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Hylas Discussion / Rudder Zinc Bolt Size for Hylas 54
« Last post by jgronning on August 20, 2019, 05:55:30 PM »

Does anyone know the bolt size for the rudder zincs on a Hylas 54. My boat is Hull #2.  The bolts are not a standard size here in the U.S.  Wondering if they are metric?

Thanks for your help!

Jeff Gronning
s/v Sea Pearl
Hylas Discussion / Experienced Hylas Captain available for deliveries
« Last post by jim0123r on August 20, 2019, 10:24:10 AM »
Ahoy all -

I hope this note finds you happy and healthy.

If you need delivery help this fall, please phone or email me...thank you!

Here is a little about me —->

Having worked with scores of Hylas owners aboard their great yachts since 2007, I believe I may have amassed more Hylas sea miles than anyone except some owners themselves and perhaps our great friends Christian Pschorr and John Kretschmer.

Over the past 12 years I have successfully delivered every model of Hylas, during every month of the year, bringing each of them into port safely and in better condition than I found them. 

In addition, for many years, I was employed as full-time captain aboard the following: H49, H54, H56, H63 and H70. 

To this day, I am happy to have several Hylas owners as repeat clients.

I am familiar with most of the harbors from Bar Harbor to Grenada, having captained offshore passages north and south for more than 43 years.

I also have an intimate knowledge of most Bahamian and Caribbean islands, gained sailing in those regions on a great many cruises and passages.

I am very excited about the renewed promise of the Hylas brand - and I plan to continue to help owners get their fine yachts positioned where they want them, safely and gleaming.

My rèsumè, sailing log and letters of recommendation are available upon request.

Please feel free to call me or email me anytime. Thank you!

Cheers -
Jim Rogas
Hylas Discussion / Re: jordan seriesdrogue attachment to 44
« Last post by NordicSunII on August 20, 2019, 06:19:23 AM »
I have heard aft cleats will work provided they have a good backing plate.  I have not looked to see if mine have a good backing plate.  I suppose I could add a good backing plate and use the cleats.  Has anyone used there rear cleats as an attachment point for Jordan drogue attachment point?

Hylas Discussion / Re: H46 Starboard Settee Lee Cloth
« Last post by joel on August 14, 2019, 06:42:07 PM »
Nicely done!
Hylas Discussion / H46 Starboard Settee Lee Cloth
« Last post by Sailsteady on August 13, 2019, 05:00:54 PM »
Team Hylas,

Small project completion today for my starboard settee lee cloth.  I'm very happy with the final results and I'm sure future crew will be as well!

I had the lee cloth made out of mesh material so that it can better breathe in warmer climates and added 4 grommets along the top and bottom.  The bottom is woven through stainless fittings which are attached to the wood settee base and as you can see, the top is secured with straps which I custom ordered from


s/v Nepenthe
'97 H46
Fort Pierce, FL
Hylas Discussion / Re: Throttle lag on Hylas 54 4JH3-DTE
« Last post by tulsag on August 07, 2019, 09:24:19 PM »
Final update.

If you recall, nothing worked and we tried everything, including sending the injection pump to Bosch in Germany for review.  Bosch sent it back and said it was fine.  Last year the throttle lag happened only rarely and I thought the problem was solving itself.  This year we start off from Sicily and literally 50% of the time the throttle had extreme lag or never went faster than idle forward or reverse for minutes before leaping to proper rpm's for a high throttle position.  We limped up to Olbia, Sardina and I just decided to order a new injection pump without hiring another mechanic to run his traps and scratch his head.  IT HAS WORKED GREAT for a month now!!!  Feels like a new engine.  I wish I had done this in Croatia two years ago but the mechanic insisted that it was NOT the injection pump!!!

Hylas Discussion / Re: Fridge/Freezer lid gas shock pressure?
« Last post by tulsag on August 07, 2019, 08:14:08 PM »
Thanks for looking that up.  Unfortunately the 54's must use something different because mine are 20" expanded and 12" compressed so we are not the same at all.  In that size, the lowest pressure rating made is 10# pressure and QL quoted you for a 5#. Thanks though.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Fridge/Freezer lid gas shock pressure?
« Last post by Ambition on August 07, 2019, 07:45:52 PM »
When I inquired with Queen Long a few years ago for our 46 Ambition, they provided the following information:

We can provide the current gas shocks (ST30-40-5 ATTWOOD SS 8MM EXT 10" CMP 7") with brackets (SL58SSP3-7 ATTWOOD SM 90D BRKT W/10MM  B) model we used for fridge lid for current boats.

We purchased them and had no issues at all.
Hope this helps you!
Merrill and Maryse
S/V Ambition H46 #40
Hylas Discussion / Fridge/Freezer lid gas shock pressure?
« Last post by tulsag on August 07, 2019, 07:37:15 PM »
Does anyone know the gas pressure orderedo by Hylas in the fridge and freezer gas shocks for the top opening fridge and freezer doors?  I'd like to replace both gas shocks but I can't read the pressure on my Attwood shocks. Attwood says that the gas pressure is stamped into the rod or the cylinder. Looks like SL-15-60 in some models.  The final two numbers are the pressure (60psi).   In other models, N180 could be used and that would indicate 180psi.

Mark Powell
Hylas Discussion / Re: Solar Panel Installation on an H46
« Last post by Ripple on August 03, 2019, 02:02:58 AM »
Dan, under the forward area of the aft bunk is a storage locker followed by a 70 gal water tank. Behind the water is the battery box for the three 8d’s followed by the pulley box for the steering quadrant. A second 57gal water tank is under the aft portion the the forward bunk.
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