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Robert & Sandy replied to sam's discussion need VIN alternate location urgently in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam On my 43 the VIN is on one of the hull floors (transverse ribs under the floor boards) adjacent to the stove. The are moulded into the gelcoat. Hope this helps. Regards Bilgolabands"
Oct 17
Arne Opperud replied to sam's discussion need VIN alternate location urgently in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I think there is a metal plate, with the number engraved, on the starboard side of the stairs to the bading plattform. Under the seat that can be opened. "
Sep 6
Wayne replied to sam's discussion need VIN alternate location urgently in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, this may not be useful to you but when i bought my 40 back in 2016 the surveyor noted no VIN on my hull. His exact words to me were " only the manufacturer and the Coast Guard know that alternate location".  With this being said,…"
Sep 5
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Wayne replied to sam's discussion Site getting little use-why? in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Well I've been down almost two years with a heart issue that a quintuple bypass didn't cure. I can certainly relate to the latest medical news about advances in medication vs scalpel happy surgeons. And on top of that my first mate had a…"
Nov 19, 2019
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Site getting little use-why? in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Sam, while I no longer own a boat I still follow this site as well as others and you're right it seems very quiet. Not sure why it's become this way. Perhaps everyone's boat is running perfect. Um no doubt that's it LOL. I…"
Nov 13, 2019

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Houston
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Beneteau 43, hull #9
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share ideas, boat information and location / destination info

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At 4:08pm on January 24, 2018, Mike Wilson said…

MiJoy seems to be holding up well.  Wish I had added a 3rd solar panel like yours on the bimini.  just not enough winter sun and thirsty for amps refrigeration with the 450 watts we now have.  Plenty of power later in the year.   I keep looking at the Garhauer jib sheet cars. Will probably add b4 we go up the east coast next hurricane season.  Been having fun hunting fish and lobster.  We had family health issues and MiJoy almost got sold to someone in Houston.  We will probably not take her back to Houston as family is in Oklahoma.  She will stay on the east coast till we sell her.  We are hiding in the Georgetown are from 45k gusts that are expected over the week end.  Then back to Lee Stocking we think.  

At 12:23pm on January 10, 2018, Mike Wilson said…

Sam, we meet at a SeaLake Beneteau function in Clear Lake back in 2013/14.  You showed me your boat and gen install which was very helpful for ours.  We cruised 2 years and then had family issues that keep us from the boat for a year.  left Ft Pierce FL in Dec 2017 and currently at Cambridge Cay Bahamas waiting out the rain.  I know you have cruised the Bahamas, were are u now?

Mike

S/V MiJoy

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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Robert & Sandy replied to sam's discussion need VIN alternate location urgently in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam On my 43 the VIN is on one of the hull floors (transverse ribs under the floor boards) adjacent to the stove. The are moulded into the gelcoat. Hope this helps. Regards Bilgolabands"
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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike thank you so much for the inspiration as it is greatly appreciated and much needed.  "
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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'm sorry to hear it will leave you without a boat. Take a while and let things settle. Hopefully you'll sort things out before long. As for regiment is concerned I took a package at 61 that extended until shortly after my 62nd birthday…"
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