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Hylas Discussion / hylas 51
« Last post by Dan.Heath on August 04, 2022, 04:07:15 AM »
We are soon to be new owners of a 1991 Hylas 51.
We'd love to hear from any other owners of this boat.

Dan Heath
Hylas Discussion / Broker with a 44/45 Buyer
« Last post by AlliecatSails on August 03, 2022, 07:44:38 PM »
Hi there-

    I am an Annapolis based yacht broker with David Walters Yachts. I recently sold a 1990 Hylas 44 on the Chesapeake and have a handful of leftover, qualified buyers searching for the same make/model in decent condition. A couple in particular are dead set on finding one. Not many East Coast leads for them. Is anyone out there considering selling?

    Many thanks!

Hylas Discussion / Re: Conversion from AGM to LiFePo4 Batteries
« Last post by joel on August 03, 2022, 06:49:10 PM »
The cost will vary widely depending on what other components need to be changed.  I had to change alternator/regulator, inverter and charger.  I went with 2 200 aH batteries and had everything professionally installed along with 4x100 solar panels and controllers. 
I'd be happy to discuss costs off-line.
Rule One
Hylas Discussion / Re: In mast mainsail options
« Last post by joel on August 03, 2022, 05:19:39 PM »
Thanks all!

I'm going to go with HydraNet with battens.  The only question is whether to go with partials or the Elvstrom full battens. 

Good to hear how well the HydraNet have stood up - it confirms the sales talk from both sailmakers I'm talking to.

I'm waiting for the boat show discount from Elvstrom before making a final decision. (I get friends and family pricing from the other loft)
Hylas Discussion / Re: In mast mainsail options
« Last post by Iolea on August 03, 2022, 04:33:39 AM »
Hi Joel, my wife and I bought a new set of Hydranet sails from the Doyle sail loft in Fort Lauderdale in Jan'11 for a 2003 Hylas 49 we had just purchased.  We chose to have vertical battens installed in the main.  After sailing around 40,000nms those sails are still going strong for the new owner (who took delivery from us late 2020), albeit with a little bit of attention on a couple of occasions from a sailmaker.  The vertical battens worked great, had no issues furling and unfurling the main due to the battens, they also gave the main additional strength and some roach.  Wouldn't hesitate to run with vertical battens again.  Paul (2003 Hylas 49 - Iolea)
Hylas Discussion / Re: In mast mainsail options
« Last post by elecco on July 31, 2022, 12:48:10 PM »
Prior to purchasing my H54 this year I owned a Jeanneau SO45 with in-mast furling.  I upgraded my main sail with Doyle Cruising "Stratis Sails".  These are membrane sails, carbon fiber thread.  Loved this sail on both my in-mast furling system and head sails.  They never loose shape and did well in the furling drum of the mast.  My Doyle sail maker also designed the sail with carbon fiber "short" battens that were thinner in diameter than a standard batten and allowed for a slight roach.  I never had issue with this sail.  One big advantage of these sails is they never stretch / loose their shape. 

I liked the Doyle sails so much I've ordered Stratis sails for my Genoa, Stay Sail and Main sails on Voyager.

Good luck in making your selection, there are lots of options.

Voyager, H54-11
Hylas Discussion / Re: H46 holding tank vents
« Last post by Carole on July 31, 2022, 12:19:27 PM »
Hi Brian,
We've had our H46 #70 Adina for about 12 months. We've not noticed any smells from our holding tanks, however our boat survey had mentioned about changing the 3/4 inch breather pipes for shorter 1.5 inch pipes. We've had such a steep learning curve, that this wasn't on our priority 'to-do' list. Nevertheless, having seen the replies to your post we had a quick look on Adina, and found the filters for both holding tanks attached to the top of the port lazarette. They are 'Sanigard holding tank Breather filters'.
It looks like they are no longer available in the UK (where we are based) and the suggested replacement part suggested is:
Wishing you good luck with finding yours.
Carole & Andrew
Hylas Discussion / Re: H44 Chainplates
« Last post by iantomlinson4 on July 30, 2022, 07:30:32 PM »
If anyone wants the H44 chainplate details from Hylas please email me directly at and I swill be happy to forward all I have. Files seem to be too large to post here.
Hylas Discussion / Re: In mast mainsail options
« Last post by joel on July 30, 2022, 02:43:19 PM »

Thanks.  Do you know which cloth was used?  How is the shape?

Hylas Discussion / Re: Emergency bilge pump options
« Last post by joel on July 30, 2022, 02:40:58 PM »

Whale makes a submersible with a much higher capacity, but it is not available. It
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