Originally Posted by Redbull addict
...I picked up a sailing magazine a couple of days ago and an ad for the Lagoon 420
caught my eye. What surprised me was the lack of clearance for the underside of the deck
between the hulls.... Curious to hear others take on this.
The bridgedeck clearance on the 420 is not the greatest in its class, but neither is it the least. I can testify that it just passes the Richard Woods test 'high enough for an inflatable dinghy
to fit underneath', but we did have to let a little air out of our (big) RIB
to achieve this, but then again, we were fully laden (4.5 tonnes of equipment
The nacelle seems to be reasonably effective at breaking waves so their impact is lessened.
During our sailing sabbatical we sailed 12000 miles in ten months and encountered five Force 8 gales. On about five nights the noise
in the forward cabins affected our sleep. This is because the head
of the bed
is above the bridge-deck, so every-so-often there would be a bang right beside your ear. Our solution was to swap cabins with the kids
. Our kids
will sleep through anything. The stern cabins tend to be noisier because of the sound of the prop turning and the sound of the generator
when that's on. Generally we slept well and the bridge-deck clearance was adequate.
Isle of Arran, Scotland