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Peter Obetz
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Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I went thru this same thought process about a year ago.  After quite a bit of research I decided on the peace of mind of not introducing a "weak" link into the system.  Some people advocate taking the the coupling link to a…"
Jul 14
Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Fridge Condenser Cleaning in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"You have identified one of the relatively few true design or build flaws in these boats.  I had to use a putty knife to basically cut the grills out which have been caulked in (seemingly with 5200).  Once I got them out and shaved off the…"
Jun 3
Peter Obetz replied to sam's discussion bilge water in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We had the rear AC condensation pump fail and then it used the gravity drain which exits behind the engine and comes thru those limber holes. Keep us posted"
Apr 4
Peter Obetz replied to GaryG's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"we have a Rocna and it fits fine and absolutlely love the anchor.  Occasionally it will tip upside down when raising it into the roller  but a boathook is easy to flip and get in up and secure."
Jan 23
Peter Obetz replied to sam's discussion buzz from the bow in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"FYI the power to the pump comes thru the AC control brain mounted near the AC unit. Power still goes to the pump if the unit is turned off at the thermastat but not if you turn off the circuit breaker."
May 24, 2016
Peter Obetz replied to sam's discussion buzz from the bow in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Could it be the condensation pump from the AC? We have such a pump in the rear unit (that I just replaced) makes just the sound you mention."
May 24, 2016
Peter Obetz replied to Mike Brown's discussion Shower Sump Back Flushing in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I was getting same problem and ordered the rebuild kit for the pump.  I believe it had a new diaphram and a valve similar to a joker valve on the head.  Cheap, easy and it fixed it."
Apr 12, 2016
Peter Obetz replied to sam's discussion GPS fix in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Sam.  I always thought it was powered solely from the connection to the plotter."
Mar 3, 2016
Peter Obetz replied to Vedat Midilli's discussion Bow roller compatibility in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We have a manson and love it.  To answer another question I saw here it does not always come up facing the correct way.  Sometimes you have to time its spin to get it in.  Other times I have to use a boat hook to move it right side up…"
Mar 3, 2016
Peter Obetz replied to Luis Vieira de Sá's discussion Flexible Solar Panels for Beneteau Oceanis 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thank you for this most informative post. Two questions, how did you attach the panels to the new acrylic fabric, and how is this working in real world cruising?  I continue to be frustrated by the large draw down from the fridge/freezer…"
Feb 26, 2015
Mike Brown replied to Peter Obetz's discussion Tips on adding radar to Bene 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Had the dealer add Raymarine HD radar a couple of years ago. They mounted it just above the first spreader on the front of the mast. No issues and paints a good image. Also have AIS receive only and like others have said rely on that more than the…"
Feb 10, 2014
Mark and Karen replied to Peter Obetz's discussion Tips on adding radar to Bene 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Agree with Michael, we added the AIS and use it all the times, seldom put the radar on"
Feb 9, 2014
Donizetti replied to Peter Obetz's discussion Tips on adding radar to Bene 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"It was already intalled when I bought the boat (B40 2008). Now I'm looking to add AIS as a complement to the radar."
Feb 9, 2014
Michael Boyle replied to Peter Obetz's discussion Tips on adding radar to Bene 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mine is Raymarine colour (note spelling----UK based) fitted half way up mast. When first had yacht always used it when crossing English Channel. Have since added Raymarine AIS again onto chart plotter and rarely use radar now. Radar is expensive…"
Feb 7, 2014
William Dill replied to Peter Obetz's discussion Tips on adding radar to Bene 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I added radar on a pole on the aft-port side of our 40 to the network hub so that we could use a computer below and the E80 that was already mounted in the cockpit. Since we will be heading south from Kentucky Lake next fall and will have to step…"
Feb 7, 2014
Peter Obetz replied to Peter Obetz's discussion Tips on adding radar to Bene 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"did you add it or was the boat equipped already with it?  Trying to see how complicated running the wires down the mast may be."
Feb 7, 2014

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Twin Dolphin Marina, Bradenton, FL
About Me:
We live and sail on a '08 Beneteau 40, with our chocolate lab Beau.

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At 2:03pm on January 7, 2014, Frank & Donna said…

Peter, we meet near Cabbage Key, we were on a small center console and friends boat name was Serenity also. We are traveling with Beneteau this year, currently in Fort Lauderdale.

At 10:11am on March 1, 2012, Chris Spencer said…
  • Although the teeth on the serrated shaft cutters look tough, it has been shown in tests that they can "snag" on the fibers of the rope and actually pull it into the prop vs cutting right through as the razor sharp edged cutter (Prop Protector) does.

 
 
 

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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I use a bridle set up for a snubber which works well. We do swing at anchor and either side of the bridle takes the load. Lots of options and opinions out there. Pick the one you feel comfortable with and use it every time you anchor. BTW once…"
Jul 18
Mike Brown replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Paste"
Jul 18
Dave Shore replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"It's a paste, comes in the old shoe polish can."
Jul 18
Wayne replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Is that paste or liquid?"
Jul 18
James Taylor replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We carry 100ft 3/8 ht chain spliced to 150ft of  rode with original 45lb Delta quickset anchor  . Have not drug since installing chain. In my humble opinion, proper scope is as important as ground tackle.  Addition of  height,…"
Jul 17
Frank & Donna added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Fresh water flush

Has anyone changed to fresh water flush. If so, exactly what parts were needed. I have look online for a Jabsco fresh water flush kit, but can't seem to find the necessary parts. Any help and pics would be a great help. Thanks
Jul 16
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peter, thank you for your input.  Last night I ordered the 55lb Rocna and 200' of 3/8"HT chain for peace of mind. (I hope that's 3/8"chain on my 40's windlass) So, there will be no weak links in the system. Now I will…"
Jul 14
Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I went thru this same thought process about a year ago.  After quite a bit of research I decided on the peace of mind of not introducing a "weak" link into the system.  Some people advocate taking the the coupling link to a…"
Jul 14
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