Hi Anthony and/or George !
If you have placed your order, you still have plenty of time to figure out the multiple options.
The choice of sail goes far beyond the expensive D4 code 0 offered from lagoon. There are so many things to think about regarding sails
Search the forum, there are countless great discussions on sails (technology, shapes, what to chose for what type of sailing, where are you getting the boat as a local sail maker or distributor could be useful, etc ...).
Ask quotes to different makers (quantum, Ullman, North, incidences, etc...) for various set of sails, or visit or give them a call to ask for advice
As the L450 is well-known, they have all the required measurements (while i'm not sure i'd order online as it's best to have the maker coming and setting this up in case this isn't right). Then you may got 10 different quotes for 20 different configurations of different foresails sets. None will likely be exactly the same! With some of these references
, you can start visiting used sails sites too. So choice and trade
off will become even more confusing.
As above mentioned, parasail-type seems attractive. Seems. I'm not sure what to think. People tend to love them and there are lots of good self promotion. Good sign. May be some good marketing
behind the companies too. Concern of the stress on the rig tough. But maybe not much more than a good large AsySpi. I have no clue yet, but suspicious and keep searching.
One side note on the 2 options of the L450s code 0 (~7.5k$) vs Asym (~4.5k$).... 3k$ to instal a pole seems expensive. It may include more, not sure. But the Asym option will allow upgrades, i believe cheaper and potentially better one. You'll have the extra winches in both cases.
By the way, in case you havent thought about this yet:
- what about hydranet main and genoa
sails ? Going to use these more than a code 0, so maybe they deserve more money!
- what about a double genoa
- etc ... etc ...
Have fun and good luck !
Originally Posted by anthonyp0808
I am getting close to placing an order for a new 450 SporTop.
The Code 0 pricing is an eye watering €13,578 vs 8200 on the Flybridge version. Even the Code 0 rig is more expensive.
Can anybody explain the possible reason for the price
disparity - the mast
height on the Sportop is shorter do I would have thought a smaller sail area.
I will probably buy my Code 0 aftermarket. To get some quotes on this, I will need some sail dimensions.
What are these for a Code 0?
I suspect as a minimum I will need the J and I. Can anyone help me with these for the Sportop please?
Any pricing on aftermarket a Code 0 and/or a Parasail on a 450 f or 421 would help me to.
Finally, recommendations on aftermarket sail makers who understand cats, particularly Lagoon.