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Also awaiting delivery on a 43! You should join the Beneteau Corner on SeaKnots.com so we can exchange tips! You can see some of our first photos on our SeaKnots profile (including some taken at the factory during construction): http: //seaknots.ning.com/profile/CANDRAC
 

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I'm finishing negotiations on my OC 43

Guys, I have some question about it and would appreciate your clarification, or share of your experience. How you're about the systems, failures, and liveability of the boat ?

1- What brand and power is your windlass ?
2- What brand is the MP3 radio ? Does it support iPod ?
3- What brand are the loudspeakers ? size ?
4- Where they install it belowdecks ?
5- Does showers comes with protection (that acrilic door to avoid wetting) ?
6- What size (Amps) is the extra battery ?
7- Where they mount the microwave ?
8- Does the microwave runs out of the inverter ?

Thanks for your patience ....
 

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1-quick
2-I myself have it done a Sony DVD Player it has a MP3 socket
3-/4-I rathered JBL 20cm the 2 are just under the cockpit helm seats
5-The protections are extra price as known , I didn't want them.And I am still very happy without them.
6-2X120 amp and 1x 90 amp
7-I dont have microwave
8-In my ex boat ( oc 373 ),microwave runs only with shore power..
 

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Thanks Atansev

I just returned 2hs ago from dealer, and finally closed the deal. My OC43 should arrive somewhere begining November, in time to use next weather window to bring her home !!!!
 

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One more point ...

90 galons seems a very small tankage. Cruising with family will make some short of water. Anyone has fixed it ?
 

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outboard mount

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?
 

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Franc, you might be strong to handle a 6HP :) . We go with a 3.3 (miss the old lighter 2HP) and a 2mts RIB. This is the lightest we found in market. With such weight, never noticed any shake. We also went for strong arms bimini attached to stern rail, making for a stronger set.
 

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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.
LONGHAWK
 

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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.
 

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reviews?

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):
revijakapital.com/navtika/clanki.php?idclanka=1149

I also found this more general article:
boatpoint.com.au/reviews/2007/beneteau-oceanis-40-43-46-9933
 

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Oceanis 43

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):
revijakapital.com/navtika/clanki.php?idclanka=1149

I also found this more general article:
boatpoint.com.au/reviews/2007/beneteau-oceanis-40-43-46-9933
Hello,

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
 
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