Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-12-2015, 08:26   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Boat: Lagoon 400 S2 #497
Posts: 8
400 | Dinghy Size

Greetings All,

I'm finishing a deal on a new Lagoon 400S2 (at last ).

The recommend dinghy size from Lagoon is 3.40m.

I've a dinghy cheaper option but the size is 3.60m.

It will fit between the hulls?
Is it practical to pull from the water?

Many thanks for your help.

Miguel Costa-Manso
__________________

__________________
mcmanso is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2015, 14:09   #2
Guy
cruiser

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boat is on the Rio Dulce
Boat: Seafarer36c
Posts: 3,584
Re: 400 | Dinghy Size

I seriously doubt a few in/cm will make any difference. The dinghy situation on a Cat with a hoist is about as good as it can get. A 15hp dinghy does not seem like any trouble for them.
__________________

__________________
Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2015, 14:36   #3
Eternal Member
 
monte's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Australia
Boat: Lagoon 400
Posts: 3,650
Images: 1
Re: 400 | Dinghy Size

Should be fine. Ours is 3.1 and there's quite a bit of room to spare. It's likely with a 3.6 you will need to lift the bow first to clear the transom before lifting the stern. Once up it shouldn't encroach much on the transom steps. Often lagoon will do a boat show deal and include a dinghy and outboard at no extra cost, so try order during a boat show...
__________________
monte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2015, 20:16   #4
Registered User
 
Scottster's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sidney, B.C.
Boat: Lagoon L400S2
Posts: 239
Re: 400 | Dinghy Size

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1449198847.172941.jpg
Views:	202
Size:	47.3 KB
ID:	114275
I have a 20 hp
The same motor as the 15, just some carburetor changes.
The dingy is a 3.1 and we have loads of room.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
Scottster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2015, 09:43   #5
Registered User
 
gloksy's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Boat: Lagoon L400 40'
Posts: 1
Re: 400 | Dinghy Size

Sorry to barge in on this conversation. I have a L400 2012 and want to replace the tender with a 10'6 AB and a 20HP - But I want the electric start and the sit down seat with steering wheel etc.

Has anyone got this and what should I look out for? Does the center console fit between the davits?

Anyone got some pictures?

Many thanks
Greg
__________________
gloksy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2015, 18:17   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: land in Sydney, this summer doing Greece and Turkey
Boat: Lagoon 400 S2
Posts: 57
Re: 400 | Dinghy Size

I have a Lagoon 400 S2 with a 3.4m Highfield RIB and a 15 HP Honda. It all works fine. No problems in hoisting or lowering.
__________________
b_rodwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2015, 18:24   #7
Eternal Member
 
monte's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Australia
Boat: Lagoon 400
Posts: 3,650
Images: 1
Re: 400 | Dinghy Size

I had a look as I lowered the dink tonight and there appears to be about 30cm spare between the hulls, so a 3.4 would just fit. A3.6 would be doable but pushing it, maybe slightly in the way to walk around the bow on the starboard steps. The lagoon highfield dinghies are very good and very light. Ours is a 3.1 ultralight at around 50kg, with a 36kg 9.9 2 banger OB it very manageable and easy to pull up on the beach single handed. It planes at 16kn with 3 humans on board (around 200kg total passenger weight) Personally I'd hesitate to add much more weight, even though a larger dink and OB with console would be pretty cool at times, I'd reserve it for a larger cat such as a l450. Ideal setup would be the highfield with foreword tank/anchor locker and a 15hp 2 stroke yammy.
__________________
monte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2015, 18:27   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Currently in Channel Islands, Cal.
Boat: Cape George pilothouse 36
Posts: 111
Re: 400 | Dinghy Size

We cruise with a 12 foot wooden dinghy on a 36 foot monohull, and we are old. We do remove the 6 hp propane outboard before we hoist it aboard, unless we are using it tomorrow in the same place. Then we lift it out of the water to just above deck level using 2 halyards and let it rest against the gunnels.
__________________
fatherchronica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2015, 18:37   #9
Eternal Member
 
monte's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Australia
Boat: Lagoon 400
Posts: 3,650
Images: 1
Re: 400 | Dinghy Size

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1449279459.014289.jpg
Views:	208
Size:	172.9 KB
ID:	114327
.....
__________________
monte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2015, 21:56   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Boat: L 400
Posts: 570
Re: 400 | Dinghy Size

Thanks Monte. That's cut through all the technical dilemmas.
__________________
tuskie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 03:16   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Boat: Lagoon 400 S2 #497
Posts: 8
Re: 400 | Dinghy Size

Many thanks for your help.

Sent from my 6045K using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________

__________________
mcmanso is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dinghy, size

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
400: Lagoon 400 or 400 S2 Big Joe Bob Lagoon Catamarans 20 11-01-2015 14:12
For Sale: Brand New NAIS-400 AIS Transceiver - Class B & NSPL-400 mcerdos Classifieds Archive 2 15-12-2014 17:47


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:43.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.