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Hylas Discussion / Re: Potential new Hylas owners looking to visit a 46 and a 49
« Last post by jay on May 04, 2021, 05:33:54 PM »
I have owned 2 different 46"s (long story) and chartered a 49 for a couple of weeks, and have a good friend that had a 49.  Both great boats. Either one is a go to boat.  If you find one that fits your needs, in good shape, without too many hours, then jump on it.  All Hylas's are in pretty high demand right now.  You may even think about splitting the difference, and ordering a new 48.  Just a thought.  Good Luck.
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Tides Marine Sailtrack Input Please
« Last post by joel on May 04, 2021, 01:22:21 PM »
I had one installed on my 44 last year after getting tired of breaking plastic slides.  It's great!  The sail drops in 5 seconds if I just release the halyard.  Hoisting takes much less effort.  Nothing sticks or binds.

If you are installing it yourself you will need 2 cans of McLube to lubricate the track as you insert it.  The sail cars are inserted from the bottom.  Then a lock goes on the bottom of the track,  You don't use the existing mast gate except to insert the track.

You won't regret it!

Joel
Atlantis 44#66
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Tides Marine Sailtrack Input Please
« Last post by wurzner on May 04, 2021, 01:08:38 PM »
Thank you Jim.  I guess i wasn't clear on one thing; it is where they put the gate to insert the slugs that is way up in the air.  I believe that will be lower with the new system.  Thank you for the feedback regarding your experiences...greayly appreciated.

Cheers
Shaun
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Tides Marine Sailtrack Input Please
« Last post by Ripple on May 04, 2021, 12:46:53 PM »
I do not know if it will help your stack height but you will not find a better slide system for your main. Few moving parts, no corrosion issues and easy to install. Installed one on our previous boat and would have one now if our current boat did not have in-mast furling.
Jim, 46-53
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Hylas Discussion / Tides Marine Sailtrack Input Please
« Last post by wurzner on May 04, 2021, 05:19:10 AM »
Anyone using the tidesmarine sailtrack system.  (https://www.tidesmarine.com/sailtrack/index)  It came recommend due to ultra low friction hoisting/dousing, easier reefing, the the ability to lower my gate from the existing 7ft above the seck location.  Any feedback good or other?    About $2000 delivered for a 54ft hoist.   Since we are setting up the boat for double handing, ease of operation reefing if key.

Thanks
Shaun
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Two items:  46 is wet boat; when off pacific, rest is required.
49 is a dry, rocking horse - when off pacific your ready for dinner and celebration!  Also 49
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Rudder post support arm in swim locker
« Last post by Windswept on April 27, 2021, 03:40:08 AM »
Hello Seaglub (Chris) Good to hear you have made a safe passage! Windswept is a 1999/2000 and I have no rudder access in the swim platform locker? All my access is through/under the master berth. Seems to me ( and I could be wrong) but, if you have play....it might be in the heal area which might be putting pressure on your L-bracket that your showing?? Best Don

btw: in full mode on the arch & building hard top bimini. ;)
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Potential new Hylas owners looking to visit a 46 and a 49
« Last post by Dan on April 25, 2021, 01:31:07 PM »
You might reach out to the Hylas salesman in the U.S. for his perspective because he knows both models very well.  His description of the differences may make your choice easier.  He is Kevin Wensley, cell 239-738-8742.
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Potential new Hylas owners looking to visit a 46 and a 49
« Last post by derek on April 23, 2021, 09:46:16 AM »
Hi I own Manketti, a Hylas 49 she is an English finished boat, built in 2005 I can assure you having been in both a 46 and the 49 that they are not even remotely the same, the 49 has a fin and keg keel and rudder which gives a totally different feel at sea but does not give great close quarters manoeuvring but with luck you are sailing 1000s more hours that parking!!
also with the 49 even if its just two of you the extra space of the 49 will be a godsend + think you get an extra midship cabin.  I'm sure if you make contact with some owners in the US they would love to show off there beautiful yachts. unfortunately I'm trying to sell at present but if I fail and your in Europe you can always come and go sailing with Ann and I.

Derek S/V Manketti H49 #47
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Potential new Hylas owners looking to visit a 46 and a 49
« Last post by Cloudbase on April 23, 2021, 01:08:51 AM »
Thanks Merrill and Maryse, PM sent to you but I have no idea if it went through.

Fee free to PM me or email me at hughtgrandstaff -at- gmail
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