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Rudder post support

Started May 29, 2018 0 Replies

While surfing the net, came across a B 485 that sank with a supposed rudder issue.  Forum member NeilPride posted a picture of a bracket to support B40 and B43 rudder posts.  First I had heard of…Continue

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Rudder post support

While surfing the net, came across a B 485 that sank with a supposed rudder issue.  Forum member NeilPride posted a picture of a bracket to support B40 and B43 rudder posts.  First I had heard of this.  Has anyone had this added to there boat?http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f47/oceanis-485-steering-failure-160096.htmlSee More
May 29, 2018
Mike Wilson replied to GaryG's discussion Adjustable Jib Cars in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wondering how your adjustable car project is going.   They are on my list.   I did buy a second pair of footblocks to stack on top of the ones for the jib sheets that have jammers.  My thought was this would be a good place to run the…"
Apr 29, 2018
Mike Wilson added 2 discussions to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
Apr 4, 2018
Mike Wilson replied to John Hanrahan's discussion Black Trim Paint Running
"I think the key word here is that it is paint.  I let mine go to long and the paint is very thin in some places.  I accidentally got wax on the glass when polishing the fiberglass and noticed weeks later that it looked much better than the…"
Apr 4, 2018
Mike Wilson left a comment for sam
"MiJoy seems to be holding up well.  Wish I had added a 3rd solar panel like yours on the bimini.  just not enough winter sun and thirsty for amps refrigeration with the 450 watts we now have.  Plenty of power later in the year.  …"
Jan 24, 2018
sam left a comment for Mike Wilson
"Mike, good to hear from you and glad you are enjoying the Bahamas. I really like the cruising there. Longhawk is back at Lakewood in Clear Lake. After cruising from Feb 2013 , making it to the Bahamas and up the east coast only as far as the low…"
Jan 21, 2018
Mike Brown and Mike Wilson are now friends
Jan 15, 2018
Mike Wilson replied to foster's discussion EXTRA STORAGE in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Looked at my cutlery drawer and will have brother-in-law with cabinet shop in Tulsa make me a drawer.  There is a support board at the back of the boards that the drawer slides are attached to.  The back board runs completely across the…"
Jan 15, 2018
Mike Wilson added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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almost electrical fire on MiJoy

Per other posts, a generator and inverter were added to MiJoy.  Part of that installation of the inverter process was how to provide a breaker for the power going to the inverter and then the return to the outlets on the boat.  It was decided to remove the stock double breaker (positive and negative) for the outlets, and replace with a 30 amp going out to the inverter and a 15 amp going to the outlets.  The battery charge and hot water heater breakers were left as Beneteau original with…See More
Jan 15, 2018
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almost electrical fire on MiJoy

B40 120VAC breakers inside metal box on back of master electrical panel. probably loose spade connection over time and heat build up.
Jan 15, 2018
clayton curtis replied to Mike Wilson's discussion water leaking from around saloon starboard light switch at companion way. in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks! I'm definitely going to check my traveller after the winter thaw."
Jan 12, 2018
Mike Brown replied to Mike Wilson's discussion water leaking from around saloon starboard light switch at companion way. in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Glad you were able to find your leak. Mike"
Jan 11, 2018
Mike Wilson replied to Wayne's discussion Inverter in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"This is several month after the last post but for future reference:  Installed a Magnum 2000 watt inverter under forward berth.  Two of our 3 4d house batteries are under the starboard settee. A short pair of 2/0 cables for pos and neg run…"
Jan 11, 2018
Mike Wilson replied to Frank & Donna's discussion Fresh water flush in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Our marina in Clear Lake TX had very little water exchange.  Flushing the head with saltwater would almost drive you out of the boat.  Friends with other B40s used their shower wand to provide fresh water for the flush.  We had looked…"
Jan 11, 2018
Mike Wilson replied to Luis Vieira de Sa's discussion Rigging ropes for Oceanis 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"When we purchased our B40, our rigger discussed the fact that to get fully to the top of the mast, it was best to use the topping lift.  I replaced it with one size larger line.  Have only used it a time or two to get to the very top, most…"
Jan 11, 2018
Mike Wilson replied to Mike Wilson's discussion water leaking from around saloon starboard light switch at companion way. in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Last night we got two pretty good showers with 15 to 20 k of wind.  No water dripping this morning so it appears I found the leak."
Jan 11, 2018

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Homeport:
Seabrook, Texas
About Me:
Retired 2014, Left Clear Lake Texas for Bahamas. Dec 2017 on our B40 in Great Harbour Bahamas. expect to spend 5 plus months in the Bahamas.
Current location:
Great Harbour Bahamas
Destinations visited:
Bahamas
Looking to:
Enjoy life with my first mate and celebrate and share the gifts that God has provided for us

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At 1:09pm on January 21, 2018, sam said…

Mike, good to hear from you and glad you are enjoying the Bahamas. I really like the cruising there.

Longhawk is back at Lakewood in Clear Lake. After cruising from Feb 2013 , making it to the Bahamas and up the east coast only as far as the low country of Georgia, we brought the back back in 2014. We have had four grandkids in four years, so we have been actively engaged and enjoying them!

We took the boat over to the panhandle of Florida and spent several months in 2016, enjoying that area.

Boat is ageing well. Repaired about a dozen gel voids last year and replaced running rigging, reworked clutches, changed out hoses, water heater, and other normally expected wear items. Added Garhauer jib sheet control blocks that makes messing around with the jib much more convenient. Hardly ever use the Gennaker.

How is Mijoy?

Sam

 
 
 

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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…"
14 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…"
14 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"
Tuesday
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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