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Hylas Discussion / Water tank trea
« Last post by RichardIcowl on July 14, 2017, 06:39:19 AM »
I am planning a painting of SP #22 taking water at Hammil. I noticed in color photos taken in the 1950s the tanks were painted black. What color were they in the 1930s??
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Hylas Discussion / Re: anchor windlass for 44
« Last post by joel on July 12, 2017, 04:07:20 PM »
About to try to have my original windlass refurbished.  The breaker on the motor trips under the slightest load.  Luckily my electrician loves this kind of stuff!  Not sure if it is the motor or the gears, but I'm betting it is the motor.  Even my undersized ground tackle is a bear to retrieve by hand!
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Freshwater system loses pressure
« Last post by Walkup on July 11, 2017, 08:04:43 AM »
Steve,
it took me 2 years to find the leak on my C&C.  It was the pressure relief valve on the hot water heater.  I added red food coloring to the water to help me trace it to its source.  It is more likely a small crack in a fitting if you have the same gray poly as my 44.
Good luck!
Joel

Good idea with the food coloring Joel.
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Throttle lag on Hylas 54 4JH3-DTE
« Last post by nightflight on July 10, 2017, 12:57:49 PM »
Same problem on JH3TE.  I have an autoprop too.  Got worse and a injector pump was diagnosed and rebuilt at 3000 hours (2011).  Problem was solved and still working well at 6000 hours.
Michael
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Yanmar power issues
« Last post by tbglynn on July 10, 2017, 12:16:29 PM »
I want to endorse Burt Preston's recommendation of the Auto Prop for the reasons given.  It is a little cranky around a dock because you need to apply at least 1500 rpm to get it to turn around from forward to backward or backward to forward.  This makes a racket and leaves some thinking that you don't know what you're doing, but the benefits when on passage and, as Burt says, particularly when motorsailing, are huge.  We once logged a 180 mile day in 6 knots of breeze at 1,700 rpm, using very little fuel.
Tim Glynn
S/v Egraine H44/45.5 #84
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Standing Rigging Replacement
« Last post by SeaGlub on July 10, 2017, 05:00:36 AM »
As far what insurers may require, as we are on our first year of outside the US cruising we did an extensive amount of research last year on insurers. I didn't find any that  required a standing rigging replacement. But most if not all required a recent (two years) survey and then an additional survey every following 5 years. Just my recent experience, good luck
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Throttle lag on Hylas 54 4JH3-DTE
« Last post by brian black on July 08, 2017, 11:47:58 AM »
same for us on our 46.  we had the injector pump and injectors removed, rebuilt and replaced.  solved the problem
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Inverter/Charger
« Last post by Knoxan on July 08, 2017, 07:37:57 AM »
If the main dc isolator from the batteries is switched off, the invertor should be completely off.
The only items I know of which can still have dc power bypassing the battery isolator are
bowthruster, anchor windlass, chart table lighting and bilge pumps. There may be some leakage in these. Some bilge pump level switches are electronic with no moving parts and thes cause a continuous load. Best way to track down source is to disconnect wiring one circuit at a time. The accuracy of your measurement equipment may be a bit off at this power level and the load is lower than you think.

Andy
H46-32
True Brew
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Throttle lag on Hylas 54 4JH3-DTE
« Last post by Knoxan on July 08, 2017, 07:05:44 AM »
I had a similar problem a couple of years ago with a 4JH2-te  on my H46. Didn't happen all the time but often enough to make me nervous about leaving dock or casting off a mooring. Never knew what would happen. However, after a winter ashore problem dissapeared and has so far not returned.
I suspected that the problem might be the maxprop propeller being sluggish in adjusting blade position and causing too much load on the engine when accelerating from rest. The improvement came after a complete change of lubricating grease in the propeller. May have been co-oincidence but have now had two seasons where the issue has not returned. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Andy
H46-32 True Brew
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Yanmar power issues
« Last post by burtpreston on July 08, 2017, 03:41:04 AM »
If you are exploring different props, you might look at the Autoprop. It is a prop that automatically adjusts the pitch and when the engine is shut off, the blades feather. We installed one a year ago on our 44 and have been very happy. At 2350 rpms we burn 1 gal per hour and cruise in flat water at 7.5 knots, or we can reduce rpms to 1900 and cruse at 6.8 knots, with a reduction in fuel. It is very good when motorsailing in light winds 4 to 8 knots off the beam, we will then cruise at slightly over 8 knots. Essentially it adjusts the pitch of the blades to utilize the available horsepower, whereas fixed pitch props are only optimal at one rpm. It is slower to accelerate in forward or reverse because you need some flow over the prop to get it to automatically pitch the blades, so it isn't as good in reverse as a MaxProp.

Concerning engine temperatures, we just flushed the raw water cooling system using Barnacle Buster (instructions on their website) and it made a major difference. Before the engine temperature would rise significantly after 3 to 4 minutes at 2800 rpms, but after cleaning there is just a small increase in temperature.

Burt Preston
Exuberant H-44
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