"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)…"
"Make sure you inspect the forward edge of pawls when you remove them. This is the edge that engages the teeth on the inside of the winch drum. Their job is to prevent the drum from spinning backwards. If they're worn they'll slip…"
"The same thing applies to the primary winches. Depending on conditions I sometimes use 4 wraps rather than 3. My buddy that sells Beneteau, Catalina and Jeanneau tells me he's seen the fingers break off. In any case I'm always alert to any…"
"Yep my boat is 8 years old, fresh water use only until last Aug, decommissioned for three years and the grease inside was more like a sticky paraffin wax if there is such a thing. Totally unacceptable. "
"That's it Sam! I recall the main luff a tad loose while sailing, threw maybe three wraps on the drum and pulled it tight. Afterwards, it was jammed.
On a side I remember saying to myself "I shouldn't have done that while under…"
"Wayne, thanks for the update. You must have really put some pressure on that arm for it to flex that much. Glad to hear you got it apart and serviced. As an FYI next time use an appropriately sized piece of hardwood as the drift. Or lay the wood…"