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Apr 27, 2010
853
Beneteau 352 Hull #276 Ontario
It's on all Beneteau 352's and 351's as you can see in the picture(not mine). It's not in the manual. I can't see a use for it.
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May 17, 2004
1,937
Beneteau Oceanis 37 LE Havre de Grace
It's a padeye. Possibly for a spinnaker pole downhaul, or to clip in a tether or jack line.
 
Mar 26, 2011
2,381
Corsair F-24 MK I Deale, MD
Obviously it is a pad eye. But neither jackline nor downhaul make sense since the installation in not symmetrical.
So call the factory.
 
Jun 21, 2004
1,234
Beneteau 343 Slidell, LA
Attachment clip for the gennaker sock snuffer line.
 
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Dec 31, 2016
263
Beneteau Oceanis 351 Charlottetown
I have one, it's a toe catcher, great to slow you down, flips up when in use, folds down and looks pretty when not in use.
 
Apr 27, 2010
853
Beneteau 352 Hull #276 Ontario
I have one, it's a toe catcher, great to slow you down, flips up when in use, folds down and looks pretty when not in use.
Good one, I done that a few times. I'll send Ward an email and see what they had in mind.
 
Jan 22, 2008
7,074
Beneteau 323 Annapolis MD
Self-tacking (corrected to genneker pole).? see post 11.
 
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Nov 7, 2011
2,506
Catalina 30 Mk II Barnegat, NJ
I'll send Ward an email and see what they had in mind.
We were overstocked in the parts room. I was asked what to do with. I told them to put them wherever they wanted.

Oh, you probably weren’t asking me.
 
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Apr 27, 2010
853
Beneteau 352 Hull #276 Ontario
We were overstocked in the parts room. I was asked what to do with. I told them to put them wherever they wanted.

Oh, you probably weren’t asking me.
That's probably what he'll say ( Ward Richardson):biggrin:
 
Jan 22, 2008
7,074
Beneteau 323 Annapolis MD
Beneteau 323 owners manual: "Deck layout for classic mast + optional genneker" . The optional forguy attaches to port Wichard pad eye on forward part of coachroof, then led thru single block + snapshackle on spin pole, then led thru single block attached to starboard wichard pad eye on forward part of coach roof, then led to to location as desired for use.
 
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Apr 27, 2010
853
Beneteau 352 Hull #276 Ontario
Ron30324, Close.:banghead:
Just got the info from Ward Richardson. I do like their service.

I have two possible answers.
It is part of the Whisker pole down haul option. See drawing below.
Or it was added to conform to CE safety standards for safety harness connection.
Ward RICHARDSON