Hi, I am new as a poster but have been reading threads here for about 4 years during our search for the perfect compromise for us as a couple with 3 teenagers.
We have seen a lot of boats over the last 4 years.
It ended as a choice between Orana
44 and Lagoon 440
Have just agreed on a price
for an Orana
2008 Quatour- one owner only, not chartered , awaiting survey
including sea trial.
We have read all we can, and what we are most concerned about while we still have the chance to pull out , is osmosis
and structural intergrity.
If you compare the looks of the two, the Lagoon
looks more solid and beefy.
A part from the concerns mentioned above, I am also focused on the ability for me to do a daysail completely alone, and to minimize maintenance
. (For example I feel that the less parts
, especially penetrating below waterline, the less maintenance
costs- So if I could have gone for an Orana 44 with only two heads, I would)
Does anyone have some good advice on;
1. Where to look for dodgy things during the survey
2. What you think of the comparison between the two boat types based
on my comments?
3. Should we be concerned about the slenderness of the Orana?
4. Does anyone know what a total osmosis
treatment (repair) would cost?