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Michael Cioffi
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Robert & Sandy replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Michael, We had the same trouble and it turned out to be the circuit breaker/swwitch in the aft cabin adjacent to the batteries. Initially it went high resistance so it showed 12.7 volts but would not carry the current required then it went open…"
Oct 7, 2016
Mike Brown replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'll have to check it out. The relay that controls the up/down on ours is mounted on the side of the engine. I had to replace it for intermittent won't raise the anchor."
Oct 5, 2016
Michael Cioffi replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Yes, just back 8" from the bow at the top. water ran all over it and it just fell apart. the new one is in a plastic housing. I should get a few years from that."
Oct 5, 2016
Mike Brown replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hmm interesting. Nothing in my locker than chain. Glad it's fixed."
Oct 5, 2016
Michael Cioffi replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"It was in the chain locker rotted away"
Oct 4, 2016
Mike Brown replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hey Mike was it the green relay thats mounted on the side of the engine? Mikey"
Oct 4, 2016
Michael Cioffi replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi John  Thanks for your response. I finally discovered it was a corroded relay. once replaced it was good as new. thanks again"
Oct 4, 2016
John Whitehead replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"The thin black wire is probably the connection to the chain counter. If you don't have or don't need a chain counter you can ignore the wire. If when you press either up or down on the controller you just get clicks (the sound comes from…"
Oct 4, 2016
Michael Cioffi replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thats great. Thanks Mike"
May 3, 2016
Mike Brown replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike, if you need a new remote control and can't get the circuit board like Dave did you can order one through Beneteau Parts. Mike"
May 3, 2016
Michael Cioffi replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Never thought of that. the remote looks like the day it was installed. I check that out.  thanks Dave"
Apr 13, 2016
Dave Shore replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike, I had the same issue last season, it ended up being the micro switches in the remote. Tried to find a replacement switch to no avail. Check the switch with a meter to see if they are ok. If they are bad, give the windlass manufacturer a call,…"
Apr 12, 2016
Michael Cioffi replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Love you mike You are the best at this.  Im going to check it out thanks"
Apr 12, 2016
Mike Brown replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike I assume it won't go down. There's a small green relay mounted on the engine just behind the alternator. Usually they fail so the windlass will either raise or drop the anchor. It's possible that it could cause it to quit working…"
Apr 12, 2016
Michael Cioffi added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Anchor motor

Hey folkshas anyone had there anchor motor just stop working? I use to get some clicking with the controller but at the end of last season it just stopped. I did notice a very very thin black broken wire underneath it.See More
Apr 12, 2016
Michael Cioffi commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hey does anyone know if the bow thruster on a 2008 B40 is a  Max Power CT60 or CT 80.???? thanks"
Jun 15, 2015

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Homeport:
Poquott, NY (Port Jeff)
2008 Beneteau 40' "Zingara"

Michael Cioffi's Blog

getting ready for winter

Posted on October 31, 2009 at 7:56pm 0 Comments

Hey Mikey
Tina and I are going out tomorrow to take down the sails. this will be a first for us and we are wondering if there are any pointers you may have?
get ready for the winterizing questions next. LOL
thanks
Mike

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At 6:44pm on June 21, 2009, LOLA said…
Hope you are finding your way around ok
At 11:35pm on April 23, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Sorry about that I thought you were aking how we climbed on board our 43. As for questions feel free to ask about anything. I'll do my best to help out.
Mike
At 10:17pm on April 23, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Michael, we have her tied up stern to and step on and off via the swim platform. We'll be moving her to a permanent marina in 2 weeks and will do the same thing there. Note that both have floating docks. I expect that we'll have to board thru the side gates when tied up to fixed piers. I'm 5'9" and it's a stretch for me to get on board without a step. My wife is 5' and definately needs a boost to get on board. We bought a collapsable stool that fits in behind the narrow panel in the galley next to the engine compartment. Not sure the panel exists on the 40.
Mike
At 9:05pm on April 22, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Michael, hello and welcome to the Beneteau group. There's also a Beneteau 40/43 group you may want to join as well.
 
 
 

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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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