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BENETEAU Oceanis 41.1 2017 Owners’ Notes

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Owners' Notes
2017 Beneteau Oceanis 41.1
©2019 Crosswinds Sailing, LLC
Last Updated May 15, 2019



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  • Page 1 INTERLUDE Owners’ Notes 2017 Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 ©2019 Crosswinds Sailing, LLC Last Updated May 15, 2019...
  • Page 2 WELCOME ABOARD INTERLUDE! Dear Guests: Our 2017 Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 is a wonderful choice for your cruising vacation. As veteran Pacific Northwest sailors, we looked carefully for the perfect San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands cruiser. We found it in Interlude and you’ll treasure every day aboard her.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Interlude Owners’ Notes TABLE OF CONTENTS WELCOME ABOARD INTERLUDE! ........................i TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................. ii USING THE OWNERS NOTES ......................... 1 BOAT SPECIFICATIONS ..........................2 INTERLUDE NUANCES ........................... 3 ANCHORING ..............................4 BARBEQUE OPERATIONS ..........................7 BATTERIES, CHARGING, SHORE POWER AND INVERTER ................7 BERTHS ................................
  • Page 4: Using The Owners Notes

    Interlude Owners’ Notes USING THE OWNERS NOTES Essential information for operating Interlude’s systems are provided in alphabetical order of the topics covered, starting with the “Anchoring” section. Please read the Owner’s Notes before your arrival to familiarize yourself with all aspects of this vessel. The San Juan Sailing (SJS) staff will take you through the boat at check-in;...
  • Page 5: Boat Specifications

    Interlude Owners’ Notes BOAT SPECIFICATIONS Make Beneteau Model Oceanis 41.1 Year 2017 40’ 9” Hull Length 39’ 4” 37’ 4” Beam 13’ 9” Draft 7’ 2” Displacement 17,271 lbs. Mast height above WL 63’ Furling Mainsail Area 355 ft Furling Genoa Area...
  • Page 6: Interlude Nuances

    Interlude Owners’ Notes INTERLUDE NUANCES • AC outlets: Besides the AC circuit breaker switch on the electrical panel at the Nav station, there’s a master outlet switch located under the Nav table. This must be “ON” for the outlets to work.
  • Page 7: Anchoring

    Interlude Owners’ Notes ANCHORING Anchoring Highlights Main anchor: 44# Delta mounted on the bow, with 300 feet of 3/8” chain marked with paint as follows: • 10 ft. Orange (when retrieving the anchor and the orange mark appears, the anchor will be just below the surface;...
  • Page 8 Interlude Owners’ Notes Deploying the Anchor 1. Check the tide tables to determine high and low water levels while you are anchored. We prefer to anchor in 20-25 feet of water; the tidal range in the Islands ranges from 6-12 feet. The bottom can slope upwards sharply near the shore;...
  • Page 9 Interlude Owners’ Notes 2. Signal the helmsman to put the transmission in Idle Forward, begin raising the anchor. Instruct the helmsman to steer to keep the boat aligned with the chain, to adjust speed to avoid motoring over the anchor chain, and to avoid pulling the boat forward with the windlass. Use the wash-down hose to wash off any mud and debris on the chain.
  • Page 10: Barbeque Operations

    Interlude Owners’ Notes BARBEQUE OPERATIONS Interlude is equipped with a Magma propane BBQ grill. The propane supply for the BBQ is provided by the same propane tank used for the galley stove. To turn on the gas for the grill, open the propane tank valve, open the small valve at the bottom of the locker that controls the flow of gas to the grill (see photo), then activate the solenoid switch next to the galley stove (see “Propane”).
  • Page 11 Interlude Owners’ Notes • Charging: Turn on Battery Charging switch on electrical panel whenever connected to shore power to charge the batteries. • Shore power: 50 ft. AC power cable (store in aft port locker under the helm when not in use); blue LED will illuminate on the boat plug when connected to shore power;...
  • Page 12: Berths

    Interlude Owners’ Notes Charging When the engine is running you’ll be automatically charging the batteries. When on shore power, you charge the batteries by setting the battery charging switch on the electrical panel (left-hand side) to “ON.” We highly recommend charging the batteries whenever you’re on shore power. Shore Power Interlude is equipped with a 50-ft.
  • Page 13: Bilge Pumps

    Interlude Owners’ Notes lights. All hatches come equipped with sliding pull-out covers and sliding pull-out screens. In the forward cabin, you’ll find a grey round vent button on the hatch cover. Push this button up to help reduce condensation in the cabin when the hatch is closed. The forward cabin has a real bed with your head at the bow and feet pointed toward the stern (no more pivoting around to get out of a V-berth).
  • Page 14: Bow Thruster

    Interlude Owners’ Notes Operating the manual bilge pump (handle clipped under starboard cockpit locker hatch). • Electric Bilge Pump –The electrical panel switch labeled “Auto Bilge Pump” must be “ON” for the float switch to work (indicated by red light on the panel). Once a day move the switch to the manual position for a few seconds and confirm you hear the pump running.
  • Page 15: Crab Pot

    Interlude Owners’ Notes OPERATING TIP: When approaching a dock under windy conditions, use the bow thrusters to control the position of the bow to the dock so the crew can get the spring and stern lines cleated first. SAFETY REMINDER –...
  • Page 16: Dodger, Bimini, And Side Panels

    Interlude Owners’ Notes This lifts the bow out of the water and reduces drag. To keep the dinghy away from engine exhaust, tie the painter off at the starboard stern cleat with a standard cleat knot, then attach the bitter end to the stern rail using a rolling hitch or similar secure knot.
  • Page 17: Electrical Panel

    Interlude Owners’ Notes salt crystals are deposited. To clean, avoid wiping the plexiglass with a rag or sponge. Use generous amounts of fresh water and “flood” the glass panels to dissolve the salt crystals, then allow them to air dry. We usually wait until we are docked and use fresh water from the marina, but you can use the cockpit shower or fresh water from the galley.
  • Page 18: Electronics - Navigation, Instrumentation And Communication Systems

    Interlude Owners’ Notes • Bilge Pump: Always leave the bilge pump setting in “Auto.” Test the pump daily by switching to manual and listening for the pump to run, then return it to the “Auto” setting. • Water Pump: If you don’t hear the pump start when you turn it ON at the panel, it means that the system is at working pressure –...
  • Page 19 Interlude Owners’ Notes electronic systems on the boat, turn on the Navigation Instruments switch on the electrical panel in the main cabin. Interlude is also equipped with a B&G Triton display repeater and autopilot controls, both located next to the port helm. Instrumentation and navigation systems interfaced to the Zeus include: •...
  • Page 20 Interlude Owners’ Notes MOB (Man Over Board) mark Vessel with extension lines Waypoint with Laylines North indicator Route Grid lines Track Range rings Chart range scale 10 Range rings interval (optional) Chart page layout. • Press the MFD’s Home button (above the rotary control knob) to call up the application selection panel.
  • Page 21 Interlude Owners’ Notes SAFETY REMINDER – SJS will remind you of this but it bears repeating – your heading and COG will often be different owing to the tidal currents in the Islands (20°-30° separation can and does happen). Monitor your COG when navigating to make sure you end up to where you wanted to go! OPERATING TIP: If you turn off the Zeus you may start hearing beeps a short time later.
  • Page 22 Interlude Owners’ Notes long days and clear skies. But weather conditions can change quickly in the Pacific Northwest and the radar can help you navigate to a safe harbor when needed. SAFETY REMINDER: If you wake at moorage and fog is present, please don’t depart until visibility is at least ½...
  • Page 23 Interlude Owners’ Notes depth. Currents, water temperature, schooling fish, seaweed, or mermaids can cause inaccurate readings as the transducer tries to get a return signal in deeper waters. Use the depth sounder as an aid to navigation in shallow water. SAFETY REMINDER –...
  • Page 24 Interlude Owners’ Notes broadcast or request for assistance is issued. If you need to speak with another vessel, hail them on Channel 16 then direct them to move to another channel for further communications, e.g., Channel 78 (ship-to-ship). The VHF radio communications system includes a remote handheld unit that is stowed in a charging cradle under the Nav table.
  • Page 25: Emergency & Safety Equipment

    We have number of people aboard. We are a 41-foot Beneteau monohull sailing vessel with white hull and white sails [if under sail] currently motoring / under sail / anchored /moored [state whichever applies].
  • Page 26: Emergency Tiller

    Interlude Owners’ Notes Emergency Tiller The emergency tiller looks like a T-shaped metal pipe about 3 feet long, and is in the aft port cockpit locker under the port helm. The rudder post attachment point is in the propane locker in the deck between the two helms. Unscrew the cover, insert the pipe vertically and feel it engage with the steering post below.
  • Page 27: Engine And Handling

    Interlude Owners’ Notes ENGINE AND HANDLING Engine Highlights Interlude is equipped with a Yanmar 45hp 4-cylinder diesel with sail drive that will provide many hours of cruising pleasure. The saildrive helps eliminate shaft vibration, noise, and alignment problems. Under engine power, you will find Interlude to be quiet, balanced, maneuverable, and powerful. OPERATING TIP: Maximum RPM is 3900.
  • Page 28: Starting The Engine

    Interlude Owners’ Notes The fuel filter is on the left (starboard) side at the front of engine. On the right as you look at engine is the water pump and the blue water lines that pump water from the tanks to the sinks and showers. Starting the Engine This is a keyless start system.
  • Page 29 Boat Handling with the Engine The Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 is the easiest and most fun boat to we’ve sailed. With a large deep rudder and a deep 7’2” keel, Interlude is keenly responsive and able to turn in a narrow radius..
  • Page 30 Interlude Owners’ Notes SAFETY REMINDER –Whenever you are departing or arriving at the dock have a crew member designated as the “roving fender” team mate. If you are going to accidently “touch” a boat or other object, lower the fender to the point of contact. Using the Bow Thruster The bow thruster allows you to control bow alignment using short bursts when docking or departing (see “Bow Thrusters”...
  • Page 31: Entertainment System

    Interlude Owners’ Notes replaced each spring with a new one, it’s still possible that a hard object may be drawn in and break off an impeller blade. A replacement impeller is found with the engine spares. Call San Juan Sailing if you suspect you have an impeller problem.
  • Page 32: Fuel Tank & Refueling

    Interlude Owners’ Notes you must turn on the Inverter. Turn on the AC outlets using the switch on the instrument panel. Turn everything off when you’re done to conserve battery power. HD TV The Samsung 40-inch 1080p LED “SMART” TV gives access to online video services like NetFlix and Amazon Prime Video with a valid subscription.
  • Page 33: Galley

    Interlude Owners’ Notes audible “gurgle” STOP – the tank is full. Check the fuel gauge on the electrical panel: it should read “Full.” If not, add more fuel, albeit very slowly and carefully. Keep some paper towels handy to quickly wipe up any spills or drips. Use soapy water to scrub down any places fuel collected on the deck to avoid staining the fiberglass.
  • Page 34 Interlude Owners’ Notes Oven To turn on the oven, use the control knob on the far left of the stove to start the flow of gas (depress and turn to left, just like the stovetop burners). Insert the propane igniter into the access hole in the oven pan or underneath the oven pan (either way works) and light the oven burner.
  • Page 35: Heads, Showers And Holding Tanks

    Interlude Owners’ Notes microwave to keep the batteries charged. If you do run the engine, please reduce the RPM to idle for a couple of minutes to allow it to cool down, then you can turn the engine off. When done using the microwave, turn off the inverter.
  • Page 36 Interlude Owners’ Notes shower has a sump pump to drain the shower. Press the pump switch to remove water from the shower pan. Please use the squeegees provided to remove water from the walls and fixtures, then wipe remaining surfaces dry. This will protect the wood and help prevent odors. OPERATING TIP: The showers draw water from the fresh water storage tanks.
  • Page 37: Heating System

    Interlude Owners’ Notes Aft head overboard discharge valve – located in starboard cabin under Forward head overboard discharge valve – access Panel in front of hanging locker. located in forward cabin next to storage compartment under bunk; the compartment has been removed for easier access. The tanks use a gravity discharge system.
  • Page 38: Keel Depth

    Interlude Owners’ Notes Set the desired temperature by turning the knob on the right. Select an operating mode using the knob on the left: • Eco: energy saving mode, conserves fuel and electricity • Normal: comfort heating • Plus: fast heating (for cold mornings – switch to normal when the cabin has warmed) •...
  • Page 39 Interlude Owners’ Notes 1. Fuel lever (at back) 2. Choke 3. Air vent (on top) 4. Kill switch with clip 5. Throttle 6. Pull chord 7. Tilt lever 8. Safety line (tied to rail) Outboard engine controls. SAFETY REMINDER: This is a 4-stroke engine and runs on regular gas. There is a small red gas can for the exclusive use of the outboard.
  • Page 40: Propane

    Interlude Owners’ Notes Shutting Off the Outboard • Shut the outboard off by pushing in the red shut-off knob (where the kill clip is clipped in). Or just pull the red lanyard until the clip pops off. • To avoid prop damage when approaching a landing spot on shore, shut the outboard off and raise it out of the water before you reach the beach.
  • Page 41: Sails And Rigging

    Running rigging lines. • Deploying: Beneteau recommends unfurling the headsail first because this will take some pressure off the mainsail and make it easier to unfurl. Experiment to find what works best for you.
  • Page 42: Furling The Mainsail

    Interlude Owners’ Notes 7. Close the clutches for the outhaul and main furling lines. Re- tension the boom vang as wind conditions dictate. Sheet-in with the mainsheet and bear off when you are ready. Furling the Mainsail Here are the steps we follow to furl the mainsail: 1.
  • Page 43: Swim Platform

    Interlude Owners’ Notes Furling the Foresail Prepare the genoa furling line and jib sheets (uncoil the furling line, remove the unloaded job sheet from the winch). Open the clutch on the furling line cleat if it is closed. Have the helmsman head into the wind on a slight starboard tack and release the loaded job sheet from the winch.
  • Page 44: Tools And Spares

    Interlude Owners’ Notes Swim platform controls (red arrow) – the other switches Swim deck remote fob (stored in control cockpit lighting. Nav table). Deploying the swim deck. Main Salon Table The salon table has two wings that create a spacious dining area. Supporting brackets swing out to support each wing, which click into place to secure the table tops.
  • Page 45 Interlude Owners’ Notes Aft water tank fill port (red arrow). Forward water tank fill port - port deck. • The forward secondary tank (Tank 2) is under the forward berth (capacity = 87 gallons). The fill port is on the forward port deck (see photo). •...