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08-07-2016 04:30 PM
Heinous Congratulations on the new boat. You won't regret the First 42. It's a great boat. Don't expect much from the original drawings, though. I have some and not only are they in French, but they are so basic that they aren't very useful.
08-05-2016 11:15 AM
Byron Coughlin
Re: Beneteau First 42 Manual

Thanks svHyLyte!

Our boat just had some fiberglass work to the starboard hull above the waterline. The wiring in this section has been pulled up and set aside. Thanks! I'll start working on those replies
08-05-2016 11:03 AM
svHyLyte
Re: Beneteau First 42 Manual

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Originally Posted by Byron Coughlin View Post
svHyLyte,

I just bought a First 42 and will be working on re-running the original wiring inside of the boat. I saw you had posted about having an original wiring schematic?

This would be invaluable to me! Could you send me a copy?

If so, THANK YOU!
Byron--

When you have enough posts to be able to send private messages, send one to me with your email address and I'll forward what I have. Note, however,m that completely re-wiring the boat will be a heck of an undertaking considering the layout of the wiring runs and is not something I would undertake unless I were absolutely sure it was necessary. After we bought our boat we took out, literally, 30+ lbs of old wire, original and prior owner "additions". It took a ton of time and cost a minor fortune and I'm not convinced that we accomplished all the much with the effort.

FWIW...
08-04-2016 03:27 PM
Byron Coughlin
Re: Beneteau First 42 Manual

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Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
We may have the schematics in our doc file aboard the boat. I will check later today. If so, how good's your french?
svHyLyte,

I just bought a First 42 and will be working on re-running the original wiring inside of the boat. I saw you had posted about having an original wiring schematic?

This would be invaluable to me! Could you send me a copy?

If so, THANK YOU!
03-14-2015 08:33 PM
RandyonR3
Re: Beneteau First 42 Manual

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Originally Posted by ssscruz View Post
Hey Randy,

Sorry for the delay in replying. I have been on the road, and am just now seeing your post. I measured the current tubing at 8mm. The hose guys tell me that 5/16ths swages will work fine, being just a few thousanths different. So I have put those on my new hoses, and will install the next time I am on the boat...which may be another week and a half. I live in Santa Cruz, and still have the boat at RYC for a couple of months until my slip in SC is vacant. We will see how that goes.

Checked out your site. Looks like you have a nice spot in the Delta.

Where are you headed once you leave there?

Scott
No plans this time out, except we'll be headed south, and the wife says Half Moon Bay for Clam Chowder...
03-12-2015 01:50 AM
ssscruz
Re: Beneteau First 42 Manual

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Originally Posted by RandyonR3 View Post
The "gas" system was something we replaced shortly after we bought the boat and I had all the lines made up by "Whale Point" marine there on San Pablo Blvd, But then again, I swapped out everything including the stove for a newer model.
Congrats on the new purchase, was wondering who bought the boat.......

We're up in the delta until the first part of April , then the bay for a few weeks until we start heading south.. If I can Be of any help, give me a shout....

You might check out our site.... SailingOnR3.com
Hey Randy,

Sorry for the delay in replying. I have been on the road, and am just now seeing your post. I measured the current tubing at 8mm. The hose guys tell me that 5/16ths swages will work fine, being just a few thousanths different. So I have put those on my new hoses, and will install the next time I am on the boat...which may be another week and a half. I live in Santa Cruz, and still have the boat at RYC for a couple of months until my slip in SC is vacant. We will see how that goes.

Checked out your site. Looks like you have a nice spot in the Delta.

Where are you headed once you leave there?

Scott
03-07-2015 11:32 AM
RandyonR3
Re: Beneteau First 42 Manual

The "gas" system was something we replaced shortly after we bought the boat and I had all the lines made up by "Whale Point" marine there on San Pablo Blvd, But then again, I swapped out everything including the stove for a newer model.
Congrats on the new purchase, was wondering who bought the boat.......

We're up in the delta until the first part of April , then the bay for a few weeks until we start heading south.. If I can Be of any help, give me a shout....

You might check out our site.... SailingOnR3.com
03-04-2015 11:48 AM
ssscruz
Re: Beneteau First 42 Manual

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Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
Coyote was owned by a member of our Club and was very well maintained so you've managed to take over a good boat. The tubing connections on the boat are/were the Beneteau standard and quite adequate, your surveyor's opinion not withstanding. Now you've got a fix to manage that will, hopefully go well enough although, if you are not skilled with such work, it would be wise to have a qualified gas technician make the change/repair.

Beyond the foregoing, something we, and several other owners of the boat we know, do as a matter of practice is that, once done cooking we shut off the solenoid control while a burner is still lit to burn off the gas in the line and then manually close the valve on the Propane tank. In that manner, unless needed for cooking, there is no gas in the system and no possibility of leakage.

FWIW...
Thanks. I feel quite fortunate to have this boat. Steve, the PO has been hugely helpful in spending time going over systems etc. I actually was not ready to buy a boat quite yet. But this one was hard to pass up.

I will go talk with an LPG specialist to see what fittings they recommend. I think if I get a qualified opinion (and installation) with clamps, then maybe I should go that way. Steve mentioned that he thought those were more reliable anyway.

On shutting off after cooking...yes this is how I have always done it on other boats. I had an RV that this did not really work on (since it took a long time to re-charge the line with gas). But most boats seem to work well this way...
03-04-2015 09:39 AM
svHyLyte
Re: Beneteau First 42 Manual

Coyote was owned by a member of our Club and was very well maintained so you've managed to take over a good boat. The tubing connections on the boat are/were the Beneteau standard and quite adequate, your surveyor's opinion not withstanding. Now you've got a fix to manage that will, hopefully go well enough although, if you are not skilled with such work, it would be wise to have a qualified gas technician make the change/repair.

Beyond the foregoing, something we, and several other owners of the boat we know, do as a matter of practice is that, once done cooking we shut off the solenoid control while a burner is still lit to burn off the gas in the line and then manually close the valve on the Propane tank. In that manner, unless needed for cooking, there is no gas in the system and no possibility of leakage.

FWIW...
03-03-2015 09:55 PM
Letrappes
Re: Beneteau First 42 Manual

No fitting. The rubber hose is clamped to the copper tubing.
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