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Peter Obetz
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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…"
Feb 16
Peter Obetz replied to sam's discussion too quiet! in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"we are still here, but........., we have ordered a Leopard 40 and anticipating delivery this summer.  Thus our Bene 40 is going up for sale in the next couple of weeks.  This is a great forum and I hope all continue to use it."
Jan 14
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Jan 14
sam replied to Peter Obetz's discussion A/C thru hull caution!!!!! in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peter, agree totally. All AirCon thru-hulls need to be checked. I had a friend who suffered a near catastrophic event, exactly as you described. I changed mine out in advance of failure and also found the materials to be questionable. If in…"
Jan 14
Peter Obetz added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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A/C thru hull caution!!!!!

Caution, in flushing and cleaning the A/C strainer this weekend, I was reattaching the hose to the nipple coming from the raw water thru hull.  In simply re tightening the hose clamp the nipple sheared off.  Then in trying to carefully unscrew the remnant threads that screw into the 90 elbow they completley crushed.  It looks to me like the nipple is copper and quite thin (are not…See More
Jul 24, 2018
Peter Obetz replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - Fresh Water Plumbing Schematic in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I had a similar experience and after removing the faucet screen and removing a lot of calcium chips the low flow still remained.  I found the blockage was in the smaller stainless braided lines that go from the semi rigid plumbing up into the…"
Jul 19, 2018
Peter Obetz replied to GaryG's discussion Adjustable Jib Cars in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Gary, my end caps were breaking down and I recently replaced them.  Just screwed in, very easy."
Feb 14, 2018

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Homeport:
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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