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Hylas Discussion / Replacement Fuel Pump H46
« Last post by Kevin on November 06, 2023, 02:32:54 PM »
I have a Hylas 46 with an external fuel pump that is switched on/off at the battery control panel on the side under the nav seat.  The documentation that came with the boat says that it is a Walbro Marine Electronic Fuel Pump, but there are no markings on the pump itself.  FFrom what I can see on line, Walbro does not make a replacement pump that would fit.

It is located at the forward end of the engine room compartment attached to the floor boards (i.e., right at your feet when you open the stairs to access the engine compartment).

Has anyone found a replacement for this pump?

Kevin Kinports
S/V Cecil, H46 #59
Hylas Discussion / Diesel heather install in H54
« Last post by Hobiehobie on October 30, 2023, 02:02:08 PM »
Hello friends.  We have just turned up in Scotland after 7 years of Caribbean and Bahamas sailing.  It
Hylas Discussion / Re: Torque for keel bolts on a Hylas 54
« Last post by Fpalmaz on October 25, 2023, 03:02:59 PM »
Here is a response I got via text from Christian Pschorr on the matter of keel bolt torque:

Regarding the keel, it’s recommended that keelbolts be re-torqued every 5 to 7 years.  Almost no one does this, of course.  Guidelines:
 • The boat has to have it’s weight on the keel on the hard
 • The keel should be supported by only 2 bits of timber to discourage uneven loading
 • The nuts must first be unscrewed slightly before setting the torque
 • Consider backing off the nuts entirely, and applying TefGel or sealant under the backing plates and around the fiberglass where the bolts penetrate to insure there are no leaks.  (While leaks are unlikely, this would make sure, and it’s easiest to simply add this to the work list.)
 • Tighten each nut to 123 kgf*m
As long as the keelbolts don’t show evidence of serious galvanic corrosion, it is unlikely that they are compromised in any notable way.  Such galvanic damage would be evident in other gear on board as well, like the prop, shaft and engine.  One of those 16x 40 mm bolts had a breaking strength of over 150,000 lbs new, so the designed safety factor is considerable.  The number and size of the keelbolts were designed to last the life of the boat.

SV Free Range
54 RS #52
Hylas Discussion / Re: Cupboard Door Locks
« Last post by Fpalmaz on October 25, 2023, 02:56:37 PM »
Just to add to this thread. If repairing the current locks does not work for some. Queen Long Quoted me $55.00 EA for replacement push button locks. Candy was very prompt in getting back to the request.
SV Free Range
54 RS #52
Hylas Discussion / Re: Yanmar 4JH3 lamp. Need help
« Last post by etuman on October 24, 2023, 01:20:34 PM »
I was able to get to the bulbs behind the panel by unscrewing the panel from the cockpit on my 44.  The bulbs were easy to pull out and replace.  You may or may not have the same configuration though.

Hylas Discussion / Re: main switch on electrical panel
« Last post by jammin on October 23, 2023, 02:45:35 AM »
AC transfer switches are relatively simple mechanical switches. If it
Hylas Discussion / main switch on electrical panel
« Last post by ALDEBR on October 23, 2023, 01:14:26 AM »
The selector switch on the electrical panel -  the one that goes from shore power to off to generator - is frozen on shore power. Will not budge. Anyone experience this issue? Any simple solution?
Hylas Discussion / Re: Yanmar 4JH3 lamp. Need help
« Last post by Hobiehobie on October 14, 2023, 04:00:06 AM »
On our H54#50 we removed the galley roof panels to get to the back of the engine panel.  The bulbs just pull out of friction holders.  Takes a minute to replace them, an hour to reassemble the galley ceiling!

Not sure about the gauge cleaning.  They may be sealed units and you might have to replace.  See the Engine parts catalogue for all this stuff so you can order the right parts.

FYI the parts catalogue is very useful not only for getting parts, but also just to show how things fit together in the exploded diagrams. Way more useful than the users manual!
Hylas Discussion / Yanmar 4JH3 lamp. Need help
« Last post by tobyfleming on October 13, 2023, 02:19:50 AM »
Hello, I need to replace a burned out Yanmar 4JH3 light and clean the oil pressure gauge. Is there anyone with experience who can guide me? Thank
Hylas Discussion / Re: Torque for keel bolts on a Hylas 54
« Last post by Ripple on October 10, 2023, 12:48:12 AM »
Queen Long recommended 585 ft-lb for the M35 keel bolts on our 46. This corresponds to the recommended assembly torque values on charts found on the internet.
Jim 46-53
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