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Old 05-08-2015, 15:12   #151
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Here's a few pictures of solar array we finally had done in the canaries...been in use over the Atlantic and now in caribbean...working very well - 1.9kw solar array, 2 flex max 80, 1600A/12v calb lithium pack (16x400amp). The extra shade is great..and the water collector works well too.

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Hey Mark,

How much height do you have standing under the solarpanels?

I want to install 6 solarpanels same as you did do you think it's possible?

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Old 06-08-2015, 09:55   #152
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Re: Lagoon 450 Modifications

Unfortunately, I am far away from my new L 450 , but wants to prepare a few things.

Do someone know the exact dimensions of the fabric sunshade around the cockpit? So, that I could custom made it?

Do someone have a persening / cover for the salon roof, flybridge?

I am very grateful if someone can help me with this information.

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Old 06-08-2015, 21:17   #153
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Lagoon 450 Modifications

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We went to the company that makes the Bimini and covers for Lagoon in Nantes in France and had them make it in our choice of colour.

Lagoon did not like what we did but they shipped it with the boat and the agent in Singapore (Simpson Marine) installed it for us.

We found that Lagoon are very rigid on their colour choices, the company that makes the Bimini and covers have a huge colour selection and can do anything you want, we selected an off white colour.

PS - I found the clears in the covers very thin and upgraded the thickness and quality during the selection process, turned out very well.

If you are buying for a Lagoon 450 make sure you get the LARGE full Bimini as it covers the entire helm seating area very well.

I have posted videos on CF showing me sitting at the helm during monsoonal rain in Singapore and we stayed dry and well protected.


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Old 07-08-2015, 04:55   #154
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Re: Lagoon 450 Modifications

Hi Wayne,

could you please provide more details about the company which is selling the binimi's, please ?

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Old 07-08-2015, 04:57   #155
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Re: Lagoon 450 Modifications

Thank you for your answer. Actually we have already a bimini at the flybridge. What I am looking for is an cover/tarpaulin to protect the gel coat if we leave the boat for a while in a marina.

Do anybody use such cover?
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Re: Lagoon 450 Modifications - traveller

Hi all,

I was just wondering if I'm the only one who is unhappy about the way lagoon is shoring the traveller. I find it anoying that every time I tack I need to reajust the main sheet.
Has someone changed this? I thought it could be solved with a block in the centre position under the boom. Does some one have experience with the static of the flybridge in this area ?

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Old 07-08-2015, 08:01   #157
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Why do you have to readjust the main sheet? Why not only the traveller?
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Because the first block for the main sheet to the traveler is not simetrically to the centre of the boot. If you're sailing on starboard and tack to port side you need to relase the main shet for about 0,5 meter to have the same trim of the sail....
Or with other words if you have the traveler on starboard you need to tighten the main sheet more than sailing the traveler on port side.
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Hello Martin
Right. Does that really make a big difference? Diagonal line, then through a pulley?

That has never bothered me because I like to adjust the sails. Most times I tack only every few hours. On a new course I adjust the sails anyway.


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Old 08-08-2015, 15:09   #160
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Hey Mark,

How much height do you have standing under the solarpanels?

I want to install 6 solarpanels same as you did do you think it's possible?

regards sander
How much height do you have standing under the solarpanels?

I want to install 6 solarpanels same as you did do you think it's possible?

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Re: Lagoon 450 Modifications

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Because the first block for the main sheet to the traveler is not simetrically to the centre of the boot. If you're sailing on starboard and tack to port side you need to relase the main shet for about 0,5 meter to have the same trim of the sail....
Or with other words if you have the traveler on starboard you need to tighten the main sheet more than sailing the traveler on port side.
Not sure what (if any) differences tween the L450 and the L440, but we tend to use both the traveler and the mainsheet a fair bit...and we're not mad keen trimmers either! Traveller up when AWA ahead of the beam and well down when aft of the beam is the general rule, but the traveler adjustments definitely assist mainsail efficiency on the L440. Just sayin...

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Re: Lagoon 450 Modifications

"How much height do you have standing under the solarpanels?"

I have a similar setup to Roetter on my 450 its the way to go.
Height under panels is 2220 mm or 7'3".
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Re: Lagoon 450 Modifications

It seems that nobody installs any panels immediately aft of the fly bridge on the lagoon 450.

I suppose that there is a good reason for this.


Can some enlighten me?


Our lagoon 450 will have a biminihardtop.com hard top.


We will likely place 2 panels up there. I was hoping that 2 more panels behind the flybridge would get us to 4 decent panels.


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It seems that nobody installs any panels immediately aft of the fly bridge on the lagoon 450. I suppose that there is a good reason for this. Can some enlighten me?
Unless you install panels that you can walk on , it will restrict your ability to access the boom, the end boom for any line, sail adjustments, replacements of reef lines, sheaves, sail bag, etc. Note you need to pull your boom around to either stbd or port side to access the end cap.
Further, the bimini top and boom/sail will add shadows onto the solar panels significantly reducing their efficiency.

Placing them on a frame above the davits or above/ extended out from the cockpit roof is a far better location to optimise solar efficiency, in addition to other benefits. Placing them on your bimini top will also shade a majority of the panels from the sail/boom. If you decided this way then recommend wiring your panels independently i.e. in parallel, to allow the shaded panel not to reduce the efficiency of the unshaded ones.
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