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Old 20-08-2017, 20:12   #1
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Sailing Lucia 40

I am very seriously considering trading my Lagoon 380 for a Lucia 40 depending upon how the Lucia sails vs it.

The issue(s) I have with the 380 are specific to my needs. 1. When going away with just my wife, I do most of the work. The 380 has all lines to the helm EXCEPT the traveller. I didn't think that was such a big deal coming from monohulls, but now knowing how to sail a multihull, this is the first line to let out when bearing off. This is in the cockpit and I have to leave the helm to do this. 2nd. The cockpit of the 380 has a step down into a 20" sq well, with a 5" lip to get into the cabin. Not straight thru like new designs. Doesn't sound like much, but with arthritic knees, it is. Also, the stairs down the companionway to the owners cabin , the tread is too short. Finally, there is no space around the bed, it buts against the walls. Again, only an issue if you have bad knees.

Love the galley. Love the electronics. Electric winch and autopilot allow me to tack with a press of a button and just unwind leeward sheet and sheet in the other sheet. I put in 2 285 W solar panels, the boat came with 3 140AH wet cell, so far this setup works very well. A yuuuge refrig, but tiny freezer. However cockpit has large fishing cooler under a hinged seat, with a few bags of ice , and drinks are right where you want them when sailing. (leaving cans in the refrig just lets them roll around and then explode when you open them anyway). Owners head is great, shower is the best I have ever seen.

The boat sails fantastically. Probably the best sailing boat lagoon has. SA/D is way better than all other models. In 18kt true, with a single reef , at 70 deg true, lumpy 2-4' seas, I am doing 8.5 kt. At 10kt, I point to 45 deg and do 6.5kt. This is all without my gennaker up.

I haven't found any real specific info on the Lucia, don't know if there a specific forum for it other than here (Lagoon has a yahoo group), but I am looking for real owner information on the good and the bad on it. What you like and dislike. And specifically, how the boat sails.

(If I was 20 years younger, the issues I have on the 380 wouldn't be issues. Of course I would not be able to afford it as well;-)

So pls chime in. Thanks.
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Old 20-08-2017, 20:52   #2
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Re: Sailing Lucia 40

Seems to me like you should stick with your current boat
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Old 20-08-2017, 21:59   #3
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Re: Sailing Lucia 40

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I am very seriously considering trading my Lagoon 380 for a Lucia 40 depending upon how the Lucia sails vs it.
I was seriously considering a 380 until I sailed one with six of us on board for a week...... My Lucia 40 will be delivered next month.

There are a couple of active threads worth reading.

Lucia Owners
New Lagoon 42 Vs Lucia-40 ?

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Old 21-08-2017, 06:13   #4
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I was seriously considering a 380 until I sailed one with six of us on board for a week...... My Lucia 40 will be delivered next month.

There are a couple of active threads worth reading.

Lucia Owners
New Lagoon 42 Vs Lucia-40 ?

Cheers


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Ian, thanks. read the owners thread, not much real sailing info in there, talk about buying boat. Will look at 42 vs 40, I did read that a long time ago but forgot about it. Wierd comparison, Lagoon 42 is not what the 40 competes against.

Agree that for 6 people, the 380 would be tight. But I use it mostly for 2 and sometimes 4, and it is great for that. Just not modern. But fully loaded up it is out the door for $330k US (no genset or AC, but everything else).

Need to know how it sails.
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