Originally Posted by GGT
See the sail area details on both 450 and the 560 from the Lagoon website below. None of the numbers on the 560 are double to compensate for being twice the weight. There are some optional sails
listed so not sure if you can get a bigger cut to get the double sail area without changing the mast
or boom size.
These boats are more about destination
livability. I consider myself a die hard sailor, and I enjoyed sailing the 450. The 560 has a better weight to sail area ratio than the 52, so should be a bit faster, but both will be behind a 450.
After tons of reading I am leaning to the 440 or 450. Its just me and my wife so both are plenty big for our needs. Anything bigger would be a lot more to take care of and additional costs for haul outs etc....
450 Sail area:
Upwind sail area = 134 mē / 1442 sq.ft.
Spinnaker (optional) = non
Code 0 (optional) = 93 mē / 1001 sq.ft.
560 Sail area:
Upwind sail area = 207 mē / 2227 sq.ft.
Spinnaker (optional) = 220 mē / 2367 sq.ft
Code 0 (optional) = 148 mē / 1592 sq.ft
i think comparing like that is probably not fair.
L400 standard screecher is 73m2
Standard sails 84 m2
L400 weighjt 10.3 T
L450 weight 15.5 T
L 45 should have 50% more sails . Comparing standard sail
134m2 over 84m2 is 70% more, therefore standard sails only L450 will do better.
However L4000 screecher is 73m2 and L450 93m2 which is only 27% more.
Comparing upwind sail area standard sail + screecher will paint
L400 157m2 vs L450 227m2 , which is 44 % more, therefore likely L400 will be good match.
L56 has other advantages like sleeker profile = less windage and longer slimmer hulls, so it does not need that much sail.
my 2 schillings