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Old 24-09-2012, 08:28   #1
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Beneteau 473

The stern of my B473 sits low enough that the rubber that fits around where the two parts meet, deck/hull, is submerged most of the time. Allowing grasses and barnacles to grow in great numbers, plus it looks like sh-t.
Is this indicative of 473s? The guy in the slip adjacent to tells me that I am too heavy, freezer and generator in the starboard lazarette. I disagree recalling other 473s having the same issue.
Any thoughts out there?
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Old 24-09-2012, 09:13   #2
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Re: Beneteau 473

I dont have a 473 but have a 400 (right across the river) that does the same thing. I did lighten the load a bit and only keep the forward FW tank filled with water. This seems to keep it out of the water. I have thought about raising the antifouling paint to protect this area but it will have to wait until the next haul out. So raise the waterline or lighten the load are the only options as I see them.
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Old 24-09-2012, 09:16   #3
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Re: Beneteau 473

The 473 sits down by the stern. The 423 has a starboard list. The 393 has a port list. Many 473's put bottom paint on about 6 inches of the transom.
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Old 25-09-2012, 05:20   #4
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Re: Beneteau 473

Jacob30, thanks for responding. I believe I will continue to scrap and scrub until I haul out next year. Then I will apply some anti-foul paint up to the actual water line. Again, thanks, Karl
Just received a call from the harbor master, Boca Chica, NAS Key West. I have a slip beginning Jan. HOT DAMN!!
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Vasco, I didn't realise the uniqueness of how some boats sit. I've begun to look at other boats and how they sit. Thanks, Karl
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