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Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 03-02-2022, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Scott Barnard
well we bit the bullet and have bought 2 new...

well we bit the bullet and have bought 2 new spares.

so far we can report all good working with Mike Heller @ Deep Blue Yach Supply in Ft Lauderdale ( www.deepblueyachtsupply.com )

reported...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 02-20-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By Scott Barnard
ST44 Spare Props

Considering the cost of spare props, I'm wondering if anyone with a set of spares would be willing to 'rent' them to us for a trip to the Bahamas.

If needed we could either use them (it) and keep...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-24-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,464
Posted By Scott Barnard
Also this quote from Epifanes: "Yes, it is...

Also this quote from Epifanes:

"Yes, it is best to remove sealants when redoing varnish. If you are just doing maintenance coats then it is not necessary."

Seems we have consensus.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-24-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By Scott Barnard
Yes, location was a debated point. With both up...

Yes, location was a debated point. With both up and down stream recommendations, we decided on upstream or pulling thru similar to fuel and oil filters. But your point is well taken and logical, as...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-24-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,464
Posted By Scott Barnard
response from AwlGrip

"The ideal situation would be to remove the sealant in the joints prior to application, and reapply the sealant/caulking after the varnish has cured.

Removing the stainless steel stanchion bases...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-24-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,464
Posted By Scott Barnard
They told you, great, is this in writing...

They told you, great, is this in writing anywhere? I cannot find anything about the sealant joints in the installation instructions which are published online. Finding such would be helpful in our...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-23-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,464
Posted By Scott Barnard
OK, a lot of pros and cons both ways, good but...

OK, a lot of pros and cons both ways, good but still in limbo here. I can't help but think if the multiple coats of varnish go down the two sides of the joints (between wood and wood which is common...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-22-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,464
Posted By Scott Barnard
Teak Re-Varnishing

We have just had a 12-coat re-work on the perimeter teak rails. Nice job, but they did not remove the sealant at joints and handrail supports, just varnished over the existing sealant. I question if...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-22-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By Scott Barnard
OK thanks all. We ended up with a Big Blue 10"...

OK thanks all. We ended up with a Big Blue 10" 3/4" inlet housing and a carbon filter, installed just upstream of the pump. This is working fine with no noticeable flow reduction. The 3/8" smaller...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-14-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By Scott Barnard
Inverter Question(s)

wanting to at a minimum run a coffee pot (~1200w) and small plug-ins, but also possibly run the 'built-in' microwave/oven (~1500w), and not all at the same time. Thinking 2000w inverter is good...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 01-10-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,839
Posted By Scott Barnard
We're looking at battery monitor and alarm...

We're looking at battery monitor and alarm systems, do you have recommendation(s)?

Thanks, Scott & Nancy
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-10-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Scott Barnard
Curious, how to 'log into' Beneteau Spare Parts? ...

Curious, how to 'log into' Beneteau Spare Parts? Thanks, Scott & Nancy
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-10-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Scott Barnard
So far, St Barts has quoted: 072186 x ...

So far, St Barts has quoted:

072186 x 4-BLADED PROPELLER 24X25 LH50 75 S8 $2875.78
072187 x 4-BLADED PROPELLER 24X25 RH50 75 S8 $2875.78

Shipping is not included, and unknown.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-10-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By Scott Barnard
Fresh Water Filter

Thinking a filter may be helpful to improve/maintain good water onboard. A standard (common) 10" filter system at H'Depot w/3/8" inlet/outlet might do it, but curious if the 3/" would overly...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-10-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Scott Barnard
Thanks all, we've reached out to FRANK & JIMMIE'S...

Thanks all, we've reached out to FRANK & JIMMIE'S PROPELLERS in Ft Lauderdale which rep for Eliche Radice (I believe). St. Barts has quoted from France, hoping to save a buck or many ... haven't...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-07-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Scott Barnard
Great thoughts and thanks. Will try

Great thoughts and thanks. Will try
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-07-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Scott Barnard
Yes thanks but none sadly

Yes thanks but none sadly
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-07-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Scott Barnard
Spare Props

Wanting to carry backup/spare props for our 2014 Beneteau ST44 but not sure how to size and where to buy. Literature says we have 4-bladed 24 x 25 L(and R)H50 75 S8. Any recommendations or advice...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 12-23-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By Scott Barnard
Curious if anyone has used a Mantus Swivel? They...

Curious if anyone has used a Mantus Swivel? They seem to be well built.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 11-01-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Scott Barnard
Worked like a 'charm' ... case closed (I hope)

Worked like a 'charm' ... case closed (I hope)
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 10-28-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By Scott Barnard
ST44 Aft Sliding Door

Primary (Port side) slider appears to have a broken roller. Still is sliding well, but want to find a fix.

Does anyone have experience with these doors, removal, etc?

Thanks,

Scott & Nancy
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 10-28-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Scott Barnard
Threshold Photos

Attached ...
Top with threshold installed
Middle before threshold
Bottom endshot of threshold (about 1-1/4" wide by 5/8" high, slope is about 20d, cut from a pre-finished wood flooring board,...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 10-27-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Scott Barnard
Possible good news from Jean Michel, maintenance...

Possible good news from Jean Michel, maintenance manager of St. Barts in Charleston, and our Beneteau rep - he has seen this several times and has recently used the following fix:

using a small...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 10-26-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Scott Barnard
ST44 2014 Aft Screen Door Threshold

We added a small wood threshold inside of the bottom track for the screen doors to help keep the tracks from getting stepped on. Used a piece of hardwood flooring, cut to 1-1/2" wide by 5/8" high...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 10-26-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Scott Barnard
ST44 2014 Helm Door

Our helm door is acting up, the top pin which slides down is not coming down enough to clear the catches at the top.

Beneteau maintenance in Charleston suggests we 'screw' the pin down (clockwise...
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