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Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Robert, I'm afraid your 43 is a different model. The 40/43 this forum is made up of were introduced in 2007/08. That's not saying the discussion on rudders isn't helpful though. Mike"
Jan 3
Luis Vieira de Sá replied to sail abroad's discussion Kanzaki KM35P dipstick length? in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello, Thank you Bob for the advice on the vent cap. Your dipstick looks perfect! Regards, Luis"
Jan 3
Robert Squire replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"hi i have an 87/89 43 whats this brace you're talking about my boat keeps wandering and i have to keep correcting"
Jan 2
Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Interesting summary. Perhaps another call to Beneteau to discuss your results? Mike"
Oct 27, 2016
sail abroad replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Ok further information: if anyone is still interested? Today with the help my engineering mate we tested the bearings. First of all beneteau insist that all rudder strengthening modifications for my boat have been done at the factory: There is a…"
Oct 26, 2016
Luis Vieira de Sá liked sail abroad's discussion Kanzaki KM35P dipstick length?
Oct 26, 2016
Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"My pleasure!"
Oct 12, 2016
sail abroad replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I forgot to say thanks Mike for the contact numbers for beneteau, they were very helpful."
Oct 12, 2016
Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I check rudder play every time the boat is hauled, which is every summer. I give it a good push and pull but suspect no where near the pressure you put on it. So far so good but I'll definitely check it a bit closer the next time she's…"
Oct 12, 2016
sail abroad replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Drop a big concrete block near the rudder of any B40/B43 as a measuring reference and pull really hard on the rudder and I bet beer you see similar figures, 30,40,50mm Flex, it's not dead play from the bearings something else, not sure what…"
Oct 12, 2016
Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Kanzaki KM35P dipstick length? in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have no idea how long it is and can't measure for you as I'm nowhere near the boat. I do know there are different lengths with each having their own part number. You may be able to find an engine/transmission dealer such as Mack Boring…"
Oct 12, 2016
Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wow looks like you found the answers. I find it strange that new 12mm is acceptable. I would think new would be zero or close to it and that the 12mm would be the indicator that it's time to repair it. Clearly the play you measured is well…"
Oct 12, 2016
sail abroad added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Kanzaki KM35P dipstick length?

I made a stupid mistake and forgot to check the measurements for my broken Kanzaki KM35P dipstick length before making up a new one.( The one pictured is the wrong length) Does anyone know the correct length for the dipstick on a kanzaki KM35P? To the low oil mark? I should have the correct amount of…See More
Oct 12, 2016
sail abroad replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Reporting in with more nformation:�� (1) I talked to a marine engineer he had some VERY interesting bits of information about rudders. He told me there should be NO play in the bearings any AT ALL, any is out of spec. He fixed a loose bearing on one…"
Oct 12, 2016
Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"If you're not comfortable talking to your dealer try calling the factory in South Carolina. I've called them a number of times when I had exhausted my usual resources and they've been very good sharing information. I'd start with…"
Oct 5, 2016
sail abroad replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for your thoughts: For us it's always difficult to get any useful information from a beneteau, we brought the boat from a useless dealer and no longer try to get any information from him. This is also complicated by the fact we have been…"
Oct 5, 2016

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Dave Shore replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike. I will give it a try"
May 17
Mike Brown replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I use cordovan shoe polish on mine and it's a pretty close match."
May 17
Dave Shore added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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B43 wheel leather

Does anyone know what the actual color of the wheel covering is? Mine needs a little T&C, some leather dye, not sure if its dark red or something else? Want to match it first try.ThanksSee More
May 17
Luis Vieira de Sá replied to sam's discussion fuel gauge accuracy in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello, It was almost 6 years that I participated in the discussions about water and fuel level indicators in this forum. Only this winter I had a go on it. In particular I made the following: a) installed 10-180 ohms sensors in the 2 water tanks b)…"
May 16
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, wow that's some serious blockage. Like James we too flush with fresh water. And like James haven't had any issues with hose blockage (that we know of) or odor. Actually we find our biggest source of odor in the heads come from the…"
May 10
James Taylor replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for reply. Salt water + urine = calcification along with dead seacritter buildup/blockage equates to blocked pipes! Even though our B43 has never flushed seawater I maintained original equipment in place but totally disconnected (thru hull…"
May 10
sam replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"James, we use saltwater when offshore. Otherwise we use a freshwater flush. The design is such that whatever is in the line sits between the top of the holding tank and the joker valve. Over time, stuff builds up. Amazed at what a human can produce!…"
May 9
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