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Hylas Discussion / Blue Moon sold
« Last post by Norm on May 07, 2022, 12:29:21 PM »
Hi all,
After 18 great years, we have sold our 1987 Hylas 44 Blue Moon to Tim Fleming, who currently resides in Utah. After a year's refit in Maryland, he plans to take her to the Caribbean, and then across the Atlantic to the Med. A great new adventure for this wonderful boat. I have let Tim know about this forum, so if you see a post from him, please welcome him to this valuable and interesting group.
It's been fun,
Norm Poulsen
ex H44-29 Blue Moon
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Anchor chain length Hylas 46
« Last post by Seven Iron on May 04, 2022, 01:36:27 PM »
For what it's worth, I just had the same dilemma on my Hylas 46.  I only had 145 feet of 3/8" BBB chain with a 44 lb Rocna.  I talked with Bob Pingel a bit and he noted that John Kretschmer switched to 5/16" G4 for his Kaufman 47.  And it's a heavier boat than the Hylas 46.  So, I figured if that was good enough for John and all his passages, it was good enough for me.  I decided on 300 feet of 5/16" G4 and switched to a 55 lb Rocna.  300 feet gives you a 10:1 ratio in 25 feet of water (assuming 5 feet of freeboard).  The selling factor in going with 5/16" was weight.  300 feet of 3/8" is 175 lbs heavier than 300 feet of 5/16".  That's a significant weight reduction in the bow.  The 5/16" G4 also has a higher working load limit than 3/8" BBB.  So, compared to what I had before, I was getting a higher working strength as well.  Of course, you'd need to purchase a new chainwheel, but it's easy to switch out.

Chris
s/v Seven Iron
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Anchor chain length Hylas 46
« Last post by bhalderman on May 04, 2022, 10:50:21 AM »
Hi Jeff,

We also cary 250 ft of G4 3/8 chain with a Rocna 33 kg and our holding has been excellent in all seabeds and conditions we have encountered. I don
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Anchor chain length Hylas 46
« Last post by bhalderman on May 04, 2022, 10:46:00 AM »
Hi Jeff,
We also carry 250
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Anchor chain length Hylas 46
« Last post by Gato Gordo on May 04, 2022, 04:30:11 AM »
Thank you all.
After your recommendations I will be adding 300 feet of new chain.

Safe sailing

Jeff Carr
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Anchor chain length Hylas 46
« Last post by Ambition on May 03, 2022, 03:47:02 PM »
Jeff,
On board Ambition we carry 275 feet of G4 3/8" on our primary anchor. We find ourselves anchoring in 40 to 50 feet of water depths occasionally in the Caribbean and we sleep well knowing that we are not going anywhere. The Rocna 33kg is our primary anchor. We have never used the secondary anchor.

Cheers
Merrill
S/V Ambition
H46 #40
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Anchor chain length Hylas 46
« Last post by sv Believe on May 03, 2022, 03:31:22 PM »
I recently replaced the chain on our Hylas49. I decreased the length from 300 feet to 250 feet.
The 49 has a very sloped bow which limits space where the chain drops.
We anchor a lot. In over 40,000nm and 42 countries we have never needed 250 feet.
We do carry two anchors but rely almost exclusively on our 73lb Roxana.
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Hylas Discussion / Re: Anchor chain length Hylas 46
« Last post by joel on May 03, 2022, 02:54:10 PM »
Jeff,

How deep is the water where you are anchoring?  I'd be concerned about adding that much weight in the bow.

I rarely anchor in more than 25 feet of water, so I carry 100 feet of 3/8 G4 chain and 150 feet of rode with a 73 pound Vulcan on my 49.  If I let out all the chain I can tie off the rode, so I don't need a chain hook and snubber (but I carry them).

On a 46 I would also want 3/8 G4, but if you change chain you will need to change the gypsy.  I changed the 5/16 BBB that was totally inadequate.  Luckily, Maxwell had a gypsy in stock.

When I changed the chain on my 44 at the dock I got a short length of 2 inch PVC and ran the chain through it so the deck and toe rail did not get dinged up by the chain.

Joel
Rule One
49 #5
Atlantis 44 #66 (for sale)
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Hylas Discussion / Anchor chain length Hylas 46
« Last post by Gato Gordo on May 03, 2022, 02:37:34 PM »
Looking for input on the amount of chain that is recommended for a Hylas 46.
After inspecting our chain we found it to be only 175 feet and needs replacement.

Any recommendations on type of chain and length would be appreciated.
I am thinking 300 to 400 feet.

Thanks,
Jeff Carr
Gato Gordo
Hylas 46 #25
1999
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Hylas Discussion / Re: 4JH-TE whole engine or spare parts?
« Last post by behang on May 02, 2022, 02:36:05 PM »
We just removed our 4JH3-TE and are putting in a Beta 70.

It's coming out because there's internal corrosion that meant oil getting into the coolant. But heat exchanger, turbo... should be fine and there's lots of bonus. However, we're in Mexico, which probably complicates shipping.

We might be able to get it over the border, in which case we'd drop it at PacWest in San Diego (Elias is the yanmar whisperer in this region).

Behan
TOTEM
1982 Stevens 47
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