S/V Cadence - Swan 48

Nautors Swan logoCADENCE CADENCE on Starboard Tack

S/V: Cadence / Model: Swan 48-106 / Year: 1996
Designer: German Frers / Make: OY Nautor, AB / Mfg @: Pietarsaari, Finland
Type: Sloop Rigged Cruiser/Racer
LOA: 48.65 ft/14.83 m / LWL: 41.01 ft/12.50 m / Beam: 14.17 ft/4.32 m
Draft: 7.90 ft/2.41 m / Ballast: 12,100 lbs/5,489 kg 
Displacement: 34,400 lbs/15,604 kg
Fuel: 79 US gal/300 ltr / Water: 114 US gal/430 ltr / Hot water 5.8 US gal/22 ltr
DC Power: 24 V, 385 AH / Shore Power: 5.7 kVa   
Rig and Sail dimensions:
- P: 57.91 E: 19.03 MGU: 6.63 MGM: 11.52 I: 64.96 J: 18.21 (ft)
- P: 17.65 E: 5.80 MGU: 2.02 MGM: 3.51 I: 19.80 J: 5.55 (m)
Sail areas: Fore triangle: 591.4 ft²/54.9 m² / Main Sail: 551.0 ft²/51.2 m² / 125% Genoa: 753.0 ft²/69.9 m² / Spinnaker: 2130.0 ft²/198.0 m²
Sail Number: USA 38061
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA / USGC #: 1047879 / Hull ID: SWNFIF17H696
FCC Call Sign: WDC7762 / Beacon ID: ADCE04C43940401 / MMSI: 367076520
Engine: Volvo Penta MD22A, 4 Cylinder, Diesel, 53 SHP/39 kW, S/N: 5100692120
CE Category: A Ocean


Sailing Primer:


Key provisions of the Swan Crew Code of Conduct:

  • Swans are very nice boats. Plan to treat the boat both above and below decks like you were in your boss’s living room. No feet up on the couch, no crumbs spilled anywhere and quite often leave your shoes in the basket on the dock.
  • Wait for permission to first board a boat, just like at neighbors front door.
  • Always be courteous of others and follow the skipper’s orders. Anytime you get several new people together and especially on a boat at sea, it is good to be on ones best behavior and courteous of others just like the first day of school.
  • Always make sure you are safe and tethered in when the situation warrants. You put others at risk if they need to turn back for you. We like to say “If you fall overboard you are dead, because we will come back and get you and then kill you for falling overboard”.
  • No sleeping on watch. Take a 360 view every 10 minutes
  • Keep noise to a minimum on night watches and when anyone is sleeping below. Do not drag your tether hook around the cockpit.
  • Be respectively of others privacy and space
  • Keep all common area clean. (Cockpit and main saloon)
  • Be very mindful of scratching the teak interior or cabin sole. When at sea be always cognizant of the movements of the boat and do not expect objects and food items to stay in place. No Hard luggage and be careful with the wheels and handles on soft luggage.
  • When closing hatches make sure it is dogged down evenly and well, otherwise some water will still get in.
  • Offering to cook or clean up will endear you to the crew forever. But likewise if the cook wants to keep you out of the galley, stay out.
  • Never open the fridge or freezer hatch for long and always check with the head galley person before opening new caches of food or ingredients that might be necessary for a particular recipe or meal.
  • Make sure to tighten or close all lids (anyone like pickle juice all over the fridge), drawer stops, and latches and swinging doors. If you do not close the lid on the “Joy” soap bottle and it runs empty, there is no convenience store around the corner.
  • Keep toilet lids down and sit when in doubt
  • Conserve power, turn off fans and lights, especially the nav light in the morning
  • If you smoke know the rules. Better yet quit before you leave the dock.
  • Know the drinking policy at sea and respect the rules of a dry boat.
  • Behave in port. No stumbling on board and damaging the boat or yourself.
  • Beware of shipboard romance
  • Buy dinner at the end of the trip or at least offer.
  • Do not leave anything behind so someone has to mail you your forgotten item(s)


DWG No.            DWG TITLE
1-15-1829B        STYRSYSTEM
1-20-0551          Deck Assembly Masthead Rig
1-30-0537B        Interior Arrangement
1-57-0226A        Ventilation  
1-64-0984          Lights and Switches 
1-81-2667B        Sailplan Masthead 
2-51-0850B        Installations 
2-53-0388B        Location of Seacocks and Throught-Hull-Fittings
2-65-0622B        Refr/Freezer System Engine & 115V Driven
2-98-0210          Docking Plan
3-41-0206C        Engine Installation 
3-51-0851A        Plumbing
3-51-0960          Plumbing & Istallations Details 1->2 Fuel tanks, 2->3 Water tanks
3-61-0528B        AC-Diagram & Inverter Heart 24V / 1500W 
3-64-0879C        Deck Lights
3-64-0961A        DC - System
3-66-0263F        Engine wiring diagram Volvo MD22
3-66-0301B        Engine wiring diagram Volvo MD22 
3-68-0049          Eberspcher D5W 24V DC
3-72-0938          Cabling for Instruments
3-82-0903A        Slab Reefing Principle Sketch
4-23-260            Mast Wedging
4-42-0255          Propeller Shaft 
4-44-0464A        Speed, Consumption & Range Diagram 
4-51-0838          Sounding Table 
4-55-0138B        LPG Gas System 
4-58-0065          Refr. System Iceberg 
4-63-0102C        Anchor Windlass Lewmar
4-64-0604B        Outlet Water tight
4-64-0669B        Mast Connection 24-Pole 
4-64-0874E        Lights AFT
4-64-0875G        Lights MID
4-64-0877A        Lights FWD 2 Cab
4-64-0880B        Panel Meters
4-64-0897A        Outlet 12V (24V)
4-64-0898B        Night Lights and Leading Light
4-65-0290A        Water in fuel alarm
4-65-0397C        Deckwash Pump 
4-65-0432C        Gas - Shutoff Wiring
4-65-0542A        Water Pump FLOJET 4325 
4-65-0548A        Holding tank alarm FWD and AFT 
4-65-0552A        Water metering system
4-65-0568          EL Sump Pump Whale Gulper
4-65-0580          Bilge Pump Johnson L120 QL SBP 7500
4-65-0629          EL Sump Pump Whale Gulper with time relay
4-68-0051A        Engine Room Vent
4-68-0052A        Ventilation Galley Turbo Fans
4-69-0136          Light Dimmer Cantalupi
4-75-0079          Interfacing
4-83-0545          Hydraulic Load Diagram
4-84-0163           Lazy-Jack 

Rules of the Road: Five Basic Rules

1. Pass port to port: When two boats are meeting in a channel or a body of water, try to pass port side to port side as prescribed in the Rule of the Road. If you can't do this, or if you are turning across the oncoming boat's path, call them on the VHF to explain what you are doing.

2. When overtaking another boat, pass them on your port side (their starboard side). This is the correct procedure and it puts you out of harm's way should there be another boat approaching from the other direction that is going to pass both you and the first boat port to port.

3. In crossing situations, the burdened vessel or the boat that has to stay clear is the boat that has the other boat on its starboard side. If you are closing with a boat on your port side, you should assume that it will turn to avoid you but you certainly can't be certain they know the rules, so beware.

4. Sailboats under sail have the right of way over power vessels no matter which tack the sailboat is on. And when two sail boats meet on collision courses, the boat on starboard tack has the right of way. Sailboats have to give way to motor vessel longer than 66 feet in narrow channels or when maneuverability is restricted. Obviously small vessels should stand clear of large ships when underway.

5. Avoiding collisions is the responsibility of every skipper and the rules of the road have been written for this express purpose. Every boat owner should be familiar with the rules and should be able to react to potential collisions in the correct and safest way.

For more on the Rules of the Road, log on to: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=navRulesContent


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