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Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas49 Hank on staysail and tensioner
« Last post by George MacGown on September 28, 2019, 11:40:39 AM »
I am interested. Please let me know what you have in mind. georgemacgown@yahoo.com
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Hylas Discussion / Re: What to do with my spin pole
« Last post by joel on September 27, 2019, 04:11:55 PM »
I have chocks  on my lifeline stanchions so the poke is off the deack. Forespar makes them.
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Bow Roller for H44
« Last post by joel on September 27, 2019, 04:09:54 PM »
Janes kids are now running the US operation. They are very nice. If you donít hear from Jane email Andy in Miami.
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Hylas Discussion / What to do with my spin pole
« Last post by jt11791 on September 23, 2019, 11:59:33 PM »
My H54 came with a spinnaker pole and a reaching strut.  I see no evidence that they have ever been used and the boat did not come with a symmetrical spinnaker.   There is a whisker pole that gets lots of use and an asymmetrical spinnaker that also gets a lot of use. 

The spin pole is stored on the front of the mast, adding weight and windage where I don't want, so I'm thinking I'll take it off and ???  Hurts to throw it away, but it's huge and I have no good store location for it ashore.

Questions:

Does anyone use a symmetrical spinnaker with their boat?  Is it worthwhile, or would you be just as happy with an asym?

Does anyone need a spinnaker pole?

Where do you store your whisker pole?  On the deck or on the mast?
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Hylas Discussion / Hylas49 Hank on staysail and tensioner
« Last post by cspath on September 23, 2019, 06:45:27 PM »
I am replacing the removable inner forestay, tensioner and hank on staysail on my Hylas49 hull 49. I am installing a furling staysail. If anyone is interested in the hank on sail and rigging please contact me. The sail was hardly used.
Christoph /SV Delfina H49/49
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Hylas Discussion / Throttle Replacement on H44
« Last post by Chad Walsh on September 22, 2019, 05:17:31 PM »
Has anyone ever tried to replace throttle & cables on an H44?

We have a pedestal where the throttle is set in its own housing on the right side of the pedestal, but the units are attached with a common top plate.

I could not get the flathead screws for the top plate out.  Just curious if anyone had success with (a) removing the top plate and (b) replacing the throttle (with a different brand)?  Details appreciated.  I made a bit of a mess of mine (involving a hacksaw - cringe!).  And after butchering the top plate/housing interface to get the plate off, the new throttle I bought (a nice Vetus) did not fit in the throttle housing, which was only large enough for the original unit.  So I'm starting to research options for making it right again.  It's on the top of the TO DO List.
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Hylas Discussion / Bow Roller for H44
« Last post by Chad Walsh on September 22, 2019, 04:52:33 PM »
I need to replace my bow roller on my H44.  Dimensions are:
hole diameter: 3/4''
outer diameter: 2 3/4
Length: 2 3/4

I looked around the web but did not find anything.  Appears to be an unusual size.  Any suggestions?

Also, I have heard that Hylas is under new ownership/mgmt. in the US and that they were going to start helping owners with maintenance/repairs (like this one).

Has anyone heard anything?  The website is not very helpful.  I send a message to Jane in TW on the bow roller question.  She has always been very very helpful, so hopefully I'll hear back.

BTW, Velella is now in the Pacific Northwest.  Except for the cold water, it's pretty awesome up here!  Can't wait to explore more next summer.

Thanks!
Chad Walsh
Velella
H44-74
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Hylas Discussion / Boom Vang
« Last post by Panama Red on September 21, 2019, 09:25:45 PM »
I am in the market for a rigid boom Vang for my Hylas 44, either new or used.

I would like to know about recommendations and the length.

I have an option of a five foot one, but, that might be a little short?

S/V Sugarbear
H44
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Bedding stainless
« Last post by Windswept on September 21, 2019, 05:46:14 PM »
Hut oh..... I just used 5200 on one of my lower shrounds chain plates while I was working on the mast boot. Ummmm. I will be reconditoning all the others next spring while I replace standing rigging. Looks like I'll be using 4000UV. Thanks!
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Mast boot & chocks
« Last post by Windswept on September 21, 2019, 05:36:56 PM »
Thanks for the input Brian (when you get a chance email me! ;) Thanks)) I like the idea of the Sunbrella cover to protect the boot as the following boot was a chore to install. I used West Marines (SSI) "Universal Mast Boot" PN 91400000. I also used 5200 to seal top and bottom. Be interesting to see how well it all works. Pic is attached.
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