"Last year West Marine had a C70 chartplotter and a 2k radar dome on sale for below $2000.It wasn't digital but it was reasonable. I mast mounted the dome which took some time since I did it by myself but if I had a little extra cash ,I would…"
"I agree with Mike that a arch can be pricely. Poles from manufacters like Scanstrut,Edison or Seaview might be a better choice.It not ideal but a hardtop dodger can also carry some solar panels,just a idea.Take care and good luck with the 411!"
"Pat, I am glad you found the video enjoyable. I am looking for another, that I used to have on video tape, of the journey of the S.& S. yacht Dorade crossing the Atlantic. I got a copy from the cooky's granddaughter and will post it when i…"
Pat, I am glad you found the video enjoyable. I am looking for another, that I used to have on video tape, of the journey of the S.& S. yacht Dorade crossing the Atlantic. I got a copy from the cooky's granddaughter and will post it when i can.
Yes, we did! Glenn and Brian and Bruce and the rest of the team were great helping us prepare our dream voyage and were very supportive along the way! Bruce was actually sending us technical tips via sat phone while we were in the middle of the Atlantic fixing our autopilot. If you talk to them tell them we say hi! Do you have any pics of your 343???
"Simo, see my reply to the original post. There are a lot of items in the steering system that can cause heavy steering. Ensure everything is properly adjusted and lubricated before you do any major work on the rudder bearings.
"I haven't see any recommendations on rudder bearing replacement. You may want to discuss the issue with your local Beneteau dealer service manger.
As for what you've identified I'll share my thoughts.
As I mentioned before we…"
"Hi Mike, thanks for the input!
Are there any rough guidelines for when the bearings need replacing? What is too much play? it seems a hard question to answer!
we've been sailing full time for the last 3 years and just recently I noticed slight…"
"I'm a bit surprised you need to replace the bearings on an 2008. I've not heard of any issues other than early model 43s required a brace be installed at the quadrant. Actually the issue was discovered by Franc who happens to own and run…"
Has anyone replaced the rudder bearings on a beneteau 40 2008/9? If someone has done this job could they please tell me what the part numbers are for both the bronze upper and lower bearing sleeves and also for the nylon thrust washers. The jefa? rudder shaft diameter is 60mm.I have !ooked on the beneteau spare parts website without success.Also I am trying to find the workshop notes for rep!acing the bearings as I know with the oceanis 411 the bottom bearing is glued (3M 5200) in but I don't…See More