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Garmin 440S and Raymarine Instrument and their inter-connectivity.

Post 1 by Lola: Hi I have a 440s and its Garmin, and my boat is set up w Raymarine...so transducer not compatible ..so don't use the s, bu…

Started by h

0 Feb 5, 2009

Electronic Charts and Chart Plotters. Which One?

The choices of electronic charts and chart plotters are very wide indeed. If you consider that the charts may cost more than the chart plo…

Started by h

8 Feb 5, 2009
Reply by h

Lightning protection

I have read the Nigel Calder book on Lightning Protection, but still at a loss on the actual hardware needed. Basically He said to install…

Started by h

3 Jan 20, 2009
Reply by Ocnvoyager

Just a quick introduction and hello

Hi all, Just found this group and had to join. I'm a 4 sailboat owner, 2 of which are actually sea-worthy, more or less. Just pulled our Co…

Started by Larry Wilson

2 Jan 20, 2009
Reply by ___/)ances With Sails

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…

Started by h

14 Jan 17, 2009
Reply by Veranda

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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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Beneteau 40 & 43

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