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Old 14-06-2019, 09:45   #1
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Lagoon 450 Boom Height

The boom on the Lagoon 450 is quite high above the coach roof and bimini. How do you reach the boom for zipping the sail bags, and any maintenance, or trouble shooting? Even a tall person would have problems reaching it.

I know that I could use a portable step ladder on the coach roof, and maybe for the back of the biminiÖ But, on the boat we are looking at, there is a soft top bimini over the fly bridge, which creates a "no reach zone"...

We really love this boat. I'm sure this is a problem for every 450 owner, right? How do you work around this?
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Old 14-06-2019, 20:38   #2
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No Problem,

we have a walkable Bimini

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Old 15-06-2019, 12:58   #3
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No Problem,

we have a walkable Bimini

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You mean over the flybridge? The one we are looking at has a cloth bimini up there... Not sure how I would get on top of the fly bimini anyway without a ladder of some sort...
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Old 16-06-2019, 21:14   #4
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The standard lazy bag does not have a zipper, (these can be custom made with a zip pulley system) instead the sail is covered by flipping the weighted straps over the bag and then clipping down on the other side. Just takes a little practice. If you struggle to get the strap over use a long boat hook. I have never needed to climb the mast steps to secure the front strap or halyard, all done with a boat hook. If you have the soft folding bimini and you really need to visit the middle of the boom, fold the bimini down and lower the boom on the topping lift. If you have the large non folding soft bimini like we do, I added a stainless ladder bolted to the to the rear bimini frame and a support pole in the middle and so on the rare occasion can visit the end and middle of the boom (at anchor) by walking down the center of the bimini, I am over 200lbs and been doing it for 5 years. Of course a hard top biminini would be better still for this purpose.
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Old 16-06-2019, 21:58   #5
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I attach you a picture

2 people can walk on it
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Old 17-06-2019, 05:42   #6
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Photo of ours too. Note this Bimini has two solar panels attached on top as well. It is larger than most hard top Biminis and gives more shade, and weighs a lot less too, plus de mountable if absolutely required.
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Re: Lagoon 450 Boom Height

Scarlet, this company has been making hardtop biminis for Lagoons and other makes for quite a while. Here's a pic of a 450F that shows the integrated access ladder and solar panels which they also install. https://biminihardtop.com/

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Scarlet, this company has been making hardtop biminis for Lagoons and other makes for quite a while. Here's a pic of a 450F that shows the integrated access ladder and solar panels which they also install. https://biminihardtop.com/

I love this!!!! This would alleviate all my concerns... But what about the cost? Are we talking thousands? Or tens of thousands?
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5 years ago the hard top bimini for a DIY install $14k + freight, my custom ladder and pole in 316 stainless cost $890.
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