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During their brief sailing cruise in Turkey, SeaKnots founders Andrea and Franc met up with member Stephen Phillips. Stephen has been cruising on his catamaran Gone Troppo for years even after having been attacked by pirates; an encounter that was featured in Klaus Hympendahl's book "Pirates Aboard". When Andrea and Franc learned that Stephen had not yet had a chance to read his story in the book, they pulled it off their shelf and brought it with them on their trip. They figured that at some point they'd be in the same area and sure enough, they were able get together in Marmaris last week. Never having met before, they all thank SeaKnots for making that encounter possible.

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Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Simo, see my reply to the original post. There are a lot of items in the steering system that can cause heavy steering. Ensure everything is properly adjusted and lubricated before you do any major work on the rudder bearings. Good luck Mike"
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Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I haven't see any recommendations on rudder bearing replacement. You may want to discuss the issue with your local Beneteau dealer service manger. As for what you've identified I'll share my thoughts.  As I mentioned before we…"
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sail abroad replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Mike, thanks for the input! Are there any rough guidelines for when the bearings need replacing? What is too much play? it seems a hard question to answer! we've been sailing full time for the last 3 years and just recently I noticed slight…"
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Simo Makkonen replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I've been wondering, if I should do the same in my B40/2007. The rudder has become heavy (high fricton?) and the problem is not in the steering cylinder. Anyone had similar problem? Simo"
Tuesday
Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'm a bit surprised you need to replace the bearings on an 2008. I've not heard of any issues other than early model 43s required a brace be installed at the quadrant. Actually the issue was discovered by Franc who happens to own and run…"
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sail abroad added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings

Has anyone replaced the rudder bearings on a beneteau 40 2008/9? If someone has done this job could they please tell me what the part numbers are for both the bronze upper and lower bearing sleeves and also for the nylon thrust washers. The jefa? rudder shaft diameter is 60mm.I have !ooked on the beneteau spare parts website without success.Also I am trying to find the workshop notes for rep!acing the bearings as I know with the oceanis 411 the bottom bearing is glued (3M 5200) in but I don't…See More
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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion New B 40 owner. in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, welcome to the group. I think you'll find a wealth of information from all the members. And of course enjoy your B40, its a heck of a boat. Mike October Moon 2008 B43"
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