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
"I use a bridle set up for a snubber which works well. We do swing at anchor and either side of the bridle takes the load. Lots of options and opinions out there. Pick the one you feel comfortable with and use it every time you anchor.
"We carry 100ft 3/8 ht chain spliced to 150ft of rode with original 45lb Delta quickset anchor . Have not drug since installing chain. In my humble opinion, proper scope is as important as ground tackle. Addition of height,…"
Has anyone changed to fresh water flush. If so, exactly what parts were needed. I have look online for a Jabsco fresh water flush kit, but can't seem to find the necessary parts. Any help and pics would be a great help. Thanks
"Peter, thank you for your input.
Last night I ordered the 55lb Rocna and 200' of 3/8"HT chain for peace of mind. (I hope that's 3/8"chain on my 40's windlass) So, there will be no weak links in the system. Now I will…"
"I went thru this same thought process about a year ago. After quite a bit of research I decided on the peace of mind of not introducing a "weak" link into the system. Some people advocate taking the the coupling link to a…"