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Old 13-04-2019, 13:07   #1
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Lagoon Escape Hatches Falling Out

Spotted on a Lagoon Facebook forum. Sounds very serious and dangerous. Anyone know more?
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Old 14-04-2019, 20:05   #2
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Re: Lagoon Escape Hatches Falling Out

I just spoke with my dealer whom imported my L400 in 2011.

This mod is applicable to my boat and quite a few others around Australia. He said process is to register with your original importer, who will get mod kit in for you.

Lagoon are contributing a small amount towards installation cost.
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Old 15-04-2019, 08:06   #3
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Re: Lagoon Escape Hatches Falling Out

also read it,
my dealer (blue marine ) will inform Katmarina to do the job in torrevieja
he confirms that there is no imediate risc, but that it needs to be taken care of.
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Re: Lagoon Escape Hatches Falling Out

The kit is on its way to us in Greece too. Lagoon are paying Ä33/hour for 1.5hrs to complete the job.

Iíve been following the case of the FP that sank at the end of last year out of the Canaries and I think this is in response to this issue. I understand the hatch fell out and caused a very sudden sinking. Needless to say, I inspected my hatches right away.
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Re: Lagoon Escape Hatches Falling Out

My hatches, 7 years old, look excellent. I wonder if they can just drop out with no warning? I have made up hatch covers for quick install until the kit arrives and is installed.
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Re: Lagoon Escape Hatches Falling Out

We met an owner in the Canary Islands that had that happen but was able to get into marina without problems. All he talked about was how lucky he was as they planned on leaving to cross Atlantic enroute to Caribbean. Wasn’t so sure he had the right boat after that experiece.
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My hatches, 7 years old, look excellent. I wonder if they can just drop out with no warning? I have made up hatch covers for quick install until the kit arrives and is installed.
Can you post your hatch covers design?
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Old 23-04-2019, 21:39   #8
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OK, it is not too fancy. 18mm plywood with screws pre-installed around the edges, window draft stick on sealant, and a good screwdriver kept next to it. For the L450 the window holes are square 44cm x 44cm, so I made the panels 52cm x 52cm. I have marked out the location to fit if necessary. I have not drilled into the window frame the wood is soft enough for the screws to grip and go in OK. I also have a power drill with a bit handy to drive the screws in.
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Re: Lagoon Escape Hatches Falling Out

My brackets arrived today so will fit tomorrow. Not the easiest job, working out of the dinghy under the boat but the brackets look like a good solution to the potential issue.
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The kit is on its way to us in Greece too. Lagoon are paying Ä33/hour for 1.5hrs to complete the job.

Iíve been following the case of the FP that sank at the end of last year out of the Canaries and I think this is in response to this issue. I understand the hatch fell out and caused a very sudden sinking. Needless to say, I inspected my hatches right away.
So far in my case just the sound of crickets from Lagoon
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Job done. Brackets installed. As typical tho, a 1 hour job took about 2 hours as itís not the easiest job out of a dinghy
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Is it job done or a cheap and risky fix? Surely removal of the windows and re seal or glue properly should be paid for by Lagoon? If the glue lets go and we have the temporary fix what then? Severe leaks?
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Re: Lagoon Escape Hatches Falling Out

Currently crossing Atlantic on a Lagoon 38 with glass escape hatches and big ass windows in top sides in each cabin. Dont like any of the above. We pre-cut plywood panels to cover all from the inside. Pre drilled screw holes in them. Have big 3" screws and a powerful battery operated drill handy to run them home if needed. Wide/thick weather stripping to help seal them.

Do not like the view from the cabin windows in rough weather!
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Re: Lagoon Escape Hatches Falling Out

Here is a photo of the fix installed on a new lagoon 450f. If the glass seal did fail, not completely clear these brackets will keep keep it from have a serious leak in large seas. I would have thought the brackets would have some padding to the glass and apply positive pressure on the glass. These look like they have a gap from bracket to the glass.Click image for larger version

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Here is a photo of the fix installed on a new lagoon 450f. If the glass seal did fail, not completely clear these brackets will keep keep it from have a serious leak in large seas. I would have thought the brackets would have some padding to the glass and apply positive pressure on the glass. These look like they have a gap from bracket to the glass.Attachment 192608


Is that the escape hatch?

How do you open it with those brackets there?
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