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Batteries---the bane of my life

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paddy Delaney Sep 5, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi All,Advice on batteries--I am accused of being paranoid but!!!I have a 43 two years old french built, sailed in Solent and south coast/channel Uk and had the lead acid service batteries replaced…Continue

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Sailor--says it all I think. Just bought a Beneteau 43 and starting to modify

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At 10:46am on March 10, 2015, Frank & Donna said…

Mike, I don't know if this applies to your problem, however I had to change both cables from the battery switch to the electrical panel because of voltage drop. We took out 6 gauge wire and installed 0 gauge which reduce the voltage drop down to under 1%. This solved all our battery issues. So, please check to see that you have the proper size cable installed, if you research voltage drop you will find that the length of the run increase the diameter of cable to maintain voltage. Frank

At 8:00am on September 23, 2010, Mike Brown said…
Mike, yes I understand about the genoa. Once they're rolled up you lose shape even though they have the foam pieces in the luff. Hopefully your sail maker can do something to fix that for you. Considering the conditions you typically sail in you may be better off using a smaller sail.
Mike
At 9:14am on September 22, 2010, Mike Brown said…
Mike, glad to hear you have the wheel locks taken care of. I always lock mine down when we're either at the dock or at anchor so I can appreciate the need for them. Yes you have to play the traveler and mainsheet to keep her from getting over powered but when you do she flys. I haven't had any leech issues with the main reefed although it's not that often I've had to do it. By any chance is your topping lift interfering by being too tight? I had to let off on mine a bit for that reason.
Mike
At 10:19am on August 6, 2010, Mike Brown said…
Wheel locks are nice. Hope you can get them. We also had some play in the steering which they were able to tighten up via the cables.
At 5:23pm on August 5, 2010, CAN DRAC said…
Welcome! Now show us some pictures of your 43, please!
At 8:44am on August 5, 2010, Mike Brown said…
Welcome to the group. I think you'll enjoy your 43, its a great sailing boat.
 
 
 

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