Originally Posted by Fiveslide
You sure about that? Sailboatdata lists the mast height of the 39 at only 60.4' from dwl
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Good point, however the mast height of the Lagoon 39 is listed at 64' in the catamaran
company listings. The factory quote of 60' mast height on the Lagoon 39 might be the length of the mast, plus the height of the boat might, explain the difference. I'm not sure, but would want to be before navigating an IntraCoastal Waterway Bridge (ICW). Does anyone know for sure?
Point taken on the Lagoon 41, nice boat, except I'm partial to engines outside, instead of under the bunks. Pluses and minuses both ways, but we have a lot of crap to store and I don't want to have to wake up and evict from bed
the wife and guests before I can check the engines, before getting under way in the early AM. I've heard that the 41 does not "hobby horse" as much, which would be nice. I've found that if I empty 100 gallons of water
(800+ lbs), leaving 50 gallons in the tanks
, my 380 sails
If you live on the east coast of the USA, not being able to use the ICW
is a tremendous handicap. It's the only continental coast in the world that you can, for the most part, transit inside or outside, popping in and out anywhere along the way. From Jacksonville
, FL north it's breath taking wilderness, for the most part. From Jacksonville
south, it's bars, restaurants, marinas
, etc. I've sailed 10 knots in the ICW
from Titusville to Sebastian Inlet with a northeaster many times, then on to the Bahamas
One more thought about boat size. Before I bought my 380, I read some advise from an old salt
I thought to be wise and after 10 years of ownership
I can affirm. He said to never buy the biggest boat you can afford, but rather buy the smallest boat you can live with. This advise has a number good reasons why: 1) bigger boat means bigger crew, 2) bigger boat means more money
, etc. 3) Most important to me, being a single
handler, is bigger boat means bigger LOADS! Loads on sails
, winches, dock
lines, etc. All of which are my problem.
38 vs 39 vs 40 mast height is a unique problem to the east coast (and Gulf Coast) of the USA, ICW. For me, excluding the ICW from my cruising grounds is a deal killer. Chopping the mast down so that it will fit under the bridges is a deal killer as well.