Is it the boom height or the bridge height that bothers you?
Profurl roller reefing of our main along with the normal headsail reefing effectively negates the need for us to go to the mast
other than to secure the halyard
when the main is totally furled. This is nice and very much appreciated as we can reef from 1-100% easily.
A great point not often noted is from this helm position you have great vision of squalls approaching. We saw a 45knot blow coming on us allowing reefing with time to spare, from a lower vantage point the timing would have been much shorter.
Windage in a Marina whilst docking
? Having a 70 foot stick on any boat is windage enough however having 2 engines 20 foot odd apart with the steering wheel
locked allows fantastic control, prudence dictates on any boat if it's seriously too dangerous to dock
then DON'T .
Mono's will never have a bridge position like this because quite simply they would fall off!
The centre of effort has been taken into account in the design otherwise there would be arse-up Lagoons everywhere, and all the related lawsuits, more picture that the foot of the sail has been cutaway, a cat of this size carries a 70 foot mast
without a problem.
Finally a Lagoon is by no means a racing
boat it leans more to being a motorsailer
in the multihull
world, no different in that way to many other large cats that are built for comfortable family
True cruising boats will always differ from their racing
cousins it matters not whether that family is multi or mono, speed dictates light weights, low profiles and wetsuits.
The higher helm position is 630mm above the side decks ie 3 steps up, to date i've been only in 40 plus in this boat and was so comfortable. My 35foot mono sloop
(Adams35 in round bilge
steel) would have heeled and shipped enough spray to necessitate some wet weather gear. I sat up top trimmed the sails
and drank my coffe, the wife was below making some sangers.....
High boom? I can live with the foot of the sail effectively missing to accomodate it as really we like off wind
High helm? The view is fantastic making navigation
much safer, i'm 60 years old this october, fit and find the climb not an issue at all.
Cheers i hope i've contributed to your thoughts. Frank