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Hylas Discussion / Re: searching for Boat Insurance
« Last post by Panama Red on August 11, 2020, 02:00:28 PM »
I have been using Gowrie / Jackline in Annapolis for the last few years. They are easy to deal with by phone or email.

S/V Ambition H46 #40

My insurance Pantaenius just sent me a letter of non renewal of insurance.  I have had zero claims.  Pantaenius no longer offers insurance outside of the EU.

I got a quote from Gowrie/Jackline.  It was a GEICO policy and the main sales point was trailer insurance for a Hylas 44!  ?????

At first they did not want to offer a quote because I am not a live aboard and I do not haul out in the winter (in my marina Norfolk VA, no one hauls out for the winter, the slips are full year round).

They kept asking what model Hylas 44 it is.  I would like to say it is a Mark XIX HRD (Hylas Racing Division).

I also requested a quote from progressive.  To get boat insurance I have to bundle my farm and autos with the boat insurance.  But since I live in West Virginia, I either must move the boat (on a car trailer) to West Virginia or move the farm to Virginia.

I never had these problems with Pantaenius, they understood yachts, marinas and weather.  Auto insurance companies seem to think
a yacht is just a boat that you park in your garage when not using it.

I was not expecting Gowrie/Jackline to be an auto insurance company.

SV Sugarbear
Experienced Hylas Yachts / Hylas 56 for sale
« Last post by jay on August 10, 2020, 01:26:08 PM »
It is regret that we find it's time to sell our beloved 2013 Hylas 56.  She has been a Great Lakes boat since new, so has never touched salt.  With that, she has been put away every winter, and so the hours are very low.  She was our 3rd Hylas, and we put a lot of attention on what to order, and sought a lot of advise from other 56 owners.  There are tons of extras, so if there are any serious lookers, I can provide a list of options. Word of mouth has already had  2 people looking at her, but as far as I know, not locked up anything yet. She is super clean, and most people say she still looks like new.  Contact me at
thanks-jay hall
Hylas Discussion / Re: searching for Boat Insurance
« Last post by derek on August 07, 2020, 11:52:34 AM »
Hi all having looked at the traffic on this subject I have spoken to the company who I have used for a number of years and asked them if they could help us and Yes was the reply so below is their information on what they can do I have no interest Personal or financial in this company So it just another option in the maze of insurance
Manketti HY 49 #47

We have markets with KGM, Navigators & General, Nautical, MS Amlin & Towergate. For the larger boats we have AIG and Ropners (Part of Global Risk Partners) and they can cover superyachts.
KGM are a competitive market and they cover boats up to
Hylas Discussion / Re: Replacement for Nilsson Maxwell 1000 windlass
« Last post by joel on August 05, 2020, 01:35:00 PM »
Nice job!

Which model do you have?  We don't have the chain feed and our drum is smooth, but it is similar.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Replacement for Nilsson Maxwell 1000 windlass
« Last post by Windswept on August 04, 2020, 11:47:17 PM »
Maxwell's are pretty tough....I replaced my seals, cleaned, painted with expoxy paint & re chromed. I belive i have around 550 bucks in it...
Hylas Discussion / Replacement for Nilsson Maxwell 1000 windlass
« Last post by joel on August 02, 2020, 05:28:07 PM »
It may be time to replace my 30 year old windlass.  I
Hylas Discussion / Stern ladder for a 44
« Last post by joel on August 02, 2020, 05:15:30 PM »
My 44 has a gate on the port side, and a team cap rail.  If anyone has a similar setup please send me a description or photos.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Max Prop conversion to Flexofold
« Last post by brian black on August 02, 2020, 04:11:22 PM »
We swapped our MaxProp for a GORI, primarily for the reasons presented.  Now the GORI is giving us problems because hard marine growth on the exposed gears builds up and prevents the blades from moving.  Does the Flexofold also have this vulnerability?

Here's my 2 cents: The dometic AC and Heat units work great.  Fortunately for me the ducting was already in place. To me that would be THEE most difficult part if it wasn't already ducted. The actual vents would've required some woodwork and the ducts themselves are about 6-8" wide on the outside after accounting for the insulation (4-6" inside diameter) so that's a lot of space to find under floors, behind cabinets and through bulkheads. For the pump(s) you're gonna need access to a thru hull or two (think the recommendation is no more than 2 units per pump) and they have to be continuous downhill run from the thru hull to the pump, then continuous uphill from the pump to the AC unit. You will also need access to 110v electrical. For me I just used the washing machine breaker already installed on SeaGlub, cut those wires (bc I never plan on having a washing machine) and ran longer wires to my air conditioning brain. 53k BTU sounds like a ridiculously high amount. If you had one 16k unit for each area of the boat (forward, main salon, and aft) that would be way more than enough. I have one 16k and that thing blows cold air like crazy and cools the main salon, galley and aft stateroom in about 3 minutes after turning it on. For efficiency, I close off the forward stateroom. But even when I've had guests and opened the entire boat, the one 16k unit is still more than enough (I just have to redirect some of the air flow with a small DC powered fan). Lance and Pam on Shamaya (49') recently replaced AC units. May ask them directly on FB (search Shamaya). My unit sits under the bench around the table in main salon which is only 24" run to the already built in vent. And there was already a vent screen for air access in that area where the unit is installed. Call me if you want to discuss in more detail.
I definitely will be adding a new heater and/or a reverse cycle system for heat and A/C.  I would like to know what you are using and if it is working for the environment you are in. The calculations say ~53k BTU's for my 51.  I know this most likely double what I would need, hence querying the group. Anyone in the tropics have details to provide along with boat type?  Cheers, Shaun
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