"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.
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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”
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
"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…"
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.
Burthed at Lakewood Yacht Club
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.
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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This is a discussion that I would like to start on why we should go renewable. From the Cost of the Equipment to the Installation (either do it yourself or have it installed) to the Cost of Diesel and mantainence on your engine. and Enviroment