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Old 14-03-2016, 10:11   #1
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Hello Guys and Girls.
I have a Bene 473 and i need to change the life-raft cradle.
Its located just in front of the spray-hood on top of the couch roof. / The normal place.
It seems that i have to remove the spray hood and the main sheet traveller to get access. Anything else that has to be removed?
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Old 14-03-2016, 10:48   #2
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Re: Beneteau 473

Picture would be useful.
On mine, the cradle is a good bit forward of the traveller, see picture.

If I needed to remove the cradle, a couple of the headlining panels would need to be removed to access the nuts and washers/backing plates which hold the cradle down to the deck.

In my case, certainly no need to remove spray hood or traveller.
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Thank, but yours are way more forward than mine. Unfortunately i dont have pics on this computer. My cradle is attached to the "cover" /panel that is covering / on top of the entry hatch ( between the 2 dirado vents on each side) Sorry for perhaps confusing description
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