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Hylas Discussion / Re: Windlass Control Box - Location on a 46
« Last post by Ambition on January 03, 2019, 12:47:04 AM »
Thanks all for the quick response ... much appreciated. As always, time to start taking stuff apart!

Merrill and Maryse
S/V Ambition H46 #40
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Windlass Control Box - Location on a 46
« Last post by SeaGlub on January 02, 2019, 08:14:40 PM »
Our control box is located under the forward stateroom berth than a separate breaker mounted on the wall in the v-head. I also had to change out cables a few years back as they had corroded at the connection point to the motor in the anchor locker under the windlass
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Windlass Control Box - Location on a 46
« Last post by Ripple on January 02, 2019, 07:58:57 PM »
Merrill, our windlass relay is mounted on a panel against the port hull under the fwd bunk. We ordered another relay when our windlass failed last year. It is now a spare relay because it was water entering the cables at the windlass, disintegrating the cable for 10í, that was the problem. JR
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Windlass Control Box - Location on a 46
« Last post by joel on January 02, 2019, 07:08:21 PM »
Merrill,

Just follow the cable from the breaker and it will lead you to the box.  The problem could just be corroded connectors causing voltage drop, so have your meter handy.  On my boat, the breaker was undersized (only 50 amp when it should have been 100) and the cable corroded.  Then the motor drowned.

I need to order a new motor for my windlass.    Not looking forward to that job!

Joel
Atlantis 44 # 66.
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Hylas Discussion / Windlass Control Box - Location on a 46
« Last post by Ambition on January 02, 2019, 05:30:25 PM »
I have a quick question please. I am trying to locate the control box for the anchor windlass on our 2002 H46 hull #40. Any chance I could get some indication as where to look please? I have power to the breaker (the red lights turn on when I set the breaker switch to on). I have looked behind the breaker switch for the windlass / bow thruster under the pullman berth and see nothing.
Neither the foot controls at the bow nor the up / down switch in the cockpit will engage the windlass. I am about to check at the motor for power but would really like to find the box!
Thanks in advance,
Merrill and Maryse
S/V Ambition H46 #40
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Rebuilding 4JH2-TE / H46 #28
« Last post by jammin on December 29, 2018, 04:13:11 PM »
I did a complete rebuild of the 4JH3-HTE in my Stevens 47. New bearings, pistons, cylinder head, etc. The reason for the rebuild was that the engine had ingested water and sucked a valve. Like the OP, I didn't want to go with a new, electronic motor. The cylinder bores had rusty patches from the water ingestion, and I wanted to bore the cylinders out 0.010, but oversize pistons were not available, despite being listed in the parts r&r catalog. I honed the cylinders out as much as allowable, but that wasn't enough to completely remove the rust stains.

So far the engine runs fine, but I still worry about those rust patches. The engine does burn more oil than I would like, but I think that was due to a damaged housing/oil seal in the turbo. I've replaced the turbo, but haven't had a chance to run the engine enough to see if that fixed the oil consumption problem.

Good luck on your rebuild. Let me know if I can help in any way.
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Hylas Discussion / Radar Suggestions
« Last post by NordicSunII on December 29, 2018, 03:27:06 AM »
I'm planning on upgrading my Radar.  What might be a good Radar option these days.  I will be putting on a mast in the back of my Hylas 44.  Which ones should I consider.  I'm considering a Furuno DRS4W, since it has a wireless display, and the price doesn't break the bank.   Are there other wireless options that might be better?  Plan eventually to go offshore, would one model be better for that than other?  Also planning to install a Vesper 8000 AIS unit as well.
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Float Switch, Which Kind?
« Last post by NordicSunII on December 29, 2018, 03:21:43 AM »
Guess I will have to look and see what brand I have now.  Thought it was Johnson but maybe not.
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Float Switch, Which Kind?
« Last post by joel on December 28, 2018, 05:45:35 PM »
There is no float in the Johnson switch.  Sounds like a bad electrical connection either internally or externally.
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Float Switch, Which Kind?
« Last post by NordicSunII on December 27, 2018, 03:00:37 PM »
The Johnson switch is what I use in the sump pump.  The problem Iím having is the switch seems to get stuck up, or stuck down so it doesnít work.  Then if I hit the thing it starts to work.  But of course I canít hit the switch when the top of the sump is on.
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