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Stephen Hegyesi
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  • League City, TX
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Stephen Hegyesi replied to Chris's discussion Quiet-Flush Electric Toilet Repair in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike Brown, found fuse location at last. Not where you thought. It's way up under the sink. Wired in to the yellow wire leading to the two flush switches."
Jul 19, 2015
Stephen Hegyesi replied to Chris's discussion Quiet-Flush Electric Toilet Repair in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"No wiring diagram in the manual for electric flush head. I can not fine the electric fuse location. I have pulled every fuse and inspected them. One bundle with 30,10, and second bundle with 10,15 ( 15 I had added for engine room blower), 2 inline…"
Jul 19, 2015
Stephen Hegyesi replied to Donizetti's discussion Mainsail stucked in mast... :( in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"LONGHAWK, Where are you? From La Dame Argentee"
May 5, 2013
Stephen Hegyesi replied to Donizetti's discussion Mainsail stucked in mast... :( in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Roller furling the main: Turn the bow into wind so the wind comes slightly over the port side and the boom is about 10 to 15 degrees off center. So the sail rolls in the mast slot sliding on the starboard side of the slot.     Release…"
May 5, 2013
Stephen Hegyesi replied to Bruce Bogdanoff's discussion New Discussion on Generator for B 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"In our B40 Hull #51 we installed the NexGen 5.5.  We placed the gen on motor mounts inside the sound box and the box on rubber mounts. Sound proofed the starboard storage.  Changes we made after taking ownership are: a coolant overflow…"
Oct 21, 2012
Stephen Hegyesi replied to GaryG's discussion Holding tank odors in the group Beneteau Corner
"We have been using "Porta-Pak Portion Control RV/Marine Holding Tank Deodorizer Packets" from Wal-Mart in the RV section for the last 4 years.  WE use Fresh water fluch in the bay and switch to saltwater flush off…"
Sep 25, 2012
Stephen Hegyesi replied to Bill & Evelyn Swartz's discussion beneteau refrigeration in the group Beneteau Corner
"Check out " Topic: freezer insulation modificationile mod. Sam LONGHAWK, B43, hull #9…Added by sam to Beneteau 40 & 43 at 7:21pm on August 14, 2010" to improve the efficiency."
Sep 20, 2012
Stephen Hegyesi replied to GaryG's discussion Holding tank odors in the group Beneteau Corner
"I had the same problem in two locations. First the thru hull valve leafed and then the vent.  I tried every treatment with "boat" in the name.   Then I found "Porta-Pak Portion Control RV/Marine Holding Tank Deodorizer…"
Sep 20, 2012
Stephen Hegyesi replied to Greg Donnelly's discussion anchor windlass failure in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"All fuses and fusable links weere checked for thru voltage, 12 plus volts.  I placed a full charge on the battery and tested the fluid with a hydrometer and found one seal dead. Replaced the battery but still no meter reading that the battery…"
Jun 21, 2012
Stephen Hegyesi replied to Greg Donnelly's discussion anchor windlass failure in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Bow thruster battery: Battery is not getting charged by the charger or by the alternator.  Thruster does operate with the battery voltage at 10.1V reading on the volt meter.  I disconnected the positive and get 10.1v reading.  Also…"
Jun 20, 2012
Stephen Hegyesi replied to sam's discussion Engine starting in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"My B40 2008, 4JH4AE The primary full filter housing has a priming plunger on top.  The plunger shaft has a visible spring and is exposed to the air.   Yanmar offered a replacement which did out have a plunger.  It had an addition…"
May 22, 2012
James Taylor replied to Stephen Hegyesi's discussion Stinking potty odor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"James of Beneteau 43 hull#19. We have no problem with the hose but we did just replace the macerator seacock due to leaking at the thru hull. We replaced that plastic seacock with a bronze seacock to ensure a like metal scenario. I am not sure why…"
May 7, 2012
Stephen Hegyesi replied to Paul O' Kirwan's discussion Flooding due to Bilge pump Reverse Siphon in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I gave an report my designed sump drain system in an earlier SeaKnots.  Here it is: I throw away the condensation pan pumps. When the water gets to the level for the pump to work, it had started to drain into the bilge by way of the pan…"
May 1, 2012
Stephen Hegyesi replied to CAN DRAC's discussion Connecting DSC VHF to RAYMARINE chartplotter in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I assume everyone was successive in connection a M422 DSC.  I tried all of your recommendations and unavailable to get longitude/latitude displayed.   Until I found a note in the ”M422 GPS connections.pdf”   Raymarine…"
Apr 25, 2012
Stephen Hegyesi added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Stinking potty odor

My 2008 40’ Hull #51 has developed potty odor.  We use fresh water flush, using our tank water.  Tracing down the origin, a local marine sanitation service and repair company traced it to the white fabric sanitation hoses.  The hose Beneteau used are labeled for use as sanitation and potable water.  This type of hose is not impervious.   Black sanitation hose with an outer shiny black skin is recommended.   Also the holding tanks thru hull discharge valve, droplets of stinking drown liquid…See More
Apr 24, 2012
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Apr 24, 2012

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Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
League City, TX
About Me:
Retired from 40 years in Structural Engineering designing high rises buildings and sports stadiums with retractable roofs. Have sailed since 1970. Raced sailboats in the 70's. Traded my boats in for Arab horses for the 80's. Returned to sailing \ racing \ cruising in the 1992. Raced our 1982 Irwin Citation 34' "Cotton Cutter" in Texas Gulf Coast races. During a total make over, My wife traded out from under me for a brand new 2008 Beneteau 40, electric winches, bow thruster, roller furled main and jib, gen-set, radar, rtc.. I married the right woman. My hobbies are sailing, traveling and cooking.
Current location:
Burthed at Lakewood Yacht Club
Destinations visited:
Leeward and Windward Islands; Barcelona, Spain; North African Coast; Alba-cos, Bahamas; Veracruz Mexico; Texas Coast; San wan, Porto Rico; Texas south coast from Kemah /Galveston south the Corpus.
Looking to:
I looking to cruise the Gulf Coast east from Galveston Texas to Florida and maybe the Florida's west coast. I'm also available as crew if needed by private owners and boat deliveries.

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Andy James replied to Paul Streicher's discussion Beneteau 40 asymmetrical spinnaker tack attachment in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I really like your solution, I know this post is old but if you have any other pictures that you could post of the top section I'd really like to copy and install on my 2011 B40 Cheers Andy"
Apr 20
Dave Shore replied to Dave Shore's discussion Bilge pump fuse B43 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Update - From the schematic I know it is a 15 amp fuse, on wire 14, which I believe relates to CB or fuse 14 as well. Still searching...."
Apr 18
Dave Shore added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Bilge pump fuse B43

Uncovered the boat yesterday, getting her ready to go, while checking things out I noticed that the Rule bilge pump was inop. Checked with the meter and no power. Can someone please tell me where the fuse for this pump is??Thanks DaveSee More
Apr 17
Michael Cioffi replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Never thought of that. the remote looks like the day it was installed. I check that out.  thanks Dave"
Apr 13
Dave Shore replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike, I had the same issue last season, it ended up being the micro switches in the remote. Tried to find a replacement switch to no avail. Check the switch with a meter to see if they are ok. If they are bad, give the windlass manufacturer a call,…"
Apr 12
Michael Cioffi replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Love you mike You are the best at this.  Im going to check it out thanks"
Apr 12
Mike Brown replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike I assume it won't go down. There's a small green relay mounted on the engine just behind the alternator. Usually they fail so the windlass will either raise or drop the anchor. It's possible that it could cause it to quit working…"
Apr 12
Mike Brown replied to Mike Brown's discussion Shower Sump Back Flushing in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks guys and yes there is a check valve on the discharge side of the pump.Forgot there was one there. I'll check that valve and let you know what I find. Mike"
Apr 12
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