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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        3

Water Tank, Fuel Tank, Holding Tank

Head        4

Head Operation

Bilge Pump        5

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 3GM30F Engine Diagram

Quick Guide

J/32 Dragonfly

Documentation No: 1281646

LOA: 32’5”

Make/Model: J/32

Draft: 6’6”

(Assume depth sounder is set at waterline and include draft in depth reading. A minimum depth reading of 10ft is required.)

Year: 1997

Beam: 11’0”

Mast Height: 48’8”

Engine: Yanmar 3GM30F


Behind companionway steps

Engine Control Panel

Engine control panel on starboard, aft cockpit

Engine Battery Switch

Under the chart table; set battery selector to “2”

Engine Hour Meter

Above engine

Fuel Gauge

Located just forward of engine panel


On engine control panel; combination key turn and start button


Starboard side of binnacle


Shifter is located on the port side of the binnacle. Reverse is up, middle is neutral, Forward is down. Shifter is labeled with directions.

Engine Starting

  1. Put shift lever in neutral
  2. Push the throttle lever forward about of the way
  3. Turn the key to the “start” position
  4. Push “start” for about 2-5 seconds and the engine should start
  5. At this point the audible alarm should turn off. If not, Stop the engine!
  6. 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.


AC Electrical Switches

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

House Battery Switch

Under the chart table; set battery selector to “1”

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 below the DC panel.

DC Electrical Panel

Located on the left half of the electrical panel, with the main breaker



Location: Above the companionway

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

Navigation Instruments

Location: On either side of the helm

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 is fully battened.

  • Main halyard runs along the port side to the cockpit clutch.
  • Outhaul adjusts underneath the boom on a silver cam cleat.
  • Boom vang adjustment uses a block and tackle system leading to a cam cleat at the lower end of the vang.
  • Cunningham adjustment runs to the deck clutches above the companionway.
  • Please use the topping lift/main halyard to raise the boom to its usual position after sailing. 


Water Tanks (2)

Location: Tanks are located under each settee in the salon

Fill Caps: Located slightly forward of midship; both sides

Capacity: Total capacity of 100 gallons (50 gallons each)

Fuel Tank

Location: Under cockpit

Fill Cap: Aft on the starboard side

Capacity: 28 gallons

Holding Tank

Location: Inside port cockpit locker

Capacity: 25 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; located under the head sink.

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 bottom right side of DC panel.

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: One is located aft portside in the cockpit next to the start panel, the other is located in the galley. Handles are stowed next to the helm and in the navigation 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 back in the spot where it was.

Boat Systems


Runs on 12v; switch located on DC panel. Icebox drain is under the galley sink. Leave the lid to the icebox open before leaving the boat.


Basic Operation:

  1. Open gate valve on propane tank
  2. Turn on the solenoid switch located under the chart table labeled “propane control”.
  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 “propane control” below chart table
  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

Y-valve to both water tanks is located on the centerline below the cabin sole next to 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 sink

Hot Water Heater

AC and engine heat exchange operated. 6 gallon capacity. Make sure the tank(s) have water before operating.


No Windlass Onboard

Primary Anchor:  In the bow anchor locker  – 22lb. Delta plow anchor with 100’ of chain and 135’of 1/2” line marked in 25’ intervals from the chain.

Secondary Anchor: In starboard aft cockpit  – Danforth with 150 feet of line.





Air Horn & Can


Safety Box

Boat Hook



Bilge Pump Handle


Navigation table & next to engine panel

Coast Guard Regulation Placards


Oil discharge placard: Inside outside of cover

MARPOL trash placard: Below icebox

CO2 placard: Just below the companionway

Deck Key


Inside navigation table

Emergency Tiller


Port cockpit locker

Fire Extinguishers


V-berth & port side of companionway

First Aid Kit


Safety box



Inside chart table

PFD’s Type II


Inside bag stored in lazarette

PFD Type IV - throwable



Tool & Repair Kit


Under chart table

Vessel documentation


Taped to underside of chart table lid

Visual signal flares


Safety box

Winch handles


Inside chart table