Hello L450 Owners,
my wife and I have been reading with interest all the threads about the Lagoon
450. Especially the commissioning thread.
We purchased our Lagoon
450 in Sydney Australia
. It is hull
#40. We are very new to sailing, and luckily for us this boat had it's options selected by someone who knew a lot more than we did. When the boat was on it way to Australia
the original purchaser pulled out to buy a larger model. Great for us because we only had to wait about a month for delivery
. Even better it was that it was well spec'd and had options that we may not have selected. Now that we have them, we can see why they were selected and would not be without them.
However we all like to customise our homes, in this case our future floating home. We thought that we would start a new thread for people to share their customisations. Maybe even Logoon may monitor
this thread, for suggested improvements. We are sure that a lot of others will have good ideas from which we can all benefit.
We will start this one off with a hand rail fitted to the rear. I have included some pictures of what we had made.
Purpose of the modification
These were added mainly to help my wife feel safer and more confident about getting on and off when backed into our marina berth. Her legs are length challanged and often the gap from the marina to he boat, was a large step and she had nothing to grad hold of. At first I did not think it was necessary, (but do not tell her sometimes I catch myself using it as well).
These were made by a craftsman in Sydney
, and we feel he did an excelent job. He visitied the boat a couple of times to measure it. It is more complex than it looks as the curves in 3 dimensions. We also had to consider access to the fuel
filler on the starboard side and where the holes through the hull
are located. If you take a look in the back of your boat, you will see the thickness varies greatly. The holes were located so that the holes when through the thick part, and far enough into the thick part to have a very secure fixing of the rail.
Final summation, my wife absolutely loves them, and is that not all that matters!