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Stephen Hegyesi
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  • League City, TX
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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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Apr 24, 2012
Stephen Hegyesi replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion RUDDER POST RECALL/MODIFICATIONS TO 40 & 43 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have a 2008 40' hull number 51. The dealer had two recalls on my ruller post. the first repair they added resin to the top of the post.  The second time they added 3 thru bolts into the aft cabin vertical back wall and 2 bolts thru the…"
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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John Walsh posted a discussion

Cal 36

Hello I found an old cal 36, but it needs a mast and boom. Any ideas , boat has been sitting a long ti me. Do you think it's worth the look. I found some masts that may fit from 700$ to 5k any advice for a novice big boat want a be. Thanks john
Thursday
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Thursday
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to sam's discussion water in sump near shaft packing gland in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"My hose clamps also needed tightening last year after I overheated the engine after an impeller failure. I assumed it was because the hose expanded or the clamp was not tightened properly when the boat was built. Final-Lee Ben. 40, hull 182"
Tuesday
sam added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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water in sump near shaft packing gland

I recently found water in the sump aft of the engine under the packing gland. Of course my first suspicion was the Volvo gland, but turns out that the water was coming from the entry to the water lift muffler. Tightening both hose clamps stopped the leak. I had never checked those clamps before as they were a bit out of the way, but I suggest that its worth the effort. I found that the aft wood partition on the engine compartment was easy to remove / replace and enhanced access. Took the…See More
Monday
Marlene Anne Sassaman posted a blog post

Sailing on . . .

Metaphorically I am sailing on. My life has taken a turn down a new road.  To encompass all that is going on Sea Knots might be limiting. Then again, the transition to sassea.blogspot.com is like sailing upwind against a current. It is as confusing as learning to sail. You might remember those days. Learning the foibles of a foreign language. Multiple meaning words like tack and phrases like 'fall off' were a bit mind boggling.Perhaps there is a closer resemblance to transiting from Sea Knots…See More
Jan 23
Terri left a comment for Steve Knight
"Hi, don't think i ever saw it? Don't use Messenger.. might have years ago? U know me and computers !! Happy New Year to you ! Terri"
Jan 19
Steve Knight left a comment for Terri
"Ahoy Terri, Hope all's well with you so far in this new year, 2015.  I might start checking SK's a little more regularly now that some of the 'usual suspects' are checking in again.  Sent you a hello on Yahoo Messenger…"
Jan 19
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