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"Are you flushing with salt or fresh water? If it's salt then that may be your proble…"

Mike Brown replied Sep 20, 2012 to Holding tank odors

6 Dec 16, 2014
Reply by Justin Clarke

"Pete, we own a B43 but are familiar enough with the 411 to tell you that they are ni…"

Mike Brown replied Jan 7, 2011 to Looking to purchase Beneteau Oceanis 411

2 Feb 4, 2011
Reply by Peter

"Based on what I've seen advertised an arch from an aftermarket dealer is going to ru…"

Mike Brown replied Jan 7, 2011 to Installing arch on Beneteau Oceanis 411

4 May 27, 2011
Reply by Mark and Karen

"Couldn't agree more with your "worth every penny" comment. We also had a full cockpi…"

Mike Brown replied Dec 27, 2010 to Options or Upgrades you added to your Beneteau?

54 Feb 4, 2011
Reply by Peter

"Another thing you may want to try is placing a wire rack in the bottom of the freeze…"

Mike Brown replied Jul 1, 2009 to beneteau refrigeration

4 Sep 20, 2012
Reply by Stephen Hegyesi

"The Seahorse is a solid chromed piece that is glued on. You should be able to order…"

Mike Brown replied Apr 9, 2009 to Beneteau emblem

6 May 27, 2009
Reply by Fotis

"I've used a product called Teak Guard for several years now and am very happy with i…"

Mike Brown replied Feb 9, 2009 to teak care

8 Dec 26, 2010
Reply by shelley won

"Nah, we're of the age it's better that we don't look :)"

Mike Brown replied Feb 8, 2009 to Options or Upgrades you added to your Beneteau?

54 Feb 4, 2011
Reply by Peter

"Sorry I shared only the Mainsail guide. Here's another link: http://www.neilprydesa…"

Mike Brown replied Jan 2, 2009 to Options or Upgrades you added to your Beneteau?

54 Feb 4, 2011
Reply by Peter

"Yes, we have a 35 lb Delta and had 5 boats tied to us one night. Everything seems st…"

Mike Brown replied Jan 2, 2009 to Options or Upgrades you added to your Beneteau?

54 Feb 4, 2011
Reply by Peter

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Kerim N replied to Randy Brown's discussion Beneteau 40 Black Mesh Window Covers in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Randy, New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread.  I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea.  So I will copy with…"
Jan 6
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Beneteau 40 & 43

A place to exchange thoughts, ideas and discussions about the Beneteau/Oceanis 40 and 43 models.
Jan 6
Kerim N is now a member of SeaKnots
Jan 5
Mike Brown replied to Larry Witty's discussion B43 Windlass Drainage in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Larry good luck. And remember to use the KISS Method when troubleshooting. Keep It Simple Stupid haha. It’s an old and basic concept that dictates you always do the easiest and obvious stuff first. Then if it doesn’t fix it get more…"
Dec 23, 2021
Larry Witty replied to Larry Witty's discussion B43 Windlass Drainage in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike, good advice which I will follow."
Dec 23, 2021
Mike Brown replied to Larry Witty's discussion B43 Windlass Drainage in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds like you need to give that windlass some TLC. I used to clean and apply a light coating of grease to all the surfaces in and under the gypsy. It remained smooth over a 10 year period. Five of those years were spent cruising full time on the…"
Dec 23, 2021
Larry Witty added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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B43 Windlass Drainage

Doing some maintenance on my B43 Quick Antares windlass this year. After removing the windlass, I knew instantly that I should have been doing this at least ever other year.  The windlass was preforming weak and slow with a noise which made me think the motor brushes or a bearing was going out, thus the reason for removing it.What I found upon removal was a tremendous amount of salt and sand on the top part of the gearbox, literally packed in. Upon cleaning everything up, luckily all bearings…See More
Dec 23, 2021
James Taylor replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion DOLPHN 40 AMP BATTERY CHARGER in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Happy Holidays to you and yours. Happy to hear its working properly."
Dec 17, 2021
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