s/v Grace

Grace was my 2001 Beneteau 311 sailboat from July 2015 through October 2018.  I had always wanted to own a Beneteau after years of seeing their beautiful interiors, sleek lines, and fantastic sailing capabilities. She moved on to new owners on October 31st (Halloween!) 2018.

My last sailboat Jammy, who was part of the family for 11+ years, had more networking and electronics than any sailboat should, and with Grace, things don’t appear to be much different.  She only had basic instruments to begin with, and I’ve added quite a few things for ease of use and networking.

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Completed Projects

Network / Instruments

Power

Sailing

  • Doyle Cradle Cover
  • Folding cockpit wheel
  • Electric windlass and chain+rope rode

Comfort

Specifications

 

2000 Beneteau 311

  • LOA 32’3″
  • LWL 28’10”
  • Beam 10’7″
  • Mast length (over water) 46’7″
  • Draft (standard) 4’9″
  • Sail Area 538 sq. ft.
  • Ballast (standard) 2,425 lbs.
  • Displacement 8,047 lbs. (approx.)
  • Engine 18 hp
  • Fuel Capacity 17 gal.
  • Water Capacity 48 gal.
  • Hull / Designer Finot / Conq

Rig Tension/Size

ItemSizeTension (in pounds)Percent of breaking pressure
Upper shrouds1/4"84010%
Lower shrouds1/4"7208.5%
Backstay3/16"64014%

Network

Grace’s network is a work in progress, and probably always will be. Her current setup is below.

Updated June 2017 – click for larger version

Grace's electronics as of June 2017
Grace’s electronics as of June 2017