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Hylas Discussion / Re: Bilge pump sinking boat on HYLAS 44
« Last post by NordicSunII on September 29, 2020, 02:16:32 PM »
Turned out the vent was clogged on the manifold for the sump and bilge pump.  It was clogged with salt.  All the pounding in the gale must have caused all the crystals of salt to come off hose and jammed up in vent.  I took the vent off the manifold and I could see the salt in there.  Used a screw driver to clean out the big stuff and used a stainless wire in little air hole. 
Hylas Discussion / Re: Gurgling Blower
« Last post by Woody1 on September 29, 2020, 02:07:23 PM »
So is the ER blower meant to be an exhaust blower, a supply blower, or a bilge blower? I'n not on the boat now, so not where I can trace out the ducting.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Selden Slide alternatives?
« Last post by Norm on September 27, 2020, 04:53:44 PM »
I have Rutgerson composite battcars and SS slides with a Strong track system, installed 8 years ago, still functioning flawlessly.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Selden Slide alternatives?
« Last post by joel on September 27, 2020, 12:53:55 PM »
Thanks all. I ordered the Tides system and my main is being modified.

My rigger said to stay away from the Harken system.

(don't know why my posts tend to get truncated)
Hylas Discussion / Re: Replacement Deck Fill cap source?
« Last post by Peterc on September 25, 2020, 08:46:25 PM »
Hi John

I saw this post and thought I found the replacement, but so far no luck. Did you ever find a replacement? If not are your 3d printed ones still working?


s/v Mickey Jean h49 #41
Hylas Discussion / Re: Selden Slide alternatives?
« Last post by Panama Red on September 25, 2020, 03:42:14 PM »
We have the white plastic Selden slides on our main secured by webbing.  Every few years they start to break.

I'm considering a Tides Strong Track or Harken system.  Any experience/recommendations?

44 #66

Owned my 44 for three years.  It came with Tides Strong Track slides and track.  Works great, no problems.

Hylas 44-19
Hylas Discussion / Re: Deck hatch gaskets...
« Last post by Panama Red on September 25, 2020, 03:28:59 PM »
Hi, in looking for gaskets for the Atkins and Hoyle hatches and portlights on my 44, I found this source:
I haven't ordered anything from them yet, but maybe they have what you are looking for.

I got mine from Atkins and Hoyle.  Check their website.  They have instructions on how to install as well.

Atkins and Hoyle recommends that old gasket be removed and to use a neoprene glue to install the new gasket material.

You can buy from Atkins and Hoyle and or Amazon.

Hylas 44-19
Hylas Discussion / Re: How/where is your autopilot mounted on your H49?
« Last post by Midnight Mile on September 24, 2020, 11:20:18 PM »
Thanks all who replied. Derek sent some great photos and I'm having a new bracket made to mount it below the aft berth. This is the correct place to mount it IMO. Of course if you have Mamba or some other configuration, it would likely be different.
Hylas Discussion / Re: How/where is your autopilot mounted on your H49?
« Last post by Azores High on September 24, 2020, 10:51:37 PM »
Hi Dan
On Azores High, Hylas 49 #62, I had the original Simrad system replaced with B & G components but mounted in the same place and the ram housing goes under the port lazerette although the cut out is neater than in your case.
Photos attached if I can make it work.
All the best
Hylas Discussion / H49 chain plates
« Last post by Dealatis on September 24, 2020, 11:33:35 AM »
Hello All,

Our 20 year old standing rigging is due for replacement.  While the mast is off it seems like a prudent time to inspect the chain plates.  Has anyone had success accessing and inspecting the chain plates on a Hylas 49?  Any amplifying info would be appreciated.

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