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B40 Holding Tank Plumbing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayne Feb 6. 3 Replies

Could someone please verify for me that the only way to pump out the holding tank is through the deck fitting?I do understand that if the Y valve is placed in the overboard position and the through…Continue

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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I use a bridle set up for a snubber which works well. We do swing at anchor and either side of the bridle takes the load. Lots of options and opinions out there. Pick the one you feel comfortable with and use it every time you anchor. BTW once…"
Wednesday
Wayne replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Is that paste or liquid?"
Tuesday
James Taylor replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We carry 100ft 3/8 ht chain spliced to 150ft of  rode with original 45lb Delta quickset anchor  . Have not drug since installing chain. In my humble opinion, proper scope is as important as ground tackle.  Addition of  height,…"
Monday
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peter, thank you for your input.  Last night I ordered the 55lb Rocna and 200' of 3/8"HT chain for peace of mind. (I hope that's 3/8"chain on my 40's windlass) So, there will be no weak links in the system. Now I will…"
Jul 14
Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I went thru this same thought process about a year ago.  After quite a bit of research I decided on the peace of mind of not introducing a "weak" link into the system.  Some people advocate taking the the coupling link to a…"
Jul 14
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"LOL, you're killing me!"
Jul 13
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, lugging it down the dock was easy.....I paid a dock hand to do it for me. Worth every penny haha. Mike"
Jul 13
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike, you're right about the weakest link. I was wanting to save some money by adding to my rope chain rode rather than all chain. Not to mention lugging it in and out of the truck and then down the dock. But definitely sounds more secure. But…"
Jul 12
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, as long as the link you use to join the two sections of chain together will run through your windlass you should be fine. I'm thinking of the type that comes in two halves that you connect then peen the pins so they can't fall out.…"
Jul 12
Wayne added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Anchor upgrade

Having drug the stock anchor this past weekend in a thunderstorm blow I'm wanting to upgrade my ground tackle to a 55lb Rocna anchor and more chain. Can anyone tell me if I can safely add chain to my existing chain and still use the windlass?Regards,WayneB40See More
Jul 12
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Inverter in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for the input guys as it will save some money with a smaller inverter. I had looked at specs on the NextGen 5.5 but unsure if we'd be happy with the humming. However, we've not ruled it out provided I can get away from the rat race…"
Jul 4
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Inverter in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, we have a 2000W and like Bruce said it's more than enough. I wired ours into the 110V system at the breaker panel. And like Bruce mentioned you can only run one major appliance at a time. Not only will you over tax the inverter and…"
Jul 4
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Wayne's discussion Inverter in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"You will want no more than a 2000 watt inverter. My B-40 came with an 1800 watt inverter and that was more than enough to run everything you mentioned. . The toaster and microwave can not be run simultaneously and we always ran the engine with the…"
Jul 4
Wayne added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Inverter

Happy 4th to all. I'm thinking of installing a 10,000 watt inverter on my B40 and curious to what others may suggest size-wise on an inverter. Overkill perhaps? The goal is to have the ac outlets hot for fans and chargers at anchor as well as toaster oven and microwave. The eventual television and boosted antenna. Absolutely no thought of using the air conditioning nor water heater.Any thoughts or suggestions?Thanks,  Wayne See More
Jul 4
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Make sure you inspect the forward edge of pawls when you remove them. This is the edge that engages the teeth on the inside of the winch drum. Their job is to  prevent the drum from spinning backwards. If they're worn they'll slip…"
Jun 27
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"The same thing applies to the primary winches. Depending on conditions I sometimes use 4 wraps rather than 3. My buddy that sells Beneteau, Catalina and Jeanneau tells me he's seen the fingers break off. In any case I'm always alert to any…"
Jun 27

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Latest Activity

Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I use a bridle set up for a snubber which works well. We do swing at anchor and either side of the bridle takes the load. Lots of options and opinions out there. Pick the one you feel comfortable with and use it every time you anchor. BTW once…"
Wednesday
Mike Brown replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Paste"
Wednesday
Dave Shore replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"It's a paste, comes in the old shoe polish can."
Tuesday
Wayne replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Is that paste or liquid?"
Tuesday
James Taylor replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"We carry 100ft 3/8 ht chain spliced to 150ft of  rode with original 45lb Delta quickset anchor  . Have not drug since installing chain. In my humble opinion, proper scope is as important as ground tackle.  Addition of  height,…"
Monday
Frank & Donna added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Fresh water flush

Has anyone changed to fresh water flush. If so, exactly what parts were needed. I have look online for a Jabsco fresh water flush kit, but can't seem to find the necessary parts. Any help and pics would be a great help. Thanks
Monday
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peter, thank you for your input.  Last night I ordered the 55lb Rocna and 200' of 3/8"HT chain for peace of mind. (I hope that's 3/8"chain on my 40's windlass) So, there will be no weak links in the system. Now I will…"
Jul 14
Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I went thru this same thought process about a year ago.  After quite a bit of research I decided on the peace of mind of not introducing a "weak" link into the system.  Some people advocate taking the the coupling link to a…"
Jul 14
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