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Old 07-08-2015, 16:24   #1
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Lagoon 380 Are 20 HP Engines Big Enough

Hi, this is my first post. Does anyone have experience operating a Lagoon 380 with 20 hp. Yanmar 3YM20 diesel engines? Most of the Lagoon 380 cats that I have looked at have the larger 29 hp. engines. I will be sailing (and motoring) in the Caribbean and I am concerned about the boat being underpowered.
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Old 07-08-2015, 17:23   #2
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Re: Lagoon 380 Are 20 HP Engines Big Enough

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Hi, this is my first post. Does anyone have experience operating a Lagoon 380 with 20 hp. Yanmar 3YM20 diesel engines? Most of the Lagoon 380 cats that I have looked at have the larger 29 hp. engines. I will be sailing (and motoring) in the Caribbean and I am concerned about the boat being underpowered.
if you can pick your weather and currents twin 20 hp will be fine.. otherwise, not so much
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Re: Lagoon 380 Are 20 HP Engines Big Enough

Personally I would go with the larger engines. On a 42 foot cat motoring head into the wind into anchorages I've found 2x40 hp as little as I'd like. So 20's sound a bit light for a 380.


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