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Hylas Discussion / Re: Simpson S300 Davits
« Last post by Zebedee on June 25, 2023, 01:48:57 PM »
We had a similar issue. After taking apart the davit with the switches, we realized that on our boat, there is a separate relay/wiring/fuse box under the steps (in the "garage"). Tightened all of the connections (one was loose) and problem solved. Not sure the setup on your boat but it may be worth following the leads out of the davits to wherever your control box is.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Simpson S300 Davits
« Last post by Dan on June 24, 2023, 01:54:05 PM »
This must be irony.

I am the one with the manual and today one of my davits would go down but not up.  I removed the cover with switches and moved wires around but it would not work.  Still down and no up.  Not a switch problem.

Stymied.  I removed the other cover and started to raise manually.  The gearing is unbelievably slow and I did not have a way to connect the socket to my power driver.  That was a long chore.  Word to those like me who are less wise.  Figure this out in advance.

As I manually raised the dinghy I would occasionally try the switch.  Just to take a break really.  After the dinghy was all raised manually I tried the switch and what do you know.  Up and down working like a charm.

Yay!  But wtf?

Does anybody have an idea where the gremlin might be?
Hylas Discussion / Re: Ballast in Displacement?
« Last post by Moonlight on June 23, 2023, 11:29:20 AM »
When we purchased Moonlight (49) in 2013, we had it trucked from Florida to Lake Erie.  The trucking company wanted a weight, I had no idea how much it weighted so I used the advertised weight of 32,000 lbs.  It was weighted at the first weigh station at 39,000 lbs.  Later, I contacted Queen Long and asked how much it weighted and they said, when it left the factory it weighted 36,000 lbs and I assume that was without mast and rigging and empty.  I have no idea where they get the displacement figures for the advertising.  More recently, travelift weights come in around 40,000 lbs with all our equipment; however, they vary quite a bit. 
Hylas Discussion / Re: Repacking Stuffing box on Hylas 49
« Last post by Moonlight on June 23, 2023, 11:06:32 AM »
This won't help you now, but when I had a genset put in our 49, I had them put it on a sliding tray that allows me to slide the genset into the aft berth giving me access to everything behind the engine. 
Hylas Discussion / Re: How to replace Antal switches?
« Last post by Hobiehobie on June 22, 2023, 10:53:10 PM »
Yes Vela have them.  You have to hunt a bit to find the covers only and not the expensive cover and SS protection cover.  Get a few.  They seem to last only a couple of seasons.  I try to cover them up with a piece of something tucked under the protector arm if I leave the cockpit open to the sun for any length of time.  Not sure if that helps or not.

Hylas Discussion / Re: Keel bolts
« Last post by Windswept on June 22, 2023, 04:35:53 AM » the oil patch "number of years ago" we had a hydraluic wrench that used the ajoining bolt as a means to push against so as to torque the nut you were on. Having said that....there is no ajoining bolt in our instance.

Said that....when I had my Yanmar out,. I was looking at those  keel bolt/nuts (btw: there are two keel bolt/nuts under my enigne H46 #028) I did not touch them as I was still in the slip. My thinking, if I remember correctly, you torque the keel botls on the hard when keel is in compression.

I was thinkiing now.... to torque those two keel bots (on the hard).... would be to use a hydraulic (short piston) jack, and use the engine bed to jack agains? Ideas?

I'm going to send you an PM

Hylas Discussion / Repacking Stuffing box on Hylas 49
« Last post by Dealatis on June 21, 2023, 03:44:18 PM »

Has any one done this job (repacking prop shaft stuffing box) before in the water?  Access in this area (aft engine room bilge) on my H49 is very restricted by installed F/P genset
Hylas Discussion / Re: How to replace Antal switches?
« Last post by JHodges on June 21, 2023, 01:09:38 PM »
You can buy the switches and rubber covers from Euro Marine Trading.

They were great to work with.

I used a razor blade to carefully separate the SS cover plate from the fiberglass. Have patience.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Water to Diesel Tank Conversion on a Hylas 54: How to vent.
« Last post by joel on June 20, 2023, 12:49:46 AM »
I did it at the stern. No filter.
Hylas Discussion / Re: Water to Diesel Tank Conversion on a Hylas 54: How to vent.
« Last post by tday01 on June 20, 2023, 12:33:34 AM »
Also, did you T it at the stern, or just where it came out of the other tank?
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