Beneteau 43 October Moon sailing close hauled in 15-20kt winds and 3-5ft seas. Speeds were in the 8.6kt through the water range. Running north from Solomons to St Michaels MD. Did this for close to 4 hrs. Much fun!
"My B43 #50 has had similar problems and it is laughable that the dealer would tell you that this is something that he/she is unaware of. I've had to crawl under the transom step into the gas locker area to make repairs to this item as…"
"B43 #19 has had similar issues but easily resolved by;
1.) adjusting latchhead to proper position then;
2.) tightening backing nut.
Have not had to do this with middle seat but there is a backing nut on latch. You have to be a contortionist…"