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Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 19-10-2018, 11:50
Replies: 79
General Info: New Lagoon 460
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Posted By John Holbrook
Re: New Lagoon 460

There will probably be a sports top version at some stage.
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 23-06-2018, 19:48
Replies: 767
Views: 132,096
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Just signed on a new 450s!

I think you can run a 220v 60hz on 220v 50hz but not vice versa. If you want to try the battery inverter route my plan was one unit in the master under the bed with a heavy curtain separating the bed...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 25-06-2017, 08:14
Replies: 95
Views: 25,803
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: New Lagoon 40 & 50 announced.

In the charter market most people think a FP47 is a bigger boat than a L450 when it's actual 2" shorter. Buyers though are more astute.

I think Lagoon will end up targeting the charter market....
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 23-06-2017, 09:16
Replies: 95
Views: 25,803
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: New Lagoon 40 & 50 announced.

The article doesn't say. It will be interesting to see how the Beneteau Group differentiates Lagoon and the new brand. Price, performance, focus, etc. I feel the Lagoons are becoming very charter...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 23-06-2017, 09:02
Replies: 95
Views: 25,803
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: New Lagoon 40 & 50 announced.

Scoop in the Sailing Community - The Bénéteau Group Will Launch a New Brand of Catamarans - Yachting Art Magazine...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 23-06-2017, 08:15
Replies: 95
Views: 25,803
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: New Lagoon 40 & 50 announced.

It's also interesting that Lagoon's owner is launching another brand of catamarans.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-06-2017, 14:22
Replies: 176
Views: 11,768
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Well, there goes my trip to Cuba !!

Cuba doesn't have a substainable ecomony, they steal money from the Venezuelan people via collusion between dictators.

can you only think from one side? The Cubans could do something different. ...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-06-2017, 14:19
Replies: 176
Views: 11,768
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Well, there goes my trip to Cuba !!

But it has worked. Is Cuba the military threat to the USA that it tried to be by trying to place USSR nukes on their island?

Embargos are just about bringing political change.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-06-2017, 14:08
Replies: 176
Views: 11,768
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Well, there goes my trip to Cuba !!

Totally incorrect. Over the last ten or so years Cuba survived by getting free and cheap oil shipments from Venezuela. Cuba used some of that oil and sold some of it. You can google why Venezuela's...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-06-2017, 06:57
Replies: 176
Views: 11,768
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Well, there goes my trip to Cuba !!

The world is a complex place and you may think you know best sitting on your sofa and watching CNN or whatever but you are probably just another passionate person getting emotional without a real...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 19-06-2017, 08:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,904
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Fuel transfer procedure lagoon 440

I was with a lagoon delivery captain recently and he told me that in an emergency use the electric fuel pump off the genset.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-06-2017, 07:27
Replies: 176
Views: 11,768
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Well, there goes my trip to Cuba !!

The embargo may not have ended the Castro regime yet, but things are looking very fragile now the oil prices have fallen and venezuela is no longer able to financially support Cuba.

If the USA...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-06-2017, 08:01
Replies: 176
Views: 11,768
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Well, there goes my trip to Cuba !!

A similar plight here in Venezuela. Many Chavistas are thankful and believe (or believed until recently) that life was good in venezuela. Then you talk to individuals who have travelled to Trinidad...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-06-2017, 09:57
Replies: 176
Views: 11,768
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Well, there goes my trip to Cuba !!

Socially responsible capitalism is a good balance if you can get it. I'm Australian and I think we have the balance pretty good.

In the case of Switzerland with its secret bank accounts etc I...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-06-2017, 09:49
Replies: 176
Views: 11,768
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Well, there goes my trip to Cuba !!

Nope that's incorrect - Trump is banning Americans staying at military owned hotels.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-06-2017, 09:23
Replies: 176
Views: 11,768
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Well, there goes my trip to Cuba !!

It's seems that most Latin American countries have not had good run over the last few hundred years. First exploited by Spain, then by their own governments socialist or capitalist and criminal drug...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-06-2017, 08:28
Replies: 176
Views: 11,768
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Well, there goes my trip to Cuba !!

They can still go on a cruise or an organized tour which is what the majority of Americans would do anyhow.

Trumps commerce and travel restrictions are aimed at not funding Cuban military owned...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-06-2017, 07:49
Replies: 176
Views: 11,768
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Well, there goes my trip to Cuba !!

Why can't Americans easily experience that?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-06-2017, 06:50
Replies: 176
Views: 11,768
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Well, there goes my trip to Cuba !!

I don't think sailors will be effected. Trump limited USA doing business with Cuba because just about every big business in Cuba is owned by the military. The military and the regime in Cuba is one...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 09-06-2017, 10:53
Replies: 767
Views: 132,096
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Just signed on a new 450s!

Dave lots of women cry when their man buys a boat. Hayley sounds like a good sort.

Wishing you both a fabulous journey...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 05-06-2017, 06:38
Replies: 119
Views: 16,858
Posted By John Holbrook
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 04-06-2017, 21:58
Replies: 767
Views: 132,096
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Just signed on a new 450s

It connects the battery banks together if it senses one bank at more than 13V. To be at more than 13V the bank must be being charged. It disconnects when the voltage drops to 12.8V and one bank is no...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 04-06-2017, 09:19
Replies: 767
Views: 132,096
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Just signed on a new 450s!

Dave a VSR Voltage Sensitive Relay. Connects the genset battery to the house bank when it's being charged and disconnects when it's not being charged.
...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 04-06-2017, 09:09
Replies: 767
Views: 132,096
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: Just signed on a new 450s!

Hey Dave not my list, this is from Steve Tull's blog. Nice knowledge bloke I meet in St Martin, he bought a new 420 in France a few years back.
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 04-06-2017, 09:07
Replies: 12
General Info: New Lagoon pricing?
Views: 1,681
Posted By John Holbrook
Re: New Lagoon pricing?

I believe a discount depends on the model. An in demand model like the 42 with a 18 month waitlist maybe no discount whereas another model with say an 8 month waitlist may get 5% or a little more. I...
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