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    Posted: 13 March 2024 at 00:08
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen 

Nice to meet you all. I've  never owned a sailboat before, but have  attended a number of races on beneteau yachts and windsurfboards. The reason of being here, is about single handed sailing. I'm considring of purchasing a Hanse 370, but there is a 342 on sale for considerably less coin. The boaat would be mostly cruising in yhe Baltic sea and the west coast of Scotland. Club races for fun, mostly two of us ojaboard. So the question is , which one ( 342 0r 370)  could be faster nd smoother from  port of Pärnu to port of Oban (singlehanded, same setup)???
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I can’t speak about 370 but the 342 need some things to make the boat successful offshore singlehanded that includes the 370 if not already done.
I like my boat and mostly sailing single is no problem, I like the boat and have no regrets going this path with 342 I can say this is a keeper for me in my part of life 

But if you are younger…..
And if no other obstacle's a bigger boat is mostly a safer/faster way to go 
Never mind the bigger cost, sails, harbours, deeper draft, that’s a thing to ad to the equation 

Regards jonas
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I sail the 370 , a lot Singlehanded, and also in Some Singlehanded races.
Love it, easy to handle and pretty smoot on a swell.
I think it is a bit faster then the 342, but that is also a lovely sail.
Kids Dingys 72-79 ,Several Windsurfboards 79-86 OK dingy competitions 86-92 , Trotter Pandora Race 92-98, Friendship 28 Sport 98-05, Hanse 370 06-......
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Thanks for your kind replies

I've read a lot of threads in this forum about the 370 nd 342. One of the most mentioned problems about 342, according to this forum appears to be rounding up in higher winds. Haven't read about  solid solutions, that are really working. Most of of my sailing experience comes from slalom sailing on windsurfboards and I know what does a millimeter of downhaul or outhawl means in terms of pefomance (not to mention the quality of rigging components, the fin and, above all, the sailing technique). So, my question is : if I replace the rudder of H 342 and establish a proper trim, would the roundupping problem be solved?
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Originally posted by Hendrik H Hendrik H wrote:

... If I replace the rudder of H 342 and establish a proper trim, would the roundupping problem be solved?
My simple answer is yes, the difference is really noticeable. I've hardly experienced my 342 round up in a gust after getting the new rudder. Really recommended!
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I think it is important to keep in mind that you only make an improvement by replacing the rudder on a 342 if the original rudder is bad. The Hanse 342 in itself is not a bad boat because the rudder poorly designed. It is just that there are a badly manufactured rudders out there.

My previous rudder was a bad rudder by all means and replacing it was the single best improvement to my boat. (And now I am talking about my second rudder. My first rudder was also bad and had to be replaced. The Jefa rudder that I have now is my third rudder.)

Others have complained that although ordering the deep keel they got the short rudder meant for boats with the shoal draft. I have no experience with that but since the Jefa rudder I got is shorter than the original rudder but still much better I draw the conlusion that the size is not all that matters (no pun intended). The foil shape is just as important if not more important.

Chances are that are that if you look at purchasing a Hanse 342 the rudder will not be bad and therefore a replacement will not make a change. I would be careful when checking this up. If the rudder is bad, however, replacing it makes all the difference and we are many who can testify that.

Johan



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First of all you need to consider if you think about tiller or wheel steering. If tiller you can only go for the 342.

I sail our 370 a lot singlehand without any issues.....

BR Thomas
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