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  • We need some help with a problem. Beneteau has a hose attached to the stern tube to lubricate the cutlass bearing. Unfortunately ours has broken off and I need to create a more permanent solution but our boat is in the Bahamas and we are back home in Canada. am hoping someone with a 43 could take a picture of the sterntube area and post it so I can determine how much room we have to come up with a solution to our problem. I know this is a real pain and can only offer that we will post the solution and this will help everyone in the group,

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Comment by Rafa on February 16, 2014 at 5:46pm

Comment by Rafa on February 16, 2014 at 5:43pm

Hola John,

Here are some pictures. Let me know if this is what you needed. And dont forget to put some pictures of the problem and the solution.

Saludos.

Comment by Michael Boyle on February 7, 2014 at 8:12pm
If you haven't had a reply try the Beneteau 40 43 group. Other wise I can take photo in next couple of days on a 2010 French built 43. I've added you as friend so can email

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