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Old 03-06-2018, 08:03 AM   #181
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I added grommets to the bottom of the cushions and to the compartments that have no way to drain. Not sure how much it will help, I just did it a few weeks ago.
Not sure that I understand.. any pictures?
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:09 AM   #182
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I will be on the boat in another week and get you some at that time.
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:20 PM   #183
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Thanks. My freezer sections on my Dometics on my other boat hold temps without issue but they are AC/DC, may play a part.



I dont think its feasible for me to store my cushions inside. They all are covered. Just trying to figure out proper cleaning and how to keep them from soaking up water like a sponge. I may try to get the foam wrapped in plastic (after they fully dry).


I'd start simple with Simple Green and a scrub brush. Should clean up well.

As for foam, you could always have it replaced with open cell foam which is probably what the Sea Ray had if they didn't hold water. Will cost you though. Foam for cushions is preposterously expensive given what it is.
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:03 PM   #184
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I'd start simple with Simple Green and a scrub brush. Should clean up well.

As for foam, you could always have it replaced with open cell foam which is probably what the Sea Ray had if they didn't hold water. Will cost you though. Foam for cushions is preposterously expensive given what it is.
Thanks will give that a try.

So yours absorb water as well and take forever to dry out?
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:06 PM   #185
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Not sure, I've always had them covered. I did clean them once and hosed them down but I think they dried in a reasonable about of time when left in the sun in a vertical position (in other words, not flat).
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:44 AM   #186
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The open cell is the way to go, but as Michael said its not cheap. The problem with my cushions and likely tours is the foam material, which sucks.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:16 AM   #187
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I may try this: https://www.sailrite.com/Cushion-Wra...Center-Fold-54

Disappointed that Beneteau did not use higher quality foam or wrap them in plastic

I also have to figure out my bimini which is in shreds after two years. My 15+ year old canvas was in better condition..
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:49 AM   #188
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I had my Bimini replaced with Sunbrella for around $1,000. I try to Keep it out of Sun whenever possible.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:53 AM   #189
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I had my Bimini replaced with Sunbrella for around $1,000. I try to Keep it out of Sun whenever possible.
Oh so yours was not Sunbrella to begin with? Mine has a Sunbrella tag on it. Can't believe that my other boat's canvas was still going strong after 15+ years and this one was falling apart at less than two years old!
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:52 AM   #190
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Very impressed thus far with St-Barts yachts and Beneteau working to tackle my punch list of issues. I was very worried after a poor experience with Nautic Group (the dealer in TX) uncertain if it was a dealer issue or Beneteau not wanting to do warranty work (as they lead me to believe) but it looks like that was more of a dealer issue. I am getting more and more excited to complete the last 1,000 miles of my journey north and having a great summer aboard. Have some upgrades I want to do after the kinks are worked out. My buddy that joined for a part of the previous 1,800 mile trip is already looking to buy a Swift Trawler 35.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:07 PM   #191
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Anyone know what this canister is with the red lid and two wires coming out of the bottom?

Its mounted next to the AC junction box for my flybridge grill.

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air power for the horn
Add a few drops of oil each season
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:27 PM   #193
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Add a few drops of oil each season
Thanks, never knew! Where does the oil go and what type?
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SMALL hole on top!!!!
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:55 PM   #195
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Very impressed thus far with St-Barts yachts and Beneteau working to tackle my punch list of issues. I was very worried after a poor experience with Nautic Group (the dealer in TX) uncertain if it was a dealer issue or Beneteau not wanting to do warranty work (as they lead me to believe) but it looks like that was more of a dealer issue. I am getting more and more excited to complete the last 1,000 miles of my journey north and having a great summer aboard. Have some upgrades I want to do after the kinks are worked out. My buddy that joined for a part of the previous 1,800 mile trip is already looking to buy a Swift Trawler 35.
Unfortunately St-Barts says they do not have any time over the coming weeks to tackle any remaining issues. They did take care of the critical issues that would've prevented me from continuing my trip North so I guess that is something. I am going to try to fix a few things myself and will try reaching out to Beneteau directly to see if they will approve the other items if I can find a contractor (or parts, if I opt to fix things myself). The one nagging issue is that I am still having issues with the bathroom shower/sink drains. I think drilling a hole in the sump box to act as a vent may solve but I am then concerned if the sump fails to pump that will mean over flow into the bilge.
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I originally had problems with showers and sinks and still do sporadically. I resolve the problem by pulling the filter in the showers and running a cleaning device that you can push down and it picks up hair etc. After that I put the shower hose and blow water down, use plunger as required. Seems to fix the problem for a few weeks. Also cleaned the sensor in the holding tank which had crud built up on it. Not sure if this helped but all runs good now.
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:43 PM   #197
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I originally had problems with showers and sinks and still do sporadically. I resolve the problem by pulling the filter in the showers and running a cleaning device that you can push down and it picks up hair etc. After that I put the shower hose and blow water down, use plunger as required. Seems to fix the problem for a few weeks. Also cleaned the sensor in the holding tank which had crud built up on it. Not sure if this helped but all runs good now.

Thanks do the drain filters just pop off if I pull? I don't want to break it.. Also, do you mind sharing what cleaning device you use? You do the same on the sinks?
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:43 PM   #198
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Shower drains have a basket and they pull out. The gadget we use we got from bed bath and beyond, it is for removing hair from sinks. They should be able to help you. Its about 2 feet long and looks like a large pipe cleaner.
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Old 03-23-2018, 12:41 AM   #199
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I don't think my drain comes out.

I think I found the issue. There is a vent line that goes to a thru-hull on the starboard side. This vent line is very long has varying loops and appears to be clogged with water. The dealer's suggested fix is to cut the line and vent it in the bilge compartment where the sump is. I haven't tried that yet. I wonder if anything bad can happen with it venting in the bilge? Only thing I can think of is that the sump does not pump and it overflows.

Also, that got me thinking, do these above the water thru-hulls have any protection from water intrusion? I am now thinking about my fuel tank vents...
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what is the vent line venting? Where does it start from?
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