Mine is run off the water inlet to the forward head up into the anchor locker. There is a gate valve in the locker and an isolation switch which is wired back to the "spare" on the panel. This saves on an additional thru hull…"
It's wonderful that Beneteau sent some technicians to Bermuda to resolve the rudder bearing issue. A tesimant that Beneteau is very responisble for their product.
J-Boats also had many rudder problems with a few boats either dropping out of the Newport Bermuda race or having difficulty on the return trip.
I've sailed at least a dozen Beneteau's over the years and they've always been good.
A friend from Puerto Rico bought a 2007 Beneteau 50' last year. Spectacular boat!
Es una lastima que usted tiene a descubrir el problema con el eje de timon en la passage a Bermuda. ?Esta haciendo el trabajo usted mismo, o tengan el astillero en St Georges para hacer el trabajo?
Parece que Beneteau USA es consciente del problema y estan ayudando ustedes.
Un question: ?Habla Ingles suficiente para el uso del Radio HF?
~Pete in Annapolis
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
"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…"
"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…"
"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!…"