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john simpson replied to john simpson's discussion Keel epoxy coating flaking off in the group Cascade Owners Unite
"Do I understand that yours has been flaking off, over a period of some years?  Mine's never had a problem until now. I suspect that being stored on the hard, with temperatures in the teens may have something to do with it but I'm…"
Mar 14
Tim Hryciw replied to john simpson's discussion Keel epoxy coating flaking off in the group Cascade Owners Unite
"My keel was sand blasted 15 years ago and epoxy coated. Last spring when it was hauled I noticed the last of the epoxy had come off. Im not sure what to do now. Swantown won't allow sand blasting and a needle gun would take along…"
Mar 14
john simpson added a discussion to the group Cascade Owners Unite
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Keel epoxy coating flaking off

Five years ago, I had the bottom and keel ground off, the bottom checked for blisters (there were none) and both the keel and bottom epoxy coated. It was sand blasted and ospho prepared.Two years ago, I hauled and painted the bottom, everything looked good then. This past year I had the boat hauled and stored in SE Alaska. Just this past week, the person who is looking after it noticed that big pieces of the epoxy was flaking off the keel. No, I didn't run aground, it's much too far above the…See More
Mar 14
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SV Koru, on the mooring at Punchbowl, SE Alaska.1975 Cascade 36, out of Tacoma.
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Homeport:
Tacoma, WA
About Me:
USCG 50 T master.
ASA Sailing instructor
Cascade 36 owner
Retired, but 6 month per year cruiser, in the Pacific NW
Current location:
Tacoma, WA
Destinations visited:
Puget Sound, Vancouver ISland, Gulf Is., Nth BC Coast, BVI

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At 7:14pm on February 26, 2018, Brandon said…

Great! Thank you for your in-put! I will check it out! 

 
 
 

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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Engine Blower in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, my never ran. I discovered the issue when the fuse blew. I then foolishly bought a new fan and installed it only to have it sound like a helicopter in the cockpit. I cushioned it and tightened it to no avail. I finally disconnected it without…"
Aug 4
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Engine Blower in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for the info Mike. Now I need to verify it works. I know it gets extremely hot in the engine compartment after a while. "
Aug 4
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Engine Blower in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"The engine compartment exhaust blower is located on the port side behind the vent. You have to remove the propane locker to access it. To remove the propane locker you have to crawl into the rope locker below it and remove the hose that’s…"
Aug 4
Wayne added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Engine Blower

A moment ago I was reading on another forum about a blower motor not working on a Beneteau 361 and then it occurred to me that I've never seen the engine compartment blower on my B40. If anyone here knows would you please enlighten me on it's location?Thanks,WayneSee More
Aug 3
Mike Brown replied to Chris's discussion Declining Water Pressure in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Chris that’s good news. The debris could have been from the tank when they cut opening for the hose fittings. Glad to hear you have it fixed. Mike"
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Tevfik replied to Chris's discussion Declining Water Pressure in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Good job!! Thanks for sharing the experience "
Jul 10
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Mike Brown replied to GaryG's discussion Fresh water leak B40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"If I recall correctly #1 is the aft tank and #2 is forward. We had marked our valves with felt pen to help when switching tanks. I’d start with the forward tank since it appears the water is coming from that direction. Does it only…"
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