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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        9

Drainage & Seacock Diagram, Yanmar 3YM30 Engine Diagram

Quick Guide

J/35c Vita Beáta

Documentation No: 979064

LOA: 35’2”

Make/Model: J/35c

Draft: 6’4”

Year: 1992

Beam: 11’1”

Mast Height: 50’1”

Engine: Yanmar 3YM30


Behind companionway steps

Engine Control Panel

Engine control panel in cockpit; aft port

Engine Battery Switch

Under the chart table. Move to “1” to start the engine.

Engine Hour Meter

In cockpit locker; aft under traveler

Fuel Gauge

Forward of engine panel


On engine control panel


Port side, in front of the engine panel; combines direction and speed.


  • To engage transmission, simultaneously squeeze the trigger button and move the lever forward/reverse. To increase speed, continue to move the lever forward or reverse, watching the tachometer to ensure speed isn’t too high.

  • To disengage transmission, pull base out and move lever forward to throttle up. Transmission will return to neutral when the lever returns upright and base pops back in.

Engine Starting

  1. In neutral, push the throttle lever forward about 1/3
  2. Insert key and turn to “on” position (alarm will sound)
  3. Push in the start button for about 5-10 seconds and the engine should start
  4. At this point the audible alarm should turn off. If not, Stop the engine!
  1. Check transom for water and exhaust (turn engine off immediately if no water is pumping out through the exhaust)

Stop Engine

In neutral, pull the cable until the engine stops. When the alarm sounds, turn the key to off” position.


AC Electrical Switches

Located on the right half of the electrical panel. Main breaker switch is on top.

House Battery Switch

Located under the chart table. House batteries run on #2. Main DC breaker is also under the chart table above the battery selector switch.

Battery Charging

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

Monitoring Batteries

Monitor levels when using DC services while the engine is not running. Battery voltmeter is on the DC panel. Do not run batteries below 12.5v.

DC Electrical Panel

Located on the left half of the electrical panel; Breaker is at top of the panel. Additional breaker is on top of the battery selector switch.



Location: Next to the chart table

To Operate:  In main cabin, turn “instruments” switch on the DC panel to “on”

Navigation Instruments

Location: On either side of the helm and above companionway

To Operate:

  1. In main cabin, turn “instruments” switch on the DC panel to “on”
  2. Depth, speed and wind will read automatically. 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


Mainsail in fully battened

  • Main halyard and boom vang run along port to the cockpit clutch
  • Outhaul and Cunningham adjustments are forward
  • Please raise the boom to its usual position after sailing


Water Tanks (2)

Location: Tanks are located under each settee in the salon

Fill Cap: Port and starboard

Capacity: 65 gallons (32.5 each)

Fuel Tank

Location: Under aft berth

Fill Cap: Aft on the port side / second diesel deck plate for the forced air diesel heater day tank located forward of the engine fuel fill

Capacity: 21 gallons

Holding Tank

Location: Under v-berth, forward port side

Capacity: 22 gallons

Pump-out Deck Cap: Located on port midship; labeled “waste”.

**Never pump the tank overboard*



Nothing goes in the bowl that has not been consumed first. Do not flush toilet paper → put TP in trash.

Make sure the water intake seacock is open, which is under the v-berth, port side

Head Operation:

  1. Move selector switch to wet bowl
  2. Pump 3-5 times to allow water into the bowl
  3. After use, move the selector switch to “dry bowl” and pump contents until the bowl is empty.
  4. 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.

Bilge Pump

Bilge Pump (Electric)

Location: 3-way switch on panel underneath chart table

To Operate: Hold 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)

Location: Socket located aft portside in the cockpit. Handle is stowed in the chart table.

To Operate:

  1. Insert handle into socket
  2. Move the 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 the handle and place it back in the chart table.

Boat Systems


 Turn on at the Isotherm panel in the galley- then up/down arrows for temperature adjustment. Only run the refrigerator when motoring or plugged into shore-power as it drains the DC system quickly.

When finished - drain, wipe clean and leave the ice box lid open after use to air out.


Basic Operation:

  1. Open gate valve on propane tank
  2. Turn on the solenoid switch located on the DC panel labeled “gas valve”.
  3. Light the propane lighter holding next to the desired burner.
  4. Push the knob in and turn the gas control knob on the stove to light. Once lit, keep pushing the knob in for 15 seconds to activate the safety sensor.

Shut Down:

  1. Turn off the solenoid switch “gas valve” on the panel
  2. Once flame is extinguished, turn off knob(s) on stove
  3. Turn off the valve on the propane tank. Especially make sure this is closed at the end of the day.

Galley Sink

The Y-valve to both water tanks is located under the galley sink. Seacock located in a cabinet under the sink. To access the water first turn on the “water pressure” switch on the DC panel.

  • If you hear the water pump turning on and off or running incessantly, first make sure you didn’t leave the shower running! Otherwise, it could be due to a low tank allowing an air leak which fools the system into turning on. Try switching tanks. Then refill the low tank when you can.
  • Underway, it is best to alternate tanks to keep weight distribution equal on your trip.

Head Sink

Seacock located under the sink. Keep closed until the sink is in use.

Hot Water Heater

AC and engine heat exchange operated: 12 gallon capacity. Make sure the tank(s) have water before operating.

Diesel Heater

Location: Switch at DC panel. Controller is above the stove. Separate 5 gallon fuel tank located in port lazarette (check fuel level before heater operation).


  1. Turn on “heater” switch at DC panel
  2. Press the button all the way to the right on the controller and hold down a few seconds to turn on the heater. Yellow symbol above the button will illuminate yellow when turned on.
  3. After 5-10 minutes the red symbol in the left hand corner will illuminate red, indicating combustion (heat should start to flow through the vents).
  4. Adjust the thermostat between low (1) and high (6) for desired cabin temperature.
  5. The middle button with the fan symbol is an “air boost” hold button in, the fan symbol will illuminate green when in “air boost” mode.
  6. To turn off, hold in the right button until the yellow light turns off. The red combustion symbol will stay illuminated for 5-10 more minutes during shutdown.
  7. Turn off switch at DC panel only when the red light on the controller turns off and air is no longer flowing through vents. Do NOT shut off the heater by using the DC panel switch. It will damage the heater.

Anchor & Windlass

Primary Anchor: In the bow anchor locker - 22lb Bruce anchor with 200’ of chain and short nylon tail ½”. Chain is marked with black tape every 20’

Secondary Anchor: Inside starboard anchor well - Danforth anchor with 30 chain and 225 total chain/rode in port cockpit locker

Third Anchor: Fortress FX16 Danforth in starboard deck storage

Windlass: Lewmar v700 - Engine MUST be running while the windlass is in use.

The windlass breaker is located in the aft cabin next to the outlet to starboard. The windlass operates with remote, foot switches or switch in forward cabin. The remote is stowed on the bulkhead in the forward cabin to starboard.

To Operate:

  • To lower anchor, first turn all battery breakers on, then control the pace of the outgoing chain by running at 5 second intervals.
  • Once the anchor is set, secure a snubber line to remove strain from the windlass overnight.
  • To hoist anchor, first turn all battery breakers on. Next, start up the engine to reduce load on the batteries. Now flip on the breaker for the windlass located in the aft cabin next to the outlet to starboard. Finally, operate the windlass from the foredeck with the “up” foot pedal or with the wireless remote. The remote is stowed on the bulkhead in the forward cabin to starboard. Have a second person monitoring chain as it fills the anchor locker.





Air Horn & Can


Above starboard settee

Boat Hook


Port cockpit locker

Bilge Pump Handle


Chart table

Coast Guard Regulation Placards


Oil discharge placard: Inside engine cover

MARPOL trash placard: In galley

CO2 placard: In galley

Deck Key


Inside navigation table

Emergency Tiller


Port cockpit locker

Fire Extinguishers


V-berth, aft cabin & port side of companionway

First Aid Kit


Above starboard settee



Inside navigation table

PFD’s Type II


Inside bag stored in port cockpit locker

PFD Type IV - throwable



Tool & Repair Kit


Port cockpit locker

Vessel documentation


Taped to underside of navigation table lid

Visual signal flares


Above starboard settee

Winch handles


Inside navigation table