Bavaria 45 User Guide A guide to our Bavaria 45

Bavaria 45 User Guide A guide to our Bavaria 45
No Stress Yachting
Boat Manual
As every boat is different we have put together a few hints
as to how it all works.
Below Decks
The Heads
Otherwise known as the toilets or the bathroom. The principles are the same as in your
house, just with a few differences:
1st rule is, any thing that hasn’t been through your stomach, doesn’t go through
the loo on the yacht or in tavernas. There are bags provided for loo paper and
anything else. The small pipes on the boat and in the tavernas are not designed for
mass loo paper like our loos at home.
The toilet requires you to pump the water in and out.
X 10
The toilet waste goes into a holding tank. This is to keep the beautiful bays clean.
When in a harbour or a bay you need to have the sea cock (valve) turned off, you
can then open it up the next day when you are at sea. You will be showed the
location of these during your boat briefing.
Last rule, no paper down the loos!
The showers on Fleurie are great,
they are powerful and have a good
hot and cold system, the same as
you would find in most houses.
Just turn the crome handle to the
left for hot and right for cold.
Please remember, the water is not
unlimited on a yacht, so try to use
it conservatively. E.g. stopping the
flow while you soap up, or brush
your teeth. You will be able to top
up your tanks in some places and
you have a spare 20ltr container if
you do run out.
When you are finished in the
shower, you will need to hold down
the black button to drain the
water. Hold it down until all the
water has gone, this will pump it
out the side of the boat so make
sure no one is swimming next door.
Gas and the Oven
When you want to make a cup of tea you will need to turn the gas on in two places.
1st place - gas locker
2nd place - cut off switch in plate cupboard
(Vertical=on, horizontal =off)
Lighting the hob
Lighting the oven
Press, twist and hold for 5 seconds,
whilst lighting around the ring.
Same but at the back of the oven
Battery Isolators
These cut the power to your batteries. On Fleurie you have
one Engine Starter Battery, two Domestic Batteries, and
one for the bow thruster.
The only one you need to change daily is the engine starter
battery isolator in the port aft cabin. When you get into
harbour and are happy with your anchor you can turn this
one horizontal (OFF) so the lights, fridges etc. don’t flatten
your engine starter battery.
The only other one you may need to touch is the bow
thruster isolator. If you hold down the bow thruster too
long it will overheat and trip the red isolator on the
starboard side of the forward berth.
The anchor windlass only has a fuse, it has no isolator so if you have trouble with this,
please contact the base manager.
Shore Power
You have a shore power cable in the aft locker. When in a marina like Gouvia, you can plug
this into the shore power box. This means you can use your water heater, battery charger,
microwave and the 220v sockets (black European style plug) which are located all around
the boat by the light switches.
When you are at sea you can use the Inverter to charge phones, laptops and tablets etc.
Please note the inverter is not large enough to power high watt devices like hair
This is located above the chart table. They operate
by pressing the button on the side of the hand held
microphone, when you want to talk, and then
letting go when you are not speaking.
These are NOT A TOY. Please save conversations
about what is for lunch for when you are in harbour.
Have in mind everyone can hear what is said.
Channel 16 is the emergency channel which
everyone will monitor, including ferries and the
coast guard. You should only use this to call up
people in the case of emergency or to tell them to
switch to another channel i.e. 71 where you can
then talk. 16 is the channel you should use to send
out a Mayday message (which is displayed above the
chart table. This should only to be done in real
emergencies i.e. fire, sinking. The red distress
button also does the same thing. It will send your
position and boat information to the coast guard.
These are the LAST options. Each boat has a boat
phone with No Stress staff numbers. We have access to high speed RIBs and can normally
diagnose most problems over the phone. Channel 69 is the harbour authorities channel for
most of the North Ionian so if you require assistance in a large marina like Gouvia you can
call them. They do not expect you to call in like marinas in the UK.Channel 27 will give a
weather forecast at 0900, 1300 and 1900hrs. Just have a pen and pad ready as they speak
even faster than the UK forcasters!
The Switch Board
The switches are all fairly self-explanatory and you will be briefed further. The main thing
to remember is not to leave on anything you are not using as the batteries will not last
The left hand side is the 12V switches, which will run off the batteries. The right side is
the 220V system which will only work when the shore power is connected. The 220V is
for the battery charger, water heater (works of engine as well), microwave and sockets.
The inverter will charge phones, tablets and lap tops. It will not work for large appliances
like hair driers. It can be used whenever, however do not leave on overnight or when you
are away from the boat for a long period.
Please check the battery monitor panel to make sure the Volts do not drop below 12V. If
this happens please turn off what you don’t need on and run the engine to start the
The stereo system is turned on first using the
symbol on the panel.
You can then plug in your iPods, iPads, Mp3 players etc using the aux cable or the USB
connection. You can also FADE inside and outside to where ever you would like.
There are two fridges onboard. Both are 12V so they work from the batteries. They can be
used when the engine is on or off, but not for too long as it will drain the battery. Again
please keep an eye on the Volt Panel.
Normally the best way to use the fridge is keep them on all day then turn them off at
night, providing you use the engine for around 1 hour in the morning and afternoon you
should have plenty of power.
Above Decks
Always wind the rope clockwise around the
Always pull with your little finger towards the
winch and keep at least a hand or two’s width
away from the winch.
What ever happens keep your fingers and your
hair or any loose clothing away from the winch
as they take no prisoners.
When you can’t pull the rope by hand any
more you can use the self tailing function.
Firstly, put it through the metal bit called
the feeder. Secondly, wind it around the
black section with the grove in and give it
a good pull. This locks the rope into place
so you can use the winch handle to wind it
in more.
All the winches are two speed. This means
you wind clockwise and it goes fast but it
is hard work or you wind anti clockwise
and it is slower but easier
Anchor Windlass
First you need the engine on to power it, if it doesn’t
work check two things: 1- the anchor symbol on the
switch board should be turned on, 2 - the cable for the
control is properly pushed into the socket.
All you need to do is press the buttons (up or down),
when needed. There is a chain counter on the control
which will let you know how much to let out.
The normal ratio is 4 x the depth. Fleurie has 65m
This is a powerful piece of machinery, so please keep
toes, fingers and hair away from the moving parts.
When you pull it up, make sure you look over the front
every so often, to make sure you don’t pull the anchor
too fast into the front of the boat. When it is out the
water slow down so you can bring it up under control.
The Engine
Each of our boats have a slightly different starting mechanism so you will be briefed fully
on starting and stopping your yacht.
Rev Counter
Fuel Gauge
Engine Start/Stop
Bathing Platform
The ‘morse control’ or the throttle as it’s more commonly known, is the black stick next to
the wheel. It is a simple idea, if you push the stick forward you will be in forward gear,
the opposite for reverse. Neutral is straight up.
If you are having trouble starting your engine and it needs some revs or you want to run
the engine to charge the batteries in harbour, then you will need to engage the clutch. You
do this by pushing in the black button on the side, keeping it pressed in while you push the
black stick forward. Around 1500 RPM will give the best charge for the batteries. However
it is best for the engine and your neighbours if you can run the engine in gear while out for
the day.
Fleurie has a roller furling genoa. This makes it easy to bring the sail in and out. It also
means you can reef it quickly in strong winds. The amount of sail out is governed by how
much furling line you let out. This is the thin line on the port side. When you want to bring
the sail in you pull this line, you can also put it on the port genoa winch to make it easier.
If possible you should keep a bit of tension on the working genoa sheet, this rolls the
genoa neatly, making it easier to pull out next time.
In cast you can not furl the genoa you should use the blue and white halyard on the far
right jammer to drop the sail onto the deck. You should call base to ask for assistance.
The main sail is an inmast furling main. Which means you pull the sail in and out like the
genoa. This means you can have as much or little sail out as you need for the wind
conditions. Try to keep even amounts of main and genoa out to balance the yacht.
To unfurl the mainsail you should release both jammers that say ‘MAIN IN’ and pull
‘OUTHALL’. You should keep a little tension on the ‘MAIN IN’ lines as this will control how
much sail you want out. To stop the main coming out any more the ‘MAIN IN’ lines should
be pulled tight.
To furl away or reef the main sail you will need to release the outhall (keeping a little
tension like the genoa to keep a smooth furl inside the mast). You will then need to pull
one of the main in lines and let out the other one, depending on which way you have
started furling.
As Fleurie has no traveller to adjust the boom athwartship, you will need to use the 2
main sheets to adjust the boom position and sail shape. Not forgetting the kicker which
will control the flatness of the sail with the outhall.
For more information make Sam a coffee and ask for the sail trim demo! `
Emergency Equipment
In the event of a man overboard,
there are two horse shoe life buoys
with lights. They can be thrown at the
person in the water to help them float
and be seen.
There is also a floating throw line, all
you do is hold onto the bottom line
and throw the bag at the person.
Please ensure that more than one
person on board is briefed on what
should be done in the event of a MOB.
Other Safety Equipment
In the big yellow tub in the STB cockpit locker. These should only be used in emergencies,
NOT TOYS. Please familiarise yourself with the contents of the box before leaving. There
are parachute flares to attract attention from afar, smoke and handheld
flares to pinpoint rescuers to your postion.
Located above the chart table. Use only if in a Mayday situation, to
activate pull of red case on back and follow instructions.
Small Tool Kit
You won’t be able to build your own boat but you have a few important
bits that might save the day. Don’t forget you are on holiday and we have a
fast RIB to come and help! These are in the port cockpit locker
Bolt cutters and a hack saw are also in the port cockpit locker to cut away
the rigging in the event of a mast failure.
Table conversion
To turn the saloon table into a bed; just swap the big legs for the small legs and pull the
two sides apart, inserting the central section. You will find the foam inserts in the
Life Jackets
Our yachts all have enough life jackets for everyone on board, as per Greek Law. However
it is the Skippers decision when to wear them. Please let us know if you have small
children who will require smaller jackets. They are located under the forward seats in the
Harnesses are also located under the saloon seats, nearest the mast. Again let us know if
you have small children, as the harness will rest your mind that the little one will be
strapped on! Please wear these under your life jacket and clip on to a strong point. NOT
stations, guard wires or the Bimini frame.
Fire Extinguishers
All fire extinguishers are tested annually. You will find one 600g in each cabin, as well as
one 3kg and a 6kg under the chart table. One 6kg is in the starboard cockpit locker. They
are all dry powder so you can use on any type of fire. There is also an automatic
extinguisher in the engine room. There is also a fire blanket in the galley.
Life Raft
Fleurie’s life raft is in the starboard side cockpit locker. If it is required in the very worse
case of sinking, fire or major emergency.
Before abandoning ship - contact base and coastguard if possible, send Mayday call or DSC
emergency button.
1st - tie the painter line onto something solid i.e. cleat,
2nd - push it into the sea downwind of the yacht,
3rd - pull sharply on the line which will trigger the CO2 canister inside to inflate the raft.
4th - You should then make your way into the raft as safely as possible (clipped onto the
line with your harness if possible).
5th- You should take the EPIRB, flares and hand held radio with you to attract attention.
Please remember this is always the last option, your yacht is more visible to rescuers and
A LOT more comfortable than a life raft.
You should then use the flares and any communication to attract attention.
First Aid Kit
You will find this in the STB side cupboard above the saloon seating area. The contents are
suited to the Greek Charter Regulations as well of a few of our own additions. Please do
not use the contents unless needed and do not use anything you do not know how to use.
Please call us or the emergency service’s if you do have any major problems onboard. If
you do use anything during the charter, please can you let us know what you have used so
we can replace it.
Emergency Steering System
There is an emergency tiller in the starboard locker. This can be slotted into the hole
under the floor aft of each steering wheel. It is a good idea to tie a line from this to each
winch, making it easier to control.
Wooden Bungs
They are located in the cupboard above the saloon seating area. These are to be used if
any of the through hull fittings fail.
Lead Line
To be used if the depth sounder stops working. Please use at slow speeds, in areas that are
not over 10m in depth. It is also advised that you should have someone on the bow visually
checking for rocks and obstructions in shallow areas.
Fog Horn
To be used in fog or poor visibility. 1 long blast, 2 short means you are sailing vessel. Keep
a good look out and get in contact with base if unsure.
Before Charter Checklist
Before you come out on your sailing trip with us, please have a quick look through the
Do you have an up to date weather forecast? Channel 27 gives the Northern Ionian
forecast at 9:00,13:00 and 19:00. Or you can use,, or Or you can ask one of our staff.
Do you know where you are going this week? If not ask our team for ideas as well as
looking in our North Ionian Guide book.
Have you familiarised yourself with the safety systems on board?
Do you have the signed boat papers?
Do you and your crew have all the gear and provisions you are going to need? You will
find supermarkets around but always make sure you have something just incase!
Do you have any little ones on board? If so they will need a smaller life jacket and
harness. Please let one of the team know.
ATM’s are not that common around the islands so make sure you have got enough cash
for the week.
Water, it gets hot out here and it is not recommended to drink water from the tap, so
make sure you have stocked up on the bottled stuff!
If you have any questions before you leave or while you are out on charter please don’t
hesitate to give us a call on the boat phone!
End of Charter Checklist
Before heading back to base please make sure you have:
Emptied your holding tanks and have flushed through each system a few times.
Ensure the dishes are washed and put away.
Please put any used linen and tea towels into pillow cases and leave them in the saloon.
Empty fridge and cupboards and leave anything unwanted on the saloon table
Please give the deck a quick wash down.
Please do not refuel the yacht as it is already included in your holiday price.
Please let one of our staff know if anything is broken or missing so we can replace it for
the next charter.
We greatly appreciate your help in keeping our charter yachts clean and tidy and we hope
you have had a great holiday! We hope to see you again soon!
Best Wishes,
The No Stress Yachting Team
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