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Old 06-24-2010, 11:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Stabilizer Manufacture Preferance

Which Stabilizer Manufacture is prefered?
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am planning on using the Seakeeper System on a 85ft boat that I will be having built
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have had great luck with Naiad stabilizers
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Can anyone comment on the realibility and maintenance aspects such as seal failure, bearing failure and electronic control systems of the major brands.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Can anyone comment on the realibility and maintenance aspects such as seal failure, bearing failure and electronic control systems of the major brands.
The only issues I've seen on stabilizers mainly have been hydraulic seal issues, but I'm talking about systems that were made in 1985, and 1988 and both were Naiad. I've also seen cooling pump issues but that's a cheap jabsco or whichever pump.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I run a 72 Marlow with Naiad stabilizers and the only problem I've had is dealing with the fin position sensor mounted at the top of the stabilizer. The sensors go out over time, 5 years or so. Simply change them out. Never had a hydraulic leak or failure, the system seems well built and reliable. I have a dedicated cooling pump for the heat exchanger.

The only downside to stabilizer fins is having something else in the water under your hull to worry about.....
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I am planning on using the Seakeeper System on a 85ft boat that I will be having built
Hi,

How many of these units are you going to have to have on your yacht?

I recently reviewed a proposal to fit them to a 36m Sailboat. They would need to fit 5 Seakeeper units on that boat so it is not really an option.

As for Fin Stabilisers, it is hard to beat these guys.

http://www.quantumhydraulic.com/
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
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How many of these units are you going to have to have on your yacht?

I recently reviewed a proposal to fit them to a 36m Sailboat. They would need to fit 5 Seakeeper units on that boat so it is not really an option.

As for Fin Stabilisers, it is hard to beat these guys.

http://www.quantumhydraulic.com/

Have you been on a boat that has their MagLift stabilizers on it? If so, do they work well?
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Seakeeper has said that one large unit will control the 85ft that I am planning.

This will provide at least 60% reduction up to 80% reduction in the rock and roll.

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Have you been on a boat that has their MagLift stabilizers on it? If so, do they work well?
Here is a report from the then captain of the Inace-built Impetus on his experience with the MagLift stabs. I contacted John DeCaro about a month ago and he stated that Capt. Ben had since moved on. I was hoping for a more recent update on the stabilizers especially any maintenance issues.

http://www.buyexploreryachts.com/new...abilizers.html
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Here is a report from the then captain of the Inace-built Impetus on his experience with the MagLift stabs. I contacted John DeCaro about a month ago and he stated that Capt. Ben had since moved on. I was hoping for a more recent update on the stabilizers especially any maintenance issues.
I have sent you a PM with some contact details for this guy.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
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There are so many around! It is not only Quantum and Naiad. There is Wesmar, ABT with their TRAC stabilizers, Rodriguez, Roll Royce, Voith, CMC marine (electric stabilizers) and probably others.
For smaller yacht with no hydraulic equipment the new electrically driven stabilizers seem a good alternative. I think the most important part of the stabilizer is the control system. Quantum seems to be the best choice in bigger yachts so my guess would be that their control system is the most sophisticated around.
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I have seen a lot of electrical issues with the Trac stabilizers. Mostly sensor issues and such.

I personally like Naiad's.
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I have seen a lot of electrical issues with the Trac stabilizers. Mostly sensor issues and such.

I personally like Naiad's.
also hydraulic pump issues as well.
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