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Old 15-10-2012, 14:50   #16
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Re: Model comparison Beneteau 393, 400, 411

wet locker in the transom....
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I do keep a spare anchor for the tender in there!
You can easily bung up the breather line and make it dry.
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Old 15-10-2012, 15:11   #17
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Re: Model comparison Beneteau 393, 400, 411

Yeah not the greatest use of space with the wet lockers but I use them to store extra fuel in jerry cans or fenders (Works pretty well). I would not seal them up unless you some how plan on making them water tight otherwise they would fill with water in rough seas.
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Old 15-10-2012, 15:26   #18
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Re: Model comparison Beneteau 393, 400, 411

I have thought about using these storage areas as a black water tank, and illiminating the tank behind the port cabin, this would give me a great place to put a genset. I was wondering if anyone else has done this.
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Old 15-10-2012, 18:27   #19
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How decision has been to go with a Bene 393 year 2002. We took delivery 2 months ago in NC and brought her to New York and the up the hudson river to our lake. The trip was perfect and the boat was well above our expectation.
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Old 15-10-2012, 19:30   #20
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Re: Model comparison Beneteau 393, 400, 411

Nice pick! In case you don't know of it, there is a Yahoo Group for fellow 393 owners, set up by Vasco from CF. Hope to see you there:

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Old 16-10-2012, 06:21   #21
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I'm already a member of that group. It's awesome the amount of information we can find there. Also this is one of the reason why we choose the 393 for wealth of information that we can find and all the good things that owners of 393 have to say about there boat and I can totally understand what they say as I'm also very surprise how the boat handles and more. So far we are very happy of our choice.
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Old 16-10-2012, 07:14   #22
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Re: Model comparison Beneteau 393, 400, 411

Congratulations on your choice. The 393 is an excellent boat. ( I may be biased!)
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Re: Model comparison Beneteau 393, 400, 411

I have a '93 400. I think the wet lockers are intended for snorkel gear. We've chartered some newer Bene's in the islands and they had the same transome wet lockers. That's what we used them for. Dump the masks, fins, and snorkels in them and hose off with fresh water from the transom shower hose.

Rocketman, that's a good thought about locating a genset in the space behind the port cabin. May look into that one day.
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Old 17-03-2013, 01:16   #24
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Re: Model comparison Beneteau 393, 400, 411

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Two years ago we did a sea trial on a 400 and we were more then happy with the sailing capability. With wind between 18 to 22 knots she flew literaly over the water it was a very nice ride and we just fell in love. But the boat had humidity problem that make the deal go away. We decided to wait until we sold our boat to continue shopping and now it's sold and we are ready to move on so we are actively looking. But so far any 400 we visited did not impressed so far(not in good condition). So we widened our search to the 393 and 411 and also we have an eye on the Gib Sea 43, does anyone has any comments on this boat ?
if you didn't purchase yet, visit MelinaClipper411 I'm owner of it (411 3 cabins) and I am very sutisfied of it! sorry, you need to translate in english! Anyway I did always a lot of maintanance to have such a perfomant sailboat. It's excelent in sail and comfortable cruise. No matter at all in comparison with 393. that's other hystory!
If you want to try sail with me visit my sail program and partecipate aboard with me in sardinia Programma Velico 2013 | vieni nel vento con me a bordo di Melina
The problem on 393 is that is not able to short wind due to ("scarroccio"). I naigated by 400, 423, 393, and 411excelent . wELCOME IN SARDINIA NEXT SUMMER SINCE MAY TO OCTOBER..CIAOOOOOO PIERSTEFANO
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