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View Poll Results: Am I in over my head with this fire-damage project boat?
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Im the proud new owner of 06 Beneteau 373 project boat. Shes sustained some significant fire damage from a boat that burned to a crisp just one slip over. (Link below). I expect Ill hear a lot of youre in over your head kid over the course of these next few months. That being said, I would have never taken on this project had I not known how many knowledgeable sailors follow these forums willing to share information.

Lets set aside the cosmetic/fiberglass repairs because I found someone that Im confident will be able to handle that. Next, because the flames were primarily in the cockpit/stern, all off the electronics need to be replaced. I believe that includes: radar, gps, depth sounder, speed/rpm gauge, compass, winder indicators and autopilot system. Have I missed anything major? I spent a bit of time speaking with the Raymarine reps at Strictly Sail Chicago last week and they were able to cross reference their current compatible units based on the owners manuals I have from the old ones. Also met guys form a company that manufactures mounts for electronics.

My biggest concern might be with the thru-hulls/vents on the stern.
(1) Identifying whats what back there (exhaust, bilge drain, shore power, breaker, air vents, fuel vent, shower).
(2) Finding all of the corresponding parts. I have not contacted anyone from Beneteau yet but Im certain I will have to.


I will be entrusting most of this work to a very experienced auto mechanic. Though I will be the one doing all of the research and ordering all the parts.

All of my rigging equipment seems to be intact. I dont think the fire lasted long enough to do any damage there.

I am sure there are a million other things I need to address but I better limit it to the above for now.

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Oh boy. Well, wishing you good luck with that.
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Re: Post fire, Beneteau 373 "In over by head" PROJECT boat

Do some research on how extreme heat and fire changes the properties of fiberglass and the adhesives used to bond everything together. My hunch is that this goes far beyond cosmetics...and an auto mechanic.

I think you're looking at a serious can of very, very expensive worms.
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Re: Post fire, Beneteau 373 "In over by head" PROJECT boat

How does a boat get from Maui to Chicago?

The guy I bought my boat from picked up a 2007 Hunter 40 with significant damage from a galley fire. It took about a year of continuous work, but it tuned out good as new, so it can be done.

Good luck!
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And what the hell is it with all these Hunter 40s burning? You're making me nervous here.

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Re: Post fire, Beneteau 373 "In over by head" PROJECT boat

Here's a little primer with some good resources...

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Re: Post fire, Beneteau 373 "In over by head" PROJECT boat

Maui boat pic is not my boat. Added as a reference to show the equipment on the stern of a Beneteau 373.
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Re: Post fire, Beneteau 373 "In over by head" PROJECT boat

Beneteau uses pretty common venders for their fittings and hardware you shouldn't have any problem finding replacements. The standing rigging you might want to look for hot spots any change in the color would indicate a change in temper also rust would show a change in the steels make up.
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