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Hylas Discussion / Re: Cockpit Table Hinge
« Last post by Ripple on May 15, 2022, 06:18:16 PM »
You might be looking for twin pin sewing machine hinges. Can find brass at Rockler item# 26765. SS disappeared from market years ago. If you find them, please let us know.
Jim, h46-53
Hylas Discussion / Cockpit Table Hinge
« Last post by jweads on May 15, 2022, 05:43:01 PM »
Hello All
The cockpit table on "Over Budget", our 1995 hull #16 H49 folds onto its self.  Time has taken its toll and 2 of the 6 brass hinges have failed.  In my spare parts, I found 4 SS hinges the same size that I must have acquired some time in the past.  I need 2 brass or 2 SS to match.  The hinges are 3" long when folded out and round on each end. Does anyone know of a supply.  I have not contacted Queen Long yet.  Any chance they are using the same hinge currently?

Over Budget
Hylas Discussion / Re: Aft hatch Hylas 44 or 45.5
« Last post by Beth W on May 14, 2022, 08:01:56 PM »
Thanks Ken. It is the frame and also the edge of the glass. I'll check out!
Hylas Discussion / Re: Aft hatch Hylas 44 or 45.5
« Last post by Nirvana on May 14, 2022, 10:55:34 AM »
Is it the frame or just the glass?  You can have the glass replaced.  I had it done on my 46 a couple of years ago by    Great work. I also had them replace it with the higher UV rating, a little darker but cooler.  My cost was $650 but I delivered it and picked it up.  They do ship worldwide.
Hylas Discussion / Aft hatch Hylas 44 or 45.5
« Last post by Beth W on May 13, 2022, 07:32:02 PM »
I have a new-to-me Hylas 1994 45.5 and may need to replace the aft hatch over the master cabin. From previous posts it seems that the original hatches are Atkins Hoyle. Does anyone know the exact measurement of the hatch (I'm unable to measure the hatch eight now) and/or have suggestions on an alternative manufacturer? Thank you!
Hylas Discussion / Re: Conversion from AGM to LiFePo4 Batteries
« Last post by Aria56 on May 10, 2022, 11:51:11 AM »
We completed the conversion last month. We only changed the house bank so ours was a hybrid install.(We left the starting battery and 2 bow thruster batteries AGM) We replaced the 4 8D 255 Ahr ea house batteries with 300 Ahr LiFePo with internal 150 amp BMS.  We started by making and laying out the 2/0 cables, all the positives being the same length, all of the negatives being the same length.  We used 2 big bus bars to accomplish this.  The new batteries are wonderfully light, so getting them in was easy.  We used the boom and sheet blocks to get the old ones out through the aft cabin hatch. I reprogrammed the master volt charger and installed a Balmar regulator on the house 150 Amp alternator. Also reprogrammed the 1200 watts of solar and the wind generator to LiFePo. One surprise is that the house bank was connected to the thrusters bank. When I tested this I had 200 amps drawing from the house lithiums! I separated the connection from the house bank to the AGM bow thrusters and installed a Victron battery to battery charger with a on/off switch at the Nav station. Also use the engine alternator to charge the thruster bank with a Victron Cirux charging relay.  I changed the tie switch to connect the thruster bank with the starting battery for back up starting.
We live aboard and I have been running between 30% and 70% with just renewable. We only use the genset when we want to spoil ourselves with AC. I am not stern heavy anymore, lost 400 lbs back there.  The DC water maker kicks but now with a steady 13 volts.
We couldn
Hylas Discussion / Re: 4JH-TE whole engine or spare parts?
« Last post by YachtShah on May 10, 2022, 04:35:19 AM »
Well, I reckon we could organise something here.  Certainly the West coast of US is convenient for getting it to Philippines.  The Philippines has BALAKBAYAN delivery companies all over the world that ship large and heavy items without duty to Philippines.  Any local Filipino would know the company.  It's how they send home chocolate and treats for their family!

I will check out the 4JH3-TE parts list and see how much will be "adaptable."

What age is the engine?  Is the internal corrosion going to make the main block better as a mooring than a useable item?


P.S. Please send me PM so that we can save interrupting others.  I tried to PM you but you have a block.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Conversion from AGM to LiFePo4 Batteries
« Last post by joel on May 09, 2022, 04:48:33 PM »
I'm in the middle of a conversion.  We removed 2 8Ds and 6 6 volt golf cart batteries that made up the house bank and replaced them with 2 200 amp hour LifePo batteries.  Some of the batteries were either 10 or 20 years old (could not make out the date, except it ended in 2).  Changing to a Balmar alternator a new charger and separate inverter.  Also replaced the start battery with another AGM.  Windlass batteries are newer 6 volt AGMs, so I was able to salvage something!

We used a block and tackle attached to the boom to haul the 8Ds out of the bilge and eventually onto the dock.

Also put 4x100 solar panels on the hard bimini.  Should be good to go next week!
Hylas Discussion / Re: Blue Moon sold
« Last post by joel on May 09, 2022, 02:32:10 PM »

Thanks for all of the advice over the last 6 years.  I wish you the best in your future endeavors!

Hylas Discussion / Re: Anchor chain length Hylas 46
« Last post by Dealatis on May 08, 2022, 05:27:10 PM »
We have 300 feet BBB chain and 33kg Rocna on H49 on the bow.   45 lb cqr up there too with 25 feet chain and 200 feet nylon 3/4
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