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Old 20-08-2020, 12:54   #1
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L40 leaking at bowsprit to hull joint

Hello
We have a new L 40. Just left commissioning boat yard in France
After only one day, s sailing we discovered there has been water ingress in both port and STB hulls where the code 0 bowsprit stay is attached to the walls of inner hulls.
Luckily the bilge pumps managed.
Has anyone else had this worrying problem ?
Any response from the manufacturer Lagoon ?

It seems a structurally vunerable area, with only three bolts backed by 2cm washers, set into a recessed area in the hull, rather than beefing it up it appears hull thickness is reduced at this location.
Input welcome
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Old 20-08-2020, 15:21   #2
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Re: L40 leaking at bowsprit to hull joint

You might be looking at a legal issue as well. You posted, on line, that a defect exists on your new boat and you named the builder. I would consult with an attorney before saying, posting or responding further.,
Seriously.
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Old 20-08-2020, 17:47   #3
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You might be looking at a legal issue as well. You posted, on line, that a defect exists on your new boat and you named the builder. I would consult with an attorney before saying, posting or responding further.,

Seriously.

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Itís ok......theyíre in France not the US!
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Old 20-08-2020, 17:50   #4
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L40 leaking at bowsprit to hull joint

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Hello
We have a new L 40. Just left commissioning boat yard in France
After only one day, s sailing we discovered there has been water ingress in both port and STB hulls where the code 0 bowsprit stay is attached to the walls of inner hulls.
Luckily the bilge pumps managed.
Has anyone else had this worrying problem ?
Any response from the manufacturer Lagoon ?

It seems a structurally vunerable area, with only three bolts backed by 2cm washers, set into a recessed area in the hull, rather than beefing it up it appears hull thickness is reduced at this location.
Input welcome
Cheers


Itís probably in an area thatís been decored and is solid glass, the right way to do things. Probably just a matter of Re bedding the fitting.
I would personally prefer to see a large backing plate but Iím sure Lagoon is comfortable with the way they do things.
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Old 21-08-2020, 08:49   #5
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I would be heading back to the boatyard.
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Old 22-08-2020, 05:39   #6
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Re: L40 leaking at bowsprit to hull joint

Contact the yard to have them look at it. BTW, where in France?

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Old 22-08-2020, 05:53   #7
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Hi Maje
We have left France enroute to Finike Turkey covid 19 permitting...
Currently anchored Veriera Spain, at western end bay of Biscay waiting for favourable.winds. Been on the nose force 8 at times. Interesting maiden voyage so far !!!
Waiting on response from our agent have to go via him to deal with Lagoon company.
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Old 22-08-2020, 07:13   #8
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If easily accessed why not just pull the fittings and re bed them?
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Old 22-08-2020, 18:28   #9
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If easily accessed why not just pull the fittings and re bed them?

Could also be the inside nuts not tightened sufficiently, but it would be best to take apart and re-seal. 30 minute job. Possible cause could be this option was a last minute install before launch and sealant did not have proper cure time.
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Old 22-08-2020, 19:45   #10
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Re: L40 leaking at bowsprit to hull joint

mine are just the same and carrying 75m screecher in up to 30 kn no issues. Area is enforced and solid glass. Maybe installer forgot sealant. Rebed would be thing to do if you know how, else back to lagoon. Obvious miss.
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Old 23-08-2020, 03:13   #11
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You might be looking at a legal issue as well. You posted, on line, that a defect exists on your new boat and you named the builder. I would consult with an attorney before saying, posting or responding further.,
Seriously.
Mark
All he did is to relate an actual issue.
You think Lagoon will go to court and say it did not happen?
Anyway, first thing I would do in his place is to contact (in writing) the Lagoon agent who arranged the purchase of the vessel.
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Old 23-08-2020, 03:19   #12
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Hello
We have a new L 40. Just left commissioning boat yard in France
After only one day, s sailing we discovered there has been water ingress in both port and STB hulls where the code 0 bowsprit stay is attached to the walls of inner hulls.
Luckily the bilge pumps managed.
Has anyone else had this worrying problem ?
Any response from the manufacturer Lagoon ?

It seems a structurally vunerable area, with only three bolts backed by 2cm washers, set into a recessed area in the hull, rather than beefing it up it appears hull thickness is reduced at this location.
Input welcome
Cheers
I believe that you can see the internal connections from the inside if the bow lockers.
If so, as already suggested, it should be easy to fix in a quiet spot. After dealing with the inside, take yourself to the dinghy and apply sealant from outside as well.
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Old 28-08-2020, 06:17   #13
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Re: L40 leaking at bowsprit to hull joint

also take pictures and video for reference (a picture is worth a 1000 words)

the OP only had 106 word
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