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Hylas Discussion / Re: How do you treat your drinking water?
« Last post by joel on July 26, 2021, 06:26:32 PM »
Thanks.  Empty dry tanks will definitely say clean. 

We used the boat intermittently, so drying them between uses is a PIA.

Confirmed with QL that the tanks are 304 stainless.

Found a product called CleanTabs.  Supposed to be safe for stainless.
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Wall Light Switches
« Last post by joel on July 26, 2021, 05:58:22 PM »
Have you contacted Queen Long?  I think they still use those switches.
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Hylas Discussion / Wall Light Switches
« Last post by reveller on July 26, 2021, 03:57:22 PM »
Hi!

On our 1987 Hylas 47, the wall light switch to turn the overhead dome light in the forward cabin has gone bad.  It's a small square rocker style switch with a teak switch plate.  This same style switch is located in several places throughout the boat.  Looks like it may have originally been manufactured by National.  Does anyone have a line on where I could purchase these same style switches?  Or, if you replaced your light switches with a different style, care to share?

Thanks!
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Leading Main halyard and reefing lines to cockpit on Hylas 44
« Last post by joel on July 26, 2021, 01:26:40 PM »
Sounds like a better plan!  I've got all self tailing winches on the mast and added clutches for each halyard.  Makes it safer and easier to take a break.  The hard part was getting the old winches off.

Joel
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Polars for 44?
« Last post by joel on July 26, 2021, 01:23:52 PM »
I made my own.  I lowered the boat speeds at higher wind speeds from the original, as sea state becomes a limiting factor.

Let me know what you thing.

Joel
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It might be a pain, but I'm thinking first of adding a electric winch for raising the main, using it so my wife can haul my heavy ass up to the top of the mast.  I'll put an electric winch on port one side and a manual self tailing winch on starboard.  Yes it might be a pain to install but nice things always come at a cost.  I also  think of it as a safety factor, for single hand sailing offshore.  I'm hoping some Hylas 44 owner has done this that can provide advice.
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Polars for 44?
« Last post by NordicSunII on July 25, 2021, 05:22:43 AM »
Joel, did you ever get the polars for your Hylas 44?  If so could you share?
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Hylas Discussion / Re: How do you treat your drinking water?
« Last post by Ripple on July 23, 2021, 06:36:18 PM »
Our tanks are 304 ss and they do not like chlorine so any water into the tank goes through a chlorine filter or water maker. We live on the boat about 5 months a year in the windwards  and run tank water through a filter before consuming. At the end of the season, we pull off the inspection port and sponge  dry the interior, leaving the port open so oxygen can hopefully delay leaks due to corrosion. We have done this 14 years and have not been poisoned yet and the water is not discolored at season end. Maybe you do not need chlorine.
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Leading Main halyard and reefing lines to cockpit on Hylas 44
« Last post by joel on July 23, 2021, 05:57:48 PM »
I've seen it done on other boats.  It would be a major project to install turning blocks, line organizers, route lines through the sprayhood/dodger and install clutches and a winch or two.  All the hardware would require backing plates, over-drilling the core and filling with epoxy and re-drilling.
You'd also end up with a lot of line in the cockpit.
Going up to the mast to put in/shake out the first reek is not a big deal if the autopilot is working.  If its windy enough for a second reef it gets challenging.
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Hylas Discussion / Re: How do you treat your drinking water?
« Last post by joel on July 23, 2021, 01:53:04 PM »
Perhaps they are stainless?  I guess I could check with QL.

Either way, chlorine is not recommended.

I empty the tanks when the boat will be sitting, and the water quality is improving, but I doubt it is drinkable.  I will be adding a watermaker, but I still need to store the water in a tank.

Joel

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