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Old 10-03-2012, 15:19   #46
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Re: Hot-Rodding a Lagoon 440 ......

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In the spirit of hot rodding i'm looking at various ways of improving the sailability of a 440.

Not interested in discussion regarding 'what if's' such as a lowered boom hitting someone, get over it, it's a sailing boat, more so designed with bare boat charters in mind than true efficiencies.

So my initial thoughts are:-

1) Weight reduction.
2) Feathering/folding props.
3) Hard sails.
4) Lower the boom allowing sitting height with Bimini only.
5) Reducing 'add on' windage by keeping a low profile on solar additions etc.

Constructive idea's?
Feathering/folding props first thing to do!duh

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Old 11-03-2012, 13:54   #47
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Re: Hot-Rodding a Lagoon 440 ......

How much would be the feathering/folding props?

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:27   #48
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Our Gori 18 props 3 blade are $4000 each.
They have the overdrive which works ok to save fuel and rev's
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Re: Hot-Rodding a Lagoon 440 ......

My kiwi's were $1300/ea. Lightweight, no issues as yet, easy maintenance, achieve warp speed in reverse.


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