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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
James Taylor replied to sam's discussion Head Hose changeout in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Sam Thanks for the photo. Our boat is also 9 years old but so far so good, no smells. My question for you is;  Are you using seawater or, on board fresh-water ( from tank) for flushing? We installed a Jabsco fresh water flush system on our…"
May 9
sam added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Head Hose changeout

Well, after 9 years the boat was beginning to gain a heady aroma. The head hoses were permeated and an inquiring nose could tell. So, changed out all hoses in the aft (most used) head .Look at the picture of the hose from the y valve to the holding tank. It is the one that holds stuff due to the holding tank being high.It weighed significantly more than the others upon removal. Now i see why. Probably would have clogged shut during some dark and stormy night, or at the most beautiful anchorage.…See More
May 8
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion bilge water in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
Apr 4
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion bilge water in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Like Peter we too had the rear AC condensation pump fail. It took quite some time to find as I never saw any condensation in the pan beneath the unit. Somehow it was missing the pan and dripping into the bilge and through the limber holes. Rather…"
Apr 4

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Houston
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Beneteau 43, hull #9
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At 1:38pm on August 10, 2009, Robert Och said…
Sam,
Sorry for the delay. Our B40 is hull number 62. Robert
At 9:47pm on April 23, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Sam, we've spent a few nights on her and have done a ton of organizing, cleaning, decorating, etc. but haven't taken her out for a sail yet. I'm hoping we'll do so this Saturday. Prediction is for 10-12kt winds and sunny skies in the mid 80s. I got the TV installed, also installed an additional florescent light over the galley. Installed a line rack in the aft Stbd locker and the fire extinguishers. I'm taking Friday off to wash her and start treating the teak. Oh yea I need to find where the check valve is in the bilge pump plumbing. I checked the thru hull and it's open but didn't have the time to find the check valve which I suspect is clogged with crap that was in the bilge. I'll let you know how it goes. By now they should have installed the lag bolt retrofit in the rudder assy. The guy doing the work said he can't believe anyone ever had an issue based on how it's built. I told him the story about the guy that did and he suspects they hit something. Getting anxious to move her to her permanent slip in Baltimore. We're heading down on Sat 5-9 running with My Sanity a 423. We'll stay over in a small town Sat night, have dinner, drinks etc. then arrive on Sun 5-10. Let's stay on touch, there's much to be learned and shared.
Mike
At 3:04pm on April 13, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Sam, I appreciate the info. It seemed to have pumped properly at first, then nothing. I'll check it out next time to the boat. I'm going to talk to the svc mgr as well. I'll let you know what I find.
Mike
At 11:29pm on January 25, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Sam, keep me posted on how well the toilet check valves work. I may need to do the same to ours.
Mike
At 1:25pm on January 25, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Sam, pics 15 & 17 are from our old boat, which was an 02 Benny 361. We have a bow thruster, air conditioning, a full compliment of instruments based on the E120. The dodger and bimini came with the boat set up for the Annapolis Show. We added the companionway, wheel and winch covers and will also add cockpit cushions and perhaps a mesh connector panel for hot sunny days. I installed the barometer, etc. already and have a 32" flat screen TV ready for the forward bulkhead. I added Siruis satellite to the AM/FM. I'd like to add AIS and eventually radar but for now both are nice to have's rather than need to haves.

The toilets are both quiet flush (but hardly quiet) and yes they both backfill. Jabsco has had problems with the joker valves and I suspect we may need new ones. While I can't find the part # on them I've heard they came out with a new reinforced model valve that wont allow the back flow. One other short term fix is to do a dry bowl pump long enough to get all the fluid in the bowl and lines into the tank.
Mike
At 6:28pm on January 24, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Sam, do you have any pictures to share? What kind of equipment have you added to her?
At 5:58pm on January 3, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Sam, we have a 2 cabin and she's hull # 001. We just settled on her in October. She was the Annapolis Show's demo boat. My wife and I actually delivered and returned her from Riverside, NJ. I'll be more than happy to join the 40/43 group. Always good to share info, especially on a new model.
Mike
At 6:05pm on January 2, 2009, CAN DRAC said…
Hull #9! Wow! We're hull #53. Show us some pictures!
 
 
 

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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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