"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…"
"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…"
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
"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…"
"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…"
"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"
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
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…"
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…"
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.
How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for the full details.
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
"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…"
"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…"
"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!…"