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Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 08-02-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By KiwiClive
Q1. Would you buy this boat again? That says...

Q1. Would you buy this boat again? That says alot.

Yes

Q2. I had a Bene sailboat, and Lagoon, so I know the family. But I know nothing about their powerboats. I always thought that if you...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 08-02-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 711
Posted By KiwiClive
Could it be sun cream? I hear that this can...

Could it be sun cream?
I hear that this can have a bad effect on this type of coating.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 02-13-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,920
Posted By KiwiClive
The big hatches in the cockpit are sat on rubber...

The big hatches in the cockpit are sat on rubber seals.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 02-13-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By KiwiClive
We love our ST44. The quality is good and she...

We love our ST44.
The quality is good and she is a fine boat.
We have had major issues with the quality of the shafts and props though! See my post on this. Whoever makes these items for Beneteau...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-20-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By KiwiClive
Nice! I was really impressed how our SW44...

Nice!

I was really impressed how our SW44 handled in big seas.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 12-18-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By KiwiClive
Yep, we did that and found a few very minor...

Yep, we did that and found a few very minor issues. What we didn't do was a mechanical and driveline survey.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 12-03-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By KiwiClive
The engines are good, I like the Volvo D4's. ...

The engines are good, I like the Volvo D4's.
Whoever Beneteau got to manufacture the props and shafts should be had up for quality control.
We where told that no one else has these problems. Yea...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 12-03-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By KiwiClive
Here's some new seating.

Here's some new seating.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 12-03-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By KiwiClive
User Modifications

Thought it could be fun to have a thread where we can list all the mods done.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 12-02-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By KiwiClive
Dreadful service from Beneteau

Anyone else had bad service from Beneteau for warranty work?

We went through horrendous dealings with the dealer and Beneteau on a brand new ST44 due to issues with the engine/drive train install....
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 11-28-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By KiwiClive
Congrats! Having done the same 2 years ago I...

Congrats!

Having done the same 2 years ago I also agree that you should have the boat surveyed before delivery. We did and found a few voids etc.

We also went through horrendous dealings with...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-27-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,016
Posted By KiwiClive
Both. The last time we did it out of the water...

Both.
The last time we did it out of the water and made it true to the strut bearing.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-27-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,016
Posted By KiwiClive
I took a video so I can go back to the agent here...

I took a video so I can go back to the agent here in NZ and see if they think this is acceptable vibration.
The footage is slowed down as at full speed it is hard to see the shake via video.

Here...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-27-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,016
Posted By KiwiClive
Looks like it is only available to US customers...

Looks like it is only available to US customers as my registration didn't go through.
Shame as I would like to see how I can remove the wooden steps up to the flybridge so I can varnish them.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-22-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,016
Posted By KiwiClive
Hey that is very useful, what is the link to the...

Hey that is very useful, what is the link to the website?
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-21-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,016
Posted By KiwiClive
Yes, strut. On my 44 the shaft has no bearing...

Yes, strut.
On my 44 the shaft has no bearing where it enters the hull.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-21-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,016
Posted By KiwiClive
Just a thought, are all the 44's running on just...

Just a thought, are all the 44's running on just the 1 shaft bearing in the P bracket?
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-19-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,016
Posted By KiwiClive
Sorry, forgot to answer your question: "Lets...

Sorry, forgot to answer your question: "Lets start with make/model/year Swift Trawler/if twin engine, what side vibrating"
2018 Swift 44 with twin D4's. port side.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-19-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,016
Posted By KiwiClive
Hey thanks this is a great help. I'll start...

Hey thanks this is a great help.
I'll start working down the list.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-17-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,016
Posted By KiwiClive
Yes, all is good underwater.

Yes, all is good underwater.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-17-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,016
Posted By KiwiClive
Shaft Bearing - Only the one.

Anyone having trouble with engine shake?
There is only 1 bearing in the P bracket and then shaft is bolted onto the gearbox.

I have had a bit of engine shake at 2000 revs. It is better now that...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-17-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,511
Posted By KiwiClive
Yes true. If you follow the thread you can see...

Yes true.
If you follow the thread you can see that I was only kidding.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-17-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By KiwiClive
Easy, a nice sailing dinghy!

Easy, a nice sailing dinghy!
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-05-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,511
Posted By KiwiClive
Haha ... of course .. coriolis effect!

Haha ... of course .. coriolis effect!
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 05-04-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,511
Posted By KiwiClive
it's one of these: 08-32-1201 DJ Pump Impeller;...

it's one of these: 08-32-1201 DJ Pump Impeller; Replaces Sherwood 10077K; Onan 1320375, 1320498, 1320379, SW10077k - Filter Discounters...
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