"Just thought I'd mention that I believe that Lagoon
also did more hybrids than the 420, and 500. Possibly a 410. I wonder if it was an option back then."
3 410's were built with a different system then the 420's of which all 3 are still running strong and I own one of them. I believe 2 500's were built with electric
drives by Dave Tether who built the original systems for Lagoon
, one 500 is Dave's test bed
for his system and the second one was built for (I believe) the owner of The Catamaran
Dave's systems (at the time Solomons Tech) were straight forward and operated on a 144v system. When Dave and Solomons split Lagoon decided to cut out the middle man and build their own system based on a 72v system for the 420's. There has been a number of issues with this system documented here and else where. My own opinion was in most cases the system was to complicated for the average sailor (charters) and probably 5 years ahead of it's time. With the price
of LiPos dropping (batteries being the weakest point) I believe your going to see a big interest in EB's. By the way 1 of the 410's (Hull #E2)went up for sale
about a month ago and went to contract
within 1 week. The owners are selling do to 3 kids
(1 still in the oven) under the age of 10, they are live aboards. They are currently sailing in the Islands. They have been up and down the East coast
mostly inside 2 times from Mass to Florida
. So much for not getting around. Hull
#E1 last I heard was in South America
#E3 (mine) is in Solomons MD.
First Electric Lagoon Crosses Atlantic to Annapolis...Then Heads to Tortola
Take a look at some of the "other" boats his system is being installed in.
Once My Propulsion
Batteries go bad (Estimate is in 2 or 3 years on this currently 5 year old pack) I'l go LiPo4 and get an estimated 6-8 hours of run time at 5 knots with 1/3 the weight.
Steve in Solomons MD
Lagoon 410 SE