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Hylas Discussion / Re: Hello! We are the new owners of SV Rover, Hylas 54 #43
« Last post by joel on October 15, 2019, 05:32:45 PM »
Brian,

Good to meet you at the boat show!  looking forward to hearing about your adventures!

Joel
Atlantis
44 #66
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Cupboard Door Locks
« Last post by Ripple on October 12, 2019, 02:10:20 AM »
If you have the same push button locks we have then I just punch out the two pins that hold the assembly together, clean out the track and coat the track with Sailcote, then put it back together. Pretty simple to do. JR
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Cupboard Door Locks
« Last post by SteveDP on October 10, 2019, 08:09:09 PM »
We have numerous sticky latches on board. Does any one know how to maintain these with out replacing them?
Cheers,
Steve

S/V Lokelani H49 #33
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Hylas Discussion / Yacht 'Believe' anchored off my dock
« Last post by joel on October 10, 2019, 05:01:45 PM »
Took out the boat last evening and I was surprised to see Believe, a 54 or 56 anchored about 200 feet from us.  Wanted to say hi to the owners.

Joel
44 #66
Atlantis
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Hello! We are the new owners of SV Rover, Hylas 54 #43
« Last post by bluepearl on October 06, 2019, 07:43:30 PM »
Hello Rover, we are Blue Pearl (Hylas 54, hull#44). We are at Jabins in Annapolis at the moment (October). We just finished a circumnavigation (World ARC start of 2018). You are welcome to stop by for a chat. I will be on the boat here for a few weeks before departing for Tortola early November. Ruud Bosman
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Holding tanks?
« Last post by jt11791 on October 06, 2019, 05:10:49 PM »
My 2001 H54 has fiberglass holding tanks.  They can be emptied by deck pumpout or by macerator pump overboard.  There is a On/Off/Auto switch in each head to operate the macerator pump.  I don't know what, if anything, the "auto" setting does, I just use the manual "on" to empty the tank when at sea.
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My boat has separate charging systems for the house bank and the engine/windlass/bowthruster bank.  There is a tie switch which will link the two banks, but I consider that an emergency-must-start-the-engine-now switch that isn't used otherwise. 

The engine/windlass/bowthruster batteries are charged by the engine alternator or a 50amp battery charger.
The house batteries charge from an auxiliary alternator on the main engine, a big Outback inverter/charger, and solar & wind. 

I think separating the systems in this manner makes sense and your boat probably came from the builder the same way, with the windlass/bow thruster battery charging with the start battery.
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Dorade Vent Covers?
« Last post by jt11791 on October 06, 2019, 04:50:12 PM »
The first trick is to turn the cowls around to face backward in big seas.  It keeps the water from being forcefully rammed in.  The second, as you say, is to remove the cowl and replace with a plug.  Are you certain there aren't plugs onboard somewhere?  My 54 came (to me) with these plugs stashed in a locker.  They are just stainless discs with the appropriate thread.  They measure at 4" diameter, which is close to 100mm.
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Charts for Mexico
« Last post by SeaGlub on October 06, 2019, 06:12:54 AM »
I'm with Seychelles, we've been in Mexico for 3 years, and while I'm not trying to advocate for no paper charts (we have 2017 printed charts but never used them) Navionics plus Google Earth overlayed images on Open CPN have worked fantastically
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Dorade Vent Covers?
« Last post by alan on October 05, 2019, 03:34:38 PM »

I believe they are of local Taiwan manufacture.Mine came with a.pair of screw covers.An email to Jane at.Queen Long Marine will answer the question promptly and either supply the part or name.the supplier.

Alan
Blue Moon
Hylas 56-09
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