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Old 24-11-2012, 00:26   #106
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This clip i think is the best, both boats were designed by the same designers HOWEVER one of them is sitting on 35+knots.......

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Stunning buzz!
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:58   #107
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just hit a new top speed in the lagoon 440 last night.17.9 knots SOG in 31 knots of wind at about 130Deg.
Great. But is the boat builld to go so fast. How do we know if the boat can hold together?

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Old 04-11-2013, 03:25   #108
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My Manufacturer's Instructions simply states: "Now Faith is the substance things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen". Works for me!!!
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:17   #109
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Great. But is the boat builld to go so fast. How do we know if the boat can hold together? Gpolar
So water which is rather soft flowing under the hull 6-7 knots quicker than average will cause the boat to fall apart?

If you were doing 50-60 knots it might make a difference?
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:20   #110
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Some people just don't get it, they can Google search as much as they like and cannot find instances of these boats breaking up unless they hit rocks or reef yet STILL they ask dumbarse question..........

Well done Dirkdig beating us by 4 knots!!!!!
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We recorded over 21kn on 3 occasions now, all surfing in large seas. Whilst we are keen not to repeat those speeds, our reluctance to do so arises entirely out of our general and enduring respect for the seas and the constant priority to avoid storms wherever possible, NOT out of any concern for the structural integrity of our vessel in those conditions.

The L440 is a cruiser, not a racing vessel. That said, the L440 sails well and, very importantly for us, is a truly safe 'blue water' vessel.

As for the seemingly constant barrage of criticism of Lagoons, we know of at least one other extremely experienced sailor (delivers vessels for a living with literally hundreds of thousands of sea miles on his personal log) who will vouch that Lagoons -- He delivers a lot of Lagoons -- are as close to indestructible in big seas as any vessel ever can be. We are not blind defenders of Lagoon, far from it, but frankly there are a lot of Lagoons out there on the high seas (including ours and others here, of course) and yet blind critics of Lagoons, and other productions vessels, continue to take their cheap shots.

Please excuse the rant, but we admit "How do we know if the boat can hold together?" set us off a bit. Perhaps we misinterpreted that remark, but there are plenty of others of similar ilk around...
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Time to set up a fastest speed challenge for a Lagoon 440.

Better have the rescue services standing by in case we all break up.
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I'm currently sailing south from The Whitsundays, Queensland coast. We look set to complete the 575NM journey in 3days (72hours) with two hours only still go. Day one was close hauled - 182NM, day 2 was tight reach turning to a reach - 210 NM and day 3 has been broad reach with the ASI and a confused sea - 183NM. No wind over 18 kts. A great long weekend's sail in my "heavy and slow" 440!
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I'm currently sailing south from The Whitsundays, Queensland coast. We look set to complete the 575NM journey in 3days (72hours) with two hours only still go. Day one was close hauled - 182NM, day 2 was tight reach turning to a reach - 210 NM and day 3 has been broad reach with the ASI and a confused sea - 183NM. No wind over 18 kts. A great long weekend's sail in my "heavy and slow" 440!

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Good few days sailing, after 6 months of SE tradewinds head on.
Is you 440 breaking up as yet? As some would suggest?
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I'm currently sailing south from The Whitsundays, Queensland coast. We look set to complete the 575NM journey in 3days (72hours) with two hours only still go. Day one was close hauled - 182NM, day 2 was tight reach turning to a reach - 210 NM and day 3 has been broad reach with the ASI and a confused sea - 183NM. No wind over 18 kts. A great long weekend's sail in my "heavy and slow" 440!
In total comfort and confidence, good stuff!

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I'm currently sailing south from The Whitsundays, Queensland coast. We look set to complete the 575NM journey in 3days (72hours) with two hours only still go. Day one was close hauled - 182NM, day 2 was tight reach turning to a reach - 210 NM and day 3 has been broad reach with the ASI and a confused sea - 183NM. No wind over 18 kts. A great long weekend's sail in my "heavy and slow" 440!
A great weekend's sail indeed...and, as Lagoon4us already said, in comfort!
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Quite interesting to read some of the comments here ... Where does the notion come from that 440's will break up and that they are heavy and slow ... Our record is 21 knts in heavy seas ... A passage from Cape Town to Brazil in 21 days and EASILY sails alongside other build cruise boats. We have NEVER felt 'slow' for a cruising catamaran and we are loaded to the hilt!
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We just did 200 miles from Victoria to Tasmainia in 22 hours, i am happy with the speed, given i spent the last 10 hours trying to slow her down!
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We just did 200 miles from Victoria to Tasmainia in 22 hours, i am happy with the speed, given i spent the last 10 hours trying to slow her down!
Nice going! And across the notorious Bass Strait!
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