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Hylas Discussion / Re: Bailey Latch Keys
« Last post by Che Figata on September 09, 2017, 01:38:22 PM »
I recently purchased four latch keys direct from Bailey in the UK and they were wonderful to deal with.  Paid the invoice through pay pal and Bailey shipped right away--got them in just a few days.  The latch keys are on their web site.
Hylas Discussion / Re: What is this mystery block?
« Last post by KSabatini on September 09, 2017, 01:20:22 PM »
We converted to large toe-rail snap-shackles for the saysil.  Allows considerable mobility depending on wind angle and they're much sturdier than these.
Now I use the original blocks to run my flag halyards securing them to the forward shroud at eye level to snug them up.  A lot overkill but solved the problem of where to put a flag halyard that won't get tied up in the shroud arrangement.

If we ever need a fair lead for spinnaker or staysail beyond the snap-shackles the flag halyards will come of easily with proper tie-ups.
Hylas Discussion / Re: H-46 Stern Rails
« Last post by KSabatini on September 09, 2017, 01:10:44 PM »
Eric, is the attached photo of the new rails or the old ones?
Interested in a photo of the old ones if you don't mind.
Thx, Ken
Hylas Discussion / Re: Bottom Paint
« Last post by KSabatini on September 09, 2017, 01:06:03 PM »
Hi Yan, we had our 46 painted last year and consequently needed to recolor the bottom as well. We are fully salt water and decided to not go back to Micron CSC on this boat (we used it on our previous boat; C-n-C 35 MK III).  We found the CSC, though ablative, just gives too much buildup and wanted a cleaner and harder paint for Nirvana.
After quite a bit of research and discussion with various vendors we went with Pettit Vivid which is a non-ablative but not hard racing type paint.  We only used one coat and will only do so each year to prevent buildup.

Thus far with considerable hours sailing the New England waters we are quite pleased with the choice.
We went with a custom mix of 1qt Black to 5gl white and used only about 2gl at most.  It went on very smooth with excellent coverage (we took the old paint down to barrier coat).

The result was a nice soft light grey complimenting the Awl hull and has not given way to waterline scum or degradation in the least.  We do occasionally lightly clean the waterline and are happy with the durability.

We all have our preferences, just passing along ours.
Hylas Discussion / Boatyard for refit
« Last post by cspath on September 09, 2017, 12:43:45 PM »
We are looking for recommendations to do a refit on our 2005 Hylas 49 Delfina along the East Coast. We are currently located in Philadelphia and are planning to get Delfina ready for cruising and are looking for a boatyard that can handle all necessary work and is reasonably in priced. Any information is appreciated.
SV Delfina H49/hull49
Hylas Discussion / Bailey Latch Keys
« Last post by Gfnorman on September 08, 2017, 07:25:39 PM »
A hopefully easy topic for this group, has anyone found a US source for the Bailey Marine deck locker latch keys.  Trying to get a spare or two and so far have had little luck sourcing them.

I've seen regular steel tamper resistant allen wrenches which will work, but would prefer the stainless ones to avoid corrosion.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Boat Covers
« Last post by jay on September 08, 2017, 06:38:42 PM »
We have been through a few different boat covers.  Our 46, went through 2 different nylon covers.  Both blew out from wind and weather.  I do know people that wrap their boat, but seems like most frown against it as there is just too much moisture and condensation build up, and it's a throw away. 
We ended up going with a Fairclough.  It's heavy canvas with steel supporting frame.  It's certainly not anything you can keep on your boat when not in use, and it's a project to put on.  Also, rather expensive.  But they are custom made for each boat, as they have templates for most of the Hylas models. When on, you really don't have to worry about it much, even with a snow load, and they do last.  You can go to their web site, and watch installation vids.  If however, your just storing for a very short period, it would be way overkill. We ended up with one on our 46, and now one for our 56. A friend on the east coast has one that's made for storing at your slip. Anyway, hope that help.  best jay HY56#12
Hylas Discussion / Re: apparent propeller shaft knocking on Hylas 44
« Last post by John H on September 08, 2017, 02:20:07 PM »
We found a couple of possible causes for the knocking sound on our 44. The engine was out of alignment and we had a slight bend in the shaft. Waiting on the new shaft, assembly, alignment and launch for confirmation.
Hylas Discussion / Boat Covers
« Last post by Aria49 on September 06, 2017, 08:09:37 PM »
I have nice nylon boat deck covers for our 49 from previous owner.  They take up quite a lot of space on board.  I'm thinking of getting them off the boat.
Anybody use boat covers?  I think if it sits on the hard we could have it wrapped, this might be the way to go instead of hauling these things around.  Thoughts?
Hylas Discussion / Re: Bottom Paint
« Last post by jay on September 05, 2017, 12:48:27 PM »
We are also on the GL's but Lk Mich. side. You could go with Micron CSC, as there's a chance that's what QL applied.  A lot of people here use VC17, but it would have to be removed if you ever go to salt water. CSC can work for both, although there's a lot of good bottom paints out there, and everyone has their favorites.  You do have to make sure the bottom is prepped right, as we found that the barrier coat was so smooth, that we had big patches come off, along with some peeling. Also, when your boat comes out for the winter, check that whoever power washes the bottom, doesn't get too aggressive, as that can cause problems.  Hope that helps.  Jay HY56 #12
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