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New Stabilizer Design from Side-Power

Discussion in 'Stabs, Tabs & Gyros' started by Fishtigua, Oct 9, 2013.

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  1. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    I am at the bottom of the novice fluid (bath tub hydro) engineers. But I have wondered about curved planes. My original thoughts was for the curve to turn inward but later decided, outward was faster. Even had an adjustable wing foil idea (mini ailerons) but decided it caused to much drag.
    Well, here we are. I'm just trying to pat myself on my back but look forward to more real results on these designs. Any mfg signed on yet?
    Thx for the post.
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    Looks like Viking/Princess are early customers for their boats in the 50 to 85 ft market. On the old fins you used to get a large shaft out of the hull into the body to turn the fin, can't do that with a curled one. Must be one hell of a moulding.
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    I did not notice a service point (captive nut) hole in any of the drawings. I'm sure there is one 1/3rd the way down on the outside of the curve.
    And yes; Must be one hell of a molding, but not that hard to do now days, just expensive to the end user.
    I usually laugh at the mag's boat reviews but will start looking for any new fin comments (if they know themselves).
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    I don't see any pricing info on their site... any clues to cost? Or have I just overlooked it?

    -Chris