"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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"I use a bridle set up for a snubber which works well. We do swing at anchor and either side of the bridle takes the load. Lots of options and opinions out there. Pick the one you feel comfortable with and use it every time you anchor.
"We carry 100ft 3/8 ht chain spliced to 150ft of rode with original 45lb Delta quickset anchor . Have not drug since installing chain. In my humble opinion, proper scope is as important as ground tackle. Addition of height,…"
Has anyone changed to fresh water flush. If so, exactly what parts were needed. I have look online for a Jabsco fresh water flush kit, but can't seem to find the necessary parts. Any help and pics would be a great help. Thanks
"Peter, thank you for your input.
Last night I ordered the 55lb Rocna and 200' of 3/8"HT chain for peace of mind. (I hope that's 3/8"chain on my 40's windlass) So, there will be no weak links in the system. Now I will…"
"I went thru this same thought process about a year ago. After quite a bit of research I decided on the peace of mind of not introducing a "weak" link into the system. Some people advocate taking the the coupling link to a…"