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Hylas Discussion / Re: Gas LPG bottles on a 49
« Last post by 800lance on February 12, 2019, 05:19:31 PM »
Hylas 49, #32 S/V Shamaya
We have 4 - 5LB aluminum propane tanks on board. 2 in starboard lazaret mid ship hooked to the propane system and 2 each in stern lazarettes storage
Hylas Discussion / Re: Hylas 54 info
« Last post by tulsag on February 12, 2019, 03:26:07 AM »
Mike and Angie

You can call me at 918-671-0404 or Lisa 918-645-3698 and we can tell you about our experiences ranging from the Bahamas to the Caribbean and on to the Mediterranean.  Note: TARA is a centerboard version.

Mark & Lisa Powell
s/v TARA
Hylas '54
Hylas Discussion / Re: Selden Mainsail furler servicing
« Last post by tulsag on February 12, 2019, 03:18:51 AM »
Crossing the Atlantic from Bermuda to the Azores in 2014 in our Hylas '54 the in-mast furler started working intermittently and then it failed completely 10 days later after lots of use.  The tech in the Azores removed the motor in about an hour.  On the deck, he opened the motor housing and we could clearly see 2 of the 3 'brushes' (magnets) were in chunks and disintegrating into powder.  Being in the Azores, we could not wait for new magnets so he cut new ones to match the existing one and installed them in the motor that day.  Motor was STRONGER THAN EVER instantly.  It's been 5 years and the simple fix is still working like new.  I contacted Selden about buying a set of spare magnets but they said they only do complete refits (see others comments about the cost of that option) and don't sell 'brushes' alone.  Replacing the magnets in the Azores cost approximately $400.  I'd try that if your in-mast furler is acting up.

Mark Powell
s/v TARA
Hylas '54
Hylas Discussion / Re: Selden Mainsail furler servicing
« Last post by Caregg on February 12, 2019, 01:40:26 AM »
A few years ago I had the main in the mast electrical sail furler on my year 2000 Hylas 46 #31 serviced with a new motor (Selden, 532-422 Electric Motor 12V $940.80); new belt; repainted; cleaned and lubricated for a total of $1914.42 by M Yachts Services in Annapolis, MD.  The mast was not removed in the process.  I'm pretty sure I saw something on the web somewhere that talked about how to remove the furler without removing the mast.

The work was done over the winter when the boat was stored a Bert Jabin's yard.  Miles Poor of MRP Yacht Management services organized and oversaw the process when I was on the west coast. 
The problem I was having was that every so often the furler would stop working.  If I manually turned it a bit it would work again for a while.  Since then I have not had any problems.  I've even furled a couple of times in winds over 45 knots.  If I thought I'd have a chance to go cruising I'd buy the Fortesea furler for a spare.
Hylas Discussion / Hylas 54 info
« Last post by groundswell7 on February 12, 2019, 12:38:42 AM »
Hello, all-

My wife and I have been cruising for the last couple of years aboard our Taswell 43, and we are considering a larger boat as we continue our travels.  The Hylas 54 is at the top our list due to its reputation for build quality and sailing performance, and of course also for its good looks.

Weve spent a fair bit of time learning about the 54 from reading, but one thing weve not been able to do is get a good feel for how the boat sails in a range of different sea and wind conditions.  We really enjoy the way our current boat sails so wed like to make sure that a next boat is a step in the right direction.

To help with that, is it possible that any owners would be willing to have us join for a day sail or perhaps even a short passage?

Were currently in pacific Mexico so a 54 on the west coast of North America would be easiest for us, but we also have good ability to travel if that makes more sense.  Our friends consider us pretty decent company, and we have a little sailing experience (up to Alaska and back, out to Hawaii and back) to contribute.

You can learn a bit more about us at, and feel free to reply either via the Hylas list or directly to us.

Thanks in advance!
Mike and Angie
Hylas Discussion / Gas LPG bottles on a 49
« Last post by Manketti on February 11, 2019, 11:13:59 PM »
Hi all, i'm presently in Vigo in North Spain and I have a gas problem and although I appreciate that most of you are in the US i would still be interested to know what size and type of Gas LPG butane bottles you have and how you get them replaced or do you fill them? also are you still using the midships locker or if not where? my reason for asking is that the Spanish bottles do not fit in the locker and I only have UK Calor bottles aboard which it seems that there is no way of filling here.
Can you please help.
Best regards
Manketti H49 #47
Hylas Discussion / Re: Lead ballast in transom?
« Last post by joel on February 11, 2019, 04:23:03 PM »
My 44 does not list, but fuel tanks are in the center, I only have 4 6 volt batteries and a starter, no washer and my A/C units are on starboard. I tend to fill the starboard water tank because the fuel fill and port water tank fill are close to each other and I don't want to screw it up!  (They take different keys, so the winch handle does not open the water tank fill.)

When LifePo batteries come down in price, maybe we will all list to starboard!

Hull 66
Hylas Discussion / Re: Lead ballast in transom?
« Last post by tbglynn on February 11, 2019, 04:05:26 PM »
My understanding is that the 44s list to port.  Certainly Egraine (#84) does.  Both heads on port side, washer dryer, port fuel tank, 600 lbs of batteries, 280 feet of 3/9s chain in the port chainfall locker, both air conditioners on port side.  Not surprising.  Add to that that on Egraine the starboard water tank has been removed to make room for the watermaker. 

I know one owner who rigged lead ballast starboard side to correct the list but the idea of adding weight to an already very heavy boat makes no sense to me.  Once the boat is underway, the hull form and airfoils take over, the boat levels out and there is no detectible deficit from the uneven weight distribution, even in light air. At least in my view, the list is a cosmetic problem at the dock and I would worry about something else. Which is not to say that when sitting on the lawn looking at my boat head on it doesn't annoy me, particularly because the gimbaled radar mount self levels and accentuates the appearance. 

Tim Glynn
s/v Egraine
Hylas Discussion / Re: Sails Needed
« Last post by joel on February 11, 2019, 02:27:10 PM »
Bacon Sails in Annapolis built my sails in tri-radial dacron for less than $4,000 each.  I'm very happy with them.
Contact me off list if you want more info. sailatlantis at gmail

Hylas Discussion / Air Conditioner Water circulation Pump
« Last post by mbenjamin on February 11, 2019, 01:51:05 PM »
Does anyone have the specifications for a replacement 110v air conditioner salt water circulation motor on an H49?  Thanks.

Michael Benjamin
SV Exodus
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