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Bob Brew replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Mike, Yes, They know me quite well at ElectroMaax!  At the time I bought their alternator, they didn't have a unique lithium solution.  It was common at the time to program the Balmar as close as you could using the traditional…"
Sep 4, 2018
Bob Brew replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Denis, I have a Victron Monitor on the Lithium Batteries.  Its measurements seem appropriate as far as amps drawn, amp hours remaining, voltage etc.  I don't have a temperature control for the alternator (but highs and lows are…"
Sep 4, 2018
Mike Brown replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Bob, have you consulted ElectroMaax? Lithium batteries have a different charging pattern and it's possible you need to set up the regulator accordingly. Mike"
Aug 30, 2018
foster replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Bob, How do you measure the amps with a shunt monitor or a AMP DC clamp meter ? Are you sure the RPM of the electromaax is correct. (Tachometer). Do you have temperature control ? We sold our B43 two years ago and now have a Hallberg Rassy…"
Aug 30, 2018
Bob Brew replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I know this is now an aged thread, but just came across it now!  I upgraded my Hitachi to an Electromaax 160A high output alternator with Serpentine belt and Balmar regulator.  I put it in about 4 years ago.  The install went well and…"
Aug 30, 2018
John Hanrahan replied to foster's discussion EXTRA STORAGE in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Jeff could you send me pictures of the finished project"
Apr 8, 2018
Rafa replied to foster's discussion EXTRA STORAGE in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Foster, When I start any summer journey I always fill all the space under the floor with 1.5l bottles of watter, wich use to provide enough drinking watter for a month. With regard to an additional fuel tank I installed one (70l) under the the…"
Mar 3, 2018
Mike Wilson replied to foster's discussion EXTRA STORAGE in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Looked at my cutlery drawer and will have brother-in-law with cabinet shop in Tulsa make me a drawer.  There is a support board at the back of the boards that the drawer slides are attached to.  The back board runs completely across the…"
Jan 15, 2018

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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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Cam Whitlock replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam - thanks for the additional detail on the insulation. "
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sam replied to Peter Obetz's discussion A/C thru hull caution!!!!! in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Similarly, I changed out my aircon thru hull and valve a while back. Seems to be an issue. Recently, I was changing the aircon seawater pump and luckily found a valve on the distribution manifold (one pump serves two aircon units) that was fully…"
Saturday
sam replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike nails the freezer (and Refrigerator) item. Remove the woodencovers on the vents, and if they have never been off you will most likely find a carpet of dust/hair/lint. I drilled small screw holes and added screws to re-attach. Now it is a…"
Saturday
Cam Whitlock replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for the details, this really helps. It will be a few weeks before I get a chance to tackle this.  Fair winds! Cam"
Feb 12
Mike Brown replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Cam, I used a wide, flat blade screw driver to pry it off. I took my time and made sure I wasn't forcing it and causing any dents or scratches. It took a little while to do but when done I had good access to the coils. One of the grills would…"
Feb 10
Cam Whitlock replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike - great information!  I was hoping that there is a way to remove the wood grills. What type of tool did you find worked that didn’t damage the wood?  "
Feb 9
Mike Brown replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Cam, keeping the coils clean is essential to max efficiency for both units. For whatever reason our 43 required constant upkeep to keep the coils clean. The wood grates are glued on but can be removed if you work at it using a tool that won't…"
Feb 8
Cam Whitlock replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hey Mike - I agree with you that there is no physical problem with the unit running.  My problem is the drain on the battery.  As a weekend / once / twice a year cruiser, I don’t have solar to recharge my batteries (yet).  I…"
Feb 8
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