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Old 08-02-2018, 17:01   #16
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Re: Letís talk about where our Lagoons have taken us.

Sheís taken us all up & down the Eastern Caribbean islands from the BVIís to Grenada.

Sorry no pic to post but Google a view of Admiralty Bay in Bequia from Peggyís Rock and we are currently anchored off Princess Margaret beach.
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Minerva Reefs, 250nm south of Tonga. https://youtu.be/VbcfyFvffko
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Old 08-02-2018, 18:33   #18
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Pickersgill Harbour, Fiordland, New Zealand. Captain Cook tied up in this exact spot 240 years earlier to observe the transit of Venus.
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Old 08-02-2018, 19:51   #19
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Pickersgill Harbour, Fiordland, New Zealand. Captain Cook tied up in this exact spot 240 years earlier to observe the transit of Venus.
Nice photo, Dave.

BTW, Lt. James Cook also compared his vessel to the catamarans of the Maori, and noted their superior sailing ability. Something many modern monohull sailors still don't appreciate. I'm sure Cookie would have loved your Lagoon 450.
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Old 08-02-2018, 20:36   #20
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Nice photo, Dave.

BTW, Lt. James Cook also compared his vessel to the catamarans of the Maori, and noted their superior sailing ability. Something many modern monohull sailors still don't appreciate. I'm sure Cookie would have loved your Lagoon 450.
I am sure he would take L 400 anyday against his wooden mono. And observe how wonderful, fast and joyful sailing can be with all his posessions on board.
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I am sure he would take L 400 anyday against his wooden mono. And observe how wonderful, fast and joyful sailing can be with all his posessions on board.
Yeah, but he'd probably would have had to rid himself of some of Endeavour's compliment of 94 and chucked some of the ten 4 pound cannon. Unless he traded up to a L620!
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Yeah, but he'd probably would have had to rid himself of some of Endeavour's compliment of 94 and chucked some of the ten 4 pound cannon. Unless he traded up to a L620!
Trouble with your L620 option is that he would not even bother going ashore much and would eventually lose the funding of investors, if he bothered to return to UK at all.

Regardless, thanks to these early pioneers, we can today enjoy real sailing in crafts that have proven most successful in human colonization history.
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All around Australia and now cruising Indonesia
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Big Manta rays adoring our Lagoon 400 in Ouvea atoll. One seem to be particularly shocked from the beauty.
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Weíve seen quite a lot since we started and been on the move more than most. Iím looking forward to slowing down our travels and seeing more of the places we visit. Hereís our route so far covering 9,000nm. We got lucky and bought the perfect boat for us and I must say Iím pleasantly surprised by how well Susan Ann II has looked after us.
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... up to now logged 1200nm in 3 weeks in the Med, to Corsica, Bonifacio Strait, Tyrhenian sea, Sardienia, the Volcano islands, Strait of Messina, Ionian sea around the Italian boot and now heading to the Adriatic sea and Croatia.

It will be over 2000nm in 5 weeks.

The L400 is slow beating winward and does not point very well, but damn comfortable. We do 60% motoring unfortunately. The wind in this region and sailing direction is not favorable, we have to beat against it a lot up to 20kn and 2kn of stream, or there is no wind at all, frequently changes directions, several squalls...

We use to anchor most of the time and we are completely self-sufficient (water, energy, needed only 200l fuel after 3 weeks). We motor on one engine at 1500..2000rpm or motor-sail at 4-5kn in calm conditions. Than we need 1.4l/h. Once a day I run the engine at max 3000rpm for 5min for cleaning.

We would sail slower, but unfortunately we have a tough schedule.
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