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Robert Squire replied to Luis Vieira de Sa's discussion Rigging ropes for Oceanis 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"hi this rope must be 10mm"
Sep 16
Luis Vieira de Sa added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Rigging ropes for Oceanis 40

Hello,I have already replaced some sheets of my sailboat (2010). At this moment I need to replace the rope that supports the boom. It is a relatively thin line with a 8 mm diameter. I would like to know which type of rope I should use in this case. Also, I would appreciate if anyone knows the needed length. I pretend to place the new rope using the old one as a guide.Kind Regards. Luiswww.vela-navega.comSee More
Sep 15
Luis Vieira de Sa 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
Luis Vieira de Sa replied to sail abroad's discussion Kanzaki KM35P dipstick length? in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello, Thank you Bob for the advice on the vent cap. Your dipstick looks perfect! Regards, Luis"
Jan 3
Luis Vieira de Sa replied to sail abroad's discussion Kanzaki KM35P dipstick length? in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello, I am sorry not being able to tell you the measurement you need as I am very far from my boat. Once, I ordered one from a dealer and the piece was longer than the original one, so I returned instead of cutting it. Note that the hight mark is…"
Dec 1, 2016
Luis Vieira de Sa liked sail abroad's discussion Kanzaki KM35P dipstick length?
Oct 26, 2016
Luis Vieira de Sa replied to Mike Brown's discussion Aft Head Shower Sump Leak in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I think the sump is connected to the floor with a kind of silicone. Take extreme care to avoid parts (the screws for example) to fall in the hole once you remove the sump. I placed a towel between the hull and the deck after having a night mare to…"
Oct 26, 2016
Luis Vieira de Sa replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi, Just before my starting battery (six years old) went dead when I was at anchor (that was another story) I was having erratic readings or better saying - the lcd was very difficult to read even during the night. When the new battery was mounted,…"
Sep 25, 2015
Luis Vieira de Sa replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion YANMAR 4JH5E GEAR SELECTION PROBLEMS in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello, I only saw this thread today! I had the same problem last year with my Oceanis 40 2010. In my case it was the reverse that would not engage all the times. I also was suggested to remove and check the gearbox. But it turned out that it was…"
Sep 25, 2015
Robert & Sandy replied to Luis Vieira de Sa's discussion Is the Beneteau 40 & 43 group working fine? in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Could I add the confusion, as mentioned in Luis's message, and advise I continue to receive emails which do not then appear in the main SeaKnots listings. Maybe it is a result of the Northern Hemisphere winter and the lack of activity…"
Jun 16, 2015
Mike Brown replied to Luis Vieira de Sa's discussion Is the Beneteau 40 & 43 group working fine? in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Luis, Im having the same problem with the 40/43 forum. I'll try to send a message to the site manager and see if they can correct it. Mike"
Apr 6, 2015
Mike Brown replied to Luis Vieira de Sa's discussion Is the Beneteau 40 & 43 group working fine? in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Luis, Im having the same problem with the 40/43 forum. I'll try to send a message to the site manager and see if they can correct it. Mike"
Apr 6, 2015
Luis Vieira de Sa added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Is the Beneteau 40 & 43 group working fine?

Hello,I am sorry if my question is non sense but it is strange to me to receive emails from this group and not seeing any refernce to the subject when I login in the site. I paste here an email that explains my confusion!Kind Regards, LuisDear SeaKnots WebmasterI received the email below from John Hanrahan through SeaKnots and,after making login on SeaKnots I could not find his message. I must admit that I have some difficulty in browsing the excellent Beneteau 40 & 43 group. So in order to…See More
Mar 30, 2015
Luis Vieira de Sa replied to Luis Vieira de Sa's discussion Flexible Solar Panels for Beneteau Oceanis 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Peter, I am glad that you found my post informative. At this time of the year, I have the panels and the bimini top at home. I have just took 2 photos. As you can see, I have 4 "corner triangles" made in acrylic. That was the way I…"
Feb 26, 2015
Peter Obetz replied to Luis Vieira de Sa's discussion Flexible Solar Panels for Beneteau Oceanis 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thank you for this most informative post. Two questions, how did you attach the panels to the new acrylic fabric, and how is this working in real world cruising?  I continue to be frustrated by the large draw down from the fridge/freezer…"
Feb 26, 2015
Luis Vieira de Sa commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello, I could not find the original ones. I bougth a pair of Navsound Speakers that could fit in the 11,5cm hole cutout but they started to "distort" just after 1 year of operation. Also they were not "loud" as the originals. So…"
Oct 14, 2014

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Profile Type:
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Homeport:
Figueira da Foz
About Me:
I own a Beneteau 40 since June 2010
Current location:
Aegina, Greece
Destinations visited:
Antibes, Balearics, Corsica, Sardignia, Sicily, Adriatic, Italy, Montenegro, Croacia, Albania and Greece.
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sam added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Yanmar 4JH4AE raw water pump wear plate

I recently changed the wear plate on the raw water pump on the Yanmar. I have about 1675 hours on the engine and the plate showed significant scaring and wear. It was an easy change-out. After removing the impeller the plate simply sits behind it and is easily removed with a dental pick/ bearing pick/ or toothpick. I also added the Speedseal Life cover. Nice device.The wear plate made a difference. Upon startup after an impeller change before changing the wear plate  out, I would sometimes need…See More
Monday
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Larry, that's two of us that wishes you had posted your fix sooner. I just paid over $300 for a new tach, and that was at wholesale cost. I sent a note to James Taylor telling him about your LCD screen fix. Hopefully it works for him as…"
Monday
Larry Witty replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Should have posted my fix earlier. I had the same problem with the tach on my 323 before I bought the 43. I was able to get the hour meter to work on the 323 by following the processes out on the web about cleaning the silicon & the ribbon…"
Monday
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"After trying all the fixes I finally bit the bullet and replaced the entire tach unit. Other than needing to adjust the tachometer for correct engine speed it was an easy repair.  Mike"
Sunday
Luis Vieira de Sa replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Jo, I read the referred to fixes in the other forums and it was strange what people said. For me it looks like a bad contact in the connector as you say. I wrote my experience above (2015) and I must say that came to the previous state that…"
Oct 7
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Oct 7
Jo replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi to everyone, before doing anything that can ruin your tachometer, please try this first that worked for me after having tried everything read on the internet about this problem. I had the same problem with my tachometer/hour meter (yanmar) and…"
Oct 7
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