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Just to close the loop on the original posting?

I ended up getting a new Lewmar drive motor for the Mamba system and taking along the old, reconditioned one as a spare.  No issues occurred during the solo transatlantic sail (NY to UK) until I got to the Azores.  Then, once in the marina, all the electronics went down taking out the autopilot and everything else.  Turns out it was a damp plug that connected one of the companionway repeaters to the network?but it caused complete disruption to every other instrument, including the Autopilot.  Relatively easy to fix, but not easy to find the culprit.

So I feel like a dodged a bullet having this occur once I was safe and sound.  If/when I do another solo ocean sail I will work harder to get a self-contained second autopilot installed.  But I have yet to find any yard or tech that is knowledgeable in doing this.  The only person who seems to be experienced and capable of working on Mamba systems is Cliff from Yacht Steering Services in Havant, UK.  But I have not sailed into his area yet.  Currently boat is in Scotland.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Polishing and transferring fuel
« Last post by Kevin and Gail on Today at 11:02:54 AM »
Thank you..
The last bit is where I found trouble
Hylas Discussion / Re: generator lift pump - running?
« Last post by wurzner on Today at 05:32:11 AM »
I simply replaced the mechanical pump with a 4-6 psi facet pump and it is great.  Makes bleeding easier to on my NL 673.  No issues, but I did it at 10hrs and now have about 140.  But runs issues.  Cheers. Shaun
Seriously thinking of upgrading and have heard they are "drop in" replacements.  I know that isn't true, but I do have room fore-aft that appear to be the key differences.  Anyone gone that route and how painful was it?  Thanks, Shaun.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Polishing and transferring fuel
« Last post by jt11791 on Today at 04:13:33 AM »
On my 54, Renegade, it's quite easy.  There is a valve right in front of the engine with two positions labeled "engine run" and "polish".  Select "polish" and then turn on the electric fuel pump (the switch is under the Nav desk on Renegade).  Fuel will now be pumped from the selected tank through the filter and then returned to the selected tank.  The tank and return are selected with the manifold valves, just like for running the engine.  To transfer fuel, it's the same thing, only this time change the valve on the return manifold to the tank to which you want the fuel to go.  Be careful not to overfill a tank when moving fuel from a larger tank to a smaller, or partly filled, tank.  Also, don't forget to switch the valve back from "polish" to "engine run" or the engine won't.
Hylas Discussion / Polishing and transferring fuel
« Last post by Kevin and Gail on July 23, 2024, 02:43:36 PM »
Would appreciate a detailed explanation for polishing and transferring diesel on a 54.
I attempted this last year and a small amount ended up in the bilge.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 49 Polar Diagram
« Last post by thisisdaveb on July 23, 2024, 07:03:48 AM »
Thanks for this, Andy. I don?t pay much attention to heel for speed but will start doing so. Is leeway an issue with the 49 in your experience?
Hylas Discussion / Re: generator lift pump - running?
« Last post by stgermain45 on July 19, 2024, 07:47:27 PM »
We've since moved onto a Northern Lights 6kW genset and also replaced that pump with a Facet Gold-Flo pump which is a nice and easily sourced replacement. However, my research at that time was that the original pump may have been a Hardi 14412. You'd need to check for sure with the manufacturer if you want to replace with the identical part.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 49 Polar Diagram
« Last post by Mccannengineer on July 19, 2024, 03:46:54 PM »
Speed of 49 is very dependant on water line length which is very dependant on heel.

In 50 foot canoes ie light weight machines sails are frequently changed.

I know several racers of 49's that reef mains or change sails; orher than to furl the head sail.  As a cosequence, speed is not optimize because heel is not optimized 15 to 19 degrees, to maximize.
 waterline length.

Minimum average wind speed to win a race is 17MPH.

Rya, H49, # 26
Experienced Hylas Yachts / Re: 2004 Hylas 46 For Sale
« Last post by loonair on July 19, 2024, 11:33:10 AM »
Price reduced to $420,000
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