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Hylas Discussion / Ground Wire - Rudder Skeg / Shoe Hylas 46
« Last post by Ambition on May 10, 2018, 08:15:51 PM »
I recently noticed that there is a small amount of water intrusion around the ground wire that I believe / guess is connected to the skeg / shoe for the rudder. I seem to recall a post on here but couldn't find it. Do any others have this issue? Is it something that can be resolved? If so what fixes did you use. I just hate when the outside water gets on the inside anywhere!
Merrill and Maryse
S/V Ambition H46 #40
Hylas Discussion / Re: Cutter rig set up on Hylas 44
« Last post by joel on May 10, 2018, 05:21:14 PM »
Back to an old topic - how far behind the headstay is the attachment point for your staysail?  Does it tie into the bulkhead for the anchor locker?
Hylas Discussion / Re: AmplePower's SAR3 Smart Regulator Dip Switch Settings
« Last post by Dealatis on May 09, 2018, 06:16:48 PM »
Iolea, not sure this helps but from Nigel Calder’s “Boatowners Elec and Mech Manual” some attached excepts on this issue...

Hylas Discussion / Re: Zinc assistance
« Last post by stgermain45 on May 05, 2018, 05:23:37 PM »
I'm a fan of Sea Shield zinc anodes for skeg, strut, and shaft.
For skeg and strut, the model# is RB-S (2-3/4" OD). They are the equivalent OD size to the Martyr CMR02 or Camp R-2, but I find that Sea Shield anodes last substantially longer for about the same price - also they are 1/4" thicker. We are currently plugged into shore power at a hot saltwater marina and the difference is apparent. Camp zincs are horrible and Martyr falls somewhere in between in my experience - with limited options, we use Martyr zincs for our Autoprop. I've heard good things about Zimar and Reliance zincs but haven't used them.

s/v Beleza, H46 #44
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 49 fueling
« Last post by Moonlight on May 05, 2018, 04:36:17 PM »
We have 2 x 75 gallon tanks on our 49 but I suspect they only hold about 65 gallons or less.  I haven't done a highly accurate measurement yet but I've been surprised several time that they fill before I think they should. 

s/v Moonlight H49-31
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 49 fueling
« Last post by curtandkt on May 05, 2018, 03:53:16 PM »

We have Aurora Hylas 46 #41. We have four fuel tanks under the saloon floor. The only way I fuel them is by bringing the fuel hose into the cabin and filling the tanks directly through the fill/inspection hole in the top of each tank. As long as you are careful I think it is the best way to fuel. Plus I do a little tank inspection before each fueling to make sure everything is in good order. I've been using a small flash light. But just pick up a Borescope to do a more extensive inspection. I've never had a fuel contamination problem or had water in any of the tanks.

One other issue I've found on our fuel tanks is they only hold about 79% of there posted capacity. The combined post capacity of the four tanks on our boat is 157 US Gals. But after much experimenting the actual capacity is 124.6 US Gals. Anyone else found they have less fuel capacity?

Curtis and Katie
S/V Aurora Hylas 46 #41
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 49 fueling
« Last post by Moonlight on May 05, 2018, 02:24:52 PM »

That's interesting, I hadn't thought of filling the tanks in the cabin before.  That would be a sure way of getting them topped off and not leaving the fill hoses full.  Last summer, for the first time, I noticed a few drops of diesel in the bilge after a fill-up.  I assume the hoses from the deck fill eventually get loose.  Has anyone replaced their hoses?   Any particular difficulties with it? 

Jack Price
S/V Moonlight H49-31
Hylas Discussion / Re: Zinc assistance
« Last post by Finally on May 04, 2018, 04:57:29 PM »
Just updated ours for fresh water.

Skeg & Strut
Martyr CMR02 - Magnesium
2-13/16 diameter

Link attached:
Hylas Discussion / Zinc assistance
« Last post by Four Winds on May 03, 2018, 11:39:19 PM »

Looking for replacement part numbers for the shoe and strut zinc anodes on my 2011 Hylas 49.
Appreciate the assist
Mike M
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 49 fueling
« Last post by Mccannengineer on May 01, 2018, 03:31:37 PM »
An easier way to fuel -

Typically - those deck plugs will eventually leak - so if they are sealed and/or your worried of over flow - the easy solution is to cover the deck and salon entry with towels. then take another sacrificial towel to the nozzle and take the nozzle down stairs into the salon, filling each tank at its inspection port - easy to do and watch the tank level as it is filled. 

I have a separate towel over each inspection port - if it gets diesel on it, out it goes!!!

And YES I even fill the tank under the captains bed this way!!!

One overflow or leaky deck fitting can ruin your whole trip on the pacific.

Andy McCann
s/v RYA, H49-#26
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