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Hylas Discussion / Looking for a Pre Owned H46
« Last post by emeggison on November 10, 2017, 01:46:28 PM »
I saw a similar post so I just thought I would throw it out here.  I have been keeping my eyes open for an H46.  I fell in love with the Hylas after a recent trip to Annapolis.  Such a beautiful vessel.  I am not in a rush so I am trying to practice some patience although I go to bed looking every night.  :-)   My wife and I are working our retirement plans to be cruisers and expect that to start end of 2019 so I keep looking.  There are some beautiful vessels out there available, but I was hoping to stay closer to the low 400 range   Email
Hylas Discussion / Re: removal of Splendide washing machine from a 2003 Hylas 49?
« Last post by Andrew on November 06, 2017, 10:23:13 PM »
Hi Iolea,
We had the same problem on our Hylas 51.  The machine was in a cupboard in the aft head, but was too big to get through the doorway.  In the end we cut the washing machine up using an angle grinder with a thin diamond metal cutting blade and an electric Sabre saw with a metal blade.  It was a ghastly job because we had to pull the machine out of its cupboard (the sides of the cupboard were easily removed - pull out teak buttons and unscrew) but then one person had to hold the machine while the other cut it up, in a very confined space, with lots of sharp metal edges.  It only took half an hour in the end, but we spent much longer trying to find any other solution and eventually steeling ourselves to actually doing it......
Hopefully someone else has a better answer....
Good luck,
Andrew Eaglen “Hanne Danske”
Hylas Discussion / removal of Splendide washing machine from a 2003 Hylas 49?
« Last post by Iolea on November 06, 2017, 08:06:01 PM »
We need to replace the Splendide washing machine in the small port-side cabin forward of the saloon.  We cannot work out how to remove the old machine though; as it is wider than the companion way to the salon and bigger than the hatch.  The companion way is 18” wide but the narrowest part of the washing machine is 22 1/4” wide.  We’ve been advised by the manufacturer of the Splendide washing machine that it cannot be dismantled either; they claim that "The shell of the machine cannot be dismantled as it is a welded one piece shell".  So we are left with a mystery as to how it was installed and how can we get the machine out without cutting into the boat’s timber.  Does anyone know how to remove a washing machine on a 49?
Hylas Discussion / Re: looking for a pre-owned H49
« Last post by Four Winds on November 05, 2017, 12:36:56 AM »
 No longer in the market I was fortunate to find a late model H49 in Florida

Hylas Discussion / Found a source for FICO parts!
« Last post by joel on November 01, 2017, 07:41:00 PM »
I was about ready to replace my original traveller when someone suggested Holland Marine in Toronto.  They had the replacement car still in stock!  They said they were a huge dealer and bought out tons of old inventory.  I went with a larger car, and it was less than $400.

Anyone know if the ball bearings are captive?
Hylas Discussion / Re: looking for a pre-owned H49
« Last post by Lady B on October 30, 2017, 02:26:50 PM »
Still looking?
Hylas Discussion / Re: H-46 Diesel Heat
« Last post by snailor on October 26, 2017, 01:44:38 PM »
Thanks to all for your input.  We're leaning towards the Espar hydronic system in part because it looks like we can get better support in our local area.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 49 intermediate stay furling system
« Last post by snailor on October 26, 2017, 01:42:59 PM »
On Santosha (H-46#34) we replaced the traditional removable inner headstay "soft" furler system (Furlex CX25) with a torsion  stay integrated with the luff of the staysail.  We used the old lollypop terminal socket to deadend the 2:1 halyard. This required having a special fitting fabricated for this purpose. The staysail halyard loops through a swivel at the top of the torsion line, back through the regular staysail sheave and back down the mast to a clutch.  We tension the halyard/torsion luff with the mast winch.  We pretty much always leave this system in place and just take special care tacking our 135% genoa through it.  With practice, we're able to do this slowly without snags or burning the UV cover off the staysail with the genoa sheets.  Jibing makes this even easier but it takes longer to get back on course. However we don't tack all that much anyway.  To get the whole thing out of the way for frequent tacking you simply release the halyard and lower it to the deck.  Detaching the halyard allows you to take the head of the sail, loop it around back of the mast and in front of the dodger and back up the opposite side.  We lash it down with Velcro sail straps to the handrails and its mostly out of the way but still protected by its sun cover.  We had the whole thing made up for less than $4,000.

Hope this helps and good luck with whichever system you choose.

S/V Santosha H-46
Experienced Hylas Yachts / Re: Hylas 47/49 or Stevens 47 sails for sale
« Last post by KG_Palmer on October 25, 2017, 03:04:03 AM »
Sorry to hear of you losing the boat. I have a Hylas 47 in St Petersburg and was spared, but it could have easily been otherwise. I have fairly new sails, but I was wondering if any hardware was salvageable from your boat in St Thomas?

- Grant
Experienced Hylas Yachts / Hylas 47/49 or Stevens 47 sails for sale
« Last post by Captain Lou Orion on October 24, 2017, 06:10:31 PM »
Blue Planet my Hylas 47 was lost in Hurricane Irma's 185 mph winds in St Thomas VI.  The three sails for the boat were in storage during the storm and suffered no damage.  So I will be shipping the sails to Ft Lauderdale to find a new home for them.  So a lucky owner will get a suit of sails in excellent condition at a reasonable price.

All three sails were fabricated by National Sail Supply out of Florida, they use the Rolly Tasker loft in Thailand, and I have been very happy with them. I was able to design exactly what I wanted with the NSS rep in Florida who is very knowledgeable, and since this was my third set since I owned the boat 10 years, I had strong ideas after running the vessel around 30,000 miles.

The main has 3 reef points and 4 battens and is offshore grade 9 oz. Dacron.  The sail is set up for the Tides Marine Strong Track with slugs and batten pockets.  The battens themselves will not be available with the sail. This sail was fabricated a foot longer and a foot higher than the previous one as the space was available on the mast and boom so it works well upwind in light air, though on a tight close haul I tend to reef a bit earlier.  The sail is 2-3 years old and has been maintained in the quantum loft every season.  I've added  chafe protection on the luff where it gets bunched up for reef 1 and reef 2.  On Blue Planet the sail was covered by a "stack pack" type cover and I made very sure to always zip up the sail when not in use to prevent UV damage.  I was religious abou it because I failed to do that on my previous main and paid the price.

The genoa is a 24 foot long sail, with a J dimension for the Hylas 47 of 19 feet so that makes it just over 125%.  The UV strip is natural color (white) sunbrella.  A small  section of the UV strip (not the sail itself)  in the middle of the sail leech came unstitched so it was due for its annual maintenance in the shop.  That sail is two years old and in great shape, a beautiful sail when fully deployed.  It has a no 6 bolt rope as it lived on a Shaeffer 3100 furler.

Blue Planet has a Schaeffer 2100 roller furler on the baby stay so I had a new sail made specifically for that three years ago.  Also with natural white sunbrella UV strip.  I had the foot made to 12 feet which reaches just ahead of the forward lower shrouds.  I had it cut flat. It's a storm grade 9 oz dacron sail, strongly built with a number 6 bolt rope.  I've used it on many occasions in 30+ knots for long hauls offshore and it has not let me down.  Works amazingly well with a double reefed main in high winds on any point of sail.  (A big improvement over the previous hanked on staysail).

Due to hurricane challenges I was not able to take close up photos of the sails once they were off the boat.  But you can see the boat under main and genoa on the photo attached to this post.

I have not set a price yet.  If these sails can enhance your Hylas experience, let's talk.

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