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

 












































































































































































Sails and Rigging

 

Hull, Rudder, Steering & Deck

 

Plumbing, Refrigeration & Heating

 

Engine & Electrics

 

Instrumentation

 

Safety

 

Comfort

 

Miscellaneous

 


 

Sails and Rigging



Mast lowering kit Sun 2000

 

Harken Deck Organiser ball replacement

 

SO34.2 - Mainsheet Track Control Upgrade

 

SO36i Self Tacking Jib installation

 

SO40 Mainsheet track upgrade

 

SO409 Genoa Track Installation

 

SO43 Mainsheet track upgrade

 

SO37 Mainsheet track upgrade

 

SO32 Mainsheet track upgrade

 

Bowsprit for a SO40

 

Bowsprit and Furler for a SO42DS

 

Custom Bowsprit SO49

 

Fitting and Flying a Code Zero

 

Replacing an In-mast Furling Line

 

Asymmetric Tack - Bow Roller Modification

 

Inner Forestay Installation SO34.2

 

Adjustable Genoa Track and Car replacement

 

Towable Genoa Car conversion

 

Bowsprit for SO29.2

 

Inner Forestay Project - Mast Tang

 

Inner Forestay Project - Deck Reinforcement

 

Harken Winch Servicing

 

Harken 44 Winch Service

 

Amiot/Goiot Genoa Car Refurbishment

 

Amiot Traveler Modifications

 

Amiot-Goiot Mainsheet Repairs

 

SO36i German Mainsheet Conversion

 

German Mainsheet Retrofit SO39i

 

Easymatic Two Speed Mainsheet

 

Additional Winches for SO409 and SO439

 

Additional Winches for SO34.2

 

Electric Winch Transfer Option

 

Adjustable Backstay SO36i

 

Adjustable Backstay SO32

 

Adjustable Backstay SO37.1

 

Reducing Friction in DS Furling Lines

 

Slab Reefing Improvement on SO34.2

 

SO32 Rigid Kicker Vang Installation

 


 

Hull, Rudder, Steering & Deck


SO32 & SO26 Swing Keel Removal

 

Hardtop Dodger for a Tonic

 

SO36.2 Transom Step Rebuild

 

Teak Decking Replacement

 

SO36i Anchor Chain Guide

 

Hydrovane Self Steering Installation

 

SO37 Rudder Bearing Replacement

 

JOD 35 Rudder Bearing Replacement

 

SO47 Rudder Rebuild

 

Lift Keel Anode Change on SO35

 

Goiot Hatch Handle Reseal

 

Stainless Deck Grab Rails

 

Leroy Somer Windlass Repair

 

Pushpit Strenghtening Handrail

 

Companionway Grab Handles

 

P Bracket Repair

 

Cutless Bearing and Shaft Multi-Tool

 

Upper Rudder Bearing Support Repairs for SO45.1 and 52.2

 

Bow Thruster layouts SO42.1

 

SO37 Steering Pedestal Upgrade

 

Goiot Pedestal Repairs

 

Sun Legende 41 Window Upgrade

 

New Rudder and Sugar Scoop for a Tonic 23

 

Tonic 23 Outboard Modifications

 

Twin Rudder Alignment

 

SO49DS Additional Forward Portlight

 

Tonic Walk Through Stern

 

SO36i Helm Seat and Outboard Lift

 

Custom Radar Arch with Dinghy Lift

 

Anchor Locker Storage Shelf

 

Anchor Lock Drain Improvement

 

DIY Wheel Brake

 

Anti-chafe guards Option 1

 

Anti-chafe guards Option 2

 


 

Plumbing, Refrigeration & Heating


SO40 - Galley Sink Drain Upgrade

 

SO40 - Refrigerator Mechanical Upgrade

 

Diesel Heater Installation for SO30i

 

Replacement Holding Tank

 

No Smell Heads

 

Jabsco Heads Service Made Simple

 

Shower Sump Pump Timer

 

Shower Pressure Fix

 

Exhaust Water Separator

 

Installing a Webasto Diesel Heater

 

Installing a Mikuni Diesel Heater

 

Installing a Eberspacher Diesel Heater

 

Additional Water Tank for SO34.2

 

Fridge Upgrade for Tropical Cruising

 

Repairing a Danfoss Fridge

 


 

Engine & Electrics


Yanmar SD50 cone clutch & shaft seal repair

 

Solar Instal on SO42DS Bimini

 

SO30i Electric Windlass Installation

 

Hydro Generator Installation on SO30i

 

50w Solar Rail Mount on SO30i

 

Additional Electrical Panel build and instal - SO42DS

 

Dual Engine Temperature Monitor Display

 

LED conversion for older interior lights

 

Solar Instal on SO36i

 

Improved Battery Box

 

Save power loss by fitting a FET battery isolator

 

Fuel Tank Clean and Fuel Polish

 

Fitting a Galvanic Isolator

 

100w Solar Panel on Coachroof

 

Solar Panel on Bimini

 

Solar Panel on SO35 Garage

 

Raw Water Pump Repair

 

Changing a Volvo Penta MD22L-B Timing Belt

 

Changing Yanmar Impellers

 

Diesel Fuel Tank Cleaning

 

Additional Engine Inspection hatch for SO35

 

Additional Engine Inspection hatch for Sun Shine 38

 

SO37 & SF37 Teleflex Cables

 

Double Fuel Filter Upgrade

 

Variable Engine Room Fan

 

Battery Management Systems

 

Inexpensive Battery Current Meter

 


 

Instrumentation


 SO37 - Hatchway Instrument Pod

 

SO40 - Multi Function Displays at the Helms

 

Jefa - Garmin Pilot Instal on SO35

 

Instrument Installation for SO30i

 

Windpilot Pacific installation on SO30i

 

Raymarine ST1000+ Tillerpilot Instal

 

SO37 TV and Monitor Installation

 

SO36i Autopilot Installation

 

GPS Plotter Relocation

 

AIS Installation

 

Raymarine Plotter Repairs

 

Radar Pole Mount on SO37.2

 


 

Safety

 

 Installing a swim platform on an Attalia

 

Bow Ladder

 

Butane Gas Detection

 

Gin Fizz Bulkhead Issues

 

Skin Fitting and Thru-hull Safety Check

 

Engine Fire Access Ports

 

Last Resort Bilge Pump

 

Companionway Step Security

 

Boarding Ladder Release

 

Galley Grab Pole

 

Jeanneau Mirror Safety

 

Check Steering Cables

 


 

Comfort


Hardtop and enclosure for a Tonic

 

Slim Sprayhood

 

Companionway Seat

 

Bow Boarding Step

 

SO30i Extra width saloon berth

 

No Maintenance handrails for SO40.3

 

Smart Chart Storage

 

SO30i Bimini & Solar Panel

 

Teak Companionway Doors for a SO42i

 

Installing Cockpit Speakers

 

Galley Chopping Board

 

Cockpit Table and Drinks Holder

 

Ottoman Teak Stool

 

Extra Heads Mirror

 

TV Antenna Installation SO36i

 

Installing fans in an SO36i (the easy way)

 

Microwave Removal and Replacement

 

Microwave installation on SO34.2

 

Heads Mirror and Cabinet Replacement

 

Double Size Saloon Table

 

Saloon and Cockpit Table Upgrades

 

Cockpit Table for Central Mainsheet Layouts

 

Sea Berth Conversion

 

Forecabin Backrests

 

Installing Dimming LED Cabin Lighting

 

Teak Table Option for Goiot Pedestal

 

Galley Worksurface Corian Upgrade

 

Additional Storage for SO43DS

 

Under Forward Berth Storage

 

SO37 Forward Cabin Storage

 

Portlight Rain Shields

 

Replacement Headlining - Arcadia Aft Cabin

 

Replacement Headlining - Arcadia Heads

 


 

Miscellaneous


Budget Anchor Light

 

Jeanneau Halyard Knot

 

Sun Legende 41 Rebuild

 

Jeanneau Flirt Restoration

 

Sun Odyssey 42i performance Commissioning Diary

 

Various Improvements to a Sun Odyssey 42DS

 

Sun Magic 44 Upgrades

 

SO43DS Upgrades

 

SO34.2 Upgrades

 

SO40 Upgrades

 

SO42DS Upgrades

 

Sun Shine 38 Upgrades

 

SO54DS Upgrades

 

Canvaswork

 

How to Winterize Your Boat