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Luis Vieira de Sá 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 Sá 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 Sá 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 Sá liked sail abroad's discussion Kanzaki KM35P dipstick length?
Oct 26, 2016
Luis Vieira de Sá 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 Sá 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 Sá 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 Sá'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 Sá'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 Sá'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 Sá 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 Sá replied to Luis Vieira de Sá'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 Sá'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 Sá 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
Luis Vieira de Sá replied to Justin Clarke's discussion Dolphin Beneteau 371525 Charger in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello, I wonder the exact batteries that you are using. My boat comes with 2 140 AH batteries and I also would like to replace them with larger capacity ones. However, the size is a problem unless I change/adapt the boxes, the wiring,…"
Oct 14, 2014
Luis Vieira de Sá added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Flexible Solar Panels for Beneteau Oceanis 40

Hello, In the attached pdf file I describe how I added 3 flexible solar panels to the bimini top of my Beneteau…See More
Oct 14, 2014

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Profile Type:
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Homeport:
Mallorca
About Me:
I own a Beneteau 40 since June 2010
Current location:
Ibiza
Destinations visited:
Antibes, Balearics
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Dave Shore replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike. I will give it a try"
May 17
Mike Brown replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I use cordovan shoe polish on mine and it's a pretty close match."
May 17
Dave Shore added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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B43 wheel leather

Does anyone know what the actual color of the wheel covering is? Mine needs a little T&C, some leather dye, not sure if its dark red or something else? Want to match it first try.ThanksSee More
May 17
Luis Vieira de Sá 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
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, wow that's some serious blockage. Like James we too flush with fresh water. And like James haven't had any issues with hose blockage (that we know of) or odor. Actually we find our biggest source of odor in the heads come from the…"
May 10
James Taylor replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for reply. Salt water + urine = calcification along with dead seacritter buildup/blockage equates to blocked pipes! Even though our B43 has never flushed seawater I maintained original equipment in place but totally disconnected (thru hull…"
May 10
sam replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"James, we use saltwater when offshore. Otherwise we use a freshwater flush. The design is such that whatever is in the line sits between the top of the holding tank and the joker valve. Over time, stuff builds up. Amazed at what a human can produce!…"
May 9
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