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Beneteau 40 & 43

A place to exchange thoughts, ideas and discussions about the Beneteau/Oceanis 40 and 43 models.

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Beneteau 40 2009 drive shaft

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Beneteau 43

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need VIN alternate location urgently

Started by sam. Last reply by Robert & Sandy Oct 17, 2020. 3 Replies

B43 ENGINE CUT OUT AT AT START AND HOT WATER STARVATION

Started by Robert & Sandy. Last reply by James Taylor Sep 9, 2020. 3 Replies

Lewmar Hatch Lens Replacement

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Engine Blower

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Declining Water Pressure

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Comment by Mike Brown on October 11, 2021 at 8:15pm

Robert glad to hear you go the problem solved.

mike

Comment by Robert & Sandy on October 11, 2021 at 6:03am

Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots.

The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August.

All furling now takes place without any undue effort, only unfortunate thing is we had to pay the rigger to run the halyard correctly.

Regards

Bilgolabands

Comment by Chris on August 17, 2021 at 5:27pm

This arrangement works for us:

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Comment by Brian Wanamaker on August 17, 2021 at 10:38am

Over the sheave inside the mast then out through the mast about 6 feet from the mast base.

Comment by Brian Wanamaker on August 17, 2021 at 10:36am

Ste spinnaker halyard should be put back through the mast. Over the sheave inside the mast then out through the base. 

I had a profurl furler. If you have the same there has to be a "Twist Stop" attached to the forestay near the top above the upper bearing.  It stops the furled sail halyard from twisting around the sail at the top.  It is about 4 in diameter, looks like a flying saucer with half of the outer edge cut out. Sounds like the rigger may have left it off.  Also if the jib halyard is to tight hte upper bearing will be "tilted" and may be the problem when furling the sail.  Hope this helps.https://jimmygreen.com/9205-thickbox_default/profurl-cruising-manual-reefing-system.jpg

Comment by Mike Brown on August 17, 2021 at 8:02am

Robert, we added the halyard after we purchased the boat primarily as a way to reach the mast top. When I asked to have it run directly to the top and not through the eye the service manager refused to do so. Apparently there was a concern that leading directly from the top of the mast would create excess pressure on the rigging. I hope this helps. 
Mike

Comment by Robert & Sandy on August 17, 2021 at 4:29am

Hello all,

Our 2010 Oceanis 43 recently underwent a 10 year rigging replacement. The boat was returned with the spinnaker halyard led through the stainless choker attached to the top of the torestay hounds fitting; we feel as a result of that the headsail furler has been very troublesome. and heavy to operate. Last weekend we ended up with a halyard wrap that stopped everything.

The rigger feels that is the correct running of that halyard though to the best of our knowledge it formally ran directly from the mast top sheave clearing the top furler swivel.  Any wise owners out there who can provide the correct information?.

Bilgolabands

Comment by Michael Boyle on November 30, 2018 at 12:41pm

Sheath blocks on Z Spar Beneteau 43, 2010

Hi,

I’ve been thinking that sheath blocks with internal bearings might be useful on main and spinnaker.

Anyone ever fitted them, are they available, do you think it will be worth it.

michael, Barti Blue 

Comment by Michael Boyle on November 30, 2018 at 12:36pm

Hi Everyone,

Help needed. I have a 43 launched July 2010. During this season the holding tank seacock on the saloon heads failed open. Irritating but liveable with in the English Channel. Boat now out of water and can’t identify the manufacturer or type number. Ancasta have consulted France but want nearly £300 for New one. Valve is right angle one with, not measured, 2inch 50mm fittings. 

Has anyone replaced one if so do you know make and type number also how does it come off the through hull fitting. It looks as if there is threaded connector on the outlet side, normal hose and jubilee clips on inlet side.

I’ve attached photo from member posted back in 2012. Mine is exactly the same.

many thanks

Michael Boyle, Barti Blue

Comment by Frank & Donna on June 11, 2017 at 2:25pm
I'm having a knocking from the boom while sailing. The track on top of the boom is loose, but it can't be tightened any further. Has anyone else had this problem, if so has anyone found a solution
 

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Mike Brown commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Robert glad to hear you go the problem solved. mike"
Oct 11
Robert & Sandy commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots. The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August. All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
Oct 11
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
Oct 9
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible. I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
Oct 9
James Taylor replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning????? (Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
Oct 9
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck Mike"
Sep 27
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"It is only when sailing close-hauled. Unfortunately, this is the only course, where performance really matters. I‘m going to perform two tests: - Sailing with genoa only (track cars on the same position). In this case any (unequal) trim…"
Sep 27
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Our 43 had a shaft drive. Depending on how much water or fuel that was in her she would sometimes have a very small imbalance. Nothing that would cause her to sail unevenly. Do you have the problem on all points of sail? Is it more on any particular…"
Sep 27
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