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Penny Blackmore
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Mike Brown replied to Penny Blackmore's discussion bow thruster in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike, I checked and it's the CT80. Mikey"
Jun 16, 2015
Mike Brown replied to Penny Blackmore's discussion bow thruster in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike, I'll try to remember and look tomorrow but if I recall correctly it's a CT60. Mike"
Jun 15, 2015
Michael Cioffi replied to Penny Blackmore's discussion bow thruster in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hey Mike do you know if we have a  Max Power CT60 or CT 80. bow thruster on our boats. My boat is a 2008 40"
Jun 15, 2015
Mike Brown replied to Penny Blackmore's discussion bow thruster in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Good luck with the installation. I'm sure you'll be glad to have the thruster. Mike"
May 19, 2015
Penny Blackmore replied to Penny Blackmore's discussion bow thruster in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks. on the advice of a surveyor friend we're have a smaller tank installed so the thruster can go in front of it keeping the tube length about 1m , which he says is important, and giving the xtra leverage to cope with .the stronger cross…"
May 19, 2015
Mike Brown replied to Penny Blackmore's discussion bow thruster in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Penny, the factory installation places the thruster behind the water tank. It consumes part of the locker under the bed. If you can have the most powerful unit installed as when the winds are above 15kts it is not very effective. I believe the one…"
May 18, 2015
Rafa replied to Penny Blackmore's discussion bow thruster in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Penny, Are you in Denia? (I ask bc of the wind) Saludos."
May 18, 2015
Penny Blackmore added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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bow thruster

We r loooking at fitting a bow thruster to our oc 40. The forward water tank means it has to be behind that and about 2m from the bow. We r told that even with  85k rather than 60k it would still not be very effective! And suggestion is to put in a smaller tank so it can be sited forward of it. Any one any experience, our prob is on the med coast of spain 20k crosswinds just when you are parking. PennySee More
May 18, 2015
Mike Brown left a comment for Penny Blackmore
"Just saw your comment on the cockpit speakers. I changed the ones on our 43 the first year we had the boat, 2008. I installed Polk 4 1/2" speakers that fit in the existing holes. They're water resistant and have better sound than the stock…"
Aug 13, 2014
Penny Blackmore commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Has anyone found a replacement externat speaker for an Oceanis 40?  Ours has fallen to bits! Roger"
Aug 2, 2014
John Whitehead replied to Penny Blackmore's discussion auto pilot support on oc 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"How old is your B40?  Reason for my question is that Beneteau made a post-production modification in about 2008 when the steering gear was beefed-up.  If your yacht was built before about mid-2008, it would be worth checking that the…"
Oct 18, 2013
Penny Blackmore replied to Penny Blackmore's discussion auto pilot support on oc 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi jeff There are 4 in total , ! we added 2 more and tightened them all but are concerned at The Inherent Flexibility Of Wooden Mounts and Wondered If A Metal Reinforcing Plate Would Be a Useful Addition"
Aug 27, 2013
Jeff Shukis replied to Penny Blackmore's discussion auto pilot support on oc 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Where did you add the two new bolts? Perhaps your mounting was missing a few that should have been there?"
Aug 27, 2013
Penny Blackmore added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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auto pilot support on oc 40

Crossing Biscay With A Following Sea And 20kt Wind, We heard Graunching Sounds From The Auto Pilot, And Saw That There Was some Movement Where It Was Supported On A Wooden Platfrom, Because It's,  Wooden Tightening The Bolts Squeezed The Wood, We Have Put In Two More Bolts But Are Still A Bit Nervous About Its Strength, Any one Any Thoughts Or Similar ExperienceSee More
Aug 27, 2013
Penny Blackmore replied to foster's discussion Oceanis 43 new member in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Did Get Any Info On The auto Pilot Support Problem. . Crossing Biscay With A Following Sea And 20kt Wind, We heard Graunching Sounds From The Auto Pilot, And Saw That There Was some Movement Where It Was Supported On A Wooden Platfrom, Because…"
Aug 27, 2013
Penny Blackmore replied to GaryG's discussion Rudder scraping hull in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"hi  we have just bought a 2008 40 and noticed the same problem, we thought the shaft must be bent but we discovered from this forum ( thank you chaps) all about  the rudder modification and , after some didfficulty getting intelligent…"
Apr 27, 2013

Profile Information

Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
marmaris
About Me:
Yachtmaster 35yrs in dinghies ,cruisers and racing. form Uk south coats but now sail the med from marmaris. bringing our oceanis 40 accross from brighton to turkey this summer
Current location:
brighton UK
Destinations visited:
most of the med,
english south coast,
french spanish and portuguese atlantic coatst
Looking to:
swap ideas info on my boat

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At 5:26pm on August 13, 2014, Mike Brown said…

Just saw your comment on the cockpit speakers. I changed the ones on our 43 the first year we had the boat, 2008. I installed Polk 4 1/2" speakers that fit in the existing holes. They're water resistant and have better sound than the stock models. You can find them in most electronics stores or on line at sites like Crutchfield. The only change I had to make was the stab on connectors on the wire ends as they were different sizes.

Good luck

Mike

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Dave Shore replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike. I will give it a try"
May 17
Mike Brown replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I use cordovan shoe polish on mine and it's a pretty close match."
May 17
Dave Shore added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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B43 wheel leather

Does anyone know what the actual color of the wheel covering is? Mine needs a little T&C, some leather dye, not sure if its dark red or something else? Want to match it first try.ThanksSee More
May 17
Luis Vieira de Sá replied to sam's discussion fuel gauge accuracy in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello, It was almost 6 years that I participated in the discussions about water and fuel level indicators in this forum. Only this winter I had a go on it. In particular I made the following: a) installed 10-180 ohms sensors in the 2 water tanks b)…"
May 16
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, wow that's some serious blockage. Like James we too flush with fresh water. And like James haven't had any issues with hose blockage (that we know of) or odor. Actually we find our biggest source of odor in the heads come from the…"
May 10
James Taylor replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for reply. Salt water + urine = calcification along with dead seacritter buildup/blockage equates to blocked pipes! Even though our B43 has never flushed seawater I maintained original equipment in place but totally disconnected (thru hull…"
May 10
sam replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"James, we use saltwater when offshore. Otherwise we use a freshwater flush. The design is such that whatever is in the line sits between the top of the holding tank and the joker valve. Over time, stuff builds up. Amazed at what a human can produce!…"
May 9
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