If you want to make the way to the helm
look like a walk in the park compare it to the 440 flybridge.
As an owner another thing bugs me more.
Wit the seats on the bow the blocks for running a spinnaker
are almost under the seats and so you always bend the rope
around either the seafence(right word??) or the chair.
Also there is nothing to secure the ropes of the spinnaker
, so the two to get it lower are usually on the cleats
in the middle of the boat and the other stay on the winches. (I do not know the english
terms for these thing correctly, sorry). So additional clutches?? would be great to secure the 4 spinnaker ropes.
So if you want to sail a lot with a spinnaker (i use a 105sqm Parasailor2 and absolutly happy with it) better oder the boat without seats.
A friend of mine moved the blocks to the bowend but lagoon
told me this would void my guarantee so i have to wait another 9 months :-)
Also the Davits
are an absolute PITA because the Dinghy
is flapping around in heavy seas like mad. A friend built a steel
construction to hold it down and i am going for the same. Also i will do the same like his installation of a solar
Link to picture: http://www.linocat.de/davits.jpg
Concerning water i had water on the trip to Portugal
on the portside escape hatch. This was the first time at a hatch. I cleaned the seal and washed it with freshwater and put a little grease on it. Now it seems to be OK so far.
Another small thing. I had ordered the boat with two Yanmar 3YM30
engines but wanted the bigger 80A alternators instead of the 60A. They agreed but later iw as told that it was not possible.
Last year i heard that it just a little bit tricky work but manageable. So i was dissapointed about that. I might fit one bigegr alternator
later this year.
I have 4 batteries instead of 2 but for the beeing kept the original charger
. An 2000W inverter
(mastervolt) has been installed for an espresso machine (cant live without that). our boat has 2 watertanks but i only relly fill them up for longer trips.
The outside shower
on the stern leaks
water into the portside engineroom if one forgets to turn the shower
off. First time this happened i though i have saltwater in the engine
room :-) That was a shock.
A 4kw Radar
has been installed instead of the normal sold 2kW. First they said it will not fit but i insisted on it and it fits perfecly.
The bigger winches are a must in my opinion
Water was leaking into the portside stern cabin
after a tube glided of the heater due to a loosen screw. (this could have happened everywhere)
There are no blocks for courtesy flags
, so they need to be installed afterwards.
got an additional third reef.
The toilets go directly into the holding tanks
, so you pump against height. After a while the seals
in the Jabsco head
allow the rest of "water" into the tube to flow back in the toilet bowl. As long as you flush enough thats not a big issue
I will replace the seals
soon but they are only around 1 year old now.
When manoevering one should really secure the steering wheel
. Due to the props beeing stern of the rudder
the rudders might get heavily turn around by the waterflow otherwise. Since i only use the engines anyway i always lock the wheel
Hmmm anything else ?? No nothing pops up in my mind at the moment.
I summed this up for other possible Lagoon
buyers and charterdudes.
I have sailed now around 3500NM with my owner-version of the Lagoon. I have been in a heavy storm on the northsea last year. Besides these flaws i absolutly trust the boat to do my traveling.
Would i buy it again ? Yes, i think so, but maybe rather the 410S2.