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Old 25-07-2018, 00:17   #1
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Maximum tender size

Hi there

We have a lagoon 380 based in the uk and are currently considering upgrading our tender from a 3.1m to a 3.5m rib as we use the tender a lot for playing taking dogs for a walk twice a day etc. Etc.

We have been offered a great deal in brand new 3.5m but I note the manufacture maximum recommended size is 3.1m

Does anyone have a L380 with a larger tender and if they do how easily does it fit on the standard Davits? Does it bang on the inside of the hulls etc? Or have you encountered any other problems which we should be aware of before pulling the trigger?

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Old 25-07-2018, 01:52   #2
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Does anyone have a L380 with a larger tender and if they do how easily does it fit on the standard Davits? Does it bang on the inside of the hulls etc? Or have you encountered any other problems which we should be aware of before pulling the trigger?
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I have a 2013 Lagoon 380S and my wife wanted the tender with the absolute most cockpit space, yet would meet all my boxes on the list:
-Fit easily between the hulls out knocking the hull.
-Not extend into the transom stair area, blocking use of that sweet area.
-Not exceed the rated weight of the davits.
-Could secure well and drain when secured in davits.
-Had to accommodate 5 people (if needed)

Having access to a few hundred models in my shop, I went at it and started measuring. I wanted (she wanted) bigger, but after trying several 10' models I came to the conclusion that the best fit was a 9'-ish RIB and that the greatest cockpit/deck space of everything I ran through was the Achilles HB-280DX.

Though we are normally 2-3 people on avg [we've had 2 adults, 2 kids & a 7 month old and it was okay (yet over-factory-rating)].

I could have made a 3 meter or a 3.1 meter boat work, but there was not enough upside in reaching for that without a compromise on one or two of my items on the checklist. Pleased with my choice.

Hope that helps.
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Old 25-07-2018, 09:02   #3
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Re: Maximum tender size

Thanks for that it’s very helpful..

I am looking at a 3.5 I believe a few people have gone this large but I am trying to find out how difficult it was and if it caused any issues in terms of banging into the inside of the hulls.

I don’t suppose you tried a 3.5 by any chance did you?

Many thanks for your help!!
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Re: Maximum tender size

3.5m long will be a lot back there, we have the 3.10 and the measurement between the hulls is like 2.8m. so you will get one up. but with the motor on it will be makeing a lot of markes. i would not do it. Our friend Lars, has a cat GRP on the back that is around 3 meters, and he used to row in there 2 big Dobbermans in it. We have a small "Malteser" only 5 kg, so now problems.
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Re: Maximum tender size

Thanks for this much appreciated.
We have had to put this on hold for this year, but hope to revisit next season.

Thanks again for great feedback.
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Re: Maximum tender size

Have a 10.5 foot AB with 15 hp on it. Just traded down (after 9 years) from a 10.5 with a 20 hp and St Croix package as the boat was too heavy for the wife and I to move up and down the beach
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