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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…"
Jan 17, 2016
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Dec 31, 2015
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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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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