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James Taylor replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion B43 ENGINE CUT OUT AT AT START AND HOT WATER STARVATION in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"The 54 hp Yanmars initially had a hand priming pump on top of main fuel filter. This pump had tendency to allow air to seep causing difficult starting issues particularly after fuel filter changes.On our engine, Yanmar authorized removal of the…"
Sep 9
James Taylor replied to Matias Morando's discussion Converting saloon table to double berth in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"On our previously owned 2008 B43, we were supplied an additional set of short support legs to support the table in lower position. They aligned  the tabletop with salon seating creating a comfortable salon berth."
Apr 14

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At 8:45am on September 13, 2010, Mike Brown said…
Spent all Sunday afternoon cleaning water out of the bilge, repairing a broken wire (poor crimp by Benny factory boys) to the bilge pump then cleaning everything up. Decided it was time to rebed the shower sump so went to work on that. You're right it was poorly sealed and I could see evidence of water once I lifted the sump out. Thought I was in good shape until I turned on the Dehumidifier right before heading home. Seems the latest source of bilge water is coming from the heat exchanger coil on the cabin AC compressor. Shut down the units, closed the seacock and went home as it was 9PM. Heading back tomorrow to try and find the source of the leak. As I've said I love the boat but she sure needs a lot of TLC to keep her going. I'll let you know what I find.
At 9:55pm on September 23, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Glad you like the pics. You looked good sitting there.

Yes you're right the electric pump can't get the hose emptied so the joker valve becomes critical. We've been using vinegar in the aft toilet but it was time for a new valve. My dealer's service mgr said people are using, with some success, silicone dialectric grease on them. I applied some to the new valve so time will tell if it helps. I also plan on continuing to use vinegar a couple of times a month. As I mentioned before I plan on converting both toilets to fresh water flush which will help reduce odors. We'll do a good flush prior to leaving the boat for the week so any backfill should be realtively clean fresh water and not stink up the head compartment.

I'm almost afraid to mention it but all of our gauges seem to be accurate. Some times the water tanks will misread but for the most part they work fine. I make a habit of estimating how much fuel we'll take based on the guage then compare it to the actual gals taken on. Again so far it seems to be OK.

We too have had a few problems but just love the boat. She's gorgeous above and below decks and we receive a lot of compliments on her. Not to mention how well she sails and the speeds we see.
At 9:10pm on September 23, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Yes I should be able to share it with Sam. He may see it on his own as I believe the comments are public.
At 5:42pm on September 23, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Forgot to answer your starting questions. No we have not and she starts better than our cars do. As for the chain I'm picking it up this Friday on the way down to the boat. Hopefully I'll get it spliced on this weekend. I have some plumbing work to do if the parts make it here by then. The bowl seal on one of the toilets leaks. We stopped using it and have the O Ring coming. We're also going to convert the toilets to fresh water flush. BTW read my note on the fuse Beneteau places on the house battery positive post.
At 5:29pm on September 23, 2009, Mike Brown said…
James, I posted the pictures of RaJean for you.
Mike
 
 
 

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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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