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  1. ojingo


    Joined Jun 12, 2018
    2 posts, 0 likes
    Beneteau Oceanis 350
    Ca Vancouver

  2. BrianRobin


    Joined Dec 31, 2016
    116 posts, 37 likes
    Beneteau Oceanis 351
    Ca Charlottetown
    Looks like a life ring bracket.

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  3. Dave Groshong

    Dave Groshong SBO Staff Staff Member

    Joined Jan 25, 2007
    1,255 posts, 72 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Seattle
    Yep, life ring or horse shoe

  4. ojingo


    Joined Jun 12, 2018
    2 posts, 0 likes
    Beneteau Oceanis 350
    Ca Vancouver
    That would make sense.

    Thank You!

  5. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,396 posts, 977 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    It DOES look like one, but...
    It has an interesting curled wire hook and the wrong shape for a horseshoe or lifesaver. How about a grill mount with LP hose support? That curled wire loop looks like it would catch on the buoy's painter. Make it easy to tangle.
    The horseshoe preservers we had, caught the ends of the horseshoe at the bottom. They looked like this[​IMG]
    But then, this is one too [​IMG]
    So, maybe. It looks like it would be hard to hang with your flag there.

    - Will (Dragonfly)

  6. BigEasy


    Joined Jun 21, 2004
    828 posts, 151 likes
    Beneteau 343
    US Slidell, LA
    Definitely the Horseshoe throwable PFD bracket. Standard Beneteau design and is welded onto to stern pulpit. Have one just like it on my boat. Horseshoe fits onto it just fine.

  7. Ron20324


    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    6,061 posts, 521 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    I use my bracket in post #1 to hold the shore power cord- and even lock it on as needed. I can also mount the BBQ to the rail, then let the arm rest on the outter bracket to help support the weight.

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  8. Jackdaw


    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    8,657 posts, 2,029 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    That curled wire is there to keep the strap secure and the horseshoe on the boat. Anyone that has sailed for any length of time has lost one of these off the transom due to the strap not being secured. Some people sail with them unsecured so you don't have to un-clip them in a MOB situation. That design allows for the deployment without having to un-clip, you just have to un-loop it.

  9. Weasel


    Joined May 23, 2004
    116 posts, 2 likes
    Beneteau 331
    US Iuka, MS
    Yup, horshoe throwable. I use the hook to hang line from horshoe. Clever those folks from Beneteau!
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