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    Posted: 11 October 2017 at 11:49
I'm planning to buy a 341 or 342 and my bank balance says it will be constructed between, say, 2002 and 2005. I've read the post on rudders (frightening) and changing the Nav equipment (tricky) but are there any other issues I should be looking out for?
I'll be single-handing a lot of the time - do you have any tips that are especially relevant to these boats?
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for outside, most important for single handed sailing is to have the traveller in the Cockpit, so it is easy to contoll the main.
If you have later on a Swimming platform look for cracks at the sides.
sails shouldn't be the original ones.
Propeller should be a folding one ( better Performance under sail)
Connection of keel to hull is it tight or are there any rust marks, indication of water between hull and keel
 
for inside, have a look for the water heater, and also for the heating (capacity enough), upholstery in sleeping cabin could be worn out.
 
In generell Hanse 341 / 342 is good Quality and you will have a lot of fun with that boat.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote samuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2017 at 15:05
Check all the through hull fittings for corrosion or dezincification. If they have not been made of DZR bronze then they may be brass with a limited life. If you are lucky they may have already been changed for True Design. The same goes for a lot of boats, not just Hanse. The one most likely to fail seems to be the outlet from the black water tank.


Edited by samuel - 13 October 2017 at 15:06
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I have written lots about this in the past. I've tried to keep it in the 341/342 section so it should be easy to find.

Apart from the rudder and the bathing platform I recommend to check the position of the anchor locker drain. It should be located at the very front of the locker where the laminate is solid. On a lot of boats its positioned further aft and the yard simply drilled a hole through the balsa laminate to make the drain. On my boat it was only sealed with a little bit of Sikaflex and a brass tube. I had water intrusion and the balsa was wet around the hole.

I do a lot of single handed sailing and my boat is setup with the main sheet traveller in the cockpit and the jib sheet led to one of the cockpit winches. My boat is tiller steered so I reach both sheets comfortably without having to let go of the helm.

I think the 341 and 342 are great boats. I sail with the original sails and I have nothing to complain about.

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Johan do you have a pic of your Solution For Leading the jib sheet aft?
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This is the best I can do at the moment.

From the mast foot block the jib sheet is led to a block attached to the end of the jib sheet track.



Next it is led to a block attached to one of the stanchion foots.



From there it is lead to the cockpit winch.

I hope this helps.

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This is perfect, thank you very much Johan! 
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