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All good plans.....

Not the result we were expecting ! 

We had planned to take a couple of friends over to Northern Ireland for a weeks sailing in Belfast Lough, two hours into the ten hour trip and the weather changed completely with large rough seas and a good 28knts steady wind instead of the 12-14 on the forecast. One of our friends…

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Added by Mark and Karen on June 30, 2011 at 7:16am — No Comments

Picture in the post

Could someone let me know how to post a pic in the blog post?

Added by Mark and Karen on May 11, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Inverter install

As part of our plans to set up for blue water cruising we have a few planned changes we wish to make (over time) to the power around the boat. One of the first things was to get an inverter and later we will supplement the battery capacity with a third domestic battery and some wind and solar generation.

Its not a hard modification to do, but it is something you have to take care with as one side is shore power voltage (240V for us) and the other is huge cables (70 sq mm) onto big…

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Added by Mark and Karen on May 9, 2011 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Teak treatment

Spent the weekend bringing the teak back to that ‘new’ look. Used products from a company called Onward Trading who supplied the active cleaner and neutraliser (stage one and two) and a coloured sealant from Semco.

Took a lot longer than I thought it would given that we don’t have a full teak deck, just the cockpit, toe rail and coach roof.

We like the golden honey colour while others like the aged silver look however the ‘teak oil’ we used last year must have contained linseed…

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Added by Mark and Karen on April 3, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Latest Activity

Andy James replied to Paul Streicher's discussion Beneteau 40 asymmetrical spinnaker tack attachment in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I really like your solution, I know this post is old but if you have any other pictures that you could post of the top section I'd really like to copy and install on my 2011 B40 Cheers Andy"
Apr 20
Dave Shore replied to Dave Shore's discussion Bilge pump fuse B43 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Update - From the schematic I know it is a 15 amp fuse, on wire 14, which I believe relates to CB or fuse 14 as well. Still searching...."
Apr 18
Dave Shore added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Bilge pump fuse B43

Uncovered the boat yesterday, getting her ready to go, while checking things out I noticed that the Rule bilge pump was inop. Checked with the meter and no power. Can someone please tell me where the fuse for this pump is??Thanks DaveSee More
Apr 17
Michael Cioffi replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Never thought of that. the remote looks like the day it was installed. I check that out.  thanks Dave"
Apr 13
Dave Shore replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike, I had the same issue last season, it ended up being the micro switches in the remote. Tried to find a replacement switch to no avail. Check the switch with a meter to see if they are ok. If they are bad, give the windlass manufacturer a call,…"
Apr 12
Michael Cioffi replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Love you mike You are the best at this.  Im going to check it out thanks"
Apr 12
Mike Brown replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike I assume it won't go down. There's a small green relay mounted on the engine just behind the alternator. Usually they fail so the windlass will either raise or drop the anchor. It's possible that it could cause it to quit working…"
Apr 12
Mike Brown replied to Mike Brown's discussion Shower Sump Back Flushing in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks guys and yes there is a check valve on the discharge side of the pump.Forgot there was one there. I'll check that valve and let you know what I find. Mike"
Apr 12
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