Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-09-2009, 09:44   #31
Registered User
 
bitman's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: EU
Boat: EliBit, Evolution 25
Posts: 140
the one we have is the one in the forward cabin locker where we have all the life jackets... with a bit of port heel the locker comes open... very annoying!

also the on in the aft cabin leading to the engine room doesn't want to work at all.

will be at the boat the weekend of the 18 september so will see if suggestions will work.

thx
__________________

bitman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2009, 14:59   #32
Registered User
 
gr8trn's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Boat: Beneteau 37
Posts: 132
Quote:
Originally Posted by HobieFan View Post
One of those cases where simpler is probably better (but not as flashy in the boat show).
It wasn't the flashy chrome push button latches that got me at the boat show, it was the two steering wheels and lack of spars and rigging, it all seemed so simple.
Just jokin'
__________________

__________________
Greg
gr8trn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2009, 14:30   #33
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Deltaville, VA
Boat: 43 Beneteau
Posts: 18
same problem

We have a 43 Beneteau 2008 and the latch on our drawer also quit working. Our dealer had latches available in the office and we replaced it but the fact that they were in stock with the dealer seemed to indicate something!
__________________
nancynana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2009, 06:39   #34
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chicago
Boat: Beneteau 40 CC
Posts: 6
We just bought a 2000 Beneteau 40 CC. Many of the cabinet and drawer pulls will not open. We don't want to damage them in trying to get them opened (and either fixed, or replaced). Does anyone have any suggestions on how to accomplish this?
This is obviously a common problem.
Thanks in advance for any advice!
__________________
kennjackie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2009, 06:48   #35
Long Range Cruiser
 
MarkJ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australian living on "Sea Life" currently in England.
Boat: Beneteau 393 "Sea Life"
Posts: 12,828
Images: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by kennjackie View Post
We just bought a 2000 Beneteau 40 CC. Many of the cabinet and drawer pulls will not open. We don't want to damage them in trying to get them opened (and either fixed, or replaced). Does anyone have any suggestions on how to accomplish this?
This is obviously a common problem.
Thanks in advance for any advice!
Can you take a photo so we can see the type of latches?

Thanks


We have a draw we can never open. Its because one of the crew has it so damn stuffed full of chocolate!
__________________
Notes on a Circumnavigation.
OurLifeAtSea.com

Somalia Pirates and our Convoy
MarkJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2009, 08:38   #36
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,929
Images: 49
Kennjackie,

Try giving the cabinet door a thump with the heel of your hand. Then push the button. If that doesn't work, thump it and then push in on the door to relieve pressure on the latch, while pushing the button.
__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2009, 06:15   #37
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chicago
Boat: Beneteau 40 CC
Posts: 6
Latches

Our latches look like the pics Gr8trn posted. We will try the method suggested by Hud3 (to get the cabinets opened). The one cabinet with a sticking latch that my husband was able to get open, he took apart and cleaned yesterday. He said there was gunk but not grease.
Hopefully we will have success. It's frustrating to have this ample storage that we can't access!
I would be even more frustrated if it was a new boat!

Thanks for your help.
__________________

__________________
kennjackie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
beneteau, oceanis, push-button, latches

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beneteau Oceanis 461 martin Our Community 10 28-07-2015 04:53
Beneteau Oceanis 461 mythryal Monohull Sailboats 37 12-09-2009 21:04
Beneteau Oceanis 35 vs Catalina 34 devilfishlane Monohull Sailboats 6 24-09-2008 06:55
For Sale: Beneteau Oceanis 461 haluk Classifieds Archive 0 21-11-2007 02:31
Genoa size Beneteau Oceanis 393 chriskef Monohull Sailboats 2 26-05-2007 14:11



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:59.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.