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Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 44 external chain plates?
« Last post by bobknapp on June 07, 2020, 06:20:01 AM »

This does not seem like a good idea. Perhaps you could share with everyone why you would want to do this. This is a major structural change and will result in wider sheeting angles, significantly reducing the upwind performance.

s/v Quintessa
Hylas Discussion / Hylas 44 external chain plates?
« Last post by Jjamsden on June 07, 2020, 04:15:38 AM »
Hi all,

I'm looking to replace the standing rigging on my Hylas 44 (hull 14) and am considering moving the chain plates to be external of the hull. I'm wondering if anyone has done this and can share pictures.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Grey water float switch
« Last post by Hobiehobie on June 04, 2020, 08:01:51 PM »
Itís not two switches.  The Rule O Matic switches off at a lower fluid level than that which turns it on.   So it empties the fluid level below the point that cycling will occur due to slight sloshing of the fluid body.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Grey water float switch
« Last post by NordicSunII on June 04, 2020, 03:54:03 AM »
I'm curious about the to float switch wiring.  Does one activate the pump (the higher up one) and one turns off the pump (the lower one).  How is that wired up.  Normally the float switches when they float up turn on the power.  I have never heard about having a float switch that turns off the pump.  I would like to wire up my bilge pump so it works like your gray water.  Every time my boat rocks the bilge pump runs for a fraction of a second and then shuts off.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Grey water float switch
« Last post by Hobiehobie on May 31, 2020, 02:51:46 AM »
Just one float.  I am going to install a rule o matic and report back!
Hylas Discussion / Re: Boom preventer
« Last post by Hobiehobie on May 31, 2020, 02:44:29 AM »
Yes the aft forward cleat seems the best place.  Donít think the midship cleat is far enough forward for optimal preventer angle.  Depending on boom angle the preventer (our new one a dyneema cored line) generally goes inside the stanchions but outside of Genoa sheet but you have to watch for these rubbing. If the boom is way out you might need to thread the line between some of the stanchions but risk bending some stainless if you gybe!  Had not thought of shock protection. We always set the preventer tight using the coach roof winch in the cockpit and then sheet in the boom a bit to make the preventer and sheet tight to prevent any movement.  But I am sure in an unintentional gybe there would be a shock load.  We usually deploy preventer at wind angle of 120 degrees +. Less if the waves are pushing us around or if wind shifts seem likely. 
Hylas Discussion / Re: ďBraĒ for transom sound control?
« Last post by Che Figata on May 31, 2020, 01:28:20 AM »
We have not had the issue with our Hylas 56, but it was a real issue on our 2008 Beneteau 46.  Common solution was three pool noodles zip tied together and strung bon a line tied under the transom to prevent/disrupt the wave slap.  Not sure if it will work on your Hylas, but Other owners said it worked on the Beneteau.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Boom preventer
« Last post by Che Figata on May 31, 2020, 01:21:12 AM »
We have a 56 (#18 2014) with the same arrangement.  I run the line up to the bow cleat.  I do use a short length of dock line with a rubber snubber to attach the preventer line to the cleat to take up some of the shock to the boom in an active seaway.  Works well for me.  As a practice I always set the running back stay when using the preventer.  In light air I have not bothered with the preventer.  In wind/waves of significance I always use the preventer when running downwind.  Interested in any other practices for the attachment point.
Hylas Discussion / Boom preventer
« Last post by nesscapade on May 30, 2020, 02:49:49 PM »
I have an H54 # 28 (2003). There is a boom preventer on the boom. I've never used it but might this summer. Does anyone know where it connects to the deck when in use?
Hylas Discussion / Re: Inverter/Charger Advice needed
« Last post by Moonlight on May 29, 2020, 03:32:35 PM »
After some discussions with a marine electrician at our marina where he said the biggest maintenance item during the summer was to replace charger/inverters and when they went down they often took all the power down with them.  I decided to keep the two functions separate.  We have a Promariner charger and a Promariner pure sine wave 2000 W inverter.  I figure that I only have to replace one  unit when it goes down. 

Moonlight H49 #31
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