slide itself that is custom fit to your mast track and inserted with the mast in place. Then batt cars…"
"We have had the same problem with our 40 after purchasing a North Main. Looking at the slides supplied by Neil Pryde and those from North, the North slides are shorter and have more "rocker" which causes them to articulate when going…"
"I had a similar problem but with the jib halyard. It turned out that the halyard was led up to the sheave but on the aft side it was routed over a piece of the aluminum casting and down the through the mast. I was a pain to bring the jib…"
"Well, after many opinions and suggestions the problem has been resoled. Once we installed a Tides Marine Track System the mainsail now goes up and comes down exactly as advertised. I highly recommend this system to resolve anything related to sail…"
"I am not sure if you are having the same problems I had before with mine main sail. Was very difficult to bring it down and the problem was a small piece of wind tails that was stuck, was very difficult to find it.
I agree with Geoff,
Has anyone changed the traditional main to a full batten with cars ? My Elvstroem sails from july 2007 are starting to be hard to flatten over 20 knts of true wind. I have an additional staysail but I am thinking…"
"You can try a silicone spray "Sail Kote" in the mast groove. If it is really stuck there must be a problem with the reel of the halyard at the top of the mast.
A lot of the reels are of poor quality.
First, I see you have a new 2011 model. This is a warranty issue and you should be in contact with the dealer and have them come and check out your rig.
Secondly, Bob at Neil Pryde (assuming you have an American model)…"
"My hose clamps also needed tightening last year after I overheated the engine after an impeller failure. I assumed it was because the hose expanded or the clamp was not tightened properly when the boat was built.
Final-Lee Ben. 40, hull 182"
I recently found water in the sump aft of the engine under the packing gland. Of course my first suspicion was the Volvo gland, but turns out that the water was coming from the entry to the water lift muffler. Tightening both hose clamps stopped the leak. I had never checked those clamps before as they were a bit out of the way, but I suggest that its worth the effort. I found that the aft wood partition on the engine compartment was easy to remove / replace and enhanced access. Took the…See More
Metaphorically I am sailing on. My life has taken a turn down a new road. To encompass all that is going on Sea Knots might be limiting. Then again, the transition to sassea.blogspot.com is like sailing upwind against a current. It is as confusing as learning to sail. You might remember those days. Learning the foibles of a foreign language. Multiple meaning words like tack and phrases like 'fall off' were a bit mind boggling.Perhaps there is a closer resemblance to transiting from Sea Knots…See More
Hope all's well with you so far in this new year, 2015. I might start checking SK's a little more regularly now that some of the 'usual suspects' are checking in again. Sent you a hello on Yahoo Messenger…"