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Hylas Discussion / Re: Converting aft water tank to diesel on a 44
« Last post by joel on January 06, 2021, 05:00:24 PM »
Here is a drawing (done by a friend) of the fuel system.

the original plan for the 44 calls for the aft tank to be diesel, so I am going back to the original configuration and adding the second Racor and transfer pump.
Hylas Discussion / Question about foreign boats sailing in the Schengen zone.
« Last post by dannye on January 06, 2021, 02:52:50 AM »
Hello everybody, Happy New year to all the group members .

Wondering if there is any boat owner sailing in Europe now , our sailboat is in Sardinia, we left Her last september 2020, and this year we weren't able to travel because the Covid, and I am worried because the 18 months time frame to keep the boat inside the zone without paying the VAT is expiring at the end of this month of January.
I contacted the European Union and they send me to contact the Cagliary Coast Guard, I did , But not answer yet . I know that the portuguese government gave up to end 2021 extension to another sailboat registered in USA.

Will appreciate any comments.

Danny Escobar
Grand Cru 2
Hylas Discussion / Rewire from Charger to Charger Inverter - Anyone Completed This?
« Last post by wurzner on January 05, 2021, 08:35:27 PM »
My 1990 Hylas 51 came with a charger, but no inverter.  I am about embark on a complete rewire once I complete the 12 volt DC side, and would welcome any schematics or "lessons learned" from someone who has done something similar.  To summarize, I have a single 125v/50 and a 125v/30 shore power input.  This is a dated way of doing things, so I suspect I will change it to a 125/220/50 amp service and eliminate the 30 amp service.  As it was set up, the air conditioning was on a dedicated circuit and i am not sure what the merit of that is at this point?  I am installing an isolation transformer and then a Victron Quattro 5000/200. 

I haven't sat down to compare the old schematic and complete a new one based on adding the inverter, but would welcome any input from other owners who did something similar.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Cockpit Line Pass-through repair H46
« Last post by Ripple on December 30, 2020, 02:33:40 PM »
 I replaced ours with sheet rubber, the stuff used as a roofing material, about 5 years ago. Just cut holes big enough to allow the lines to pass through. Has held up well in tropical environment so far.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Interior varnish touch-up
« Last post by joel on December 30, 2020, 02:31:48 PM »


On darker wood the Epiphanes RapidCoat is slightly tined and works well for me.  The RapidClear works well on lighter wood as does their regular varnish.  YMMV.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Interior varnish touch-up
« Last post by Ambition on December 30, 2020, 01:10:58 PM »
Joel, This is the email I received from the factory for our boat. PLEASE NOTE DO NOT ASSUME THAT YOUR BOAT WAS FINISHED WITH THE SAME GLOSS VALUES
The varnish we used inside is brand "waltz" PolyurethanePaint made in Japan. Please see the details as below. Since there is not any distribution in the US you can use other brands of Polyurethane Varnish from your marine stores instead.
- Cabin Sole - Polyurethane Paint (one-liquid humidity cure type) with Gloss Finish
- Salon table and companionway ladder- Polyurethane Paint (Liquid A and liquid B type) with Gloss Finish
- Interior Cabinetry and handrails - Polyurethane Paint (Liquid A and liquid B type) with 30% Gloss Finish -use flattening agent

I hope this helps,
S/V Ambition H46#40
Hylas Discussion / Cockpit Line Pass-through repair H46
« Last post by Nirvana on December 29, 2020, 10:11:05 PM »
Hi all, hope this finds you well and warm!

Some have called these 'fire hoses' into the cockpit.  I do not know to technical name for them.

As seen in the attached photos the prior owner installed what appears to be a rubberized fabric backed by duct-tape and carpet edging!!!  I know right?  Well it did work for awhile but has been steadily degrading and now we're getting a bit wet in here when the seas get rough, not to mention its lack of appeal.

So I'm looking for ideas and/or solutions you may have come up with.

I have now removed the SS Frames and found mountains of multiple layers of sealants of various types in addition to the aforementioned duct-tape, rubber and aluminum carpet edging.

I have contemplated replacing with (of all things) heavy-duty shower pan liner which is very thick and very tough neoprene.  This would still require some structural back plate to keep it from just tearing out on a big wave over the bow.  I would be donig a bit of a more graceful job on the install I should think.  :)

 It would also mean I'd have to have some rolled edge for the lines to pass over as to not chafe them or the membrane.

Open to thoughts, concepts and/or solutions.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Interior varnish touch-up
« Last post by joel on December 29, 2020, 07:51:53 PM »
Merrill, your response got cut off.  Please re-post.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Converting aft water tank to diesel on a 44
« Last post by joel on December 29, 2020, 07:47:10 PM »

Thanks.  Our manifolds are on the port side at the forward end of the engine room.

I've ordered everything except the fuel fill and vent hoses.  I'm going to mount the new Racor, the transfer pump and a 3 way valve on a piece of starboard and mount that at the port aft end of the engine room. 

One important lesson - the threads on the Racor are SAE thread and take a special fitting you can get from Parker.

I've also ordered a sending unit to connect that tank to my fuel gauge.  Still lots of drilling and connecting to be done when it gets a little warmer in Annapolis.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Interior varnish touch-up
« Last post by joel on December 29, 2020, 07:40:52 PM »

What brand is used at the factory?

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