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Experienced Hylas Yachts / Re: Wanted H70 / H63
« Last post by David Walters Yachts on October 30, 2021, 08:55:41 PM »
John - I have a Hylas 70 coming available this Spring. I
Experienced Hylas Yachts / Wanted H70 / H63
« Last post by jriley on October 30, 2021, 05:35:36 PM »
Hello All,

I am searching for a Hylas 70 or Hylas 63. Any leads would help.


Hylas Discussion / Re: 2020 Hylas 49 for sale
« Last post by Naiad on October 28, 2021, 11:36:25 AM »
Thanks for all the views and help.  I took her off the market Monday.  Planning to get a few projects done(installing water maker, stern arch for solar and getting a whisker pole) and head to the Caribbean after Thanksgiving, and waiting for a good window to head to Bermuda.  Looking for crew as plans firm up.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Rudder Installation Hylas 46
« Last post by stgermain45 on October 28, 2021, 02:30:18 AM »
Last couple pics...Step 9 didn't apply to us on our H46.

Hope this helps!
Hylas Discussion / Re: Rudder Installation Hylas 46
« Last post by stgermain45 on October 28, 2021, 02:29:07 AM »
More photos attached...
Hylas Discussion / Re: Rudder Installation Hylas 46
« Last post by stgermain45 on October 28, 2021, 02:27:03 AM »
Attached are pics from Queen Long when we dropped and reinstalled ours. Can't comment on variations. We are hull #44. Best advice would be to email Queen Long and inquire with them with your hull number. They are extremely helpful with these types of inquiries.

10 photos in all. Limited to 4 per post so I'll send the rest in a new post....

SV Beleza, H46 #44
Hylas Discussion / Re: cockpit light ideas
« Last post by joel on October 26, 2021, 07:03:26 PM »
Saw this product just won awards:

I'll be building a hard bimini this winter, so this may get incorporated into it.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Rudder Installation Hylas 46
« Last post by Ripple on October 26, 2021, 01:54:24 PM »
We have 46-53 and the upper bearing Assembly looks slightly different from your pictures e.g. our set screws are on the vertical sleeve. We completely removed everything having to do with rudder installation and rebuilt, including the packing gland assembly. Hope you do not have to do that but you may want to check the bulkhead for rot. We discovered that water accumulated under the floor in the aft lazarette and migrated into the wood between the thin fiberglass veneers on the bulkhead and destroyed the wood above the top bearing mounting area that made the bulkhead very weak. We removed the floor in the lazarette and replaced the bulkhead and floor. JR
Hylas Discussion / Rudder Installation Hylas 46
« Last post by tessahartmut on October 26, 2021, 04:50:05 AM »
We had a new rudder installed in April 2021 in Deltaville USA. After crossing the Atlantic from USA to Europe and extensive trips in Europe (>8000nm) we experienced a rapid degradation of the rudder function.
1) rudder was very stiff and difficult to turn even with 2 hands on the wheel
2) increase water ingress, bilge pump was running every 3-4 minutes, which translates to 200 to 250 gallons of water in 24h. It came from the stuffing box and above the top bearing
3) cracked bulkhead in the aft lazarette about 10cm above the backing plate of the rudder mounting bracket
We hauled Mersoleil in Madeira to inspect the rudder. When we unscrewed the top nut two things happened
1) rudder was not stiff anymore
2) bulhead flexed back into place.

We investigated the installation and found the insert of the rudder bearing has come up (5-6mm). It was installed upside down, so that the 2 set screws were not accessible. Also on the top screw one of the set screws were missing. We installed the rudder as we think is the correct installation and also tightened the stuffing box.
Can anyone confirm that this is the correct installation.
We did some sea trials and experience this is the current status
1) rudder turns well, not stiff;
2) some water comes in about 6 pump cycles in 12hours when sailing, no water comes when on anchor.
3) some flexing of the mounting bracket when sailing in rough conditions

Since we are still new to the boat (8month) we do not have any data on what is normal. So any comment 2) or 3) would be very helpfull. Please see also attached pics.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Genoa size for a 49 with staysail
« Last post by Aria56 on October 23, 2021, 10:17:16 AM »
We sailed our old 49 for two years in the Caribbean Tradewinds and east coast with A 120 headsail and a furling staysail.  The headsail had a very high clew, so not nearly as powerfully as a 120 deck sweeper.  The sail tacked through the slot with minimal issues.  We had 1 reef in about half the time in the Caribbean but with luff foam it held good shape.  It seemed like the right sail to have.
The high clewed staysail complimented the sail plan very nicely.  Cutter rigs are the Bomb!
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