10-21-2011, 03:09 AM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Brisbane, AUS
Originally Posted by kapnd
While I am not impressed by the gross overstatement of a 122' sportfisher, I was intrigued by the Mary P's stabilizer system, first of its type I ever heard about.
The question is, does it work? Quantum's website doesn't have any info, I would think they would be blowing their horn about such innovation!
Most of the world's commercial fish boats and a good number of pleasureboats operate in displacement speeds, and drag "fish" off the riggers with at least a one knot penalty for the stabilization.
If these Magnus effect things work as advertised, commercial fishermen might save tons of fuel, as well as cruisers and yachties of the go-slo type.
Some light Reading http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/te...abilizers.html