So sad a person finds joy and satisfaction in re-gurgitating unproven "pseudo facts".
I have just bought a Lagoon 440
Owners Version 2007 model which allows me to comment, i have looked at other 440's in America one in particular that is a 2004 build and has done two Atlantic crossings.
We have sailed our boat here since purchasing
for 2 months now and in that time i've inspected every nook and cranny in the bilge
, behind panels
What have i found that disappoints me?
1) Where electric
winches have been fitted the unseen cutouts in the GRP are rough, i.e. not square just hacked out.
2) No provision to run extra wires within the conduits in the mast
3) Rail/staunchion height a bit low.
4) Cupboard doors in galley
smack me in the head
but i'm learning
to close them more often.
lights are filament style.
6) All manuals
are in German simply because the previous owner was Austrian, thank heavens for google
What have i found that is execptional?
1) The way the boat works, it sails
nicely handles nicely and actually talks to me which is something i thought i had lost
when i decided to change to a multihull
2) The comfort, the layout and how efficient it is.
Is it a racer
Is it seaworthy
? Well i think the ARC history
Lets look at the sad points this person continually re-gurgitates:-
1) Wiring being not tinned.... Cannot find any dull wicking, Discolouration, warm circuits or any issues, i guess time will tell.
2) Brass seacocks, nuff has been said of this issue, i cannot find any de-zincafication of any valves even the ball valves internal for sinks etc.....
3) Boats burning..... One thing i have taken note of is that on board there is a lot of after-market equipment
fitted, chilled water air con, solar
, extra batteries, thrusters, passerole, diesel heating
system etc etc. Bad wiring is more likely to come from these installers rather than the builder
Keep in mind any builder
of a motor
car, boat, aircraft WHATEVER from any part of the world is open to litigation should they shortcut a standard.
No one should take seriously purile comments from armchair critics who do not back those comments with fact, to simply state 2 boats burnt because of 'rah rah rah' is not good enough. Lagoon and most other re-putable builder build to a budget
however they are not stupid enough to take short cuts on nickel and dime stuff.
Here in Croatia
i have been to two boat shows one at Split the other at Sibenik and i've got to tell you Lagoon's dominate, on any day cruising the islands i would see 4 or 5 Leopards are next in popularity.
I'm a qualified albeit retired boat/shipbuilder, under Australian law i'm qualified under the USL Code which AMSA adopted.
I think armchair occupants need to think before they sprout, i see most purile stuff that is posted here tends to emanate from re-gurgitated internet
scuttlebutt, unreliable and unfounded at best.
The standard comeback from these rocking chair experts is "well tell that to so and so who's boat was lost
because a fuse overheated" ..... Just silly!
Listen more to the people that have walked the walk the ones who have sailed, built bought and experienced rather than gossip mongered,,,,
Cheers all i've been away from the forum busy enjoying our LAGOON 440
it was worth the brass every copper!!!!!! LMAO Frank