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Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-12-2021, 16:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By Savanna
Re: WITH IN-BOOM FURLING DO YOU NEED A TRYSAIL?

Thank you all for your useful responses - I appreciate that you took an interest.

Personally I have decided (as suggested by Weem) to have my sailmaker add some strap loops (with reinforcing)...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-12-2021, 16:39
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By Savanna
WITH IN-BOOM FURLING DO YOU NEED A TRYSAIL?

Having just read the interesting thread entitled "With In-mast Furling Do You Need A Trysail", I would be keen to hear forum member's views and experiences regarding In-Boom furling and trysails. New...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 24-05-2021, 16:00
Replies: 97
Views: 14,174
Posted By Savanna
Re: Just completed upgrade from AGM to Lithium

Thank you SV Grace for your full and clear description of your experience. We too are greatly enjoying the benefits of a Lithium house bank. Hopefully the costs will continue to come down.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 11-01-2021, 16:45
Replies: 53
Views: 7,551
Posted By Savanna
Re: PLB Saves Solo Sailor

With regard to going overboard whist attached to the boat with a tether, we have added a small web cutting knife to all of our lifejackets. Whilst being able to cut the tether is not assured, it does...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 12-10-2020, 13:55
Replies: 41
Views: 5,533
Posted By Savanna
Re: Cutting fiberglass liner during sinking

In order to cut fibreglass (liner or hull), in the very unlikely event that we need to do so, we carry a battery operated angle grinder fitted with a steel cutting disc. It is fitted with a 5 AH...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 11-12-2019, 21:35
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By Savanna
Re: lagoon fridge/freezer broken doors fix how to

Hi There - A photo is attached. My personal view is that the new handle looks nicer than the old one. As a result we also changed the handle on our freezer to match. I have also attached the fitting...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 10-12-2019, 13:06
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By Savanna
Re: lagoon fridge/freezer broken doors fix how to

We recently replaced the handle on both our fridge and our freezer. We were able to buy replacements off the shelf from our local Frigonautica dealer at about NZ$150 each.
We found that not having...
Forum: Meets & Greets 09-10-2018, 21:40
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By Savanna
Re: New members from New Zealand

Hi Elaine and Tony - welcome to CF. Helen and I (both late 60s) will be sailing our Lagoon 440 around the Hauraki Gulf and the Bay of Islands (and all points in between) for about three months from...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 09-10-2018, 21:08
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Savanna
Re: New roller jib

Hi Mapuado. I have sitting here in Auckland in my garage a furling genoa and a square top main sail (no battens) for a Lagoon 400. My sail maker said that they were in pretty good condition, but we...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 29-01-2018, 02:40
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By Savanna
Re: Getting to back of Freezer to replace thermostat

We found that with our L400 the only way to get at the back of the fridge or freezer was to slide the entire fridge or freezer unit out after taking off the false wooden door. It wasn't particularly...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-01-2018, 02:28
Replies: 29
Views: 4,690
Posted By Savanna
Re: Yanmar 3JH5E - difficult starting - advice please

I experienced a similar issue with one of the Yanmar 3JH5E engines in my catamaran. It happened immediately after changing the fuel filters. It turned out that when changing the filters I had allowed...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 05-12-2017, 21:55
Replies: 33
Views: 5,479
Posted By Savanna
Re: Lagoon 440 helped by locals

Just in case there is any confusion, as the owner of the L400 which all but sank in Bundaberg 7th November, our engine room to bilge drains were properly closed. The ball valves had only recently...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 01-03-2017, 09:10
Replies: 127
Views: 40,055
Posted By Savanna
Re: Lagoon 400 Technical Notice - Nacelle Drainage

Further to my post #111 of 07-02-2017, I have found that when washing down my anchor chain inside the locker, that water was entering the 50 mm drain hole I had created on the port side. Given that...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 22-02-2017, 17:08
Replies: 308
Views: 102,376
Posted By Savanna
Re: Love my Lagoon!

Thank you Tuskie for your detailed response - much appreciated. I have now removed the compass from the boat, and whilst it is definitely a Plastimo brand compass, there is nothing else written on it...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 20-02-2017, 22:11
Replies: 308
Views: 102,376
Posted By Savanna
Re: Love my Lagoon!

Hi Fellow Lagoon Lovers,
I wonder if any of you have experienced the same issue as myself with the steering compass. The magnetic compass reading on our L400 always seemed to me to be incorrect,...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 06-02-2017, 12:13
Replies: 127
Views: 40,055
Posted By Savanna
Re: Lagoon 400 Technical Notice - Nacelle Drainage

Having poked around with a screwdriver looking for soft patches in the water tank shelf, and not finding any, I thought I should at least drill the two holes as recommended by Lagoon. I drilled the...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 19-12-2016, 02:34
Replies: 41
Views: 9,623
Posted By Savanna
Re: Shower pump electric protective time relay

In our recently purchased 2009 L400 we found having to push the black button every time the water in the shower started backing up to get only 15 seconds of action from the Whale Gulper a real...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 27-06-2016, 03:53
Replies: 127
Views: 40,055
Posted By Savanna
Re: Lagoon 400 Technical Notice - Nacelle Drainage

Like feebs post of 9th June, some advice on how to remove the panel in the port forward cabin to allow inspection of the inside of the bulkhead would be much appreciated. Is this attached with...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 27-06-2016, 03:11
Replies: 26
Views: 11,359
Posted By Savanna
Re: Maxim catamaran?

Hi Namdes,
Fifty-three Maxim 380ís were built before the factory closed down in May 2007. We currently own hull number 21. She was sailed from Durban to NZ across the top of Australia in 2003/4....
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 27-05-2016, 16:42
Replies: 6
Views: 4,179
Posted By Savanna
Re: Interpreting The Lagoon HIN Number

Thank you all for your willingness to help out, and for your responses.

:thumb:

Special thanks to StuM who interpreted my HIN for me in detail. Now that I know that what I read as a "one"...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 25-05-2016, 22:29
Replies: 6
Views: 4,179
Posted By Savanna
Interpreting The Lagoon HIN Number

As a relatively new Lagoon owner, I am interested in having the Hull Identification Number (HIN) on my vessel explained to me. I have checked several web sites which claim to provide an explanation,...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 03-08-2015, 22:38
Replies: 8
Views: 3,553
Posted By Savanna
Re: Lagoon 380 3 blade folding props question?

The previous owner of my Maxim 380 replaced the fixed blade props with Volvo three bladed folding props, and reported a significant performance increase both sailing (due to folded prop) and...
Forum: Marine Electronics 06-04-2015, 16:34
Replies: 4
Views: 1,891
Posted By Savanna
Re: ST5000+ - MISSING USER FUNCTION?

Hi Lancer,
Apologies for the tardy response - there was something I wanted to check out before posting a response.
The short answer is no, I never did resolve the issue. Given that my steering...
Forum: Marine Electronics 03-04-2014, 21:02
Replies: 4
Views: 1,891
Posted By Savanna
ST5000+ - MISSING USER FUNCTION?

Hi All,
I have searched the Forum for earlier posts about this issue, but was unable to find any - hence a new thread.

I did some work on my steering system, and on finishing thought that I...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 27-03-2014, 01:49
Replies: 10
Views: 2,381
Posted By Savanna
Re: Maxim Cat purchase and insurance questions

Hi Danchua - We have owned a 2002 Maxim 380 for three years now. We did a lot of research before we bought our boat, and we did not find any references to this model of boat having "a large volume of...
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