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Old 03-09-2010, 07:56   #211
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peterp,
congratulation to your new boat. Looks nice, you can be proud. Thanks for all the pictures. Isn't it amazing that owners have to share pictures as the ship yard is not able to update their webpage.
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:24   #212
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After my post I remembered someone with a L400 was having problems with the friction with the single line reefing on their boat. I promised to see how mine works and report back. Not sure if that info is still needed. Let me know if it is.
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:57   #213
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Thanks for the info, I will definitely make a point of seeing her - maybe get an "incentive offer"

Trust UK will have an "indian summer" for the show !!

As you see I am an optimist


If you are keen to spend time on the UK boat, the UK guy to speak to is Graham Laver and his direct line is 02380-450005. I have dealt with him a couple of times and he is a very friendly chappie and always keen to do business.

For me it was also important to know that Ancasta, (the company that he works for) are financially sound which is a necessary reassurance at the minute. I know a few people who have lost their deposits in the last year as their dealer has not made it through these tough times.

As for 'incentive offers' you would have to speak to Graham but I am sure that if you called him you could arrange to meet him at the show to view the boat in detail. Boat shows can be busy, so making yourself known to the dealer beforehand will guarantee time on the boat.

Since Graham's office is 15 minutes drive from the show so it may be possible to view it there early if you were very keen. Just a thought.

The boat looks to have all the same mods that Peter's boat has.

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Old 03-09-2010, 09:10   #214
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Peter

Your boat looks great.

The pics of the boat being lifted from the ship make her look really small. She will look much larger when you are trying to get her into your slip for the first time! But it passes, as you have witnessed with my moderating anxiety levels over the summer.

As for the mods, I am a bit jealous. Every one of them is an improvement. The relocating of the drawers is interesting. Funnily enough, the fact that the stool is always in the way when I open mine, has bugged me each time it happens.

The new integrated top cupboard in the galley area is very slick. I wondered with ours why they hadn't run them together. One of the Lagoon guys at the factory obviously thought the same.

As I now sit at my office desk, your pics are cheering me up so feel free to continue to offload your excitement on us guys. We're almost there with you. In a virtual sort of way.....

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Old 03-09-2010, 11:23   #215
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Hi peterp, congratulations with the new boat! I`m wondering, is all the upgrades you have done, standard on the 2011? I really liked the wood on the fiberglass. And I`m definently gonna try to get the same on my 2011.

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Old 03-09-2010, 15:28   #216
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Hello Jen, my advice from our Lagoon dealer here is that the 2011 model upgrades starts with hull number 93 which just happens to be mine, got lucky I guess particuarly when you consider I signed the order back in late December 2009 the demo one did not even have one overhead cupboard so one assumes anything produced after that will include the updates, I think they are well over a hundred now, any of you guys that visit the show must send some pictures just to see if there are any other changes, I’d be most interested. Jen have you actually ordered a Lagoon 400?
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Old 03-09-2010, 15:47   #217
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Hello Hanafe, I could not agree more, several times in the last eight months waiting for my L400 to turn up I checked the Lagoon website for any news of any upgrades, no pictures no news at all very frustrating, like you say we have to find everything out via this fine outstanding group from all points of the globe. Regards Peter
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Old 03-09-2010, 16:14   #218
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Hello Paul, no did not think of the weight at the time, will check that sometime down the track or maybe one really doesen't want to know. Actually one of the attractions of the L400 for me was this is a craft one could load up, design payload 3.5 tons as I understand.
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Old 03-09-2010, 16:34   #219
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Peterp: I ordered yesterday. Got a nice deal and it didn`t take me long to decide after I had a look at the boat and tried it here in southern Norway. But the main reason for my quick decision was being able to read a lot about the boat in here and on other forums. I believe my hullnr is 120 something. So they just started building it. (canceled order) It`s ready feb/march. I will send you my spec list so that whenever you have time, it would be nice to get some feedback on what you think. If I should make any last minute changes? I`m quite dependent upon inputs from others on the boat, offshore sailing and tips on cruising in general. So I`m glad this forum has a lot of experienced and helpful people as you guys.

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Old 03-09-2010, 16:34   #220
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Hi Paulrack,
the chaefing problem on the reefing line was me. I changed back to hooking it in at the front part and a block and the reefing line at the back. It works fine now. Of course I have to go to the mast to hook it in, but before I had to go there as well as the lines where stucked all the time.
I am still interested to see if there is another way. Thanks for remembering.
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Old 03-09-2010, 16:53   #221
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Hello Jen,well done it's a big decision, for what it's worth I think the L400 on balance is a winner, with well over 100 sold others do too. I will be happy to give you my thoughts on your spec list although I am a newbie at this caper folk like Garold and others have far more experienced than I, however I am sure they will give you there best advice and I would take a lot of notice of what they say as they already have the experience, I don't (yet)
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Old 03-09-2010, 17:09   #222
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Another post to follow with more photo’s showing some interior upgrades.
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That is so beautiful.
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Old 04-09-2010, 00:34   #223
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Hi Hanafe

I am away this weekend, but an sure that I will go sailing next weekend. I will take some pics and post them, Essentially I have blocks that the reef lines go through on the luff and leach. The front of the reefing line is tied off on an eye on the mast after going through the block on the luff of the mainsail.

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Old 19-09-2010, 01:16   #224
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850nm at 5knts is a long way!
Yes it is Paul...and it turns out that understates the distance (Hamilton Island to Sydney) by a fair margin. It's 850nm on a rhumb line which, of course, ignores the rather large bulge along the Aussie east coast. So the actual distance was ~1200nm...and unfortunately but typically for the Aussie east coast, there was plenty of motoring required; those same conditions are why the only real critical performanace criteria for our cat is light-air performance! Garold, the Beneteau's prop was clean, but as I suspected really too small for a 20 ton vessel. Anyway we made it and there were lots of pleasant experiences (and also one rather too scary night as well where we would happily have traded 45-50knts and 5-6metre angry seas for some light airs!) along the way.

Peter, congratulations to you & Patricia on the arrival of your new baby; she looks just great! We agree that the modifications add touches of class all around. We can imagine your excitement at the prospect of beginning your adventures aboard...fair winds to you!!

Jens, 'congratulations' to you too on your order. We spent a lot of time looking at a lot of vessels over the past 4 years and all that tells us you will be very happy with your decision to go with the L400. We can also imagine your excitement in anticipation now building. When's your vessel due to be completed?

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Old 21-09-2010, 00:41   #225
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Hi Don, I am glad your trip went well and you guys are back safely. When you say light airs, what was the general windspeed?

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