When we got our new-to-use Hanse 531, some parts of the running rigging were in terrific shape, as they had been recently renewed, but some other parts quickly joined our to-do list.
During our first summer with the Hanse 531, I tried my best to figure out the rather old Raymarine instruments. Eventually, however, I gave up (at least a little).
Among our first upgrades was to replace the original hide-covered steering wheels with something fresher.
Our fifth sailing season has started! Here is a short run-through of one of our refit projects: upgrading the upholstery.
Our current lovely boat was built in 2005 and lowered into the water for the first time in 2006. Now, although age is just a number (or so I keep telling myself), there are a few items we would want to update. This blog page is a summary of what we have thought of so far.
We love music, and on our previous boat, we used to listen to music quite frequently. On our current Hanse 531, during our first season with her: unfortunately, not so much.