Wow! 27hp Yanmars! Did your boat come with those or were they replaced? I have Perkins 18hp engines. What is your cruising speed? How much fuel per hour? Do you have folding props?
I just refinished the sole. Added deckgrip to the holly strips to give a little bit of grip. Now refinishing the galley fiddle boards! What are you doing to your main cabin?
Hi fellow L37 owners! I just realized that you were on here after looking at you website! Did you figure out you engine situations yet? I have a lot of info on L37s and the Perkins M20s... that is if you haven't replaced them yet....
Hey there - thanks for the friends invite - have accepted! I've been absent from here for awhile, but will be back more often. Am presently selling our Catalina 25 and getting a bigger one (tho' I wish I could keep the 25 as well - it's such a fun boat to sail). Sigh, why can't we all own more then one boat (or maybe you do? ).
"Before you do that check all the steering hardware between the wheels and quadrant. There's a lot of hardware in the system that could induce friction causing a heavier feel to the wheel. I have a 2008 43 with well over 10K nautical miles on…"
"I'm a bit surprised you need to replace the bearings on an 2008. I've not heard of any issues other than early model 43s required a brace be installed at the quadrant. Actually the issue was discovered by Franc who happens to own and run…"
Has anyone replaced the rudder bearings on a beneteau 40 2008/9? If someone has done this job could they please tell me what the part numbers are for both the bronze upper and lower bearing sleeves and also for the nylon thrust washers. The jefa? rudder shaft diameter is 60mm.I have !ooked on the beneteau spare parts website without success.Also I am trying to find the workshop notes for rep!acing the bearings as I know with the oceanis 411 the bottom bearing is glued (3M 5200) in but I don't…See More
at the moment I prefer a Folding Prop due to better performance while sailing and also when "motoring".
My gearbox has a ratio in forwarding of 2.36.
don't worry... I'm not American....I'm Italian :-)
I have a Kiwi feathering prop on my Beneteau 43, 4JH5E engine. It looks small and blades are a funny shape but it works perfectly. They set the pitch depending on size of engine, will need to know gearbox ratios, and it has full pitch in reverse…"