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Hylas Discussion / Re: Measuring tank capacity
« Last post by Knoxan on April 19, 2019, 06:24:09 AM »
Although we have gauges on H46#32 I measure fuel tanks with a ruler through the filling cap on the tank. Each tank is 10" deep.
As a rough rule divide capacity by 10 to get quantity per inch. Read depth of space above fuel surface and subtract from capacity. Much easier than measuring actual depth. Use torch to actually see ruler touch fuel surface. Works for me and easy to do.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Measuring tank capacity
« Last post by Anthem on April 17, 2019, 02:07:25 PM »
Hylas 46 -8.  Same as Joel.  Stainless rods that are hard to read.  Keep wooden dowel at each tank for dipping when low, but one 7 position WEMA gauge on 4 fuel and 2 water tanks.
Hylas Discussion / jordan seriesdrogue attachment to 44
« Last post by NordicSunII on April 17, 2019, 02:16:17 AM »
Anyone ever hooked up a Jordan series drogue to their Hylas 44?  I'm assuming cleats are not strong enough as an attachment point.  Any thoughts on how to reengineer rear cleats on port and starboard to support the load of a Jordan series drogue when deployed in rough conditions, with crashing waves?
Hylas Discussion / Hylas 455/44 arch/davit
« Last post by Divebomber on April 15, 2019, 02:18:35 AM »
Looking at putting an arch/davit on my 45.5. Wondering if any other 44 or 455 owners might have specs or drawings for this. Mainly looking at getting solar panels out of the way. Thanks for any help!
Hylas Discussion / Re: Rebuilding 4JH2-TE / H46 #28
« Last post by brian black on April 13, 2019, 10:19:44 PM »
Well, further to this.  We're in the yard, in Hawaii, and I've got a ZF coming from Elias that should arrive Monday.  I'm optimistic that the install can go pretty quickly.  The old trans, a KBW20, is out, and listed on e-bay with a recommendation to rebuild it before installing.  It should be useful to someone out there.  Thanks all for good info and guidance
Hylas Discussion / Re: Removing galley sink / replacement
« Last post by CabezonBD on April 12, 2019, 10:19:00 PM »
Thanks to all who contributed to this post. Weunfortunately need to replace our engine. The old engine was dismantled for troubleshooting and was pulled from the boat by 4 big guys. Basically the block was left minus the transmission and flywheel.

Anyway new engine arrived and itís too tall to install. We needed to remove the galley sink. Two full days later, itís out. The sink is not an easy removal, but the ,tips on this post really helped us understand the steps we needed to take for removal. Overall the handiest tool for removal was an oscillating saw(not a saber saw, but not sure of the proper name). Still lots of hand tool work as well.....wood chisel, hammer, pry bars, box cutter with long blades etc.

Now to the real task of installing the new engine.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Forepeak Leak
« Last post by sjohnson on April 12, 2019, 04:50:32 PM »
The pump would run for about 15 seconds or so.  There was definitely water running into the bilge collection area.  We could see the stream.  We would pump out 1 - 2 gallons when the pump ran.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Measuring tank capacity
« Last post by 800lance on April 12, 2019, 04:01:58 PM »
Our Hylas 49í -32 Has stainless steel dipsticks too. A rag or tissue can be used to wipe down from top till wet to show level. It seems silly, but works. I have since installed WEMA gauges on water and fuel tanks. Works great and much easier to keep an eye on levels
Hylas Discussion / Re: Measuring tank capacity
« Last post by jt11791 on April 12, 2019, 03:22:12 PM »
My 54 came with a wooden yardstick (it also has the useless metal rods).  The tanks are mostly rectangular so conversion from inches to volume is straightforward.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Forepeak Leak
« Last post by jt11791 on April 12, 2019, 03:19:25 PM »
How long did the pump run for? Did you check the bilge to see how much water was actually there?   In a rolling seaway my pump will come on briefly as the small bit of water in the bilge sloshes enough to lift the float switch.

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