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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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