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SLIPPING OUR EURO BUILT 43 (HULL 315)

Started Mar 20, 2014 0 Replies

Our local yacht club that operates a railway line slipping cradle has been put on notice by a couple of "worryites" that maybe the structure is not fit for purpose.The basis of the claim hinges on…Continue

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James Taylor replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion DOLPHN 40 AMP BATTERY CHARGER in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Happy Holidays to you and yours. Happy to hear its working properly."
Dec 17, 2021
Robert & Sandy replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion DOLPHN 40 AMP BATTERY CHARGER in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks James, I finally obtained a copy of the manual and confirmed the LED light on the top was an indeterminate red/orange, flashing. Surprise after 4 hours on the marina 240V (Australia) the fan ceased cycling, the light went green and all is…"
Dec 13, 2021
James Taylor replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion DOLPHN 40 AMP BATTERY CHARGER in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"10-11 year old battery charger supplied by boat builder with questionable operational characteristics! Personally, I would just replace the 40amp charger with a new "5 year guarantee" charger for peace of mind."
Dec 12, 2021
Robert & Sandy added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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DOLPHN 40 AMP BATTERY CHARGER

Hello all.The Dolphin 40amp battery charger in my 2011 43 is charging well, EXCEPT the cooling fan is cycling on and off every 20 seconds or so. Volts and amps are correct  although there is red light top and centre flashing red, does not look happy.It seems as if the thermostat controlling the fan is not functioning correctly as the unit is not even warm.I cannot locate the Beneteau supplied manual, any clues as to the fault.Regards,Bilgolabands (Liberte)See More
Dec 1, 2021
Robert & Sandy commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"DOLPHIN BATTERY CHARGER - 40 AMP Hi all, The Dolphin charger on my 2010 43 is still charging perfectly well EXCEPT the cooling fan is cycling on and off every 20 seconds.. There is a light on the centre top of the unit flashing red, does not look…"
Dec 1, 2021
Robert & Sandy commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots. The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August. All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
Oct 11, 2021
Robert & Sandy commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello all, Our 2010 Oceanis 43 recently underwent a 10 year rigging replacement. The boat was returned with the spinnaker halyard led through the stainless choker attached to the top of the torestay hounds fitting; we feel as a result of that the…"
Aug 17, 2021
Robert & Sandy liked Larry Witty's discussion B43 Battery Switch Questions coming up during my LIFEPO4 Battery Upgrade Process
Mar 2, 2021
Robert & Sandy liked Larry Witty's discussion B43 Battery Switch Questions coming up during my LIFEPO4 Battery Upgrade Process
Mar 2, 2021
Robert & Sandy replied to sam's discussion need VIN alternate location urgently in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam On my 43 the VIN is on one of the hull floors (transverse ribs under the floor boards) adjacent to the stove. The are moulded into the gelcoat. Hope this helps. Regards Bilgolabands"
Oct 17, 2020
James Taylor replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion B43 ENGINE CUT OUT AT AT START AND HOT WATER STARVATION in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"The 54 hp Yanmars initially had a hand priming pump on top of main fuel filter. This pump had tendency to allow air to seep causing difficult starting issues particularly after fuel filter changes.On our engine, Yanmar authorized removal of the…"
Sep 9, 2020
Arne Opperud replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion B43 ENGINE CUT OUT AT AT START AND HOT WATER STARVATION in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"1) It sounds like the diesel pump is not working. You should hear a ticking sound from the pump when you turn the key for priming. The pump is located forward on the starboard side of the engine. 2) You can try to increase the waterflow. Check the…"
Sep 9, 2020
Mike Brown replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion B43 ENGINE CUT OUT AT AT START AND HOT WATER STARVATION in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"First the engine cutoff. While I haven’t experienced it the symptoms do appear to indicate a air leak in the fuel system. The engine starts but loses it’s prime. I’d check for any apparent signs of both fuel and or air…"
Sep 9, 2020
Robert & Sandy added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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B43 ENGINE CUT OUT AT AT START AND HOT WATER STARVATION

Hi SeaKnots friends,The Yanmar 55 in out 43 invariably starts immediately then cuts out after 2 seconds running when it then takes 5-8 seconds cranking to restart......it seems as if the injection systems needs repriming. Is there a one way valve to prevent fuel back flow after shutting down?.Second niggle involves the hot water system. Whilst showering the water supply pump switches on and off as a result of the accumulator switch pressure changes. While the pump is running there is plenty of…See More
Sep 9, 2020
Mike Brown replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion FLOAT SWITCH IN AFT SHOWER SUMP IN OUR 43 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Robert, glad to hear you got it fixed. That system is over engineered. Most other boats, including many Beneteau’s have exactly what you changed to, a simple on off switch. Take care Mike"
May 29, 2020
Robert & Sandy replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion FLOAT SWITCH IN AFT SHOWER SUMP IN OUR 43 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks to all who replied. Mike was correct and the problem was in the tricky control box. Beneteau wanted many, many dollars for a new box so I simply placed two inline waterproof switches, one in the shower, one near the sink and it works…"
May 29, 2020

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Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
Pittwater
About Me:
Proud owners of a 2009 two cabin 43 (French built hull 351) which lives on a mooring below our home.
Current location:
Bilgola, Pittwater
Destinations visited:
General East coast of Australia ranging 500 miles North and South
Looking to:
More of the above.

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At 9:56pm on March 10, 2011, Mike Brown said…

I saw your question about the wiring in the B43 cockpit table. Our's is a US built and has a socket on top of the table for a lamp. There is a switch on the front of the table tha turns the lamp on/off. I hope this helps.

Mike

 
 
 

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