Have you had any luck on pricing for the wood? My thoughts are to modify the office to make a pantry of sorts. I am also thinking about making a cabinet that sits on top of the electrical
panel box. This of course would have to be removable to get access to the fuses
etc. I could also access it through the little door that is already there. My inverter
is on the front of the electrical
panel so there is nothing there anyways. This would be an attractive storage area and the custom work would likely cost far less then the overhead cabinet. I don't particularly like the look of the cabinet as it does not seem to follow the lines of the boat.
I have heard rumor about a change in the davits
so that there the lines lead to the dinghy
properly and without the line overriding the wheel
on the davit. I have to use a bridle
now and this makes the dinghy
very unstable. Does anyone know if the bridle
has been changed.
I have not had problems so far with the reefing system however I have had little need to put in any reefs
. Primarily I have been using the reefing lines to assist in hauling down and flaking the main. I don't see the need for a third reef having regard to the amount of wind
we receive in my cruising grounds and I may simply remove it and in the event I head
out to areas where a 3rd reef may be necessary then I will add it again. The third reef line adds a lot of line to have to pull out as the main is raised and pull in as it is lowered.
Another issue that I have noticed is the sailbag for the rain. The zipper is on the top and when it rains water
collects inside of the bag. If you leave the the main halyard
attached the bag can not be closed fully. Here in the pacific northwest
we get our share of rain and you do not want watter pooling. I am considering changing the bag.
Has anyone had experience moving the freezer
from the salon
into the cockpit
under the helm
seat and if so how difficult was it to do?
I like the gate that you put in the lifelines
Hanafe and I am considering doing the same thing. It looks like there are pads set up already on the 400 for that very project
When I had a survey
done on the boat the surveyor
noted the lack of gel coat in many areas of the boat. It is odd that Lagoon
would have left exposed fiberglass
as it can not be cleaned. I guess they saved a couple of dollars in construction costs. I plan on gel coating the areas under the floorboards in both hulls so that the area can be better cleaned and so that it can be used for storage.
I will also be finishing off the ends of the wooden bulkheads with apoxy to avoid swelling. This is another issue that the surveyor
pointed out and recommended that I attend to. Again this is something that Lagoon ought to be doing in the first place.