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Naiad Stabilizer Service

Discussion in 'Stabs, Tabs & Gyros' started by bayoubud, Jan 14, 2020.

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  1. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

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    Definitely not slow here in November - January. Some of the yards even have variable pricing. Now, February and March are lighter. We do all our scheduled large jobs like bottom painting in slow times for the yard.
  2. bayoubud

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    The yards here fill up in the spring. Not a good time to haul and get work done. Not many MY's with stabilizers either.
  3. olderboater

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    You keep saying "here." Where is here for you?
  4. bayoubud

    bayoubud Senior Member

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    NW Florida, boatyard is in Orange Beach, Al.
  5. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

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    Yes, very different than South Florida, so clearly some of my comments don't apply. For us, winter is a big season.
  6. IWAB

    IWAB New Member

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    Have any of you replaced your hydraulic fluid when having your fins removed, leaks repaired if necessary, and replacement with new seals? I’m curious, I asked my yard to completely r&r my Niads but all they did was do the fins and check hoses. Comments? Is the boat owner supposed to replace the fluid? And if so, how often?
  7. bayoubud

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    When our Niad fins were recently resealed I had the tech drain the reservoir tank and refill, took about 7 gallons of Shell Tellus hydraulic fluid. Recommended changing the reservoir fluid every three years or 4000 hrs. The fluid can be changed whether boat is in or out of the water.
  8. Capt Ralph

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    R&R the Niads or completely service the Niads??
    Past night & day in the differences of terms.
    Sure could use a copy of the their work order for us to figure your complaint?
  9. Oscarvan

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    Funny you should mention that. Doing a MAJOR shop clean, and came across said Porta-Power today........