Originally Posted by yeloya
I didn't quite get why is the mast
is so aft.. They are talking about many advantages of doing so but there is one negative that they don't talk about; the center of action of the sail and the center of gravity of the boat is way up. The first may be good for picking up more wind
but the second is very dangereous particularly in heavy weathers. The second thing I didn't like is the bridge which is very low and narrow. The very highy boom is a Lagoon
standard anymore, they won't give up, useless to comment..
The strongest point of Lagoon
, internal architecture and the use of space is gorgeous.. Let's see what the answer of FP will be..
I love the new 52! i think the flybridge looks great and very functional. I don't usually sit much when I'm trimming or manoeuvring the boat anyways as i'm short and need to stand in order to see. So the back rest wont be an issue for me. As for the decision to locate the mast
further to aft is for speed and performance advantages they learned from racing
. It says in the brochure
" Centring the mast in this way creates a large forward triangle (a promise for great performance), whilst affording all the simplicity of a self-tacking jib
The large forward triangle also means it is possible to use a respectably-sized Code 0 for light wind
A “VMG” option allows to “divide” headsail surface areas with a moveable self-tacking staysail and an overlapping genoa
The shorter boom makes the mainsail
much easier to manoeuvre.
, which is relatively narrower and higher, benefits from better winds at the top, thus enhancing performance: extending the sail centre really improves performance,
The forestay and shrouds are at much wider angles to the mast, thereby substantially reducing compression
: this choice allows to reduce sample weight, thus increasing stability and speed.
By re-centring the weight in this way, pitching is considerably reduced.
I can see the logic..... can't wait to test it out for my self!! i think lagoon hit this one out of the park!