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Hylas Discussion / Holding tanks?
« Last post by tday01 on October 04, 2019, 04:47:20 PM »
Just getting round to the unpleasant job of servicing the heads on my 2005 Hylas 54. A couple of questions.

1. As they came from the factory is there a way to empty the holding tanks without a pump-out? There is nothing obvious to me.
2. Are the holding tanks stainless or fiberglass? I would like to give the pipes a good clean with muriatic acid, but not if the tanks are steel.

TIA

Tony
SV Alcyone
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Dorade Vent Covers?
« Last post by tday01 on October 04, 2019, 04:44:19 PM »
I like that idea!
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Bow Roller for H44
« Last post by NordicSunII on October 04, 2019, 04:34:48 PM »
Chad,

Hope you enjoy the PNW.  Nordic Sun II is also in Puget Sound.  Might run into you some day.

Greg
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Dorade Vent Covers?
« Last post by NordicSunII on October 04, 2019, 04:31:53 PM »
In the golden old days I sailed on my dad's 1941 wood boat where the dorade would get splashed bad when the boats deck was awash.  My dad had a canvas cover that would go over the vent and that just tie around the base of the dorade.  I'd go that route because it makes it easy to cover and uncover the vent without the risk of unscrewing the vent hood and losing it overboard or damaging it by dropping it.

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Hylas Discussion / Dorade Vent Covers?
« Last post by tday01 on October 04, 2019, 03:58:37 PM »
After discovering empirically that the dorades on my 2005 Hylas 54 do not prevent water egress in large breaking seas, I was wondering if anyone knows who the manufacturer is and if they sell dorado vent covers that can be screwed in in place of the dorades?

Thanks,

Tony

SV Alcyone
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Hello! We are the new owners of SV Rover, Hylas 54 #43
« Last post by Virginia Voyager on October 03, 2019, 02:21:44 PM »
SV Rover,
I actually saw her in Charleston back in June out on the Mega Dock. Truly a beautiful vessel. My wife and I have similar plans and will be surveying the Hylas 54 Lizzie on 8 October down in Ft Lauderdale. Our hopes are to start circumnavigation next fall. We currently sail out of Annapolis and will keep an eye out for SV Rover (Grattitude).
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Bow Roller for H44
« Last post by Triton on September 29, 2019, 10:28:09 PM »
Had the same problem. I have seen a few custom made out of stainless steel. Mine was a plastic made of Delrin. It showed cracking and I wanted to replace it before it disintegrated. A few machine shops that work with marine equipment quoted $60 to $90 to make one of Delrin and about $20 more for a backup. The challenge is the small outside roller diameter and relatively large bolt. No one seems to stock the bolt diameter. I found several made of Delrin at West Marine that were the correct overall size and then had to drill out the center bore to the larger diameter. Best done with a drill press and vise to hold the piece centered to keep the drill bit from walking to one side. They were less than $20 each, bought several and kept a few for backups.
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Throttle Replacement on H44
« Last post by Norm on September 28, 2019, 06:31:31 PM »
When I replaced the Perkins with a Beta diesel in my 44, I also replaced the throttle/shift mechanism and cables. I used a Teleflex side-mount control (CH2100P) and it was pretty close to a drop-in. I was able to remove the top plate screws with solvent and a manual impact screwdriver. Amazingly, the screws (stainless in aluminum) turned rather than the heads breaking off!
Norm H44-29
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Bedding stainless
« Last post by Norm on September 28, 2019, 06:25:08 PM »
Iíve had good luck with Boatlife Lifeseal. It sticks well to stainless (after cleaning with denatured alcohol) and to fiberglass/gelcoat and stays somewhat flexible.
Norm H44-29
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Throttle Replacement on H44
« Last post by NordicSunII on September 28, 2019, 02:22:35 PM »
I replace my cable when it broke.  I took the compass off and then reached in the pedestal and removed the bolts that held the cable in place and the replaced it.  It took me a little bit to do but it wasn't that hard.  Sorry that is all I remember about the process.  I only regret that I didn't replace the shifter cable at the same time.
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