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Hylas Discussion / Re: Sails Needed
« Last post by Norm on February 19, 2019, 12:43:41 PM »
I had a 130% genoa built by Rolly Tasker sails in Thailand. I ordered it through National Sail Supply in Florida and am very happy with the shape and construction. There is now a distributor for Tasker in Annapolis, Annapolis Boat Service (who has told me the big name sailmakers are quite unhappy to have him around). I believe that Tasker makes sails for lots of the mainstream sailmakers in the US, who rebrand them. I suspect that Bacon Sails are made by Tasker but have not confirmed that. The sails are about 1/2 to 2/3 the price of sails from the big sailmakers.
Norm H44-29
Hylas Discussion / Re: Gas LPG bottles on a 49
« Last post by Knoxan on February 19, 2019, 08:35:30 AM »
Have you looked at Camping Gas cylinders. I understand these are widely available throughout Europe. True Brew was stationed in the Med for a while and was stocked with both these and Calor bottles when I bought her.

Tree Brew
Hylas Discussion / Re: Removing galley sink / replacement
« Last post by joel on February 18, 2019, 05:34:51 PM »
I removed the plywood box only to find that none of the clips or studs were remaining.  The sink was held down with adhesive. With a couple putty knives, hammer, multitool and heat gun I removed the sink. 
Hylas Discussion / Re: Removing galley sink / replacement
« Last post by joel on February 18, 2019, 02:42:21 AM »
Thanks. Iíve got a drop in sink. It never occurred to me that they would attach the sink first. The plywood box will be removed. Worst case I will cut out the sink and replace it.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Removing galley sink / replacement
« Last post by stgermain45 on February 18, 2019, 01:34:52 AM »
No firsthand experience yet, but this has long been on our non-priority project list. We have a new single basin replacement sink still in a box in a storage unit.,762.0.html

Removal will depend on whether yours is overmount or undermount. From your description and since you're asking in the first place, it sounds like yours is undermount like ours and much more difficult a task. This was the response from an engineer at QL when we inquired:

It is big modification.  We installed the galley sink before we installed the countertop.   Here are our suggestions for how to remove the galley sink.

Suggestion 1 - from top counter: Remove the fiddles around the countertop -> remove countertop -> after then remove the galley sink.

Suggestion 2 - from engine room: Destroy plywood around galley sink then remove the galley sink

We hope some helps.  Please feel free to contact us if you have questions.

We assume there are your typical undermount style clips/brackets holding it in, but we haven't gone down to that level of exploratory surgery. Would really appreciate pictures if you get into this project!

SV Beleza, H46 #44
Hylas Discussion / Removing galley sink / replacement
« Last post by joel on February 17, 2019, 11:35:55 PM »
Iím trying to remove the galley sink on my 44 so I can have new Formica installed. Is it held in by clips?  How do you access them?  Looks like the plywood box needs to be removed.

Has anyone replaced the sink?  Iím having trouble finding one that fits. 

44 #66
Hylas Discussion / Re: Gas LPG bottles on a 49
« Last post by Moonlight on February 14, 2019, 06:12:06 AM »
I had been looking into increasing the amount of propane we carry so I was looking at different bottles and configurations.  We currently have two 10 lb aluminum bottles that are about 10" in diameter.  The midship starboard lazaret holds these with room to spare.  The rough inside measurement of our lazaret is 25" long x 18" wide x 23.5" deep.  The opening is cut out to about 10.5" to accept the 10" diameter tanks. 

While we were in Annapolis this fall we stopped in Fawcett Marine and they had new aluminum 10" tanks in stock but they also had some Worthington aluminum tanks that were 6" diameter x 22" tall that held 8.6 lbs.  I liked the looks of these since they might be useful to increase the amount of propane we carry.  At 22" tall, with only 1.5" to spare I don't know if the bottle will fit when the valve is connected, but if it did, you could easily get 3 in the lazaret and maybe 4, staggered, if necessary. 

Moonlight H49 #31
Hylas Discussion / Re: Tack Tube Failure and Storm Trysail Option
« Last post by snailor on February 12, 2019, 11:00:45 PM »
Thanks for your thought Jay. We had Selden send us two replacement tack tubes so we would have a spare ready to go. Our drive unit still worked fine but since our unit hadnt been serviced in 5 years we took it off and sent it to Florida Rigging and Hydraulics. They opened it up and found a crack in the motor mount. They've welded it back together but still nervous it not as strong as before. Waiting to see what a new housing would cost - yes I'm sitting down.

Wish me luck.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 54 info
« Last post by groundswell7 on February 12, 2019, 06:14:15 PM »
We're currently in Barra de Navidad.  We'll be in the Puerto Vallarta area in March.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 54 info
« Last post by 800lance on February 12, 2019, 05:25:14 PM »
Where exactly are you located now ?
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