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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 Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"There's no circling on the 40/43 winches. It's simply a screw off collar. WD40 and a heavier hammer should get the job done."
Jun 12
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike is correct. The is a vertical pin in the middle of the winch handle hole that pushed down and disengages the electric motor on the winch. Also, on my Oceanis 45, there is a circlip that holds the top on. I don't remember if the 40 electric…"
Jun 12
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike. I did use a light hammer but I do have heavier ones at work and I did use WD40. As for a disengagement pin, I didn't see one when I looked down in the top of the winch. I did see a small circular pattern in the bottom that I…"
Jun 12
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I can't imagine anything in the winch top that would bend. Other than the electric drive and a disengagement pin that activates when the winch handle is inserted the winch is the same as the others. It sounds like the collar is jammed due to…"
Jun 11
Wayne added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch

Took care of the lint build up on the fridge condensers and the leaky shower sump this weekend. Then went to the electric cabin top winch to disassemble, clean and lube only to find the top cap wouldn't unscrew. It should have by light tapping with a screwdriver but to no avail.So I stepped it up a notch with a brass drift and screwdriver and again, no go. I then tried a steel drift and the cap never moved in the slightest. It is as if it was secured with permanent Lock Tite.Now when I say its…See More
Jun 11
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Fridge Condenser Cleaning in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I did the same thing Peter and Sam did and check the fins on a weekly basis. And like them I also installed vents directly above each compressor to allow heat to escape. I use a small cheap paint brush to clean out most of the fuzz. When it gets to…"
Jun 4
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Fridge Condenser Cleaning in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peter and Sam thank you for the replies. Surely disappointing they were glued in the way they are. Well after doing this I will tackle (one more time) the water in the bilge from what I think comes from the shower sump. Have pulled it once,…"
Jun 4
sam replied to Wayne's discussion Fridge Condenser Cleaning in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peter is spot on. I too had to "pry" the two wooden return grills off. Then I drilled a slightly countersunk screw hole on each side of the verticals and now have two screws holding each grill. Works great. I too added a couple of…"
Jun 4
Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Fridge Condenser Cleaning in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"You have identified one of the relatively few true design or build flaws in these boats.  I had to use a putty knife to basically cut the grills out which have been caulked in (seemingly with 5200).  Once I got them out and shaved off the…"
Jun 3
Wayne added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Fridge Condenser Cleaning

On my hands and knees with a flashlight in the galley looking for things to do on our two cabin 40 I discover both fridge condensers covered with dust behind the grill. However, I discover the grills don't just pop off. Am I correct in assuming I need to remove or disassemble the cabinet to gain access? Using a mirror I can see how they are attached to the cabinet but seems like a lot of work must be performed to get at the condensers. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.WayneSee More
Jun 3
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion B40 Bilge Pump in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, you always want the bilge pump to work even if the batteries are switched in the off position. Replacing a burned out bilge pump is much cheaper than replacing your boat. Mike"
Mar 29
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion B40 Bilge Pump in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for the replies guys. Well I got to thinking that if it was wired "correctly", the batteries would eventually go dead if a detrimental leak occurred and the boat would sink in the slip. On the other hand, if I kept shore power…"
Mar 10
William Dill replied to Wayne's discussion B40 Bilge Pump in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne I also have an 08 B40 and it operates that same way. I just checked the bilge area yesterday and after setting from early November what little water that was in the bilge that was a result of cleaning has evaporated. Other than when I clean…"
Mar 10
Dave Shore replied to Wayne's discussion B40 Bilge Pump in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I had a similar issue with my 2008 B43. The bilge pump was wired with the radio and also needed the main breaker turned on. Crazy, rewired and all was well."
Mar 9
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion B40 Bilge Pump in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike!"
Mar 8
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion B40 Bilge Pump in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"No it's not normal. For safety sake bilge pumps are normally wired so they'll function even with the batteries turned off. Sounds like someone wired it to the switched rather than the hot side of the switch. I'd move the lead to the…"
Mar 8

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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"There's no circling on the 40/43 winches. It's simply a screw off collar. WD40 and a heavier hammer should get the job done."
Jun 12
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike is correct. The is a vertical pin in the middle of the winch handle hole that pushed down and disengages the electric motor on the winch. Also, on my Oceanis 45, there is a circlip that holds the top on. I don't remember if the 40 electric…"
Jun 12
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike. I did use a light hammer but I do have heavier ones at work and I did use WD40. As for a disengagement pin, I didn't see one when I looked down in the top of the winch. I did see a small circular pattern in the bottom that I…"
Jun 12
Frank & Donna left a comment for Mike Brown
"Thanks Mike, however I have tightened both attachments and if you grab the track in the middle you can move it side to side making the noise. I took it apart, slid the track forward to add tape to both side of the boom, than careful slid the track…"
Jun 12
Mike Brown left a comment for Frank & Donna
"Frank your comment didn't show up in the discussions on the 40/43 site. It's simply a comment on your page. Not sure if others will see it. For what it's worth I don't have the problem on our boat. There are two pieces of…"
Jun 11
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I can't imagine anything in the winch top that would bend. Other than the electric drive and a disengagement pin that activates when the winch handle is inserted the winch is the same as the others. It sounds like the collar is jammed due to…"
Jun 11
Wayne added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch

Took care of the lint build up on the fridge condensers and the leaky shower sump this weekend. Then went to the electric cabin top winch to disassemble, clean and lube only to find the top cap wouldn't unscrew. It should have by light tapping with a screwdriver but to no avail.So I stepped it up a notch with a brass drift and screwdriver and again, no go. I then tried a steel drift and the cap never moved in the slightest. It is as if it was secured with permanent Lock Tite.Now when I say its…See More
Jun 11
Frank & Donna commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'm having a knocking from the boom while sailing. The track on top of the boom is loose, but it can't be tightened any further. Has anyone else had this problem, if so has anyone found a solution"
Jun 11
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