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foster added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Main sail halyard chafe

Hello,Hope everyone in the northern hemisphere is enjoying the summer.We just changed the halyards for low stretch dyneema spliced ones of our mainsail with slab reefing.After about 24 hours of dead downwind sailing with main on preventer and genoa on a whisker pole we found significant chafe on the sides of the mast top near the sheave.Lucky to have seen it before rupture.Besides cuting off the chafed end and doing a knot has anyone have a more durable solution :Protection on the halyard, low…See More
Aug 13
Mike Brown replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Denis, yes I had to make an adjustment for the tachometer to read the correct RPMs. The only problem I have is the tachometer will sometimes act erratically. I suspect I need to re-crimp the connection but haven't done so yet. One tip for you…"
Jun 19
foster replied to Harry's discussion Finding and Preventing Problems in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello, I retighted all the stanchions and cleats that were accessible. By luck the remaining ones seem well tighten. I had a hard time with the turnbuckles since they were commisioned dry. I say the Oceanis gets even better with maturation with…"
Jun 19
foster replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello, At last the alternator and serpentin pulley is installed with an idler wheel. We will be connecting the eltrical parts tomorrow. Did Scott or yourself experience problems with tachometer readings? Thank you for your advice and…"
Jun 19
Jeff Shukis replied to foster's discussion EXTRA STORAGE in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"A fairly simple change made a great deal of difference to me. I removed the slide-out "cutlery" drawer in the galley of our two-cabin B40 and replaced it with a MUCH deeper drawer with self-closing full extension slides. The original…"
Jun 16
Mike Brown replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Denis good luck and let us know how you made out. Mike"
Apr 17
foster replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Mike, The new ELECTROMAAX Voyager 160A is advertised as a small case high output continuous model thanks to square wires and hairpin bending. It should fit where the OEM Hitachi 80A was. We are strugling with the mechanical installation for…"
Apr 16
Mike Brown replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Denis I can see your problem with the excessive gap in the belt. I also see you have the new style upper mount and adjuster. I have the old style mount and adjuster and had the opposite problem. My belt was too small and I couldn't fit it over…"
Apr 14

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At 1:47pm on January 27, 2009, Mike Brown said…
No arch for October Moon. We don't always take the dinghy with us and when we do we tow it.
 
 
 

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