You have to google " hanse problems " and you will see many posts in the hanse Forum and in the Cruisers Forum. The issue is not a "lemon" but a full lemon tree.
of this rudder was not the only one problem. I´m really doubt that the autopilot
connection was the only cause of this sinking.
Listen this, One of my cruiser friends was trying and Hanse 540 in Barcelona
and suddenly they saw a lot of white foam clearing the transom. They returned to port right away.
in the rudder laminate was not cured, so the rudder was literally disentigrating and the white foam was the hollow core
of the rudder being trown out of the rudder.
Having raced a Hanse a couple of days will not give you the real ( sometimes like in my case "terrible") experience of ownership
...and yes Hanses are beautiful skin but they have a number of engineering pitfalls and factory assembly problems.
The Quality control is non existent and the after sale service
varies with the country of purchase
, but the factory support to dealers was blunt.
I´m sorry but that is the crude fact.
Originally Posted by Rollo
I Googled this and found the discussion about the Hanse 371 that lost its rudder and sank. It was discussed last year on this website and I believe was caused by the owner who has since bought another Hanse.