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, but it won’t be as crazy as Jammy was. More information on that project will be posted here and in the blog as I work on it.
- Raymarine es78 MFD
- Raymarine STng to N2K converter (to connect older ST series instruments to N2K bus)
- NMEA 2000 bus / power / creation
- Raymarine EV1 autopilot – included ACU-100, EV1, and replacement ST4000+ mk2 wheel pilot
- Wallas Heater
- Balmar Battery bank monitor
- MasterVolt DC power system including shunt, distribution, charger, control panel.
- New Firefly battery bank
- B&G DSC V50 VHF and H50 wireless remote
- BoatCommand remote monitoring
- LED for cabin lights
- LED for navigation lights
- Cockpit door replacement
- Fridge Optimizer
- 12v TV
- Replace CD changer radio – Fusion AV650 (review coming)
- Stern seat cushions
- Pedestal replacement
- Engine monitoring via N2K (Actisense EMU-1?)
- Manual windlass
- Storage / fridge soft closers
- Folding cockpit wheel
- Cockpit cushions
- Radar (Raymarine Quantum)
- 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.