Video: Boat Review of the Hanse 345

 

Boat Review: Hanse 345

The boat’s hull is all solid laminate set in polyester resin, with outer layers set in vinylester and finished with isophthalic gelcoat to resist osmosis. A structural fiberglass grid is tabbed in place, as are the interior bulkheads. The deck is balsa-cored and is bonded to the hull on an inward flange with Plexus adhesive. There are no mechanical fasteners in the deck joint, save for those used in hardware installations, such as stanchion posts. Deck hardware is backed by aluminum plates, which are set in the laminate and then drilled and tapped to receive fasteners.

The boat’s hull is all solid laminate set in polyester resin, with outer layers set in vinylester and finished with isophthalic gelcoat to resist osmosis. A structural fiberglass grid is tabbed in place, as are the interior bulkheads. The deck is balsa-cored and is bonded to the hull on an inward flange with Plexus adhesive. There are no mechanical fasteners in the deck joint, save for those used in hardware installations, such as stanchion posts. Deck hardware is backed by aluminum plates, which are set in the laminate and then drilled and tapped to receive fasteners.

The standard keel has an aggressive T profile, which serves to maximize the righting moment created by the cast iron fin and ballast bulb. The design, by Judel/Vrolijk, also maximizes waterline length with a plumb bow and a square transom with a very short overhang aft. The rudder, set in self-aligning bearings, has an aluminum stock. 

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