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sam added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Power Cord change

After 10+ years it was time to change the 50A 125/250 V shore power splitter. It had served well but it was showing signs of degradation due to heat. I also had previously changed out the boat side power inlet connectors to the SmartPlug type, changing out the fittings on the shore power cable to match. I absolutely love the SmartPlug system. No twisting, sure connection, much more surface area, etc.I decided to buy short factory made 25 FT Smartplug power cords as I normally berth stern-to and…See More
Jul 30
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

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Homeport:
Houston
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Beneteau 43, hull #9
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share ideas, boat information and location / destination info

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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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Shower drain check valve (non return valve) location on B43

Hi, the water in the front shower drain, when pumped out, seems to partially flowing into the aft shower drain box. And the water pumped out from that seems to be flowing back a little. I think the check valve is malfunctioning but I haven’t been able to locate it. Can anyone help please. Many thanks.See More
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sam added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Power Cord change

After 10+ years it was time to change the 50A 125/250 V shore power splitter. It had served well but it was showing signs of degradation due to heat. I also had previously changed out the boat side power inlet connectors to the SmartPlug type, changing out the fittings on the shore power cable to match. I absolutely love the SmartPlug system. No twisting, sure connection, much more surface area, etc.I decided to buy short factory made 25 FT Smartplug power cords as I normally berth stern-to and…See More
Jul 30
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Matias Morando replied to Matias Morando's discussion Cracked 200l fresh water tank in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello everyone, Thank you VERY much for your answers. Really helpful. It’s a relief to know that the tank can be removed, and if the price is still around 200 euros, then that’s a lot less that what I was expecting, so good news. Will…"
Jul 29
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