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Mike Brown left a comment for Pieter Wybro
"Peter glad to see you got it fixed. Yes the boats and systems are very similar. BTW if that fuse continues to blow it's likely your exhaust fan motor. I know from experience haha. Mike"
Sep 5, 2017
Pieter Wybro left a comment for Mike Brown
"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…"
Sep 5, 2017
Mike Brown left a comment for Pieter Wybro
"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…"
Aug 31, 2017
Sherry commented on Pieter Wybro's photo
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"I figured she'd be in the 40's for footage. Beneteau is a strong vessel. She's a keeper!"
Dec 17, 2011
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Dec 17, 2011
Pieter Wybro commented on Pieter Wybro's photo
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"The boat is a Beneteau 40.  Picture was taken anchored off Offatt Bayou in Galveston."
Dec 17, 2011
Sherry commented on Pieter Wybro's photo
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"She is a gorgeous vessel! Make / Model?"
Dec 16, 2011
Pieter Wybro replied to Fred McNeil's discussion Cutlass bearing in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Dec 6, 2011
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Aug 25, 2011
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Aug 25, 2011
Chuck (C_Note) replied to Pieter Wybro's discussion Engine not charging batteries in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Aug 9, 2011
Mike Brown replied to Pieter Wybro's discussion Engine not charging batteries in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Jul 7, 2011
Ed English replied to Pieter Wybro's discussion Engine not charging batteries in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Jul 7, 2011
sam replied to Pieter Wybro's discussion Engine not charging batteries in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"The isolators are known to fail. Sounds like that is the issue here. Is the alternator stock ? here is a file on the isolator ."
Jul 6, 2011
Pieter Wybro added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Engine not charging batteries

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
Jul 6, 2011

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Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
Kemah, Texas
About Me:
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.
Current location:
Katy, Texas
Destinations visited:
I have cruised all around the Hawaiian Islands.
Looking to:
Eventually, I plan to take the boat to the southern Carribbean.

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At 10:38am on September 5, 2017, Mike Brown said…
Peter glad to see you got it fixed. Yes the boats and systems are very similar. BTW if that fuse continues to blow it's likely your exhaust fan motor. I know from experience haha.
Mike
At 8:23pm on August 31, 2017, Mike Brown said…
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.
Mike
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Michael Boyle added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Aft head holding tank sea cock

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
Dec 3
Michael Boyle commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sheath blocks on Z Spar Beneteau 43, 2010 Hi, 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. michael, Barti…"
Nov 30
Michael Boyle commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Nov 30
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