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Old 01-21-2007
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Thoughts on Hylas 46 Please

Looking to purchase 1995 Hylas 46. It has been in charter and mast has been cut down 18" by a prof. rigger after hitting a bridge and bending mast head. Thoughts on boat performance and reduced mast height please. Mainsail unchanged Thanks.
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The Hylas 46 is a GREAT boat. I charted one twice in the BVI's and it is a real bluewater boat that sails well and is most comfortable. The chief concern I would have is NOT the reduced mast height or the necessity of recutting the mainsail as she is a fast boat and the 18" won't matter too much in cruising...and you should get a nice reduction in price.
The real concern is that bridges that bend masts can put an awful lot of stress on the WHOLE boatand rig and a very close survey of the chainplate and rig and hull integrity is a must.
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I believe most of this has been addressed in a previous thread that you posted Dougshipl. That thread can be found here.

I really don't know why you insist on asking the same question over and over again. The previous thread was a duplicate thread with basically the same question...as is this one. If you don't like the answers you're getting, which are pretty on-target—stop asking the damn question.

BTW, it is against Sailnet's user policy to have two logins...and somehow I seriously doubt that you and dougship of the previously posted threads are different people... given the similarity in user handles and specificity of the subject involved.
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Thanks Dawg...I thought that looked familiar! ....but he changed his name slightly on the re-post so looked like a new user.
Bad boy Doug. We don't need to waste our time responding to the same questions twice from the same person.
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The chances of the poster and dougship from the original thread about a Hylas 46 that had a mast shortened due to hitting something being different people is pretty astronomically small... especially when the new poster's username is dougshipl...one letter added to dougship. UGH...
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