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343 mainsheet system

Discussion in 'Ask A Beneteau Owner' started by connecticut, May 16, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. connecticut

    connecticut

    Joined May 16, 2018
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Beneteau 343
    Connecticut CA Owen Sound
    Im a proud new B343 owner. Not so proud about having trouble rigging. The owners manual is not great for illustrating setup. If anyone could provide some photos of the mainsheet system, boom vang and lazy bag I would be ever in your debt. Thanks
     


  2. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,897 posts, 2,061 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Welcome to the Forum... IS everything disconnected and in pieces? Hang in there and someone with a B343 will shout an answer to you. Congrats on the new boat.
     


  3. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,897 posts, 2,061 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Doing a search I did find this diagram... Is this what you have?
     

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  4. connecticut

    connecticut

    Joined May 16, 2018
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Beneteau 343
    Connecticut CA Owen Sound
    Yeah, that is what I have in the manual as well. Good for the deck organizers and jammers but it’s the block system for the mainsheet has me stumped. Previous owner had everything in pieces and disconnected...and huge language barrier so not too helpful. My bad for not paying attention in 8th grade French
     


  5. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,897 posts, 2,061 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Images of the blocks on the boom and on the traveler will help. It can be worked out. The traveler and block system is not unique. The line runs between the boom and the traveler then along the boon to the mast and down through the base through the organizer.

    John
     


  6. BigEasy

    BigEasy

    Joined Jun 21, 2004
    921 posts, 187 likes
    Beneteau 343
    US Slidell, LA
    Congratulations on acquiring your new boat; hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed mine. Have to stop at the boat on way home this evening. Will get some photos & forward them to you.
     


  7. DougM

    DougM

    Joined Jul 24, 2005
    1,499 posts, 129 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Manistee, MI
    This is a photo of my boat. If you can zoom in, you should be able to see the mainsheet routing.
     

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  8. joker460

    joker460

    Joined Apr 27, 2010
    818 posts, 23 likes
    Beneteau 352 Hull #276
    CA Ontario
    You could go to yachtworld.com , do a 343 search and take a look at all the photos posted. I did that once.
     


  9. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,897 posts, 2,061 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    So @DougM a tied to a single becket block on the traveler car, to a single aft block on th eboom back to the becket sheave, then up to the forward block on the boom to the turning block at the mast base and into the organizer on the port side of the cabin.
    Is that correct?
    Becket Block for traveler
    [​IMG]
     


  10. DougM

    DougM

    Joined Jul 24, 2005
    1,499 posts, 129 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Manistee, MI
    That is correct,
    I led the mainsheet to the port side so that I could free a cam cleat on the starboard side. I believe the manual originally showed the mainsheet led to the starboard side.
    I used the starboard side to lead the outhaul, and the tack line for the gennaker back to the cockpit.
     


  11. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,897 posts, 2,061 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA


  12. BigEasy

    BigEasy

    Joined Jun 21, 2004
    921 posts, 187 likes
    Beneteau 343
    US Slidell, LA
    OK, Here are some pics of the traveler, mainsheet, and vang on my 343. Hope this helps.
    Couldn't help throwing in a pic of the "mascot". 049.JPG 060.JPG 061.JPG 064.JPG 071.JPG
     


  13. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,897 posts, 2,061 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    That is a nice 4 to 1 block system @BigEasy.
     


  14. BigEasy

    BigEasy

    Joined Jun 21, 2004
    921 posts, 187 likes
    Beneteau 343
    US Slidell, LA
    Thanks John. All of the polymer blocks are showing their age. Not ready to replace yet; hopefully I can get a few more years from them.
     


  15. connecticut

    connecticut

    Joined May 16, 2018
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Beneteau 343
    Connecticut CA Owen Sound
    Thank you so much. Heading back to the boat today for final assembly and these pics are exactly what I was after. Appreciate your effort! Thankfully we don’t see a lot of gator action up on Georgian Bay.
    Drew
     


  16. connecticut

    connecticut

    Joined May 16, 2018
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Beneteau 343
    Connecticut CA Owen Sound
    Good point, you’d think that would’ve occurred to me after the endless hours (years) I spent surfing yachtworld for my boat!
     



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