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Hylas Discussion / Re: Shower Faucets
« Last post by Moonlight on April 23, 2019, 03:49:17 PM »
I just saw the photo's.  Those are the same as the one's I replaced but it looks like one is close to a corner.  The Grohtherm might not fit. 

Hylas Discussion / Re: Removable Inner Forestay on a Hylas 54
« Last post by joel on April 23, 2019, 03:40:31 PM »
Doing this on my 44.  Also using Dyneema with a Wichard babystay adjuster.  Backstays will also be Dyneema with low friction rings and a 6:1 purchase to a cam cleat.  Of course, the loads on my boat are much lower.  Cam cleats might not work for you.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Shower Faucets
« Last post by Moonlight on April 23, 2019, 03:34:15 PM »
I don't know what's on a 54, but our shower valve has a 6" spread on the two pipes.  I replaced both shower valves with the Grohtherm 1000.  It was a bit difficult but it was worth it.  They look good and work great.  The thermostat feature is very nice to have and works well. 

H49 #31
Hylas Discussion / Re: Removing galley sink / replacement
« Last post by stgermain45 on April 20, 2019, 06:10:12 PM »
Figured I'd come back for an update on my previous posts. The drain of the sink we installed was only about a half inch above the waterline which caused slow drainage. We decided to add an automatic Whale grey waste pump that evacuates water when sensed. No sump, straight overboard via vented loop and it works great. Always a compromise on boats. Love the deep sink but gravity drainage was KISS.

S/V Beleza, H46 #44
Hylas Discussion / Re: Removable Inner Forestay on a Hylas 54
« Last post by glscott on April 20, 2019, 03:28:49 PM »
Hi Tday01.
I am in the middle of doing this, i will be back at the boat in mid May and can send you some photos if that is not to late. The material used for the stay is dyneema with soft hanks on the stay sail.


Hylas Discussion / Re: Shower Faucets
« Last post by sjohnson on April 19, 2019, 08:23:11 PM »

On our H54, we had  leaky shower faucet.  I was able to take the valve cartridge to a plumbing supply store and get a replacement.  Probably could also take the guts of the swim platform shower valves to a plumbing store as well.  I am not sure about the replacement of the whole faucet.  Let us know if you find a supplier for the faucets,, at some point we will need to replace them as the chrome is getting pretty corroded.

Scott Johnson
SV L'ame Libre - H54 #22
Hylas Discussion / Removable Inner Forestay on a Hylas 54
« Last post by tday01 on April 19, 2019, 07:58:44 PM »
My 2005 Hylas 54 came without an inner forestay.  For convenience and safety, i would rather have a removable inner forestay with a hanked on staysail. I wonder if any off you has any experience doing this and what fittings you used?
Hylas Discussion / Shower Faucets
« Last post by tday01 on April 19, 2019, 07:56:53 PM »
Hello all,

I am the owner of a new (to me) 2005 Hylas 54.  Two of the shower faucets are leaking: the stern shower and the forward shower. These fittings are 6" on center, which is not a standard US size Pictures attached). Does anyone have any ideas on where to source replacements?



Hylas Discussion / Mast Grounding
« Last post by sjohnson on April 19, 2019, 04:54:34 PM »

Our Hylas 54 was struck by lightning last year which resulted in much damage, but no hull damage.  In any event, all repairs are done and everything is now good.  However, in researching the subject to evaluate any ways to reduce risk in the future, it seems the majority of the industry "experts" recommend having the mast grounded to the keel via the keel bolts.  Our mast was not grounded.  In fact the way it sits on the mast step, the mast is effectively insulated from the step.  Based on the majority of the recommendations, I am considering installing a ground from the mast to the keel. 

I was interested if other Hylas boats have the mast grounded, and if so how the ground is connected to the mast.  Due to the close proximity of the mast step to the floor boards, any ground wire connection appears that it would have to be above the floor boards (i.e. visible).  Any feedback with experience in this area and on the installation would be greatly appreciated.

Scott Johnson
SV L'ame Libre - H54 -#22
Hylas Discussion / Re: Trucking H46 - Height and Weight issues?
« Last post by Mccannengineer on April 19, 2019, 03:40:10 PM »
RYA H49 #26 - was a little over 42,000.  Cost an added $ 8,000 and the trucker got nothing extra.
But; the trailer lost tires on the way and
Was stopped in wyoming as the mast could have been place on
Another truck - there by reduce the one trailor weight.
In our case we found that we had 200 gal
Of wtr on board!  Drain all the tanks - water, sewer, diesel!!!

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