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Search: Posts Made By: nika44
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,910
Posted By nika44
Re: Shower sump pump failure

Thanks for the reply. Yes we solved this problem, but it is good for other Beneteau owners to know and as such I am replying.

You were right. We had to replace the sump switch box However, the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-18-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4,267
Posted By nika44
Re: Happy Beneteau 40 owners?

Hi, we have had the boat for 4 seasons and I would never go back to the old design. It did take some time to get used to it, but the open interior, the amount of space, the light and the enormous...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,910
Posted By nika44
Re: Shower sump pump failure

Yes, we checked that it is getting power and we replaced the float/sensor so it is not a hair or gunk issue. thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,910
Posted By nika44
Re: Shower sump pump failure

Hi, there is a brown and blue wire that are coming from the float switch (sensor) to the box (shown coming in off the bottom). We believe that when the float switch moves up (from water in the shower...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,910
Posted By nika44
Shower sump pump failure

We have a Beneteau 40, 2008, we discovered after in water storage this winter that our shower sump pump did not work. The manual override switch does turn the pump on (a Whale Gulper 220) so we...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-25-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By nika44
Hello, it is in fact only 3.5 to 4 hours...

Hello, it is in fact only 3.5 to 4 hours typically to go between Noank and Block Island. We do it nearly every weekend. From Block it is 3 hours to get to Newport. From Newport it is about 4 to get...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-23-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By nika44
Cruisers needed for Long Island/Block/Newport 8/28-9/4

We are planning a cruise week departing from Noank, CT are looking for other couples (kidless on this trip) to meet up with. We don't have a dinghy so we'd be limited to ports with docks or launch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By nika44
Hello, thanks for the info, I will see if I can...

Hello, thanks for the info, I will see if I can find something like that on our boat. I looked on the left side of the cabinetry next to the oven where the freezer but don't think I looked on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By nika44
Salon Table Extension

Hi, we have an 08 Beneteau 40 which has a salon table that is 45.5" wide, 36" deep and 1" thick. We'd like to get an extension that comes close to matching. My guess is cherry wood is what they used...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By nika44
08 Beneteau 40 freezer sump pump

We are stumped, our mechanic is stumped. Where is the sump pump located for the freezer on this boat. During our walkthrough it was never brought up and we went all season bailing it out as needed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By nika44
Freezing coverage

Turns out our ins co. Travelers will not cover freezing even with bubblers. If doing wet storage we would need to do a short haul in the spring to wax the hull and paint the bottom. We use ablative...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-14-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By nika44
wet storage

Hi, thanks for the info. I am also concerned about ustepping and stepping the mast each year. I see doing this only every 5 years or so. I did find out that Crockers in New London offers wet storage...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By nika44
Bubblers anyone?

I guess we need to look for a marina with bubblers. Although Spicers has told me that they have a launch ready to break up any ice should they form as they have many wet storage boats in their yard....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By nika44
Wet vs Dry Storage

Fall is upon us and like, it seems, everything about boating, we are not getting a definite answer on if we should do dry vs wet storage. We need some help to make an informed decision.

Most of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-13-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By nika44
Stuart Florida Cruising

We are deciding on Stuart FL for a winter cruising ground.

I used to live in Jupiter years ago and liked the are and we have found a marina in Stuart that can accommodate our sailboat. The bridge...
Forum: There's This Place... 08-10-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 7,706
Posted By nika44
I've been checking around and although it is...

I've been checking around and although it is cooler than we'd like it Looks like JAX maybe the best place for us. My husband is looking to open a FL office and already has an employee there. It's...
Forum: There's This Place... 08-10-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 7,706
Posted By nika44
Jax

I just was looking at Marinas in Jacksonville when I saw your post to my question. I guess my only concern with the area is that it gets a little cool. Averages in the 60s. Your post got me thinking...
Forum: There's This Place... 08-10-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 7,706
Posted By nika44
Florida sailing

We have an 08 Beneteau 40 and we are thinking of moving the boat to FL for the winter season. We are interested in the best sailing grounds in FL for November to April. I know the Ft. Lauderdale area...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By nika44
Another good idea. thanks

Another good idea. thanks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By nika44
We have come to realize that we can't point too...

We have come to realize that we can't point too high. I had not considered trying to use the boat pole to adjust the leach, that is a good idea. there have been a few ideas presented here, like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By nika44
Is it just the leech that is fluttering? How...

Is it just the leech that is fluttering? How much of the back edge is fluttering? 3" or 2 feet?

The sail is fluttering not luffing. So it is probably a few inches of the sail on the outer edge...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By nika44
Well it is comforting that we weren't doing...

Well it is comforting that we weren't doing anything wrong. My son (who has some obsessive compulsive tendencies) was going crazy trying to make adjustments to the leach line while we were sailing....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By nika44
That's interesting. Did you have an issue with...

That's interesting. Did you have an issue with fluttering on your main, too. Or are you just saying in general the sails are cheap -- don't hold up, stretch out etc ? Did you replace them? Any idea...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By nika44
Thanks, I was hoping that there was some other...

Thanks, I was hoping that there was some other adjustment that I was not doing. I may see if I can get an experienced sailor to come along with us one afternoon to see if they can help us tweak it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By nika44
We have vertical battens and we have tried to...

We have vertical battens and we have tried to snug the leach line to no avail.
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