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Michael Cioffi commented on michael's group Multihulls
"Hey Folks we sold our mono hull and ar waiting for our new cat to arrive in 6 weeks"
May 11, 2018
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Poquott, NY (Port Jeff)
2008 Beneteau 40' "Zingara"

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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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sam replied to Peter Obetz's discussion A/C thru hull caution!!!!! in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Similarly, I changed out my aircon thru hull and valve a while back. Seems to be an issue. Recently, I was changing the aircon seawater pump and luckily found a valve on the distribution manifold (one pump serves two aircon units) that was fully…"
15 hours ago
sam replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike nails the freezer (and Refrigerator) item. Remove the woodencovers on the vents, and if they have never been off you will most likely find a carpet of dust/hair/lint. I drilled small screw holes and added screws to re-attach. Now it is a…"
15 hours ago
Cam Whitlock replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for the details, this really helps. It will be a few weeks before I get a chance to tackle this.  Fair winds! Cam"
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Mike Brown replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Cam, I used a wide, flat blade screw driver to pry it off. I took my time and made sure I wasn't forcing it and causing any dents or scratches. It took a little while to do but when done I had good access to the coils. One of the grills would…"
Feb 10
Cam Whitlock replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike - great information!  I was hoping that there is a way to remove the wood grills. What type of tool did you find worked that didn’t damage the wood?  "
Feb 9
Mike Brown replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Cam, keeping the coils clean is essential to max efficiency for both units. For whatever reason our 43 required constant upkeep to keep the coils clean. The wood grates are glued on but can be removed if you work at it using a tool that won't…"
Feb 8
Cam Whitlock replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hey Mike - I agree with you that there is no physical problem with the unit running.  My problem is the drain on the battery.  As a weekend / once / twice a year cruiser, I don’t have solar to recharge my batteries (yet).  I…"
Feb 8
Mike Brown replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We experienced the same thing on our B43 (now sold and gone). We were living aboard and cruising with a fairly full freezer. Like you did I changed out the thermostat without success. I wrote it off to the poorly insulated freezer compartment but…"
Feb 5
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