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    Posted: 25 August 2019 at 10:48
Hi there, i just registerd on this forum because we are considering buying a 2009 Hanse 320.

Are there any tipical things we should pay extra attention to when examinging the boat? 

Are 2009 320 (or 320's in general) notorious for specific failures/defects?

All tips are welcome!
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Check mounting of the windows in the hull. They might come loose. Then they have to be remounted again (cleaning, sanding, gluing). 
Inside: standard not seaworthy. When opening a locker under sail, things will fall out. This can ofcourse be modified. Not a lot of grip inside under sail. Can also be modified. 
Mastfoot: check mounting of the blocks in the mastfoot. Not the best mastfoot. 
Mounting of the keel: very stiff. Very good, there should be no issues with that, if the boat is okay. 
No other specific things I can think of. 

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Check the rudder stock for corrosion - lower it or remove it if you can-  and check the bearings .
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That's the kind of replies I was hoping for! thank's very much, I will definitely check them when inspecting a boat. The general comments of the interior (not really seaworthy) is very good to know as well.

PS: we have just decided not to rush things and take more time to get to know Hanse yachts a bit better.
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Ours is 2008 and we find it a very well made boat, except for the windows of which there are numerous threads on here about. We got ours with tiller steering which can sometimes be heavy. The wheel makes things easier, but that hides the fact that it is heavy - the rudder should be dropped to check for wear on the stock. This year we also replaced all the through deck fittings for the water, waste, exhaust etc and with new brass ones. The yard who did the work reported thatthe inside of the existing fittings were "pink". I dont know whatthat means, but it is not good. If you have the foldng down back step/rear coaming then they develop a crack in the step that rust.

Apart from these issues, the boat is very well made and continues to give hours of pleasure to the whole family.
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