Hello everyone, been cruising this site for a couple of years and finally we are shifting from working full-time and window shopping
and trying to acquire, and become full-time cruisers.
Got us buyers broker
and started the process looking for our-new-to-us Lagoon
. I've been window shopping
for couple of years, but now officially moving forward since I just retired and sold
home. We have pretty much decided our first preference is the L-400 S2. Not many of them around unless one is interested in the 4 cabin- 4 head charter
version. Would love to find good priced owners version somewhere on the USA hemisphere side but the few I spotted are out of my price
range and personally speaking from my research
overpriced. Would be ok with 4 cabin
and 2 head
or 4 cabin
3 head but not the 4 head version as a separate shower
area is important. So here are a few questions I have.
Has anyone modified a 4 head into 2 or 3 head? Meaning is it possible, feasible to convert on one hull
of a L-400 from a 2 head into 1 large head with separate shower
stall? If possible any decent guess how one might go about it, what might be ballpark of cost and if feasible who could perform such work
Another question is that almost all the 400's are European wired for 230v but they have very few options. Our desire is fully loaded as we intend to be full-time cruisers, meaning, ac/heat, full electronics
heads, washer and watermaker
, 9k generator
. So in getting to the question finally, would it make sense to re-wire one of these 230v to 110v if most of our cruising time will be ICW
and then add in new the options listed above in 110v? Our goal is to not be dockside most of the time except during hurricane
season where we will find a marina in either northern portion of NC or into Virginia in order to avoid the hurricane insurance
costs and cruise
upper east coast
some when weather
windows allow. OR could it make sense (if found) a L-400 with all or most of the expensive stuff listed above but in 230v and during the summer months we just use genset as needed versus dockside electricity?
Please feel free to shoot holes into my thinking as that is the reason for the posting
. Again our hope is to find us a L-400 that comes closest to meeting our needs but also our goal is to get this all done and be on the water
by Dec. of this year. So in the event we cannot find our 1st preference I do have a 2nd and 3rd preference models, but feedback on those options will be posted if necessary at a later date.
Thanks for any all all feedback. Have been reading on this site for a couple of years now so I know I will get some varied opinions but that's what I am asking for so bring-it-on...