"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)…"
"Simo, see my reply to the original post. There are a lot of items in the steering system that can cause heavy steering. Ensure everything is properly adjusted and lubricated before you do any major work on the rudder bearings.
"I haven't see any recommendations on rudder bearing replacement. You may want to discuss the issue with your local Beneteau dealer service manger.
As for what you've identified I'll share my thoughts.
As I mentioned before we…"
"Hi Mike, thanks for the input!
Are there any rough guidelines for when the bearings need replacing? What is too much play? it seems a hard question to answer!
we've been sailing full time for the last 3 years and just recently I noticed slight…"
"I'm a bit surprised you need to replace the bearings on an 2008. I've not heard of any issues other than early model 43s required a brace be installed at the quadrant. Actually the issue was discovered by Franc who happens to own and run…"
Has anyone replaced the rudder bearings on a beneteau 40 2008/9? If someone has done this job could they please tell me what the part numbers are for both the bronze upper and lower bearing sleeves and also for the nylon thrust washers. The jefa? rudder shaft diameter is 60mm.I have !ooked on the beneteau spare parts website without success.Also I am trying to find the workshop notes for rep!acing the bearings as I know with the oceanis 411 the bottom bearing is glued (3M 5200) in but I don't…See More