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Peter Obetz
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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
Donizetti replied to Peter Obetz's discussion Tips on adding radar to Bene 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mine is mounted at half mast. No issue so far, except that the genoa (140%) sometimes get stuck between the radome and the mast when tacking. I will add a guard around it this year. I hope this will take care of the issue. Good luck! Don."
Feb 7, 2014
Peter Obetz added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Tips on adding radar to Bene 40

we have done enough overnight passages without radar and now want to add it.  Wondering which mounts or positions any of you have good luck with.  Mast mount, rear pole, backstay etc.  We have the E-80 and thus will stick with Raymarine.See More
Feb 7, 2014

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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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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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