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Old 29-01-2023, 08:45   #181
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So, this seems to be an old thread and not much to add. my .02 anyway:
I have a bene oceanis 34 recent(ish) vintage(09). looks good, sails great, easy to singlehand, tons of room for the size, etc. I dont really plan to take it more than 50 miles off the coast at any time, but for coastal cruising, going to Catalina, maybe the Baja ha ha, it should perform well. Most important is that it's comfortable for my wife and family, as they dictate how much I get to really use it. and of course slip fees are more reasonable due to length.
the rusting iron keel is something we deal w on haulouts, and its def not constructed as burly as some of the older boats that cruisers prefer. But for 95%+ people on the water, these boats are great. I think that people cross oceans on these, and w technology and good weather forecasting I think that most weather issues are avoidable (hopefully). Im pretty excited to upgrade this thing and get some solar power and inverters and a watermaker so I can do some extended coastal cruising.
Really, for someone who lives on land, this boat is the perfect compromise and price point for family fun! Of course Id love an amel 50, but a boat like that would be my entire life, where this is just a fun addition.
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Old 29-01-2023, 22:38   #182
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So after more than 10 years, we are still very happy with our Tartan 3500!
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Old 29-03-2023, 11:40   #183
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Anyone having problems in fixing their 41s5 Beneteau refrigeration system? mine stopped working suddenly and blows 15amp breakers when I insert in the frigomatic digital electronic controller.
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Old 29-03-2023, 13:09   #184
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^^^^^

I suggest that you start a new thread relative to your problem. It will get more and better directed responses than tagging onto the end of a 13 year old thread.

And good luck solving the problem!

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Old 29-03-2023, 13:10   #185
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My 1990 41S5 refrige works fine and its original.
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Old 29-03-2023, 15:40   #186
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My points may have been covered already. I must admit, I zoned out about page 6 or so of the diatribes. All I can add is that I moved from a 1975 Gulfstar 41 which I loved, to a new Beneteau Oceanis 46.1 which I love even more. It is much faster, more sea kindly more spacious and less cave-like below, better in a breeze (up to about 30 kts. Not yet tested above that). The in-mast furling, the wide stern, and electric winches all brought back to the helm station make single-handing easier. Particularly as I get older, reefing with the mast furling in particular is so much easier than both the roller boom which I had to convert to slab reefing that I feel much safer overall. The Gulfstar was a great boat. Been offshore in several gales and the boat was always more capable than I was. Lived aboard for over 7 years. Systems have improved so much since then it's incredible. I'm even more confident in the Oceanis after bringing it up the East coast from Florida to Annapolis. This is not buyers confirmation, if there were issues, I'd list them (e.g. twin offset rudders get no prop wash from the screw, so backing into a slip is a bit challenging as you don't get any 'bite' in reverse until you are really moving). Additional adventures await.
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Old 29-03-2023, 16:16   #187
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My points may have been covered already. I must admit, I zoned out about page 6 or so of the diatribes. All I can add is that I moved from a 1975 Gulfstar 41 which I loved, to a new Beneteau Oceanis 46.1 which I love even more. It is much faster, more sea kindly more spacious and less cave-like below, better in a breeze (up to about 30 kts. Not yet tested above that). The in-mast furling, the wide stern, and electric winches all brought back to the helm station make single-handing easier. Particularly as I get older, reefing with the mast furling in particular is so much easier than both the roller boom which I had to convert to slab reefing that I feel much safer overall. The Gulfstar was a great boat. Been offshore in several gales and the boat was always more capable than I was. Lived aboard for over 7 years. Systems have improved so much since then it's incredible. I'm even more confident in the Oceanis after bringing it up the East coast from Florida to Annapolis. This is not buyers confirmation, if there were issues, I'd list them (e.g. twin offset rudders get no prop wash from the screw, so backing into a slip is a bit challenging as you don't get any 'bite' in reverse until you are really moving). Additional adventures await.
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Old 29-03-2023, 16:42   #188
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Sure. Reject the direct input of (limited) experience if it goes against your preconceived opinions. OP can take my input or leave it. As can you.
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Old 29-03-2023, 17:54   #189
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Sure. Reject the direct input of (limited) experience if it goes against your preconceived opinions. OP can take my input or leave it. As can you.
Guess I struck a nerve.
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Old 08-07-2023, 08:45   #190
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Dear Cruisers:

I am a "brand new" cruising sailor. I have sailed dinghies since I was 13, but I've always wanted to cruise a bit, and retirement has finally given my wife and I the freedom to jump in (if we don't go now, when would we?).

I just bought a used Beneteau 323 (2005). The boat has been berthed in Puerto Rico since new, and it will remain there. We had it surveyed before purchase, and it has been well maintained by a sailing school.

I need to find an owner's manual and parts list for the boat. I went to the Beneteau website and could only find a parts list for the Oceanis 323 Clipper. It looks like my boat, but it isn't - the parts list talks about 220V outlets, and my boat is a 110V. It's probably just the difference between European/British and American fittings, but the engine specs look a little different from the Coast Guard documents (21 vs. 18HP).

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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