Originally Posted by Jamjar
Does anyone have a L380 with a larger tender and if they do how easily does it fit on the standard Davits
? Does it bang on the inside of the hulls etc? Or have you encountered any other problems which we should be aware of before pulling the trigger?
I have a 2013 Lagoon
380S and my wife wanted the tender with the absolute most cockpit
space, yet would meet all my boxes on the list:
-Fit easily between the hulls out knocking the hull
-Not extend into the transom stair area, blocking use of that sweet area.
-Not exceed the rated weight of the davits.
-Could secure well and drain when secured in davits.
-Had to accommodate 5 people (if needed)
Having access to a few hundred models in my shop, I went at it and started measuring. I wanted (she wanted) bigger, but after trying several 10' models I came to the conclusion that the best fit was a 9'-ish RIB
and that the greatest cockpit/deck space of everything I ran through was the Achilles HB-280DX.
Though we are normally 2-3 people on avg [we've had 2 adults, 2 kids
& a 7 month old and it was okay (yet over-factory-rating)].
I could have made a 3 meter or a 3.1 meter boat work
, but there was not enough upside in reaching for that without a compromise on one or two of my items on the checklist. Pleased with my choice.
Hope that helps.