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Hylas Discussion / H49 Freezer condensation issue
« Last post by Aria49 on February 26, 2020, 10:30:11 AM »
We are live aboards on Aria, a 49 hull#30.  The boat has been great and sails fantastic! We do have a nagging issue with condensation from the freezer on the sette side. It causes mold on the sette cushion if not regularily cleaned.I have drilled a hole and injected insulating foam, this helped only slightly.  The boat is in Caribbean and it uses Frigoboat.
Has anyone had a similar issue?
Hylas Discussion / Re: H49 Shaft removal - cutlass bearings
« Last post by svwindhorse on February 17, 2020, 12:03:53 PM »
Greg and Missy:
1) yes the shaft can be removed fairly easily and will clear the Rudder ONLY AFTER both  cutlass bearings are removed.The removal of the cutlass bearings allows just enough play for the shaft to pass on the side of the rudder when being removed.
2) I think it would really unwise and complicate the job by leaving the prop shaft in because you need to clean all surfaces and use a waterproof adhesive prior to reinstalling the new Cutlass bearings. Besides if you’re going to the trouble to remove the prop and replace the bearings you might as well true up the shaft while you’re at it.
3) The forward cutlass bearing on our 49 has a flange which is custom made and pressed in. If you have such a flanged bearing the best place to get it from would be Queen Long. The aft bearing on the strut is stock.
4) Unless you’re at a yard with a hydraulic bearing removal tool, a Strut Pro will reduce any chance of damage or loosening to the bronze skeg rather than the alternative of taking a sawzall to cut into the inner wall of the cutlass bearing or trying to beat it out by impact. The Strut pro alternative makes a fast and easy work of removing the aft cutlass bearing on the skeg.
5) When you replace your mounts, remember the starboard and port engine mounts are different models. make sure your installer gets the right specifications.  When I had them originally replaced, the installer put the same model mounts in all positions. I later had to have another installer replace the wrong mounts.

Windhorse H49-38
Hylas Discussion / Re: Selling our 1994 Hylas 49 located in Seattle Wa
« Last post by smotley on February 16, 2020, 06:13:10 PM »
Price reduced!   Contact Shawn @

Don't miss this one of kind yacht
Hylas Discussion / Re: H49 Shaft removal - cutlass bearings
« Last post by joel on February 14, 2020, 05:45:11 PM »
There are cutless bearing removal tools that do not require the shaft to be removed.  Go to

On my 44 it was a standard size.

44 #66
Hylas Discussion / H49 Shaft removal - cutlass bearings
« Last post by Finally on February 10, 2020, 10:31:52 PM »
Hi Hylas friends - I'm hearing form the boat yard that in addition to motor mounts (2007 boat) it's time for cutlass bearings, so two questions as I have searched the site but seen different answers.  First, will the shaft clear the rudder skeg as it's slid aft out of the boat to gain access to the cutlass bearings?  Second, are the bearings "stock" (1.5" shaft) or something I need to source from QL?

As always appreciate the collective wisdom of those that have gone before me....

Greg & Missy
S/V Finally
Hylas Discussion / Hylas 54RS 2004 rare Centerboard option for sale
« Last post by tulsag on February 04, 2020, 06:44:24 PM »
Super rare centerboard option, gorgeous, loaded, Hylas 54 RS 'TARA' is coming on the market.  I want to make a note of it here on the Forum before listing her because a savings could be passed on to a buyer before marketing and listing costs are incurred by going totally through a broker.

Price is in range with the market. Not trying to come out highly priced to extract every dollar, but likewise, TARA is in very good shape and ready for cruising so we won't compare with the older 'need lots of work boats' listed. 

We are currently in St Martin and meandering our way up to FL in late May.  We are open to selling her at anytime along the way.  When we get to Florida we will be listing TARA with a broker and the price will change upwards to account for brokerage fees.

If you are seriously interested or know someone that is, please E-mail me at or text me at +1-918-671-0404 with an e-mail address and I will sent you a boat summary and pics.  We will be on and off cruising so it may not be an immediate response.  We can talk pricing on the phone after you have received the summary.  Please ONLY SERIOUS inquiries!

Mark & Lisa Powell
Hylas Discussion / Re: Adding adjustable genoa cars to H54
« Last post by Hobiehobie on February 02, 2020, 08:11:48 PM »
To close the loop.  It appears that Lewmar does not still make adjustable genoa cars in Size 3.  So i got a duplicate pair of plunger cars so now have dedicated cars for Genoa and staysail. 
Hylas Discussion / Re: Lifting Westerbeke W70 in Hylas 44
« Last post by joel on January 27, 2020, 04:51:47 PM »
I've got a Yanmar, but when I pulled the tranny I was able to just slide the shaft back, but I only needed  to move the tranny back about 3 inches in order to remove it.

Used a sail tie around the aft end to help lift out the old and install the new without breaking my back.
Hylas Discussion / Lifting Westerbeke W70 in Hylas 44
« Last post by NordicSunII on January 26, 2020, 03:19:01 PM »
I have a Hylas 44 that has a Westerbeke W70 installed with a Hurth ZF 25 MA transmission.  The transmission is slipping.  I want to remove the transmission so I can rebuild or replace.   In order to do that I either have to pull the propeller shaft out of boat and dripless shaft seal.  Or raise the W70 motor up so the coupler on the engine is above the coupler on the propeller shaft so I can move the transmission back 4 or so inches to remove.  Has anyone raised there W70 motor up 3 to 6 inches to accomplish this.  Alternatively I could move the motor forward 3 or 5 inches.  Only problem with this is the motor mount bed may not be long enough and the engine will hit the front of the engine compartment.  Any thoughts on how to remove the transmission from engine?
Experienced Hylas Yachts / Re: WANTED - Hylas 49
« Last post by Frederick Stetson on January 22, 2020, 01:40:59 PM »
I have a 1984 Stevens 47, excellent condition and equipment, for sale. Located in southern Florida.

Fred Stetson
508 360 0347
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