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05-27-2009 01:04 PM

I found taking off the white plastic mount was impossible. How did you manage. I think Beneteau must have gled it with sikaflex.

For the moment I connected by welding the rear handrail to my arch.

I am also thinking of getting an new 8HP the lightest between Suzuki, Yamaha and Honda to put on a RIB fiberglass or aluminium tender around 280 cm.

A comment on this choice would be appreciated. Thanks.

05-27-2009 05:55 AM
Originally Posted by CanDrac View Post
Has anyone here used the outboard mount on the Oceanis/Beneteau 43? We just mounted a 6hp Tohatsu and the whole stern rail shakes a lot with the weight. Nothing looks broken but it's just not sturdy. Anyone else experiencing the same issue?

I did the same experince and completely changed the this white plastic part wit a wooden ( teak ) bracket ..( a bit longer than the original one..So the prblem was solved..
02-26-2009 07:11 AM
Livinstone Thanks Denis!

I have not seen the boat yet, so I am looking forward to the end of may when I will sail it for the first 2 weeks :-)

Here is a google translation of the slovenian article:
Australian article:
Voile test:
Yachting World test search:

How do you think the 43 performs under sail? Under different wind speed and angles?

Have the seats in the cockpit same size (170cm) as in the OC40 or are they longer? Is the headroom in the cabin and galley ok (I am 191 cm tall)?
02-26-2009 07:01 AM
Oceanis 43

Originally Posted by Livinstone View Post
Hi, I bought a O43 this week, lying in Croatia. Anyone that has read any boat reviews. Can't find any detailed test on the net except this one (in croatian):

I also found this more general article:

There is at least 3 reviews most in french and english: Voile magazine, Bateaux et Yachting world ou monthly in 2007 and 2008.

I have one it is a great boat for the value. It needs minor improvements to become a blue water sailboat.

Denis Foster
02-26-2009 06:48 AM

Hi, I bought a O43 this week, lying in Croatia. Anyone that has read any boat reviews. Can't find any detailed test on the net except this one (in slovenian):

I also found this more general article:
02-21-2009 03:17 PM
furling issues also

Also having trouble with the furling main. Found a couple of the balls from the ball bearings on deck the other day. Did anyone figure out a solution?
02-21-2009 01:31 PM
deniswfoster Hello,

We have installed a watermaker. 60L/H Dessalator. This will compensate the little tanks.

01-01-2009 11:42 AM
negrini pls. open a new thread so we all can beter track/respond.
12-31-2008 06:39 PM
furling main OC 43

Anyone else experiencing difficulty furling/ unfurling the main. Seems this system is very tempermental. I am having the batten pockets redesigned on hull #9.
12-31-2008 06:28 PM
stern rail OC 43

Yes, I too have a flimsy stern rail. (hull #9). I have spoken to Beneteau and they are looking into it.The mount nearest the stern entry (to port) is showing crazing on the fiberglass. This rail needs additional vertical support, as the top and lower rail extend beyond the stern, creating a cantilever situation. Please call /write Mike Watson at Beneteau and urge them to respond / correct.
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