Good day everyone,
I am at a point in life to purchase
a sailboat. My wife and I are interested in a Hylas
44. It is one with the W70 and the small cockpit
. We like the boat and this exchange has been of interest. While there are many items to be repaired/replaced, if I were to repower
it appears that Yanmar
is the preferred engine, what ballpark am I looking at to repower
the 44? In one review it spoke about the difficulty of getting the engine in and out. We like the solidity of the boat, it's beauty, and layout. I imagine this would be one of the greatest costs we would face.
Also, I have a question regarding the keel
. I've asked around to get someone to explain the keel
to me. Many are surprised at the fiberglass
stub with an external lead wrap. What are the benefits over a standard external or internal keel.
Thanks for your time and answers.