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Joy and I were at the Sanctuary Cove boat show yesterday. We've been meaning to come here for quite a few years but there always seemed to be a reason why we couldn't make it. Anyway, we made it this year and Vicsail/Beneteau had a surprise for us, they had a brand spanking new Lagoon 380 S2 on the marina. Drool...

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Some think the Lagoons are not the prettiest catamarans around. A good friend of ours (hi Doug) compared it to a Russian Submarine. I think he's only partially right. Its vertical windows make it look less streamlined than most other cats, but they are wonderfully practical and it is a great boat either for just a weekend with friends or to live aboard for an extended period. Anyway, the new series two Lagoon 380 has been fine-tuned to make it even better. For example the large hull windows make it lighter inside the hulls.

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The extra winch and more instrument space at the helm station were needed. They look like an afterthought, but prove a practical solution. Overall we were greatly impressed by the boat. Joy and I love our Lagoon 380. It suits our lifestyle and our kind of leisurely cruising (and my 1.94m height). Perhaps we should ask Brendan for a trade-in price on the S2...

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Dad joined us for a motorsail up Cowan Creek and an overnight at Houseboat Bay this weekend. The morning was one of those with a magic dawn. The sun peeked over the ridges of Kuringai Chase and slowly dissolved the mist over the water. I tried, but failed to capture the atmosphere in a photo. Not sure whether any of Dad's photos did either, but at least he has the gift of turning it into a painting if he was so inclined. We were distracted however because, inevitably on a day like today, our thoughts kept returning to the Navigator.

Waypoints

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