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Hylas Discussion / Re: Shower Faucets
« Last post by tday01 on July 13, 2019, 03:51:46 AM »
Turns out these didn't fit due to the location of the outlets relative to the wall (the fitting protrudes an inch too far towards the wall). See how close your outlets are tot he wall. I have ordered some different ones, and will let you know how they work out.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 49 cutter conversion
« Last post by Michael Cummings on July 12, 2019, 02:25:00 PM »
Hi Christopher,
We also have an H49  (Mara 1998) and had the challenge of finding a good sheeting angle for the staysail. What we did is add another car and block to Genoa track in the forward position, then using the cabin top block ran a tweaker line with low friction block on staysail sheet through cabin top block and back to cockpit cleat making it easily adjustable. For cruising we tie it off to the deck top padeye. There is some threading the jib sheet through shrouds but in the end we are very happy with this arrangement. The difference it makes having this sail work with the proper sheeting angle is awesome.
Just more info.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hello! We are the new owners of SV Rover, Hylas 54 #43
« Last post by joel on July 06, 2019, 03:31:06 PM »
Congrats!  We keep our 44, Atlantis on South River. Hope to see you on the Bay before you cast off.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Hello! We are the new owners of SV Rover, Hylas 54 #43
« Last post by brian black on July 06, 2019, 01:03:36 AM »
Congratulations, and welcome.  We very much enjoyed our time on the US East Coast, and even Ft. Lauderdale.  Enjoy!
Hylas Discussion / Hello! We are the new owners of SV Rover, Hylas 54 #43
« Last post by S/V Rover on July 05, 2019, 08:00:05 PM »
Hello Hylas Forum,
We are pleased to join the group having just purchased 2006 Hylas 54RS #43, formerly known as Gratitude in Charleston, SC.   We will be re-naming her 'Rover' with all the pomp and circumstance that comes with making such a change.
Our crew, Brian, Paula, Lisa and Rich are from Annapolis, MD and are planning a 3 year 'world tour'.  We are looking forward to offering and receiving knowledge, tips and tricks as we refit Rover (the previous owners were fantastic and kept her in great condition with many thoughtful upgrades, but we are still doing things like pulling the rig, new standing and running rigging, bottom job, sails, new 4 blade Maxprop etc.   We plan to deliver Rover from Charleston to Annapolis in mid-July then sailing to Ft Lauderdale in November after the US Sailboat show.   We look forward to meeting fellow Hylas owners and sharing experiences!
PS. our blog is at
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 49 cutter conversion
« Last post by bp919 on July 02, 2019, 03:04:46 PM »
Christoph ... Like Jammin, on H49-50 I have a 'Cutter Rig'( really a sloop with Stays'l) ... Had a 125 Genoa, just downsized to a 110, not really a high cut 'Yankee', but more a downsized Genny ... tacking is day and night (the 125 was unbearable, especially shorthanded)... didn't really see much performance drop, I have a code zero on the bow for really light days.

My StaySail is on a Furlex 300, clew leads were a challenge, i think adjustable track would be best, but deck hatches prevented that ... Wind ahead of the beam, I lead to the cabin top ... wind abaft, I'll 'barberhaul' them out ...

Jammin comment on usefulness of staysail is right on .... life saver when the breeze picks up, staysail and reefed main, boats stays on her feet and tracks very well.

When I changed, I went to Doyle cruising laminate, with Radial cut - after 3 years, not sure i'd change a thing.

Good luck

Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 56 being sold as an Outbound 56
« Last post by Tribute on July 01, 2019, 09:50:09 PM »
Outbound has one 56 under construction. I have see the pictures...
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 56 being sold as an Outbound 56
« Last post by joel on July 01, 2019, 07:23:52 PM »
no, Outbound was acquiring the mold.
Hylas Discussion / Re: H46 Feathering Propeller
« Last post by burtpreston on June 29, 2019, 01:24:39 AM »
We have had a 3 blade Maxprop and a 3 blade Auroprop on our Hylas 44. The Maxprop offers slightly less drag folded and it is very good for maneuvering/stopping. The Auroprop feathers, just not as well as the Maxprop. Where the Auroprop excels is in motoring and motorsailing. We gained 0.7 knots for the same RPMs. We travel from the Bahamas to Maine and back each year, so for us the extra speed is wonderful. We find that we are often motorsailing when we are trying to jump distances. With 8 knots apparent wind over the quarter or beam we can easily be traveling at 8 knots in flat seas with the engine running at 2000 RPMs. May not be purists, but it is very comfortable and my wife is happy.

The Auroprop is good in this situation because it automatically increases the prop pitch if the engine has spare power. Typically you fix the pitch of the prop/ Maxprop to give you hullspeed at full RPMs. By definition then you will be underpitched at less than full RPMs. The Auroprop increases the pitch at less than full RPMs and utilizes some of this unused power. The drawback to the Auroprop is that blades do not pitch properly until there is flow across the blades. Therefore starting up and stopping are nowhere as good as with the Maxprop.  Both are equally easy to maintain.
Burt Preston
H44 - 83. Exuberant
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 56 being sold as an Outbound 56
« Last post by brian black on June 28, 2019, 07:16:16 PM »
Is the Outbound also made by Queen  Long?
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