sv Stella Maris: Thanks for the reply and apologies for the tardy response. I haven't tried the Lagoon owners forum. I'll have look for it.
As you'll have found on Aruba
, when things go wrong you don't have a great choice of shipwrights to select from. In our case Horizon have the best team on the BVI but suffer from a labyrinthine ordering system at Lagoon combined with 6 week shipping
to a remote
We are constrained by what the insurers will allow; curiously they seem happier paying a lot for original equipment
rather than a custom repair which is regarded as an improvement and therefore argued about at length!
I had a few conversations with experienced Lagoon shipwrights who all concurred that any of the laminated panels that were submerged will delaminate any time up to 18 months later so all of the affected woodwork need replacing. For our boat that means everything in the starboard hull!
The problem we have is matching the undamaged side to the one to be repaired. We did look at using other laminates but it proved impossible to find suitable products. The other problem with Lagoon is the number of edge mouldings they use and which are virtually impossible to replicate.
The construction method for Lagoon is for the subcontractor to deliver the completed cabin
and bathroom units which are fitted to the bottom half of the hull
before the top hull/deck/saloon roof is lowered onto and sealed to the bottom. So most of the reconstruction will be easier if we start with an unassembled set of units.
All in all we decided it was better to order from Lagoon. However that was a year ago and we are still waiting. (Jenneau have yet to supply any parts
at all to the BVI!!?).
I read last year that someone had not liked the selection of finishes offered by Lagoon and managed to find the subcontractors who agreed to make an interior in the finish they wanted though I don't remember if it was installed on the construction line or retrofitted.