myHanse.com - Hanse Yacht Owners Website myHanse.com - Hanse Yacht Owners Website myHanse.com - Hanse Yacht Owners Website myHanse.com - Hanse Yacht Owners Website

Welcome to myHanse.com the forum for Hanse Yachts owners throughout the world.

Forum Home Forum Home > Hints and Tips > 371
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Rudder Bearings 371
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Rudder Bearings 371

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Author
Message
Cassiopeia View Drop Down
Sub Lieutenant
Sub Lieutenant
Avatar

Joined: 13 December 2018
Location: Marina del rey
Status: Offline
Points: 3
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cassiopeia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Rudder Bearings 371
    Posted: 31 July 2019 at 18:38
Does anyone know where I can get new bearings? Have you ever had to replace your bearings?
Back to Top
samuel View Drop Down
Admiral of the Fleet
Admiral of the Fleet


Joined: 26 December 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 2585
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote samuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 August 2019 at 07:12

https://www.jefa.com/rudder.htm

Top bearing should be easy enough to replace whole part.

Bottom bearing should just be a case of replacing the rollers. But contact Jefa for advice



Edited by samuel - 01 August 2019 at 07:15
Daydream Believer- Hanse 311- No GBR9917T- Bradwell Essex
Back to Top
Cassiopeia View Drop Down
Sub Lieutenant
Sub Lieutenant
Avatar

Joined: 13 December 2018
Location: Marina del rey
Status: Offline
Points: 3
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cassiopeia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 August 2019 at 16:29
Thanks...I will contact them.
Back to Top
jeb View Drop Down
Captain
Captain


Joined: 05 May 2014
Location: Sweden
Status: Offline
Points: 207
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jeb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 August 2019 at 22:00
i did this a couple of years ago on my previous boat, Hanse 371 from 2004. It was not that easy to remove the rudder. The bottom bearing is self aligning, but top bearing is not. On the 2004 model the surface where the top bearing is mounted is not 90 deg to the rudder stock and it got stucked. I needed to unscrew the bolts securing the top bearing to be able to get it out. Top bearing is also fixed with sikaflex but this will flex enough to get the bearing aligned with the rudder stock. When re-installing the rollers, use a baloon to keep them in place until you can install the outer ring that secures the rollers. 

Edited by jeb - 06 August 2019 at 22:02
Jesper
Hanse 400e
Back to Top
Trevor_N View Drop Down
Sub Lieutenant
Sub Lieutenant
Avatar

Joined: 06 August 2022
Location: UK
Status: Offline
Points: 12
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trevor_N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 November 2022 at 20:53
Hi, I am replacing the rudder on my Hanse 371.  Can you tell me if you removed the lower bearing.  I have seen that it self-aligning, but I cannot get it to move in the spherical housing to remove it.

Any advice?

Thank you
Trevor - UK
Back to Top
redlion View Drop Down
Captain
Captain
Avatar

Joined: 28 August 2013
Location: Creran Scotlan
Status: Offline
Points: 166
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote redlion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2022 at 09:36
Push the end of the rudder shaft into the bearing and move it around to get it loose then align the bearing with the slot on the bearing housing and pull it out and give it a good clean. Mine had 2 rubber o rings that had to be replaced ( 3mmx 110. NBR from simply bearings) . As I recall there is a link to a video on the Jeffa website that was very helpful.
Thinking back, I used the handle end of the boathook to loosen the bearing.
It,s not over till the fat lady drowns
Back to Top
Trevor_N View Drop Down
Sub Lieutenant
Sub Lieutenant
Avatar

Joined: 06 August 2022
Location: UK
Status: Offline
Points: 12
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trevor_N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2022 at 13:56
Thanks, that's the best advice I have had on this, really helpful.  I will see if I can get the ball to rotate as you suggest.
Trevor - UK
Back to Top
redlion View Drop Down
Captain
Captain
Avatar

Joined: 28 August 2013
Location: Creran Scotlan
Status: Offline
Points: 166
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote redlion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 November 2022 at 12:07
The Video (48) Jefa Rudder and bearing service - YouTube
This is a service guide on how to maintain Jefa Marine rudder bearings. This should be done every third year. The video is made with a Hanse 325. The principle is the same for all Jefa Marine products.

MMM, every third year??? I wonder how many people do that?
It,s not over till the fat lady drowns
Back to Top
Trevor_N View Drop Down
Sub Lieutenant
Sub Lieutenant
Avatar

Joined: 06 August 2022
Location: UK
Status: Offline
Points: 12
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trevor_N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 November 2022 at 11:38
Thank you
Trevor - UK
Back to Top
Gale Force View Drop Down
Captain
Captain
Avatar

Joined: 26 June 2018
Location: Sri Lanka
Status: Offline
Points: 217
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gale Force Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 November 2022 at 12:26
A superb video which casts a light on what I have been going through recently and puts a lot of common sense into the whole steering mystery and highlights the need for careful maintenance programmes to be adhered to.
Many thanks for posting

Duncan
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.063 seconds.

Links : www.hanseyachts.co.uk www.hanseyachts.com www.fjordboats.co.uk www.dehler.co.uk www.varianta.co.uk