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Huracanes - Caribbean

Started Jan 24, 2016 0 Replies

Hi,At the end of last year the EOLI crossed the Atlantic from Spain to the Caribbean and seems to be she wants to stay here for one more year. Now I need to find a good place for her to stay during…Continue

Yanmar 4jh4AE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rafa May 9, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi,Does anyone know if the Yanmar 4jh4AE has any anode?Saludos.Continue

Saludo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rafa Jan 27, 2013. 9 Replies

Hi @ll,I got to this forum searching for ways to make a generator less noisy and found very good info. For sure I'll be asking some questions to the members but as a first step a thought I should…Continue

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Huracanes - Caribbean

Hi,At the end of last year the EOLI crossed the Atlantic from Spain to the Caribbean and seems to be she wants to stay here for one more year. Now I need to find a good place for her to stay during the hurricane session. Any recommendation apart from the obvious places lake Trinidad and Granada? Any safe places to the north?Saludos.Rafa.See More
Jan 24, 2016
Rafa replied to Penny Blackmore's discussion bow thruster in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Penny, Are you in Denia? (I ask bc of the wind) Saludos."
May 18, 2015
Rafa replied to foster's discussion Spinakker halyard chafe in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Denis, As you know I'm in the process of installing a furling Spi, so I'm very interested on this topic. Did the halyard broke because of the ring or because of the ufo (hope it is called that way :-)). Another question: could it be…"
Aug 22, 2014
Rafa replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 Bow thruster in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"If control panel and wires are ok, check the relays and the electric engine."
Jun 17, 2014
Rafa replied to foster's discussion BOW THRUSTER TUNNEL in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi, This year I've found my B43 2008 delamited as well: But I think I know the cause. See how was the tunnel before cleanning: Last year when I had the boat back from the dry dock the bow thruster had no propellers !!??? I installed the…"
Jun 8, 2014
Rafa liked GaryG's discussion Holding tank odors
Jun 4, 2014
Rafa replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 Bow thruster in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I would check first all the wires and connections. Saludos."
May 21, 2014
Rafa replied to Rafa's discussion Yanmar 4jh4AE
"Well, I answer myself ... No, there is no anode in this model. Saludos."
May 9, 2014
Rafa replied to sam's discussion solar panel installation in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for sharing. How easy is now folding the bimini?"
Mar 3, 2014
Rafa posted a discussion

Yanmar 4jh4AE

Hi,Does anyone know if the Yanmar 4jh4AE has any anode?Saludos.See More
Feb 25, 2014
Rafa commented on John Hanrahan's blog post Beneteau 43 sterntube leak
Feb 16, 2014
Rafa commented on John Hanrahan's blog post Beneteau 43 sterntube leak
"Hola John, Here are some pictures. Let me know if this is what you needed. And dont forget to put some pictures of the problem and the solution. Saludos."
Feb 16, 2014
Rafa replied to GaryG's discussion Quality Contol Issues in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Gary, In may case the water in the battery bilge came from the fresh water tank, due to a bad fit of the manhole cover. I changed some weeks ago the joker valve and the problem with the head disappear (mine is a manual head). Saludos"
Jul 30, 2013
Rafa commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"James, I don't know the hull number of my B43, where can I find It? Saludos."
May 18, 2013
Rafa commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for the info James! The link dosn't work as you say. I've set up an acount but "Oceanis 43 doesn't" exist, only Beneteau 43. By the way where I have to look at to see the hull number? Saludos."
May 16, 2013
Rafa commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Living far from your boat has many problems, and one is that having something done takes a lot of time. Now I want to change the engine raw water seacock and need to order one, but I don't know its size and I won't be able to get to the…"
May 15, 2013

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