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    What is this thing on my Beneteau 361 boom?

    Fellow sailors - calling on your expertise again : ) Pls see the attached pic. What is that thing, is it necessary? I realize what it does . . . but why would it have been installed? My first impulse is to simply remove it so that the boom outhaul car can travel freely. But is there a downside...
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    Insight Please - Beneteau 361 Windlass Install

    Hello all! I'm preparing to install a Lewmar V2 windlass on my 2000 Beneteau 361. I have all the correct tools, the correct wire, switches, breaker, lug connectors, etc etc etc. My question is . . . to all those of you that have done this before on a Beneteau 361 or similar, any words of...
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    Bowsprit Advice Please

    New-to-me Beneteau 361 - am going to install the pole-type bowsprit for an Asymetric Spinnaker with furling. Probably Selden, but not totally decided. Anyone out there with a Bene 361 and a bowsprit? I'd be very interested in knowing what type of bowsprit gear (brand, pole length, pole diameter)...
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    Where to purchase stern rub rail cover

    Hello all – thanks so much for the help you always provide! On the stern of my Bene 361 there’s rubber or PVC Rub rail. It covers the seam between the transom platform and the hull. Is in the shape of a very large smile. Mine is starting to get worn and I would like to replace. I found them on...
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    Insight Please - Cruising Sail Selection

    I know there are a ton of other posts on this topic - I've read them all! So now am looking for your insight please on sail choice specific to my boat, particularly from folks that have experience with this or similar rig please. Boat: 2000 Beneteau 361 Rig: Furling headsail and Main (in-mast...
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    Beneteau 361 Stanchions Loose

    Hey guys – thank you so much for your insight on past questions! So my stanchions are pretty loose and I know I need to re-bed to them. That will be a pretty straightforward job. My question is about their general design. The design just doesn’t seem very stable. It’s basically one post base...
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    Help Please - Rigging Sparcraft Ocean Range Vang

    New-to-me 2000 Beneteau 361 - it has a rigid boom vang installed but it's not rigged - there is no boom vang line - and I'm trying to figure out how to rig it. It appears to be a Sparcraft Ocean Range Rigid Vang - it's a rigid vang with a double block on each end, and that's it. There is no...
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    Help figuring out existing bow wiring please

    Hello all – am new to a 2000 Beneteau 361 and am installing an electric anchor windlass. Within the windlass/electrical compartment accessed from the bow cabin, there are two sets of wiring - One goes to the bow NAV lights and the other has two plastic connections attached to nothing. Anyone...