Hello,In the following article I discuss some problems and possible solutions for water tank monitoring as found in many Beneteaus and Jeanneaus that use a particular kind of VDO panel:http://www.vela-navega.com/index.php/tank-monitorsThe reason I post it here is that it could be useful to other sailorsBest Regards, LuisSee More
Thank you John! I understand your concern about climbing the mast just with the topping lift! I think I have done it some 3 or 4 times. I used 2 safety harnesses so that I was always embraced to the mast with at least one of them. When…"
I'm not sure where I found this but, as you will see, the link is to an Excel spreadsheet that sets-out the specification for all the running rigging on a B40. I guess this is the specification that Beneteau provide to their…"
Thank you John. Yes it is 8mm and grey. I ordered 50 meters of Osculati "Double braid made of high-strength low-elongation polyester" (ref 06.447.08) which is in yellow/blue and has a rupture of 1200 Kgs. I hope that is OK and…"
I'm not sure whether you are a US or European owner but following is the official Beneteau specification for the boom support line (we call this the topping lift). The specification says:
Make and type: Meyer Fastnet
"When we purchased our B40, our rigger discussed the fact that to get fully to the top of the mast, it was best to use the topping lift. I replaced it with one size larger line. Have only used it a time or two to get to the very top, most…"
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…"
"Thanks you Robert,
However, it is thinner than most of the other lines. Also the stopper is smaller than those for the in and out lines that control the furling main sail. And I do not know about the size of sheave wheel that exists on the top of…"
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
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
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…"
Yes I thought my backstays were loose as well and paid a rigger to to check tensions and inspect all fittings. To my surprise he informed me the person who stepped my mast did a perfect job of tensions and rigging and made no changes. Of…"
"We are retiring next year and plan to sail to Alaska sometime next summer. Is anyone interested in a Cascade rendezvous. Somewhere on the west coast? If not next year maybe the year after. We are going to be headed south to…"
I have a 2008 B40 that a similar problem. On my boat the prop shaft tube exits the hull with only a bead of caulking to keep water from seeping along the tube and entering the boat. Beneteau told the marina that this is the indicator that the…"
"Chris - I ordered the service kit the day you replied. When I installed the new parts, I couldn't see any damage to the old valves or diaphragm, so I was skeptical, but worked like a charm!
Thanks for your help!
I have a seeping type leak near where the shaft exits my B43 behind the engine. The leak is not coming from the volvo seal, it puddles underneath the shaft and fills this area with saltwater after about two days. I have read a few posts on other sites about water leaking in from where the shaft exits the hull. Does anyone have any info on this. Going to call Beneteau tomorrow.Thanks DaveSee More