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post #5 of Old 05-20-2008
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It appears that the boat you chartered is a Lagoon 420 which is a new electric cat. There have been a lot of problems with these boats in charter and the systems are complex. It also in charter use if you run the AC has a very high fuel burn. Almost double a conventional cat. I would have considered another boat with a converntional setup. There are very few people who understand this boat and how to maintain it. Even the factory reps don't understand some of the issues that have come up. I would put this more on the boat then the charter company. On the subject of VHF calls you do realize that VHF is line of sight and has limited range. The potential of a Lagoon 420 type boat is great but the reality is not quite there yet. If you want a trouble free trip stick with a standard boat.
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