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Old 01-11-2015, 01:29   #181
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Not to change up the topic to much but as of tomorrow I am no longer a house owner
I am a full time liveaboard.
This week it became very clear that I have made a good choice buying my Lagoon.
The boat is loaded with all my stuff and it did not sink.
I tried very hard to sink it but she refused to go down.
All kidding aside the 400s2 has swallowed up all my belongings and I do not notice any negative effect on the performance.
The large hulls not only give me lots of room they allow me to load up the boat.
Not having a land base is going to be different for sure.
The start of a new chapter in my life and let the games begin.



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Old 01-11-2015, 02:31   #182
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Not to change up the topic to much but as of tomorrow I am no longer a house owner
I am a full time liveaboard.
This week it became very clear that I have made a good choice buying my Lagoon.
The boat is loaded with all my stuff and it did not sink.
I tried very hard to sink it but she refused to go down.
All kidding aside the 400s2 has swallowed up all my belongings and I do not notice any negative effect on the performance.
The large hulls not only give me lots of room they allow me to load up the boat.
Not having a land base is going to be different for sure.
The start of a new chapter in my life and let the games begin.



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Good onya mate. We did similar 6 weeks ago. Moved aboard, sold everything except the house & car. The house is rented & the daughter has just picked up the car & driven it 2,000 km south & is looking after it.

In our case we have wound back the business but still looking after clients onboard as we travel down the east coast of Oz. Currently in the Whitsunday Islands on the way south to get away from the oncoming cyclone season up north.

Like you, our ageing L380 has swallowed all our stuff without a hassle, though the waterline is definitely "lower".

Should have done it all along time ago.

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Old 06-11-2015, 01:31   #183
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Old 26-11-2015, 19:19   #184
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It's been a while
My SD-50 sail drives were lapped and now run perfectly, it's not a big job doing the actual lapping , getting the cones out takes some time.
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Old 26-11-2015, 19:22   #185
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Old 12-02-2016, 21:14   #186
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i had SD 50 slipping and nearly 500 hours.

Took cone assembly out (0.5 hrs) send to yanmar mechanic, got them back, another 1/2 hour and done. Works perfectly. Nuts were reused as they must have proper tools & experience. Both cones & postage & spares less than 500 aud.

now have to see if i get oil leakage. Even if I do, it is not terminal issue.

thought to mention that as alternative to full DIY.
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Old 13-02-2016, 04:26   #187
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Our SD50 cone clutches were done at 1500 and just recently at 2500 hours. The Yanmar mechanic said they looked pretty good at the recent servicing.

So this was a concern for me when we were buying our boat but now I'm feeling more confident with the drives.



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Old 13-02-2016, 15:40   #188
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i had SD 50 slipping and nearly 500 hours.

Took cone assembly out (0.5 hrs) send to yanmar mechanic, got them back, another 1/2 hour and done. Works perfectly. Nuts were reused as they must have proper tools & experience. Both cones & postage & spares less than 500 aud.

now have to see if i get oil leakage. Even if I do, it is not terminal issue.

thought to mention that as alternative to full DIY.
Good deal. Did you send the cone assembly to Minards? Getting the cone assembly "depolished" and reassembled with correct end play by sending off to a trusted mechanic should dramatically reduce the cost of this procedure.

I have set up to be able to do the full DIY recondition. It's not too difficult. The most painful part of the process was the cost and delay of extracting the spline holding part/tool from our local Yanmar dealer. I found this part was necessary in order to hold the spline tight enough to allow the top nut to be removed.

I refused to pay Yanmar's extortionate price for Quicksilver oil and managed to buy bulk from the drum of a Mercury outboard dealer for way less than half. I like to have plenty of SD oil on board in case seals start to seep water.

Regarding prop shaft seals; the outrageously priced Yanmar part can matched at any speciality bearing and seal shop for approximated 1/10 th. of the Yanmar price. I've installed a new set of 2 seals in each leg and carry 4 spares.
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Old 13-02-2016, 16:17   #189
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We love our L450 also. In my opinion, it's the perfect combination of comfort, speed and safety for the money. Lagoon is doing a great job designing them. No wonder they sell more cats than any other company.
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Old 14-02-2016, 04:32   #190
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Good deal. Did you send the cone assembly to Minards? Getting the cone assembly "depolished" and reassembled with correct end play by sending off to a trusted mechanic should dramatically reduce the cost of this procedure.

I have set up to be able to do the full DIY recondition. It's not too difficult. The most painful part of the process was the cost and delay of extracting the spline holding part/tool from our local Yanmar dealer. I found this part was necessary in order to hold the spline tight enough to allow the top nut to be removed.

I refused to pay Yanmar's extortionate price for Quicksilver oil and managed to buy bulk from the drum of a Mercury outboard dealer for way less than half. I like to have plenty of SD oil on board in case seals start to seep water.

Regarding prop shaft seals; the outrageously priced Yanmar part can matched at any speciality bearing and seal shop for approximated 1/10 th. of the Yanmar price. I've installed a new set of 2 seals in each leg and carry 4 spares.
Yes, Minards. Excellent job. They have all spare parts for cone assembly if needed. Can be sent from anywhere really, which is what I really like. Depending on local mechanic to fix it, when out there cruising, is a worry.
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We love our L450 also. In my opinion, it's the perfect combination of comfort, speed and safety for the money. Lagoon is doing a great job designing them. No wonder they sell more cats than any other company.

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Good deal. Did you send the cone assembly to Minards? Getting the cone assembly "depolished" and reassembled with correct end play by sending off to a trusted mechanic should dramatically reduce the cost of this procedure.

I have set up to be able to do the full DIY recondition. It's not too difficult. The most painful part of the process was the cost and delay of extracting the spline holding part/tool from our local Yanmar dealer. I found this part was necessary in order to hold the spline tight enough to allow the top nut to be removed.

I refused to pay Yanmar's extortionate price for Quicksilver oil and managed to buy bulk from the drum of a Mercury outboard dealer for way less than half. I like to have plenty of SD oil on board in case seals start to seep water.

Regarding prop shaft seals; the outrageously priced Yanmar part can matched at any speciality bearing and seal shop for approximated 1/10 th. of the Yanmar price. I've installed a new set of 2 seals in each leg and carry 4 spares.
Hi Tuskie
Do you have anymore info on the prop shaft seals sizes etc? I am assuming they are a lip seal?
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