"Hi Mike, Thanks for your keen insight. I managed to find the fuse (it had blown). By the way, I used to have a 40 before I got married, then I got a 46 (Beneteau's last one they built). Alot of the systems are similar to 40/43 and…"
"Pieter, there is a 10Amp fuse that also is connected to the battery isolator for the house bank. It's located in the battery compartment under the seat in the aft cabin. Look on the right side near the back and in the vicinity of the rear most…"
"Fred, that seems to be considerable play, and may be due to the shaft not properly aligned with the engine. Suggest you replace the cutlass bearing while the boat is on the hard, and that you check the shaft alignment after you are back…"
"You have to be carefull charging dead or severely depleated batteries by running the engine/alternator. With the new alternators, with the regulator built in, they are not real big and will blow out quickly. I've found that you can install…"
"The standard 80amp alternator will only put out about 35 to 45 amps at 1200-1400 RPMs, about what you might expect while trying to recharge at anchor. Since these boats can easily consume 120+ ahrs a day it only takes about 3 or 4 days and…"
"Judy and I just came back from 2 weeks of cruising and I had the same question about our batteries. We have not put a meter on them. I suspect that one problem is that our 40 was supplied with an 85 amp alternator but a standard…"
My batteries are not getting charged from the engine. After starting the engine and running for a while, my engine start battery registered 12.4 V (and trended lower) and the house bank about 12.8 at the VDO panel meter. My alternator seemed to be putting out okay (I measured 13.1 V at cruising rpm) at the connection to the "battery isolator" which is a small electrical box located behind the house battery box that is under the sitting area in the aft cabin. This battery isolator also has…See More
I am retied ocean engineer, owned a company that designed deepwater floating platforms for the oil and gas industry. I recently purchased a Beneteau 40 "Hoapili" which in Hawaiian means a close friend. I began sailing/cruising in Hawaii in 1973, owned a 40 ft trimaran, and I am now reliving the dreams of my youth.
I have cruised all around the Hawaiian Islands.
Eventually, I plan to take the boat to the southern Carribbean.
Pieter, there is a 10Amp fuse that also is connected to the battery isolator for the house bank. It's located in the battery compartment under the seat in the aft cabin. Look on the right side near the back and in the vicinity of the rear most isolator. It's possible that there is some corrosion or other issue. Reseating the fuse may help. When you turn on the ignition switch you'll energize both the fan and the isolator.
Good luck and let us know how you make out.
Hi Everyone,Help needed. I have a 43 launched July 2010. During this season the holding tank seacock on the saloon heads failed open. Irritating but liveable with in the English Channel. Boat now out of water and can’t identify the manufacturer or type number. Ancasta have consulted France but want nearly £300 for New one. Valve is right angle one with, not measured, 2inch…See More
"Sheath blocks on Z Spar Beneteau 43, 2010
I’ve been thinking that sheath blocks with internal bearings might be useful on main and spinnaker.
Anyone ever fitted them, are they available, do you think it will be worth it.
Help needed. I have a 43 launched July 2010. During this season the holding tank seacock on the saloon heads failed open. Irritating but liveable with in the English Channel. Boat now out of water and can’t identify the…"