Thanks for your reply
Congratulations I have seen a boat like yours and the 461 is NICE boat.
Moreover you don´t have a shaft, but a saildrive
so you ll never experience problems with that gear
Please note the HANSE 531 production started in 2006 . The prototype unit was "Saybia" ( the one in the 531 catalogs with adark green hull) : My boat is hull
70 probably the first run production after the prototype, delivered April 2006.
Hanse has never done a shaft gear
before as the saildrive
limit is 75 HP, when you enter the 50 feet range you have to put a shaft.
Hanse inexperience in shafts was evident, The gland lasted the first for 10 hours, the cutlass bearings two months, the phyton drive one year, and on and on and on.....
My problems aggravated when I receive my AUTOPROP feathering propeller
. It didnt fit the hull shape.Lots of vobratio, then I have purchased a GORI and I cant reach hull speed
To see my reasons of the expensive refitting you can check the first or second post on this thread.
We are preaparing my 531 "ZEN" to head
, The Canaries
and the crossing next fall back home to Miami
fl..Last year we have to quit our plans due to the shaft problems
Your friend with the 531 has been lucky but I doubt he will not experience at least some problems with the shaft if his boat was in the first batch 531 production.
On the other side I´m very happy with my boat is a fast and confortable cruiser and the dinghy
garage is ....GREAT!!
Originally Posted by swagman
Well done Jose,
It certainly seems like you've completed a major project
although as a fellow Hanse owner, I'm still not sure why its been your issue to fix, as opposed to Hanse.
We have a pal with a Hanse 531 who is cruising his currently - he left Germany
with it in 1996 and has since covered '000's of miles - plus we sailed in company with a 531 across the Atlantic only last year. Neither had any of the issues you speak of.