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Fuel tank cleaning through small hole

This is the plan I have for later this afternoon, as a way to clean my fuel tank. The fuel tank has not been cleaned for a while. Hence th…

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water maker or no water maker

Welcome Dave, I read your profile, and you mentioned that you are a live aboard. What design is your boat? Do you have water maker on boa…

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Cutless Bearing Replacement

Anybody has replaced their cutless bearing on their boat?What is the best way to take it out?Photos will be useful.Thank you all.

Started by h

0 Oct 26, 2010

Mold Solutions?

Mold has been happily growing inside our sailboat while shrink wrapped over the winter. My plan is to spray it down with a bit of bleach an…

Started by Donna

9 Aug 21, 2010
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Electrical Auto-Pilot which one?

Again, I am in the process of evaluating the electrical self steering systems to complement my windvane. This is as a back up to the windva…

Started by h

14 Feb 9, 2010
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Winter Storage tips?

Hi all. It is time to haul the boat out for storage here in the Northeast. This is our first sailboat and first year for winterizing. We wo…

Started by Aquamarine

1 Oct 4, 2009
Reply by h

PC based Plotter and Maps

This post was copied from a note sent by BLUBAJU to me. Most interesting if you do not know what is available out there. Hi h, sorry for…

Started by h

2 Sep 23, 2009
Reply by h

Teak? Shelves for magazines, wine glasses, dishes, wine bottles

I have seen these on boats but don't know if they can be bought or have to make yourself (yikes). I want to get rid of the Catalina formica…

Started by Terri

3 Aug 6, 2009
Reply by Terri

Sail Specification

This is a topic that I find most neglected by us sailors. We sail boats, so we buy sails. But most of the time the sail will be specified…

Started by h

0 Jul 9, 2009

Battery type

I am in the process of expanding my battery capacity from the original 150 AH to more like 450 AH. The question I have is which battery ty…

Started by h

6 May 24, 2009
Reply by Nathaniel Poole

Books on maintenance and systems

I learn a lot from books and am always looking for new titles. Here are a couple I'd like to share How Boat Things Work by Charlie Wing an…

Started by Kate

4 Apr 16, 2009
Reply by h

Fuel tank cleaning through small hole

This is the plan I have for later this afternoon, as a way to clean my fuel tank. The fuel tank has not been cleaned for a while. Hence th…

Started by h

12 Feb 17, 2009
Reply by Suky

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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, yes I'm still out here. She's looking good and you'll love her. The 38.1 is a perfect size for 2 people with occasional guest (s). Plus she's a sweet sailing boat. I'll attach a short video of one I was delivering…"
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Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike if you’re still out there here is the new boat before commissioning. Should splash by end of this week after 14 months of anticipation! Wayne"
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John Hanrahan replied to sam's discussion eyebrow salon window re-bed in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, I am just in the process of replacing both of my eyebrow windows.  I have the new ones from Beneteau and am talking with dealer in Florida re Bebeteaus advice. It would be helpful to talk to you about your experience. I have never seen…"
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Cabin eyebrow windows

Good morning gang,I have received both port and starboard cabin windows from Beneteau for replacement as the existing leak and are badly etched. Beneteau has referred me to the dealership for installation but I'm having trouble getting a response.   Does anyone have any experience replacing these and any recommendations. JohnSee More
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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…"
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