Hints and Tips



Hints and Tips Index

The following Hints and Tips have been provided by other Jeanneau Owners, some are quite simple, some are more complex but all will give you ideas and techniques for making valuable improvements to your Jeanneau


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Articles are now ordered into sections. Do browse through as there is certain to be something of interest




Hull, Keel, Rudder, Steering & Deck


Sails & Rigging


Engine & Electrics




Plumbing, Refrigeration & Heating









Bow Ladder


Check Steering Cables


Companionway Step Security


Check thru-hulls or skin fittings


Engine Fire Access Ports


Galley Grab Pole


Gas Detection


Jeanneau Mirror Safety


Last Resort Bilge Pump


Swim Ladder Release



Hull, Keel, Rudder, Steering & Deck


Additional Forward Portlight - SO49DS


Anchor Chain Guide - SO36i


Anchor Locker Drain Improvement


Anchor Locker Storage Shelf


Anti-chafe guards Option 1


Anti-chafe guards Option 2


Bow Thruster layouts - SO42.1


Check those thru-hulls or skin fittings


Companionway Grab Handles


Custom Radar Arch with Dinghy Lift


Cutless Bearing and Shaft Multi-Tool


DIY Wheel Brake


Goiot Hatch Handle Reseal


Goiot Pedestal Repairs


Hardtop Dodger - Tonic 23


Helm Seat and Outboard Lift - SO36i


Hydrovane Self Steering Installation


Lift/Swing Keel Removal - SO26 & SO32


Lift/Swing Keel Removal - SO30i


Lift/Swing Keel Mounting - SO35


Lift/Swing Keel & Twin Rudder Hints - SO35


Lift/Swing Keel Anode Change - SO35


Mast Deck Step Issues


Mast Deck Step Repair - SO36.2


Mast Compression Post Issues and Repair


Keel Removal and Reinstallation - SO43DS


Deck repairs in non-slip - minor


Deck repairs in non-slip - major


Deck - Teak Decking Replacement


Outboard Modifications - Tonic 23


P Bracket Repair


Pushpit Strenghtening Handrail


Rudder Bearing Replacement - SO37


Rudder Bearing Replacement - JOD 35


Rudder Rebuild - SO47


Rudder & Sugar Scoop - Tonic 23


Rudder Bearing Upper Support Repairs - SO45.1 & 52.2


Steering Pedestal Upgrade - SO37


Stainless Deck Grab Rails


Swim platform - Attalia


Transom Step Rebuild - SO36.2


Walk Through Stern - Tonic 23


Window Upgrade - Sun Legende 41



Sails and Rigging

Additional Winches - SO34.2


Additional Winches - SO409 & SO439


Adjustable Backstay - SO36i


Adjustable Backstay - SO32


Adjustable Backstay - SO37.1


Amiot/Goiot Genoa Car Refurbishment


Amiot Traveler Modifications


Amiot-Goiot Mainsheet Repairs


Asymmetric Tack - Bow Roller Modification


Bowsprit - SO29.2


Bowsprit - SO40


Bowsprit and Furler - SO42DS


Bowsprit - SO49


Easymatic Two Speed Mainsheet


Electric Winch Transfer Option


Fitting and Flying a Code Zero


Genoa Track and Car replacement - Arcadia


Genoa Car conversion - SO32


Genoa Track Installation - SO409


German Mainsheet Conversion - SO36i


German Mainsheet Retrofit - SO39i


Harken Deck Organiser ball replacement


Harken 44 Winch Service


Harken 32.2ST Winch Service


Inner Forestay Installation - SO34.2


In-mast Furling Line Replacement


Inner Forestay Project - Mast Tang - SO40DS


Inner Forestay Project - Deck Reinforcement - SO40DS


Mainsheet track upgrade - SO32


Mainsheet track control upgrade - SO34.2


Mainsheet track upgrade - SO37


Mainsheet track upgrade - SO40


Mainsheet track upgrade - SO43


Mast lowering - Sun 2000


Reducing Friction in DS Furling Lines


Rigid Kicker Vang installation - SO32


Self Tacking Jib installation - SO36i


Slab Reefing improvement - SO34.2




Plumbing, Refrigeration & Heating


Additional Water Tank for SO34.2


Diesel Heater Installation - SO30i


Galley Sink Drain Upgrade - SO40


Installing a Eberspacher Diesel Heater - SO34.2


Installing a Mikuni Diesel Heater - Sun Shine 38


Installing a Webasto Diesel Heater - SO42DS


Jabsco Heads Service Made Simple


No Smell Heads


Refrigerator upgrade for tropics - SO40.3


Refrigerator Repair - Danfoss Fridge


Refrigerator upgrade - SO40


Refrigerator improvement - SO43DS


Replacement Holding Tank - SO40


Shower Pressure Fix


Shower Sump Pump Timer



Engine & Electrics


Additional Electrical Panel - SO42DS


Additional Engine Inspection hatch - SO35


Additional Engine Inspection hatch - Sun Shine 38


Additional Fuel Tank Options


Battery Current Meter - inexpensive option


Battery Management Systems


Changing Volvo Penta MD22L-B Timing Belt


Changing Yanmar Impellers


Diesel Fuel Tank Cleaning


Double Fuel Filter Upgrade


Dual Engine Temperature Monitor Display


Electric Windlass Installation - SO30i


Engine control cables - SO37 & SF37


Fitting a Galvanic Isolator


Fuel Tank Clean and Fuel Polish


Genset Exhaust Water Separator


Hydro Generator Installation on SO30i


Improved Battery Box


LED conversion for older interior lights


Leroy Somer Windlass Repair


Raw Water Pump Repair


Solar Rail Mount - SO30i


Solar Panel - SO35


Solar Instal - SO36i


Solar Panel - SO42i


Solar Panel on Bimini - SO42DS


Solar Instal on Bimini - SO42DS


Variable Engine Room Fan


Yanmar SD50 cone clutch & shaft seal repair





AIS Installation


Autopilot Raymarine ST1000+ instal - SO30i


Autopilot - Windpilot Pacific instal - SO30i


Autopilot - Jefa - Garmin instal - SO35


Autopilot instal - SO36i


GPS Plotter Relocation


 Hatchway Instrument Pod - SO37


Instrument Installation - SO30i


Multi Function Displays - SO40


Radar Pole Mount - SO37.2


Raymarine C90 Plotter Repair


TV and Monitor Installation - SO37





Bow Boarding Step - SO36i


Bimini & Solar Panel - SO30i


Cockpit Table & Drinks Holder


Cockpit Table - SO40DS


Cockpit Table for Central Mainsheet Layouts


Cockpit Teak Table Option for Goiot Pedestal


Companionway Seat


Extra Heads Mirror


Extra width saloon berth - SO30i


Forecabin Backrests - SO39i


Galley Chopping Board


Galley worktop Corian replacement - SO36i


Galley Worksurface Corian Upgrade


Hardtop and enclosure - Tonic 23


Headlining Replacement - Arcadia Aft Cabin


Headlining Replacement - Arcadia Heads


Heads Mirror & Cabinet Replacement


Installing Cockpit Speakers


Installing fans (the easy way) - SO36i


LED Cabin Lighting dimming


Microwave Removal and Replacement


Microwave installation - SO34.2


No Maintenance handrails - SO40.3


Ottoman Teak Stool


Portlight Rain Shields


Saloon Table - Double Size


Saloon & Cockpit Table Upgrades


Sea Berth Conversion


Slim Sprayhood


Smart Chart Storage


Storage - Forward Cabin Storage - SO37


Storage - Additional - SO43DS


Storage - Under Forward Berth - SO45.2


Teak Companionway Doors - SO42i


TV Antenna Installation - SO36i





Budget Anchor Light




Commissioning Diary - SO42i performance


Jeanneau Halyard Knot


Rebuild - Sun Legende 41


Restoration - Jeanneau Flirt


Various Improvements - Sun Odyssey 42DS


Upgrades - Sun Magic 44


Upgrades - SO34.2


Upgrades - SO40


Upgrades - SO43DS


Upgrades - SO42DS


Upgrades - SO54DS


Upgrades - Sun Shine 38