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Misty Blue Yonder

Through-hull locations

Fore to aft Thru-hulls (all normally OPEN) Locations

1. forward holding tank discharge; bow Sail locker, starboard side; thruster

thruster motor in center.

2. Head raw water intake, head discharge, sink

Forward head under sink


3. Transducers for depthsounder and Forward starboard cabin, under aft

knotmeter floorboards, centerline

4. Galley sink drain, Salt water intake (foot Galley, port side, under sink pump)

5. Head raw water intake, head discharge, sink Aft head, under sink drain Engine compartment, port side, fwd;

6. Raw water plus engine shaft

7. Aft holding tank discharge Starboard cockpit helmsman seat Owner’s Notes Misty Blue Yonder Jeanneau 45.2 (46’ 6”) Dear Friends, Welcome aboard Misty Blue Yonder!

As owners of charter boats for nearly 30 years, Misty Blue Yonder is our fifth, each one in charter with San Juan Sailing. We’ve watched designs come and go, and frankly, we think the Jeanneau 45 is about the finest, classiest design we’ve ever seen. And the sailing is unsurpassed.

She recently circumnavigated Vancouver Island in a wide variety of weather conditions, and we’re even more impressed! She is quite stiff with her 6.7” draft. She moves easily in light winds, and sails well without reefs in breezes up to 25 knots, at 15 degrees heel, at 7-9 knots. Our maximum speed on the shakedown cruise was 9.8 knots.

Under power, she backs straight, with only the slightest bit of walk to port. And if you ever get in a tight situation, we’ve added a bow thruster for added confidence.

Our “just installed” teak companionway doors swing easily out of the way, and the “tent flap” keeps things warm and cozy down below.

We’ve made many wonderful cruising memories aboard during the last decades in the San Juan Islands on our past boats…our hope is that you enjoy Misty Blue Yonder as much as we do.

If you can think of anything that would make her more enjoyable for you, please let us know. We’ve tried to make her like new.

We wish you fair winds and wonderful memories.

Sincerely, The Sailors Inc Partners Robert and Wanda Bartlett, Dennis and Darlene Elenbaas, John and Barbara Godersky, Roger and Marlene Van Dyken (all partners in Misty Blue Yonder) PS Misty Blue Yonder is named for the Air Force’s famed intrepid Misty pilots from the Viet Nam War. The “Blue Yonder” comes from the Air Force song: “Off we go into the wild blue yonder…” Nuances These are “unique” things that may differ from other boats 1 – Autopilot: avoid putting anything metal—especially magnetic—in the starboard aft cabin--throws off the fluxgate compass in hanging locker and makes the autopilot crazy.

2 - Batteries: don’t touch anything. Both banks charge automatically.

3 – Fenders: stow in sail locker fwd. Retrieval easier if you droop lines over top rung.

4 - Fender Step: the blue fender step, stowed in the sail locker, makes docking easier.

Just clip carabiners to the shrouds, let them drop to the base by the chain plate, and slip the fender step over the side. With mid-ship dock line in one hand, and shroud in the other, it makes docking safer and easier.

5 - Galley: 2 water tanks, 170 gallons; valves beside port end of aft settee. Aux. foot pump salt/fresh water.

6 – VHF: turn on nav station VHF before activating cockpit RAM mike.

7 – Max Prop: After killing the engine with the red button, slip into reverse for a second or two to stop counter-rotation. Then back to neutral so you don’t accidentally start in reverse. Red button at base of handle is “clutch” to disengage transmission. Pulls to port under power at cruising speed.

8 – Fuel: 53 gallons. Fill only to “F” on gauge. If totally topped off, tank can distort and diesel can seep out of the tank and into the bilge.

9 - Electric head – the main head is electric and flushes like a home toilet, using fresh water. Touch the top button for “liquid flush” and bottom button for larger “solids flush”.

No toilet paper or feminine articles please!

10 – Holding tanks: Red light “full” warning in each head. Pumpout at dock or in Canadian waters, activate overboard macerators with timer switches at nav station. Turn each timer to the yellow dot to empty (see photo under #3 Batteries, below).

11 – Electrical Panel: for your convenience, turn on all breakers with green dots for normal operation. Yellow dot breakers are for use as needed. Please never activate red dot breakers. Leave “double green dot” breakers on always.

12 – Refrigeration: 12V thermostat in refrigerator should point aft for ideal temp--cold enough for freezer compartment. Pointed down will freeze lettuce in fridge.

13 – Bow thruster – assure breaker on, depress red button and hold joystick to starboard for 3 seconds. Beep says it’s “on”. Turns off automatically in about 30 minutes (series of beeps). Note bow thruster pivots stern in opposite direction!

14 – Galley silverware drawer: push the button in before sailing. Otherwise it can come flying out on a port tack!

15 - Draft: 6’ 7”!!!

Basic Specifications:

LOA: 46’ 5” Displacement: 20,750 Fuel: 53 gallons LWL: 38’ 5” Ballast: 6,600 Water: 2 x 85 (170) gallons Beam: 14’8” Draft: 6’ 7” Holding: 2 x 40 (80) gallons Year built: 1995 Heads: 2 Showers: 2 Years renovated: 2006, 2009,2011 Sails: Fully battened main with 2 reefs, lazy jacks; 130% roller furling jib; cruising spinnaker with sock.

Engine: Yanmar 65hp turbo w/ feathering MaxProp Staterooms: 4 doubles, plus convertible dinette Index

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15. Heads and Holding Tanks

16. Heating system Handy cockpit binocular storage Barometer staying high!

1. Anchors Main anchor – 66# oversized Bruce anchor forward, mounted on the bow, with 250’ 3/8” chain. Chain is painted yellow every 50 feet. One yellow section at 50’, two long 5’ sections at 100’, three at 150’ and so on. Paint is augmented with thin yellow line woven into links.

Please secure the 10’ anchor snubber to the anchor chain at all times, as safety when underway and to eliminate chain tension on the windlass when deployed. In both cases, tie off to cleat on windlass.

Secondary – 44# Bruce anchor stowed in the starboard cockpit locker with 30’ 3/8” chain and 130’ rode in plastic box.

Electric Lofrans Tigres electric windlass with foot controls. Windlass circuit breaker under the bottom companionway step.

To Deploy Anchor:

1 – Check tide tables to determine current water level and any drop while at anchor.

2 – Add any projected tidal drop to “comfortable depth” minimum (suggest 10’-15’ minimum depth plus tidal drop).

3 – Listen to weather report (usually WX 4).

4 – Select spot for boat after checking boats already anchored.

5 – Pick spot 2-3 boat lengths upwind (depending on anchoring depth) as proposed anchor location. Generally use 4:1 scope, bow to bottom. To depthsounder reading add 4’ for freeboard and 1’ for transducer location below waterline. (So, if 20’ reading on depthsounder, add 5’. Thus, 25’ x 4 = 100’ rode.) 6 – Check chartplotter for nearby depths in case of wind shift…or motor around watching depthsounder.

7 – Stop over proposed anchor location.

8 – Assure windlass circuit breaker activated (below bottom companionway step).

Foredeck crew assumes command. [Please: To avoid anchor hitting the hull, it is critical to push anchor forward with the shank level before carefully raising shank to lower anchor. The same is true for nesting the anchor. Otherwise you will anchor the flukes in the fiberglass of the bow.] Carefully push out anchor and slowly place in hanging position (no swing!). Push foot button to lower (or better yet, ease wildcat brake with handle). Let out chain to depthsounder depth so anchor is near the bottom.

9 - Signal helmsman to engage reverse, idle speed while deploying rode to desired scope.

10 – Allow anchor to set and stop boat while it continues in reverse, idle speed. Watch flotsam beside boat and trees on shore to determine if holding. Continue at idle speed, reverse gear, for one minute. If holding, increase RPM to 1,000 (1,500 if storm is anticipated.) Check movement shoreside, not the significant prop current going by the chain).

11 - Set snubber on windlass cleat. Ease windlass so it is not tensioned.

12 - In storm conditions (or storm forecast), increase scope if adequate room to leeward.

13 – Can deploy secondary anchor for additional holding power if storm is anticipated.

14 – If in small cove, you may wish to deploy line ashore. 600’ reel in starboard lazarette.

Open transom doors; use mop handle as axle through reel; set mop handle on helm seats.

Deploy line with dinghy while spool unwinds. If sufficient length, bring line around secure shore object and back to boat for ease of departure.

To retrieve:

1 – Start engine.

2 – Depress retrieval foot switch. In wind, please do not use the windlass to tow the boat to the anchor.

3 - Retrieve in about 20 second intervals, stop to disperse chain “mountain” with mop handle (stowed on deck). If boat drifts over anchor, please avoid dragging chain over hull!

4 – As length of rode remaining approaches water depth, listen for windlass to labor…break out anchor with engine, not windlass. Thank you.

5 - To nest the anchor without chipping the hull, make sure anchor is not swinging, then use windlass to bring end of anchor shank up and over bow roller…as it does, release switch, and bring the shank horizontal as soon as possible. Note: if anchor upside down, it has swivel so you can release it and turn it with mop.

6 - After nesting anchor, secure to windlass cleat with snubber and slack chain on windlass.

7 – If chain or anchor is muddy, we attach a dock line to a bucket and wash down until exit water is clear.

2. Barbecue The large propane fired Magma cylindrical 9” x 12” stainless steel BBQ is mounted on the port stern rail. A hose in the port propane locker permanently connects to the large auxiliary propane tank. Please find the BBQ cleaning brush attached with a SS lanyard for convenient cleaning when the BBQ cools. Thank you!

The little blue BBQ regulator sometimes “freezes”, extinguishing the flame. We warm it with our hands for a minute or two and it works fine. Note the spare regulator in the propane well.

3. Batteries The system is automatic, using a combiner. Please leave the switches alone during the cruise.

Battery switches are red “handles” under the bottom companionway step. Horizontal is “on”; vertical is “off”. Starboard switch is house bank, middle switch is emergency combiner in case the engine battery is down (designed not to occur because all house electrical loads are on the house bank); port switch is engine start/windlass.

Battery voltage displays are at the nav station:

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voltage amp draw *amp hours drawn down 27.5 54.7 hrs left at current draw *Note: beyond “–200” causes damage to batteries Below the row of green lights are four different “indicators”. Note the location of the small round green light in each photo. From left to right you will see with sequential


1) house bank voltage

2) rate of amp hour charge or discharge

3) amp hours consumed (i.e. -50 means 50 amp hours consumed, 150 remaining)

4) minutes of battery life remaining at current rate of consumption. During charge, this will display “CCC”.

The house bank consists of 4 x Group 27 115 amp hour sealed deep cycle batteries located under the forward edge of the port aft cabin cushion. They total 460 amp hours, of which about 200 are “usable”. Below 200 amp hours (or below 12 volts at rest) permanently damages the batteries.

When the engine is running, both banks are charged by a high output 100 amp Balmar alternator with a Heart Interface Echocharge for the engine start battery and a Balmar MC-612 multi-step “smart regulator” for the house bank.

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5. Bilge Pumps Emergency Hand Bilge Pump – This hand operated pump is located at the starboard helm station. The bilge pump handle is in the starboard helm lazarette, attached to the underside of the helmsman’s seat.

Electric Bilge Pump – For normal operation, just leave it “off”. The automatic float switch activates the 12 volt pump in the bilge, located under the center bench seat, forward end. Note: in default, the float switch activates the bilge pump (located under the nav station). For manual override, flip the circuit breaker labeled “Bilge pump” to “on”.

Note: The engine features a dripless PYI shaft seal to promote a dry bilge.

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8. Chart Plotter: The helm-mounted Raytheon 12” color chart plotter displays chart data as well as radar, log, or any of the above simultaneously.

It will also overlay radar on the chart so that you can see another boat coming across your

chart plotter display. For most operations, use the chart plotter alone. To operate:

At nav station, turn on “RADAR/CHRT”, “AUTOPILOT” and “ELECTRONICS”.

At helm unit, press “Power” Press “OK” button.

Press the arrows up or down to zoom away or closer.

Note the display of “SOG” (Speed over ground), and “Heading” at the top of the display.

To activate radar, push the “page” button, then select the radar display. Once the radar is operating, you can revert to the chart plotter page. “Radar Overlay” is normally on, showing radar images in purple.

It’s normal for the autopilot and the chartplotter COG (course over ground) displays to disagree by 8-10 degrees. (It doesn’t matter since it is the COG that’s relevant and the variance doesn’t affect autopilot performance.) They will also vary from the compass at the port helm, which we no longer calibrate for deviation due to redundancy.

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