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Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 56 being sold as an Outbound 56
« Last post by David Walters Yachts on June 26, 2019, 01:43:23 AM »
Interesting. It would appear that Outbound is no longer promoting the 56 on their website so far as I’ve seen? That seems to have been a very short lived venture.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 44 staysail.
« Last post by joel on June 24, 2019, 08:03:31 PM »
My forestay is a 35 feet (more or less).  From the chainplate to the mast is 12 feet 4 inches.  My rigger tells me the block can be near the forward end of the track with the clew about 3 feet off the deck.  I may try a used staysail with similar dimensions to get a better feel before ordering a new sail.
Hylas Discussion / Re: H46 Feathering Propeller
« Last post by brian black on June 21, 2019, 05:49:33 PM »
we´ve had two MaxProps.  The first I bought new, it worked great.  The second was old, and came with our present H46. Even after a factory rebuild it didn't work well.  We then went with a Gori.  It's a pretty piece of kit, but I miss being able to adjust the pitch.  And when we sit at th e dock for too long, it gets hard growth on the exposed gears, which can freeze it up.  So we try to remember to run the engine, in forward and reverse, very week.  But if you're leaving the boat for a few weeks . . . The Max Prop, being sealed, doesn't have this problem.  The VariProp also looked good, but we had delivery problems. 
Sorry Atlantis can’t make it!

Hylas Yachts and David Walters Yachts will be hosting the first ever Hylas Preview Day on Saturday, June 29th in Annapolis, Maryland.

Current owners, prospective owners, and anyone with an interest in Hylas Yachts are welcome to come on out. We will have both new and pre-owned Hylas on display from 12 PM to 8 PM at the David Walters Yachts waterfront office located at Port Annapolis Marina. Demo sails will be from 12 PM to 6 PM with cocktails and hor dourves served from 6 PM - 8 PM.

The new H48 and M44 will be on the dock. Brokerage boats will include the H70 Independence, H54 Sirius, and H46 Eirene. Also joining us will be several Hylas owners showcasing their boats including the H46 Serendipity (Formerly True) and I hear the H54 Bay Wind may be stopping by, fresh back from their cruise! We still have space for two or three other boats if any Hylas Owners would like to join the gathering. Dockage is complimentary, but please confirm availability by contacting us in advance. Arrivals are encouraged before 11 AM on Saturday with departure by 12 PM on Sunday.

Also joining us will be our friends Bobby & Laura from Sailing Doodles!

For questions, or to schedule a showing or demo sail, contact Amanda Noon at or call 954-527-0664

We look forward to seeing you!

Experienced Hylas Yachts / Re: Looking for Shoal Draft Hylas 46
« Last post by Leprechaun on June 21, 2019, 01:56:45 AM »
Hi Kevin,
If you are still looking for a shoal draft Hylas 46, we are thinking of putting our 2002 model on the market.  It has very extensive blue water cruising equipment and spares.  However we are located in Brisbane Australia.  The exchange rate is very favourable for Americans at the moment. We are asking AUS$400,000 (currently around US$277,000).

Bruce and Trudy
SV Leprechaun H46 #30
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 44 staysail.
« Last post by joel on June 20, 2019, 04:05:08 PM »
My forestay is done, chainplate is in and running backs should be done this weekend.  I'll measure my forestay Saturday.  It is just below the second spreader per Selden's instructions to my rigger.

Question:  Where should the block be - Cabin top or forward end of existing track?
Hylas Discussion / Re: Selden Mainsail furler servicing
« Last post by Ripple on June 20, 2019, 01:15:01 PM »
Without having the manual in front of me, I recall a recommended service interval of 5 years. When we bought Capers, the boat was 11 years old and the drive did not run smoothly. Upon inspection, the bearings were in corroded pieces and looked like they had been buried in dirt for a century. So I’d say that 11 years is too long to go without servicing.

Jim, h46-53
Hylas Discussion / Re: Selden Mainsail furler servicing
« Last post by svphoenixdawn on June 20, 2019, 05:47:06 AM »
What’s the recommended service frequency? Are there any “usual” symptoms indicating servicing? Less furl power, etc Thx! H-46/58
Hylas Discussion / H49 Autopilot Hydraulics
« Last post by bobknapp on June 18, 2019, 08:54:45 AM »
I am trying to determine the brand of hydraulic ram used in my autopilot system.  It is a Raymarine system, installed by Hylas / Christian.  Unfortunately the label on the ram does not seem to be on the hardware.  Perhaps Hylas always specified the same hydraulics for the Type 2 Raymarine installations.  I need to replace the solenoid on the ram because it sticks and does not  disengage. Thanks to all for any help on this one.

Robert Knapp
s/v Quintessa (H49-46)
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