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Hylas Discussion / Boat Wrap vs Awlgrip
« Last post by Ambition on September 24, 2020, 12:56:05 AM »
I am interested to know if anyone has chosen to have their Hylas wrapped as opposed to repainting with Awlgrip or similar products. Our black hull is now due to be addressed. I understand that the wrapping is more fragile when using dock and fenders - fortunately for us, we are rarely tied to a dock.

I am trying to evaluate the cost difference between the two procedures knowing the the wrap is probably less durable that of a painted finish.

Thanks in advance for your input
Merrill and Maryse
S/V Ambition H46 #40
Hylas Discussion / Re: HUGE Shout Out to Hylas support & service Candy & Kevin
« Last post by bhalderman on September 23, 2020, 01:49:50 PM »
I concur!

Candy has helped me with a hard to find gate stanchion and a set of shower controls that no one in the states seemed to be able to solve for. THANK YOU CANDY! Excellent customer service with 24 hr email response and including pictures and detailed measurements. The quality of their customer service is matched only by the quality of their boat building!

s/v Matriesa H46 #43
Hylas Discussion / Re: Replacement for Nilsson Maxwell 1000 windlass
« Last post by joel on September 22, 2020, 08:02:55 PM »
I checked with Maxwell on their recommendation.

They said the Nillson 1000 was selected because it had a reversible motor, but the proper size is a 1500 or bigger.  I'll switch to 5/16 G4 chain to save weight and go with the 1500.  Two more boat bucks!
Hylas Discussion / HUGE Shout Out to Hylas support & service Candy & Kevin
« Last post by Peterc on September 21, 2020, 11:12:01 PM »
Hello Forum

A few weeks back I posted that I was looking where to buy the Tank Caps for my diesel tanks (H49) as I wasn't able to find any that fit at WM or any other local supplier. Someone posted I contact Candy at Hylas in Taiwan ( In less than 2 weeks she Fed Ex'd me two caps and saved me hours and months of aggravation. Amazing customer service , way beyond most companies......but then Hylas is way beyond most other sailboats!

Thanks Kevin and Candy.....Truly Appreciated...

Peter C
Mickey Jean H49 #41
Hylas Discussion / Re: Selden Slide alternatives?
« Last post by Ripple on September 21, 2020, 05:38:04 PM »
We installed a Tides system on our previous boat, a Morgan 43. It worked perfectly for the 10 years we used it. I would buy it for our h46 if it did not have in mast furling. JR
Hylas Discussion / Re: Selden Slide alternatives?
« Last post by brian black on September 21, 2020, 03:59:16 PM »
I haven't used it, but I'm impressed with the Harken track systems.  The stack-track (doubled track with a switch) at the bottom is intriguing.  A friend used the Tides, but it wore out. 
Hylas Discussion / Selden Slide alternatives?
« Last post by joel on September 21, 2020, 03:07:16 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
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 44 Forward shower pump
« Last post by joel on September 21, 2020, 02:59:10 PM »
I'm trying to figure out how to avoid a check valve, but not have so much head pressure that pump can pump the water overboard when the hose is full of water.   I'm thinking a diaphragm pump should be able to overcome the head pressure.  How is your hoses and bilge pump routed.

Unlike many, we do not have a sump for the showers.  We have diaphragm pumps on a shelf in the aft part of the engine room.  Hosenstly, never traced the discharge.  Bilge discharge is under the sink in the aft head.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Our Solar panel installation on H54
« Last post by Hobiehobie on September 18, 2020, 01:09:48 AM »
Let me try again... some digital hiccup. 

We would not change anything except maybe add a down light under the panels to illuminate the transom steps.

Headroom is great.  Dinghy shading is great. Output is good. Would be nice to have added a fifth panel but the
Hylas Discussion / Re: Our Solar panel installation on H54
« Last post by Hobiehobie on September 18, 2020, 01:00:22 AM »
Not really.  Of course we
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