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Re: Beneteau Oceanis 45;I need your help to select right spec for 2yr world cruise pl

Here are some other customizations that we added

We put a PYI Seaview instrument pod on the center console, it rotates. The factory placed instruments by each wheel are horrible to view. Really bad ergonomics. I also added the stainless steel guard around the pod using SS tubing and four elbows. Easy to add.


Here is a pic of our bad ass alternator (Balmar), we kept the factory alternator to charge the engine batteries. This has worked out well. Though the first thing I did was to toss out that stupid engine cover.


The next thing I did was to move the fuel filter from the saildrive bay and put it in the tool room storage area. It was impossible to service from the saildrive bay, stupid design. Again, you can't do this unless you go with the 2 cabin version.
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