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June 2015 Blog Posts (7)

Welcoming Self Back to Blogging Before retirement there was always time to blog. Journaling and writing articles flowed from my fingers. Click-clacking across the keyboard, nearly as fast as my hig…

Welcoming Self Back to Blogging

Before retirement there was always time to blog. Journaling and writing articles flowed from my fingers. Click-clacking across the keyboard, nearly as fast as my high school typing days breaking the speed/accuracy records of my classmates,  is how I whiled away sleepless nights. My…
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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on June 28, 2015 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Extracting Rudder's Armature

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Extracting Rudder's Armature

Added by Doug Siddens on June 7, 2015 at 6:50am — No Comments

Genset Going In

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Genset Going In

Added by Doug Siddens on June 6, 2015 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Fixing things

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Chain plate nuts were hidden.  The hull was built then the chain plates attached.  Next came a 1" layer of foam and a couple of layers of glass which entombed the chain plate nuts.  To access these we drilled oversize holes in the inner skin and foam.  Then epoxied sections of glass tubing.  Several of the bolts were crevice corroded and twisted apart during their…

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Added by Doug Siddens on June 1, 2015 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Admiral delivering Iroko for rub rails & toe rails

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Admiral delivering Iroko for rub rails & toe rails

Added by Doug Siddens on June 1, 2015 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Poop deck coming off

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Poop deck coming off

Added by Doug Siddens on June 1, 2015 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Work nears completion

P1020536.JPG  Aft deck removed.  Worker sleeping in standing position.

Added by Doug Siddens on June 1, 2015 at 1:03pm — No Comments

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Kerim N replied to Randy Brown's discussion Beneteau 40 Black Mesh Window Covers in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Randy, New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread.  I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea.  So I will copy with…"
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Beneteau 40 & 43

A place to exchange thoughts, ideas and discussions about the Beneteau/Oceanis 40 and 43 models.
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Mike Brown replied to Larry Witty's discussion B43 Windlass Drainage in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Larry good luck. And remember to use the KISS Method when troubleshooting. Keep It Simple Stupid haha. It’s an old and basic concept that dictates you always do the easiest and obvious stuff first. Then if it doesn’t fix it get more…"
Dec 23, 2021
Larry Witty replied to Larry Witty's discussion B43 Windlass Drainage in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike, good advice which I will follow."
Dec 23, 2021
Mike Brown replied to Larry Witty's discussion B43 Windlass Drainage in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds like you need to give that windlass some TLC. I used to clean and apply a light coating of grease to all the surfaces in and under the gypsy. It remained smooth over a 10 year period. Five of those years were spent cruising full time on the…"
Dec 23, 2021
Larry Witty added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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B43 Windlass Drainage

Doing some maintenance on my B43 Quick Antares windlass this year. After removing the windlass, I knew instantly that I should have been doing this at least ever other year.  The windlass was preforming weak and slow with a noise which made me think the motor brushes or a bearing was going out, thus the reason for removing it.What I found upon removal was a tremendous amount of salt and sand on the top part of the gearbox, literally packed in. Upon cleaning everything up, luckily all bearings…See More
Dec 23, 2021
James Taylor replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion DOLPHN 40 AMP BATTERY CHARGER in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Happy Holidays to you and yours. Happy to hear its working properly."
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