Beneteau 40 & 43

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

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B43 Traveller

Started by Dave Shore. Last reply by Larry Witty May 17. 1 Reply

Keel offset for depth transducer

Started by Pat Keegan. Last reply by Pat Keegan Apr 23. 1 Reply


Started by Robert & Sandy. Last reply by Rafa Jan 2. 1 Reply

Farewell all

Started by Wayne. Last reply by Mike Brown May 17, 2022. 11 Replies

eyebrow salon window re-bed

Started by sam. Last reply by John Hanrahan May 7, 2022. 1 Reply

Beneteau 40 Black Mesh Window Covers

Started by Randy Brown. Last reply by Kerim N Jan 6, 2022. 2 Replies

B43 Windlass Drainage

Started by Larry Witty. Last reply by Mike Brown Dec 23, 2021. 3 Replies


Started by Robert & Sandy. Last reply by James Taylor Dec 17, 2021. 3 Replies

O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side

Started by Jochen Vetterlein. Last reply by Mike Brown Oct 9, 2021. 8 Replies

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Comment by Dave Shore on March 15, 2023 at 9:03am

I need to purchase the sump control box for the forward head on my B43. The pump will not turn on automatically anymore, just when I throw the switch. Any ideas?


Comment by Robert & Sandy on December 1, 2021 at 4:38am


Hi all,

The Dolphin charger on my 2010 43 is still charging perfectly well EXCEPT the cooling fan is cycling on and off every 20 seconds.. There is a light on the centre top of the unit flashing red, does not look happy. Sadly I cannot locate the instruction manual which, knowing Beneteau undoubtedly came with the boat.

Any help or clues, it seems as if the thermostat controlling the fan is out of order as the unit itself is not hot, not even warm.


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

Robert glad to hear you go the problem solved.


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.



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

This arrangement works for us:


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.

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. 

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?.


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

Sheath blocks on Z Spar Beneteau 43, 2010


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 


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