s/v Grace

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 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.  I will be developing a more detailed network throughout the entire boat, hopefully as complicated and fun as Jammy was.

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Completed Projects

Network / Instruments

Power

Sailing

  • Doyle Cradle Cover
  • Folding cockpit wheel

Comfort

Future Projects

  • Engine monitoring via N2K (Actisense EMU-1?)
  • Manual windlass
  • Storage / fridge soft closers
  • Cockpit cushions

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

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

Where is Grace?

Vessel Finder

Provided that my AIS transponder is working correctly, and that I have a good internet connection, or a shore monitoring station is picking up my transponder, you should be able to see where Grace is below. If not, try the Garmin inReach screen further down, which uses satellite to transmit locations every 10-15 minutes.


Garmin inReach

When I am using my inReach, you can see my track below.