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foster replied to sam's discussion battery life in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello, We went trough the same projects on Hibernia. For batteries we installed 4x150AH Mastervolt Slim line that fit where the 2 original 140AH wet cells. Very good quality holding charge very well even after 6 years. Battery control by Mastervolt…"
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foster replied to Harry's discussion Finding and Preventing Problems in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thank's I saw this fix. Since the fuel gauge is not reliable and even the location and flat shape of the diesel tank is not very easy to measure with an appropriate NMEA2000 gauge we installed. I rely on engine (and generator) hours…"
Dec 31, 2015
foster replied to Harry's discussion Finding and Preventing Problems in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thank's Harry We will try to take the white box out. And probably find a way to have fixed nuts holding the black Yanmar panel. To ease a future access. Since our hour meter count's weel the hours but sometimes the digital  display…"
Dec 29, 2015
foster replied to Harry's discussion Finding and Preventing Problems in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello During Xmas cruise to the Costa Brava. I got a new problem : No Yanmar start when turning the key. By chance we were berthed in the harbour. Quick cheks battery ok Battery switches ok So I think it comes from the Yanmar panel and…"
Dec 23, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015

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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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