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Hylas Discussion / Re: Hank on stay sail for H49---for Sale
« Last post by joel on June 27, 2018, 06:56:23 PM »

Any idea on luff length?  Probably too long for my 44.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Bottom Paint suggestions and quanity?
« Last post by joel on June 27, 2018, 06:55:29 PM »

Can't really help on paint selection.  You might call Jamestown Distributors to see what they recommend.  They have lots of survey data from all over the country.  You need to know if you have ablative (soft) or non-ablative (hard) paint on there now.  You also have to deal with CA enviro regs.  That may limit your options.

Two gallons should do it.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Charging windlass battery.
« Last post by joel on June 27, 2018, 03:58:44 PM »

Thanks.  I've got two 80 amp alternators and no generator.  My electrician is recommending a Blue Sea ACR connected to one bank/alternator.  He is also recommending that the charger be disconnected from the windlass battery, as the charger will go through the ACR.

Remote electronic solenoid?    Do you recall the brand/model?  Blue Seas has an "Add a battery kit" with a manual switch and ACR.  Might serve the same purpose.

Hylas 44 # 66
Hylas Discussion / Re: Charging windlass battery.
« Last post by bobknapp on June 27, 2018, 09:33:49 AM »
I think the best approach to charge the thruster/windlass battery is with a dedicated alternator. Ours is charged with the stock 55 amp Yanmar alternator.  Our large alternator is a Balmar 165 amp which just charges the house bank.  For shore or generator charging the bow battery has a dedicated 50 amp charger.  We also have a remote electronic solenoid to tie in the bow battery (either for a voltage boost for the thruster, or more amps for the house bank) but most of the time it is not engaged. 

We had the high amperage schematics reconfigured six years ago on our 2004 H49 per Nigel Calder's review and are very pleased with the results.

Let me know if you need more clarification.

Bob Knapp
s/v Quintessa, H49#46
Hylas Discussion / Hylas Rendevous
« Last post by Amante on June 27, 2018, 07:46:27 AM »
I forwarded your question to Hylas. Hope it is fun!

> On Jun 25, 2018, at 4:23 PM, wrote:
> does this include those who might have an "antique" Hylas??
> Susan Noll
> Chacara
> Hylas 51
Hylas Discussion / Bottom Paint suggestions and quanity?
« Last post by Windswept on June 26, 2018, 03:07:22 AM »
Hello members.... well, we've had Windswept (2000 46) for several months now. We found her in Washington and sailed her down to Monterey Ca. Yep, she's a keeper for sure, smile.

Q. I'm ready for our first bottom paint and could use some help. Any suggestions on what bottom paint to use? Moss Landing, Ca. is a pretty hot (fouled) harbor, even though we get her out on the bay often. Nov. 2019 we plan on sailing with the 2019 Baha Ha Ha and beyond. Were thinking do the bottom now as she needs it....then in 2019 take our next paint with us, so as to pull her in Mexico so she's ready for the Pacific. Paint suggestions would much appreciated. Thank you!

Also, since this is our first bottom much paint (gallons) do I need?

Hylas Discussion / Re: Moon Dancer lost rudder Stranded in Venezuela
« Last post by hmacread on June 25, 2018, 06:47:42 PM »
Hi Steve / All,

I've been reading posts on this forum for a while now because am investigating what make of second hand boat to buy for a pacific ocean crossing with my wife and two kids.

The Hylas 46 is at the top of the list of boats that would suit my family, but a post like this puts doubt in my mind about the design and build quality. 

It's now been a month since the original post and I'm hoping that Moon Dancer are on the way to resolving the issue, could you or anyone else on the forum elaborate on the failure?

I understand that this is a delicate issue to discuss in a public forum.  Feel free message me privately.

Kind regards
Hylas Discussion / Re: Cutter rig set up on Hylas 44
« Last post by joel on June 25, 2018, 05:27:00 PM »
I'm considering adding a staysail to my 44.  Does anyone have a picture/diagram/description of the chainplate that attaches to the bulkhead?
Hylas Discussion / Charging windlass battery.
« Last post by joel on June 22, 2018, 05:57:19 PM »
My windlass battery is only charged by the battery charger. What is the best way to charge it from the alternators?
Hylas Discussion / Hank on stay sail for H49---for Sale
« Last post by Aria49 on June 21, 2018, 01:12:50 PM »
As a result of a refit where i went roller furling on the stay sail, I have a barely used Doyle hank on stay sail.  It was made in 2017, has 3 battens, slab reefing.  Paid 2k for it, sell it for 750.
Sail can be picked up in Annapolis.
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