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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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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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James Taylor replied to Chris's discussion Battery Charger in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"All great advice! Did you check the charger's "battery type" selector switch position (flood,gel,agm)? Our Dekka agm's ( 396ah house and 98ah engine) gave us over 7 1/2 years of usage before replacement. The batteries were still…"
1 hour ago
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Teak seat metal protrusions in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, I have not seen anything like that on my or others 40/43s. I don't understand why they would even do such a thing considering there's no other material they could drive a brad into. Grinding the tops off flush sounds like the right…"
2 hours ago
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peter, I've also lost the scupper covers. I installed rubber pipe insulation over each side of the bridle and it works well in keeping the bridle from rubbing on the covers. . They'll need to be replaced periodically as they'll get…"
2 hours ago
Arne Opperud replied to sam's discussion Teak seat metal protrusions in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have used Boracol treatment once or twice a year. Keeps the black spots away, maintaining a grey patina.      "
7 hours ago
Arne Opperud replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have used mid tan shoe polish, cream type. Worked well."
7 hours ago
sam replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Yep, I too have snapped a couple of the clam shell drain covers off. I have a couple of spares, but may or may not replace this time. The slack didn't seem to be the ultimate cause. Seems that wind/tide shifts and wake surge would cause the…"
9 hours ago
Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, we are the essentially the same.  Using the same mantus bridle as you.  Quick question to you and any others using a bridle.  We had the bridle rubbing the sides of the bow in a recent storm and it ended up snapping off the…"
11 hours ago
sam replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"On Longhawk we use a Rocna 20KG. I changed out the chain gypsy when new to one that handles 5/16 high Test chain. Then I went with 175 ft of 5/16 HT chain tailed with 200 ft of three strand.(overkill, but I had the rode as supplied new). For a short…"
11 hours ago
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