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Engine        2

Engine, Location/Access, Steering, Ignition/Start, Throttle, Shifting, Pre-Start Checklist, Engine Starting, Stop Engine

Electrical        3

AC Electrical Panel, DC Electrical Panel, 3-Way Battery Switch, Battery Charging, Battery Monitoring

Electronics        3

GPS/Chartplotter & Navigation Instruments

Sails        3

Headsail, Mainsail

Tankage        4

Water Tank, Fuel Tank, Holding Tank

Head        4

Head Operation

Bilge Pump        6

Electric Pump, Manual Pump

Boat Systems        6

Berths, Refrigeration, Stove, Hot Water Heater, Anchor & Windlass, Diesel Heater

Inventory List        7

USCG safety equipment, etc.

Boat Diagrams        8

Drainage & Seacock Diagram, Yanmar 1GM10 Engine Diagram

Quick Guide

C&C 27 Pendragon

Registration No: WN9363RR

LOA: 26’6”

Make/Model: C&C 27

Draft: 4’10”

Assume depth sounder is set at waterline and include draft in depth reading. A minimum depth reading of 8ft is required.)

Year: 1985

Beam: 9’3”

Mast Height: 33’6”

Engine: Yanmar 1GM10


Behind companionway stairs

Engine Control Panel

Located on the transom

Engine Battery Switch

 Located port of the companionway in the cabin. Turn to “1” when starting.

Engine Hour Meter

Starboard of the engine control panel

Fuel Gauge

Starboard of the engine control panel


On the engine control panel


Forward in cockpit on starboard side

  • When first starting engine allow it to warm up at 1500 RPM for 5 minutes before putting engine into gear
  • Maximum cruising speed 2500 RPM


Center (straight up) is neutral, forward (forward), and reverse (backwards)

Engine Starting

  1. Push shift lever hub inward to disengage gears
  2. Push throttle lever forward about 2/3 of the way
  3. Pull silver knob for ignition switch
  4. Push start button for 5-10 seconds until engine starts
  5. Check transom for water and exhaust (turn engine off immediately if no water is pumping out through the exhaust)

Stop Engine

  1. Place the throttle in idle (vertical) position
  2. Let the engine cool down for 5 minutes
  3. Pull the kill switch until the engine stops
  4. When the alarm sounds, push the ignition switch


AC Electrical Panel

Located below companionway

House Battery Switch

Location: Port of the companionway in the cabin.

  • Select “2” for house batteries
  • Leave on “2” when the engine is off to conserve the engine battery
  • Leave on “ALL” when the engine is running to charge both the house and engine batteries

Battery Charging

Charged by either shore power (make sure AC power and battery charger switches are turned ON) or by running the engine.

Monitoring Batteries

Voltage displayed on Freedom HF 1000 inverter/charger located on bulkhead in the aft berth.

DC Electrical Panel

Located below companionway




Navigation Instruments

Location: Port and Starboard of the companionway in cockpit

  • Turn on “VHF & instruments” switch at DC panel.
  • Depth and speed will read automatically. No wind instruments aboard. Do NOT change settings.  



Genoa is on a rolling furler. Jib sheets lead back to the cockpit.

  • Uncleat the furling line and unfurl slowly (especially on windy days).
  • Get 2-3 wraps around the genoa with the sheets when done and lock off sheets on cleats or winches.


Mainsail is fully battened.

  • Two reefing lines, boom vang, boom topping lift and halyards all lead back to the cockpit and are labeled at the clutches
  • The traveler and mainsheets are in the cockpit
  •  Downhaul/Cunningham adjustment is at the mast

Note: Please use the topping lift to raise the boom to its usual position after sailing. Please make sure the boom is not resting on the dodger before you leave the boat!


Water Tank

Location: Under starboard settee

Fill Cap: Blue deck port on starboard

Capacity: 20 gallons

Fuel Tank

Location: Underneath cockpit; access from starboard lazarette

Fill Cap: Starboard aft - labeled “diesel”

Capacity: 10 gallons

 Holding Tank

Location: Under v-berth, port side.

Fill Cap: Forward portside - labeled “waste”

Capacity: 20 gallons



Nothing goes in the bowl that has not been consumed first.

Do not flush toilet paper → put TP in trash.

Head intake seacock located under the v-berth; make sure it is open before use.

Head Operation:

  1. Open seacock for intake
  2. Move selector switch to wet bowl
  3. Pump 3-5 times to allow water into the bowl
  4. After use, move the selector switch to “dry bowl” and pump contents until the bowl is empty.
  5. Move the switch back to “wet bowl”, pump again a few times to bring in water, then change to “dry bowl”, pumping water through until the bowl is empty.
  6. Close seacock for safety

**Never pump the tank overboard**


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Bilge Pump

Bilge Pump (Electric)

3-way switch located above the companionway steps, port of the DC panel. Switch to “manual” for continuous or “auto” for intermittent with a float switch. Always leave the switch on “auto” before leaving the boat.

Bilge Pump (Manual)

Socket is located port of the tiller post in the cockpit. The handle is inside the propane locker.

To Operate:

  1. Insert handle into socket
  2. Move handle up and down to allow the pump to prime. When the pump is primed, moving the handle will be harder, but keep pumping as water is moving through and out the bilge exit thru hull. Pumping will become easier as water exits the boat.
  3. Remove handle and place back on shelf above starboard settee.

Boat Systems


Icebox in galley. Before leaving the boat, make sure to drain out all the ice water.

Leave the icebox open after use to air it out.


Propane stove in the galley.

To Operate:

  1. Open valve on propane tank in starboard lazarette.
  2. Turn on XINTEX propane switch port of the companionway next to the battery selector knob.
  3. Hold lighter (located in drawer in galley) to desired burner
  4. Push and turn the gas control knob for the desired burner, hold for 15 seconds to keep lit.
  5. When ready to turn off – turn off the XINTEX solenoid switch first
  6. Once flame extinguishes, turn off the gas control knob on the stove.
  7. Close valve on propane tank.

Galley Sink

Seacock located under the sink.

Hand pump operates water; no water pump aboard

Head Sink

Seacock located under the sink.

Hand pump operates water; no water pump aboard

Hot Water Heater



Primary anchor: Bruce anchor with 50’ of chain and 100’ rope rode. Rode is marked at first 30’ of rope rode and then every 20’. The chain is not marked.





Air Horn & Can


Safety box; starboard shelf above settee

Boat Hook


Propane locker

Bilge Pump Handle


Starboard shelf above settee

Coast Guard Regulation Placards


Oil discharge placard: Below companionway entrance

MARPOL trash placard: Below companionway entrance

CO2 placard: Starboard side of companionway entrance

Deck Key


Safety box; starboard shelf above settee

Fire Extinguishers


Under galley sink; starboard settee

First Aid Kit


Starboard shelf above settee



Safety box; starboard shelf above settee

PFD’s Type II


Inside v-berth

PFD Type IV - throwable


Inside main cabin; aft berth

Portable lights


Safety box; starboard shelf above settee

Tool & Repair Kit



Vessel registration


Taped to bulkhead above galley

Visual signal flares


Starboard shelf above settee

Winch handles


Starboard shelf above settee


Reference on Diagram:

1.   Cockpit Scuppers

2.   Engine – Raw Water Intake

3.   Galley – Sink drainage

4.   Head – Sink Drainage

5.   Head – Head Intake

6.   Head – Overboard Discharge (KEEP CLOSED)