Posts tagged with: Hanse 388

Fire Hazard

In my previous post I emptied my batteries and discovered that I had a boat problem that I couldn’t safely or legally solve myself.... Read More

7.3 Volts

I woke up and (like I often do) opened my app to check that Charlotte (the boat) was where she was supposed to be. Hmm. No data? Weird.... Read More

Calibrating Heading

Last week, during my fun solo sail from Finland to Åland and back, I had some issues with engaging the autopilot. Regular commentator and Hanse 385 owner Stuart chimed in... Read More

Hanse 388 Performance 2.0

Last year I wrote a post summing up our first season sailing performance. Now, a couple of months into our second season, I think it’s clear that we’ve already found... Read More

We’re Flying!

We just came back from two days of (Happy Easter!) sailing with J and O. This time we tried our best to optimize the sailing performance, and the results were... Read More

Wind Polars

Sailboat polar diagrams usually tell us what the boatspeed will be, based on wind speed and angle. I thought it would be nice to flip it the other way: if... Read More

Upgrade to Season 2.0

With our heads held high and our second season nigh*), here are some things we are thinking about getting to our dear sailboat before next summer. *) Needed something to... Read More

Hanse Warranty Issues

A commonly held view in the sailing community, I believe, is that brand new boats are riddled with kinks and problems. Therefore, better to buy them second-hand, a couple of... Read More

Hanse 388 Speed and Polars

So, how fast does our Hanse 388 go? This summer, we gathered over twenty million data points to compare our sailing speeds with what HanseYachts’ marketing material had promised. Here... Read More

FAQ About Hanse 388 Options

I’ve received quite a few emails (from all over the world!) from people who are interested in buying a Hanse 388. Some are in the “we’re thinking about it” stage,... Read More