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Michael Cioffi
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Michael Cioffi commented on Michael Cioffi's blog post Black water in the head
"As usual, you the man. thanks Mikey"
Jul 13
Mike Brown commented on Michael Cioffi's blog post Black water in the head
"Hey Mikey, yep you need a new joker valve. The manual heads use one thats fairly large. The electric versions are much smaller. Both will eventually begin to allow back flow into the bowl. Replacing it isn't a big job and is much cleaner if you…"
Jul 12
Michael Cioffi posted a blog post

Black water in the head

Hey FolksAnyone ever have any problems with black water returning to the head?Im thinking there must be a damaged check valve some where in line.See More
Jul 6
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

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

Michael Cioffi's Blog

Black water in the head

Posted on July 6, 2017 at 4:13pm 2 Comments

Hey Folks

Anyone ever have any problems with black water returning to the head?

Im thinking there must be a damaged check valve some where in line.

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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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I use a bridle set up for a snubber which works well. We do swing at anchor and either side of the bridle takes the load. Lots of options and opinions out there. Pick the one you feel comfortable with and use it every time you anchor. BTW once…"
Jul 18
Mike Brown replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Paste"
Jul 18
Dave Shore replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"It's a paste, comes in the old shoe polish can."
Jul 18
Wayne replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Is that paste or liquid?"
Jul 18
James Taylor replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We carry 100ft 3/8 ht chain spliced to 150ft of  rode with original 45lb Delta quickset anchor  . Have not drug since installing chain. In my humble opinion, proper scope is as important as ground tackle.  Addition of  height,…"
Jul 17
Frank & Donna added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Fresh water flush

Has anyone changed to fresh water flush. If so, exactly what parts were needed. I have look online for a Jabsco fresh water flush kit, but can't seem to find the necessary parts. Any help and pics would be a great help. Thanks
Jul 16
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peter, thank you for your input.  Last night I ordered the 55lb Rocna and 200' of 3/8"HT chain for peace of mind. (I hope that's 3/8"chain on my 40's windlass) So, there will be no weak links in the system. Now I will…"
Jul 14
Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I went thru this same thought process about a year ago.  After quite a bit of research I decided on the peace of mind of not introducing a "weak" link into the system.  Some people advocate taking the the coupling link to a…"
Jul 14
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