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sam replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion BEN OC 43 - US Spar - Inmast Furler in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Tie the furling foil off using the inspection ports. Do not let it drop to the bottom. Also, to keep peace with your neighbors, tie a line on to the top swivel and attach to your boom (outhaul) and raise the top furler swivel about mid way up the…"
May 28
sam replied to Peter Obetz's discussion A/C thru hull caution!!!!! in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Similarly, I changed out my aircon thru hull and valve a while back. Seems to be an issue. Recently, I was changing the aircon seawater pump and luckily found a valve on the distribution manifold (one pump serves two aircon units) that was fully…"
Feb 16
sam replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike nails the freezer (and Refrigerator) item. Remove the woodencovers on the vents, and if they have never been off you will most likely find a carpet of dust/hair/lint. I drilled small screw holes and added screws to re-attach. Now it is a…"
Feb 16
Wayne replied to sam's discussion too quiet! in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Yes winter blues here too and hoping to enjoy the boat this year. I was down last year after a quintuple heart bypass but progressing. Happy New Year to ALL! Wayne"
Jan 15
Peter Obetz replied to sam's discussion too quiet! in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"we are still here, but........., we have ordered a Leopard 40 and anticipating delivery this summer.  Thus our Bene 40 is going up for sale in the next couple of weeks.  This is a great forum and I hope all continue to use it."
Jan 14
Peter Obetz and sam are now friends
Jan 14
sam replied to Peter Obetz's discussion A/C thru hull caution!!!!! in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Peter, agree totally. All AirCon thru-hulls need to be checked. I had a friend who suffered a near catastrophic event, exactly as you described. I changed mine out in advance of failure and also found the materials to be questionable. If in…"
Jan 14
sam replied to sam's discussion next gen 3.5 generator in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"OK, I am posting this as it may be useful in general and not just for NextGen owners. I was experiencing a low water flow condition on my generator, I looked into the full system from the thru-hull , connecting hoses, strainer, raw water…"
Jan 14

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Houston
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Beneteau 43, hull #9
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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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GaryG added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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B 40. Jib furler line

i would like to replace the jib furling line on my B40.  I believe the diameter is 5/16” but do not know the length. Does anyone have this info.?See More
Jul 3
James Taylor replied to Jem's discussion Hydraulic steering ram in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"we had this same hydraulic drive on our 2008 B43. I agree with Jeff Shukis. This is a really nice hydraulic drive. It was extremely reliable and of sturdy construction. Well worth repairing if possible."
Jun 26
Klaas Nijhuis commented on Bradley A Destache's group ISLANDER FREEPORT 41 OWNERS
"Can anyone tell me if this is normal?  Pre-purchase survey indicated: "The aft lower shroud chain plates for the main mast are not installed with the same orientation on the vessel. The starboard side chain plate is installed in a side to…"
Jun 26
Klaas Nijhuis joined Bradley A Destache's group
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ISLANDER FREEPORT 41 OWNERS

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Jun 26
John Hanrahan replied to Jem's discussion Hydraulic steering ram in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Dave you can get the gasket repair kit from PYI in Washington at the website…"
Jun 25
Jeff Shukis replied to Jem's discussion Hydraulic steering ram in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Yes, It's an L&S (Lecomble and Schmitt) 40 ST.…"
Jun 25
Jem added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Hydraulic steering ram

Dave Shore asksDoes anyone know the manufacturer of the hydraulic auto helm installed on some B43's? The piston on mine has a leak on the bottom where the mounting pole sits. Looks like the packing or o-ring fell apart.My French built 2007 Oceanis 40 has a type 2 linear drive contact isThierry ETCHETO Responsable Vente France +33 (0) 559 562 646+33 (0) 682 828 050+33 (0) 559 569 571commercial2@ls-france.comLECOMBLE & SCHMITT SAS - BP N° 2 - 156 route de Briscous - 64240 Urt - France…See More
Jun 25
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"hay you  still alive and sailing????  miss our   chats.. have a great summer"
Jun 25
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