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    Posted: 24 May 2020 at 07:52
All,
I am not too happy with the upwind mainsheet control offered by the standard Hanse roof mounted sheeting system. In my view the boom is bending too much to give good performance. 
I am considering modifying the sheeting system to a boom-end system, with sheet going to a single strong padeye fitted on the cockpit floor just in front of the steering wheel. 
Has anyone done similar modification or does anyone know if the structure in this are is strong enough to take the loads?
...and no, I am not considering a cockpit mounted traveller system 😉
Kind regards 
Simon


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Why not ??
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why not what?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brufan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2020 at 15:35
Hi,

I did that on my H355 (just one size smaller).
I add a folding pad eye on cockpit floor.
It was a first improvement but it was difficult to use cam block just at floor level.
The I put a removable track in cockpit (see : https://www.myhanse.com/removable-mainsheet-track_topic8988.html) using the folding pad eye as a central reinforcement point.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smorup Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2020 at 15:46
Thanks!
Is your boat a 3-cabin version? Reason for asking is that it seems that the bulkhead separating my two aft cabins are centered under the cockpit, making it even more tricky to fit a pad-eye in the center of the cocktail floor. 
Also, my plan is to lead the main sheet back along the boom and then backwards to the cockpit winches. In that way I reduce the amount of sheet needed and avoid struggling with the cleat close to the floor
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cockpit mounted traveler is the only option if you want best performance. 
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Hi 
On My 370e, 2007 this system was installed by hanse when purchased by the first owner. It works very well and gives great control over the main, especially in strong winds its fairly easy for the helmsman or crew to let some sail out in gusts etc. 

disadvantage is that its dificult to handle for the helmsman when behind the wheel(mine i bigger than std.) and you cannot have it fixed when having cockpit tent up. Its easily fixed with a snap sjackle. 
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Hi all,

I am the new owner of our friend Meaban's Hanse 370e.
I would like to thank him for trusting me and agreeing to sell me his companion for so many years.

My wife and I are pre-retired and away for several months.
The mainsheet traveller on the roof of the Hanse 370 is undersized.

It didn't survive a rather rough crossing of the Bay of Biscay.
We are currently in Viveiro and are studying the possibilities of repairing it, either temporarily or permanently.
Is the optional cockpit sheet traveller still available?
Do we need to reinforce the lockers or benches to fit it?

I'm considering using two 4 or 6 times hoists attached to the genoa sheet travellers, "the old fashioned way", but I'm not sure if they can handle a vertical pull of several hundred kilos.

Thanks in advance for your advice,
Jef
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Dan M Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 March 2023 at 11:51
Hi Jef

I can tell you that mine is fitted with aluminum plates below. It was fittet by Hanse from new. 
It does not seem to any additional reinforce. 

I can take a picture for you next time I am on the boat. 

/Dan
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Hi Jeff
I ended up simplifying my main sheet system quite a bit.
I have removed the roof mounted traveller, and fitted as boom end single point mainsheet system with dual pad-eyes in the cockpit floor to distribute load.
So far, I am very happy with the added control this offers for the main sail and I don't miss the traveller at all. Especially upwind, the performance is way better, as the shape of the mainsail is not compromised by the bending boom. I cannot say if the strength of this solution would survive Bay of Biscay, but I have tested it in 30 knots upwind with full main sail with no problems.



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