Grace is my 2001 Beneteau 311 sailboat home ported in Seattle, WA. I have always wanted to own a Beneteau after years of seeing their beautiful interiors, sleek lines, and fantastic sailing capabilities. That dream came true the summer of 2015.
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 will be a bit different. She only had basic instruments to begin with, and I’ve added a few new things for safety and ease of use. I will be developing a more detailed network throughout the entire boat, hopefully as complicated and fun as Jammy was.
Network / Instruments
- Raymarine es78 MFD (retired)
- Raymarine Axiom MFD
- Raymarine STng to N2K converter (to connect older ST series instruments to N2K bus)
- NMEA 2000 bus / power / creation
- Raymarine Quantum Radar + radar pole
- Raymarine EV1 autopilot – included ACU-100, EV1, and replacement ST4000+ mk2 wheel pilot
- B&G DSC V50 VHF and H50 wireless remote
- BoatCommand remote monitoring
- Balmar Battery bank monitor
- MasterVolt DC power system including shunt, distribution, charger, control panel.
- New Firefly battery bank
- Raritan electric head
- Wallas Heater
- LED for cabin lights
- LED for navigation lights
- Cockpit door replacement
- Fridge Optimizer
- Replace CD changer radio – Fusion AV650
- Stern seat cushions
- Pedestal replacement
- Folding cockpit wheel
- AC/DC panel replacement
- Navigation station rework
- Engine monitoring via N2K (Actisense EMU-1?)
- Manual windlass
- Storage / fridge soft closers
- Cockpit cushions
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
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