Aventura La Terza Vita User manual

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La Terza Vita
User manual
La Terza Vita
Boat Manual
Violation Will Result In Suspension of Members Certication and Charter Privileges
Table of Contents
Dipstick 1
Engine Hour Meter 1
Fuel Gauge 1
Ignition Switch 1
Glow Button 1
Throttle 1
Shift 1
Engine Start 1
Engine Stop 1
Electrical & Electronics
Electrical Control Panel 2
Batteries 2
Battery Switches 2
Battery Charging 2
Monitoring Batteries 2
Navigation Instruments 3
Stereo & Satellite Radio 3
Jib 3
Main 3
Water Tanks 3
Fuel Tank 3
Holding Tank 3
Operation 4
General Notes
Stove & LP Tank 4
Bilge Pump 4
Shower Sump Pump 4
Hot Water Heater 4
Refrigerator 4
Boat Equipment 5
Aventura Chartering
Policy & Procedures P1-P21
Boat Manual
Radio Call Sign La Terza Vita
Make Catalina
La Terza Vita
Documentation No. 1043363
Length 34 Feet
Code C34 Beam 11’- 9”
Slip C92 Draft 6’- 0”
Use this information along with the Discrepancy Report and the Basic Course Syllabus
Universal 3cyl diesel (M25 x P) Located under the companion way steps;
lift up and out to remove upper steps, cover panel and lower steps
Located low on the Starboard side of engine below the air intake
After checking oil level be sure that the dipstick is fully seated in its tube!
Engine Hour Meter Cockpit Control Panel in the RPM gauge.
Fuel Gauge Cockpit Control Panel
Ignition Switch Cockpit Control Panel (Key)
Glow Plug Turn the ignition key to the right and hold for 40 seconds.
Throttle Starboard side of the Helm/Pedestal
Port side of the Helm/Pedestal. In reverse, prop-walk is to port.
NOTE: Shift at idle speeds only!
Engine Start
Disconnect shore power.
1. Turn battery switch to “ON” (See: Batteries Switches)
2. Make sure “Shift” lever is in neutral.
3. Advance “Throttle” 50%.
4. Turn the ignition key to the right and hold for 40 seconds.
5. Push black START button on Cockpit Control Panel.
6. When engine has run for a few seconds the “Low Oil Pressure” alarm should
stop buzzing. If buzzer continues to sound, STOP engine and check the oil level
(SEE: “Dipstick”). Call operations.
If engine does not start within 5 seconds of “cranking”, STOP and retry steps
4 & 5.
Stop Engine
Engine kill handle located on Cockpit Control Panel. After engine has stopped,
push handle back in, turn key to off position.
Control Panel Above navigation table.
Two batteries: Start and House. Start battery is a group 27 AGM located under
the starboard settee cushion, near the forward bulkhead. The Start battery is
electrically isolated from the House battery and will not draw down under loads
of lights, refrigerator, etc. The House battery is an 8D AGM located under the aft
settee cushion near the centerline. The House battery powers all boat systems.
Battery Switches
Battery switch located on electrical control panel. Turn battery switch to “ON” to
start engine and for lights, refrigeration, etc. Turn to “OFF” at end of charter. Use
the combine switch position only in the event the Start battery has discharged and
engine will not turn over, this links the House battery to the Start battery.
NOTE: Never Turn Any Battery Switch Off While Engine Is Running!
There are 2 methods for charging the batteries on board.
Shore Power:
1. Plug in Shore Power cord at the receptacle on the port aft side of the cockpit
and the AC breaker switch is “ON” at the Dock Box.
2. Switch ON the AC “Master Breaker” located on electrical control panel.
3. Push ON the “Battery Charger” breaker button (if not already on) it will show all
black when on, black & white when off.
NOTE: It is not necessary for battery switches to be “ON” for batteries to charge by
this method. The Start batteries are charged simultaneously.
At the End of Charter, Please Leave Battery Switch “OFF.”
Charging Batteries with Engine:
1. Turn battery switch to “ON”.
2. Start the engine and run until it has warmed up.
3. Adjust the “Throttle” lever until the tachometer is between 1500 and 1800 rpm.
The Start and House batteries are charged simultaneously. After batteries are
charged and engine turned off the Start battery is automatically isolated. Leave
battery switch in the “ON” position.
Batteries require 2 to 4 hours to recharge when charge levels are low.
Monitor battery levels frequently (See: “Monitoring Batteries”).
With battery switch “ON” press “Volt Read” switch located on electrical control
Monitor battery levels frequently when using 12 volt services! Charge when
voltage reads 12.2.
Never turn any battery switch off while engine is running!
After charter, plug in shore power and leave battery switch on “OFF” and battery
charger “ON” (see above).
To activate the helm instruments:
On the electrical control panel toggle on the “NAVIGATION/COMMUNICATIONS”
Stereo &
Satellite Radio
Power button for stereo is at upper right. Set station to 97.9 to listen to Sirius
Satellite Radio. Power button button for Sirius unit is at its upper right.
The jib is a 120 Genoa on a roller furling rig.
NOTE: Do not release the jib halyard brake located on the port side of the
companionway hatch.
Halyard leads aft towards cock pit on the starboard side of companionway. Remove
halyard from lower shroud, starboard, connect shackle to head of sail and hoist
from cockpit. Be sure the main halyard runs inside of Lazy Jack lines before raising
the main.
Topping Lift: is cleated to the forward section on the port side of the boom (blue and
red coded line)
Water Tanks
Tank 1: Located in compartment below the helm, holds 43 gallons. The ll tting is
located outboard starboard, aft (no key required).
Tank 2: Located on starboard side under the Dinette Settee and holds 28 gallons.
The Fill tting is located outboard starboard, midship.
Tank Selector valves (white) are located under galley sink lower compartment.
Fuel Tank
Tank Capacity 23 gallons. The tank is located under the port lazarette.
Fuel ller cap located outboard port, aft.
Remove ll cap slowly and hold it rmly so as not lose it overboard should
the tether line break. Do Not Leave Fuel Filler Nozzle Unattended When
Holding Tank
Located under port settee. Capacity: 27 gallons
The pump out cap is located on the port side, midship, outboard.
To Empty Holding Tank While Out at Sea:
1. Locate and open thru-hull port settee, aft.
2. Locate macerator switch on electrical control panel and turn on.
3. Above thru-hull is a black macerator power button, press and hold until tank is
empty (runs free).
4. Check tank by knocking on it towards the bottom to hear if it sounds hollow.
5. Close thru-hull.
6. Turn off macerator switch on electrical control panel
NOTE: On Discrepancy Report note that Zip-Tie has been cut. Staff will install
new tie.
Flush Procedures
1. On the right side of the bowl is the pump handle. On the front of the pump is a
selector valve for “WET” or “DRY” Flush”.
2. With the selector set to “WET” pump handle to ll the bowl.
3. With the selector set to “DRY” pump handle until the bowl is empty.
4. Always leave the selector to “DRY”position to avoid ooding.
NOTE: NO TOILET PAPER IN THE HEAD. Please use the small waste basket
and dispose of Toilet Paper properly on shore. Nothing goes in the bowl that
has not been consumed!
Direct Overboard
NOTE: Operate Only When 3 Miles Out At Sea
1. Locate “Y” valve in Navigation station cabinet and turn handle so that the ow
goes out to sea. Handle is labeled so that “Closed” points to the hose not being
2. Open thru-hull located in front of Y-valve in Navigation station cabinet .
3. Use head and ush; the same directions apply as in the previous section
“Flushing Procedures”.
4. Close the thru-hull
5. Return “Y” valve so the ow goes to “Tank”
NOTE: On Discrepancy Report note that Zip-Tie has been cut. Staff will install
new tie.
General Notes
To operate the stove:
1. Turn on the propane tank located under the helm seat by turning valve on top of
the tank counter clockwise until valve is fully open.
2. Make sure House Battery switch is ON.
3. Located “LP” “Gas Valve” on Electrical Control Panel, turn on.
4. On the stove select the burner knob to be used, light with match (no ignition
NOTES: If burner does not light, check tank for contents should weigh about
35 lbs full. When Stove Is Not In Use And At The End Of Cruise, Turn Off All
Switches And Valves!!!
Bilge Pump
Manual Bilge Pump: located under the Helm seat on the port side. The pump
handle to the manual bilge is located in the boat bag
Automatic Bilge Pump: Switch is located on the Electrical Control Panel.
Shower Sump Pump
Turn on switch located on the Electrical Control Panel labeled ”WATER
PRESSURE/ SHOWER PUMP” to run sump and fresh water pump.
An activation switch for the sump pump is located in head, turn on when needed.
NOTE: Be sure to open the thru-hull located under the sink in the head to
drain overboard before operating pump.
Hot Water Heater Engine must be running to use.
Monitor voltage when using refrigerator when anchored or moored; charge
batteries at 12.2 volts (see Battery Charging).
Item Qty Location
Air Horn 1 Boat Bag
Anchors 2
Bow Anchor in Bow Anchor Locker
Stern Anchor mounted to stern rail, aft.
Bell 0
Boat Hook 1 Starboard aft cabin shelf
Bilge Pump Handle 1 In Boat Bag
4 Winch covers
2 Combing compartment covers
1 Cockpit Control Panel cover
3 Dodger covers
1 Mainsail cover
4 Grab Rail covers
Deck Key Use winch handle
Emergency Tiller 1 In port lazarette
Fenders 2 1 at fender port, 1 starboard
Fire Extinguishers
1 Aft cabin bulkhead
1 Above navigation station bulkhead
1 V-Berth bulkhead
First Aid Kit 1 Navigation Station shelf
Flashlights 1 Boat bag and/or navigation station
Life Jackets 8 Port Lazarette
Life Sling 1 Mounted to stern rail.
Radar Reector 0
Signal Flares 4 Boat Bag
Tool Kit 2 1 Above the Electrical Control Panel, 1 Under the forward dinette settee
VHF Radio 1 Navigation station
Winch Handles 3 Boat Bag

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