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Hylas Discussion / Re: New to us Hylas 54 lists to port
« Last post by sjohnson on August 13, 2018, 11:26:38 AM »
Jeff and Julie:

We have L'ame Libre, H54-22. We also have a slight port list as you mentioned.  I asked Queen Long about the list a number of years ago, and was informed that it is primarily due to the electrical.  All the heavy DC cables are on that side as well as the isolation transformer and all the nav gear.   I guess we could add some ballast to correct, but that seems extreme.   We also prioritize our fuel tanks to empty port tanks first, also keep the heavier spares on the STBD side and keep the heavier provisions on the STBD side, which generally gets us pretty level.

Scott Johnson
L'ame Libre
H54 - 22
Hylas Discussion / Re: New to us Hylas 54 lists to port
« Last post by Agua Dulce on August 13, 2018, 06:54:04 AM »
My wife and another 54 owner swear the the 54s list to port slightly.  I haven noticed it.  My friend with the other 54 thinks it’s just inherent in the design (no idea why), so he tries to use the port tanks first.
Charles Cunningham
S/V Agua Dulce
Hylas Discussion / 44 rudder removal
« Last post by Sailingalice on August 12, 2018, 08:57:32 AM »
We are still the process of buying a H44

Just wondering if any one has information about removing the ruder on a H44. We are intending to make long distance of shore passages and would like check the all the work parts for piece of mind whist the boat doing a refit.

Many thanks

Blake and Erica
Hylas Discussion / New to us Hylas 54 lists to port
« Last post by jt11791 on August 10, 2018, 05:21:59 PM »
Hello Everyone-

My wife Julie and I bought Hylas 54 #19 this year and are having a wonderful time sailing her around Long Island Sound and the surrounding areas.  We'll sail her south to Florida this winter and plan on longer voyages in the coming years.  As the third owners, we've named her "Renegade" (formerly Caris, formerly Dakare).  With a few months of ownership under my  belt I've learned enough to start asking questions (fair warning  ::) ).

First question; while looking around my mooring field, most every other boat sits straight with their mast perfectly vertical, while Renegade lists to port about 1-1/2 degrees.  That sounds small, and it's not noticeable when sailing, but I do notice it when below at anchor.   At first I guessed it was due to uneven distribution of fuel and water in the various tanks, or the location of heavy gear stowed in lazarettes, etc. However, I've now gone through all the gear and spares that came with the boat and done my best to stow the weight evenly.  Most of the really heavy things like tanks, batteries, and the generator are mounted low and close to the center line.  I've filled fuel and water tanks evenly.  All to no avail, she still lists to port.  The heavy wire cables around the nav station are the biggest asymmetry I can see, but that doesn't seem like much in the scheme of things.  Maybe I am being too sensitive but I never had this issue with my previous 38' boat.   Any other 54 owners notice this?  Is imperfect balance just a fact of life in these bigger boats?  Do I just have to beat my racer's OCD about weight in submission?


Jeff & Julie Taylor
S/V Renegade
Hylas Discussion / replacing vanity tops
« Last post by joel on August 08, 2018, 06:27:29 PM »
Has anyone replaced the vanity tops with sink? 
It looks like it would be fairly simple to remove the wood trip, disconnect the plumbing and remove them and them as templates for new tops.  What am I missing?
Hylas Discussion / Re: Stanchions for 45.5
« Last post by joel on August 08, 2018, 05:19:12 AM »
White water marine in Michigan made mine. Great job and very reasonable.
Hylas Discussion / Stanchions for 45.5
« Last post by on August 07, 2018, 11:59:15 PM »
Does anyone know of a supplier for lifeline stanchions for a 45.5?
Lee L
Hylas Discussion / Seeking crew Fiji to New Zealand
« Last post by Solitude on August 06, 2018, 01:10:02 AM »
Hello Hylas List Serve,

We will be sailing from Fiji to New Zealand in Mid October.   We have a Hylas 54 and have sailed to Fiji from the east coast of the US.   Because the trip to New Zealand has the potential to be rough, rather than sailing with just my wife and I, we’d like an extra hand or two.   The trip will be less than two weeks, but because the weather dictates what we do (we will be using a weather router) we will  leave when we have a good window. This can be anytime from the first week of October on.   

We are seeking an experienced non-smoker to join us.   You will be responsible for  getting to Fiji and your airline ticket out of New Zealand, we will cover all food during the trip.   If you are interested, please send us an email  introducing yourself with your sailing experience and references.   

Gary Rubin
S/V Solitude
Cell:  (917) 282-3137
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Sling positions Hylas 56/54
« Last post by tulsag on August 05, 2018, 09:46:46 AM »
I lift in the conventional positions for my 54.  The other thing I'd be concerned about when lifting from the position you mention is that it may be hard to tell if you have pulled back against the skeg OR are you snagged on your "prop"!!!! 

Are you having a problem with the unequal weight distribution?   I've lifted out all over the east coast and throughout the Med and have not had an issue yet by following the HYLAS recommended:

foward sling:  1' forward of the mast
back sling:     directly under the primary winch

Hylas Discussion / Delivery Captain / Caretaker Available!
« Last post by jim0123r on August 05, 2018, 09:41:07 AM »
Ahoy all -

I hope this note finds you happy and healthy.

If you need delivery or caretaking help, please phone or email me...thank you!

Here is a little about me —->

Having worked with scores of Hylas owners aboard their great yachts since 2007, I believe I may have amassed more Hylas sea miles (110,000!) than anyone alive except some owners themselves and perhaps our great friend Christian Pschorr. For more than 10 years I have successfully delivered every model of Hylas during every month of the year, bringing all of them into port safely and in better condition than I found them.  In addition, for many years, I was employed as full-time captain aboard the following: H49, H54, H56, H63 and H70.  To this day, I am happy to have several Hylas owners as repeat clients.

I know most of the harbors from Bar Harbor to Grenada quite well, having captained passages north and south for more than 35 years. I also have an intimate knowledge of most all Bahamian and Caribbean islands are known intimately as I lived there for many winters.

I am very excited about the renewed promise of the Hylas brand and hope to continue to help owners get their fine yachts where they want them -- safely and gleaming.

These links will let you know more about me:
Note of Introduction (cover letter):


Letters of Recommendation:

Please feel free to call me or email me anytime. Thank you!

Jim Rogas
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