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Stabilizer Manufacture Preferance

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by cabobo09, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. cabobo09

    cabobo09 New Member

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    Which Stabilizer Manufacture is prefered?
  2. netgain1

    netgain1 New Member

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    I am planning on using the Seakeeper System on a 85ft boat that I will be having built
  3. m2m

    m2m Senior Member

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    I have had great luck with Naiad stabilizers
  4. cabobo09

    cabobo09 New Member

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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.
  5. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    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.
  6. Swamp fox

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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.....
  7. MaxPower

    MaxPower Senior Member

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    i had mitsubishi ARG's on my ferretti 63 ... worked flawlessly ...
  8. K1W1

    K1W1 Senior Member

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    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/
  9. Capt Bill11

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    Have you been on a boat that has their MagLift stabilizers on it? If so, do they work well?
  10. netgain1

    netgain1 New Member

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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.

    Thanks
  11. 'RoundTheHorn

    'RoundTheHorn Senior Member

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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.

    http://www.buyexploreryachts.com/news-yacht-impetus-stabilizers.html
  12. K1W1

    K1W1 Senior Member

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    [QUOTE='roundthehorn]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.[/QUOTE]

    I have sent you a PM with some contact details for this guy.
  13. ton_meeus

    ton_meeus New Member

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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.
  14. Capt J

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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.
  15. nilo

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    also hydraulic pump issues as well.
  16. Bruce Atkinson

    Bruce Atkinson New Member

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    NAIAD verses Quantum

    Both stabilizer brands are excellent.
    Hydraulic stabilizers are much more efficent than electric on the actuator. Seals on the NAIAD are reccomended about every 2 years for maximum protection you can go longer but it depends on usage. Not sure what Quantum is but there integrity is always top notch.
    Both have very good electronic gyros, I feel Quantum is the best though on the Electronic Gyro due to the technical staff they have. NAIAD has both Hydraulic Gyro and there Electronic.

    I installed 50+ NAIAD systems in vessels out of the Fort Lauderdale...

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    Look and speak to the companies before signing the dotted line. Enjoy your vessel....
  17. Fishy

    Fishy New Member

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    I had some track stabilizers on a 62 nordhavn that i ran for 3 years

    no real problems
    cooling impeller went once , had to shut down the main to change the impellar??????(which is an issue if you only have one )
    Changed seals on the rams once and that was about it ,close on 4000hrs, they worked pretty well for a boat that became unmanagable without them
    Ever seen the bottom of a 62 , its a ball

    Oh and it was near immpossible to line up the securing pin holes , but that was minor

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