Is the motor
mount option only the composite mounting board or is it also the s/s rail. So, if you don't get the motor
mount (a $1,000 option) no s/s rail? I thought the motor mount option was very expensive, but if it is the s/s rail and mounting board-much more reasonable.
We are exploring options to fit an additional water
tank. We have gone with the generator
and AC. Finding space for extra H2O will be a challenge. Even with a water maker 79 gallons is not much. Anyone with words of wisdom?
In answer to your question on the outboard
mounting bracket, I had the same concern. After initially baulking at the $900 option, I learned that it comes with the stainless steel
bracket, so decided to order it. If you don't take the option, you don't get the S/S frame.
Regarding the water tank question, I don't have any words of wisdom, but can give you my thoughts on this. I ordered the gen set option as well and therefore have the same dilemma over water tank capacity. I did not go for the watermaker
option though as the only factory option available is 12V (~60 l/hr). Instead, I will retrofit a mains powered watermaker
with around 100+ l/hr capacity and run it for shorter periods concurrent with battery charging
using the generator. In addition to this, I am thinking about a bladder located under one of the front bunks to supplement storage
To add comment to the question raised by Freetogether who originated this thread: I like the Leopard 40
as well as the Lagoon
42, and think that either would be suitable for the cruising needs of most people. Each have their own pluses and minuses, so it comes down to what factors are more important for you. In my case, I like to see good bridge deck
clearance and found that the Lagoon
42 was adequate in that regard. If I was more concerned about say upwind sailing ability, I'd probably err in favor of the Leopard
, or maybe the Bavaria
40. Sorry if I can't be more definitive.