I have a Lagoon 450 on order, picking up end of July this year in France
, and we are planning on a solar array on the back, extending the bimini
. The 6 x 270W solar panels will be charging
a Lithium Ion battery bank of 1400Ah via 2 Flex Max 80 controllers. To go for 300W panels, will result in the array being wider than the bimini
which is 5.4m wide. I am happy enough with 1620W of panels..should be enough for us.
I had a Lagoon 440
for 6 years and for 4 years we had the same arrangement (no LiOn batteries tho), but with 640W in 4 panels.. will design in a similar way, but looking for accurate measurements..I have added some graphics done in sketchup (the square frames I want to have as 5cm diameter tubes)
If anyone has a Lagoon 450 at the moment, any advice most welcome, and if possible can you answer a couple questions and supply some measurements?. We will be chartering a Lagoon 450 in a months time in Thailand
, but I am planning beforehand as well.
1 - Are the 2 SS poles supporting the bimini hollow, and if so, where they attach to the deck
is it possible to take the wiring
through into the main cabin bunk where the batteries are.
2 What is the diameter of the circular base plates on top of the Bimini (we want to replace them with the attachments of the solar panel array.
3. Distance between center of circular plates is 4.2m?
4. Distance between attachment points of back legs to the deck
..to be bolted to the deck on the outside of the cleats
. Worried a bit that they might be too close to the cleats
, but then..we never used those cleats very much except to secure the dinghy
In the battery box
, I think the batteries are 19cm wide by 50cm long, so we have 111.4cmx50cm to play with, i think there is a bit more space we can use, but i need to put 2 banks of 70x40cm in there, or split the LiOn cells up. Not sure how much more space we can use tho, as the drawers go right to the edge of that space?..
Any advice most welcome..
I can also modify the sketchup files if anyone wants their own versions..