Spare Parts for Westerbeke B 42B Four

There is a spare parts kit available for the Westerbeke B 42B: https://www.westerbeke.com/Product/SPAREPARTSKITB42BFOUR/044856?productname=SPAREPARTSKITB42BFOUR&productid=542029E9DAF73B1CA82D7B30 Part Number Description Quantity Unit 011885 ZINC 1/4NPT x 1-3/4 2 EA 017263 FORM, DISTRIBUTOR LISTING 1 EA 022851 GASKET, EXCHANGER 2-3/4 IN 1 EA 024353 GLOWPLUG 12VDC 1 EA 030200 ELEMENT, FUEL FILTER 1 EA 030475 BELT, FAN 39.5 x O 1 EA 030538 INJECTOR 1 EA 030548 ELEMENT, FUEL LIFT PUMP FILTER 1 EA 033093 KIT, HARDWARE W13-33/35B-42B 1 EA 035299 BELT, COG 41.4 X O 1 EA 035450 FORM, SPARES & ACCESSORIES 1 EA 035828 FILTER, OIL 1 EA 041658 BOX, SPARE PARTS KIT 1 EA 043612 THERMOSTAT 160F 1 EA 044855 GASKET SET, COMPLETE 42B FOUR 1 EA 048076 FILTER, FUEL 80 MICRON 1 EA 048500 IMPELLER KIT 1 EA 049000 KIT, WATER PUMP 1 EA

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Furling Main Issues

A number of members have talked about problems with their furling main becoming difficult to pull out from the mast in spite of following recommendations of keeping tension on the outhaul when pulling it in and keeping the boom relatively at 90 degrees vis a vis the mast. My experience with the same issue after 8 years of sailing my 387 was that the sail itself had stretched out such that it didn’t roll up tightly and consistently over the length of the sail. This caused a bunching in the slot of the mast. For a while, I had to literally pull it out by hand. North Sails finally diagnosed the problem for me. A new sail solved the problem. Recutting the old one was not cost effective. I have also experienced the furling mechanism getting stuck when the main halyard is not tight and thus

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Fuel consumption on Westerbeke 42b

Several members asked about expected fuel consumption on a C380. The responses were pretty consistent: It’s going to vary a bit depending on your prop set up and sea conditions. My typical fuel consumption is better than on the chart Rich shared. It is a matter of RPMs and the sweet spot for consumption versus boat speed for my boat is in the 2200-2500 RPM range. I typically burn ~ .75 gallons per hour in that range and can make 6+knots. Mike Morning Glory

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Hose Removal

Removing hoses has always been a pain. Here is a suggestion from Kevin aboard Kairos: After struggling with hoses I bought a hose removal tool from Amazon, OTC 4521 $9, you could probably bend a thick awl or pick, but this does work great. Others have suggested using a heat gun to soften the hose prior to removal.

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Servicing Thru-Hulls with Boat in the Water

The original question was how to service and lube a thru-hull with the boat in the water. What would happen if you took out the four screws on the inside part of the thru-hull? Warren’s response was something I’d never heard before. The thru-hull comes with a plug that can be used to plug up the thru-hull from the outside. From post by Warren Elliott: For disassembly while afloat (those 4 screws), there is a small “plug” extending out from the center of the handle. Pull this out (which reveals the handle’s securing screw)…..it is made to fit snugly in the fitting from the outside of the boat, thus avoiding a gusher. (This does require a slight bit of swimming!). An additional feature of that plug is its closed circle handle; tie a several foot long string to that handle, securing the other end to a lifeline.

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