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

 

If you have your own ideas, please do share them, simply send an e-mail with a full description and photographs (most important) to Hints and Tips

 

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

 












































































































































































Safety

 

Hull, Keel, Rudder, Steering & Deck

 

Sails & Rigging

 

Engine & Electrics

 

Instrumentation

 

Plumbing, Refrigeration & Heating

 

Comfort

 

Miscellaneous

 


 

Safety

 

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

 


 

Instrumentation

 


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

 


 

Comfort

 


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

 


 

Miscellaneous

 


Budget Anchor Light

 

Canvaswork

 

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

 

Winterization