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used stabilizers wanted

Discussion in 'Buy/Sell/Trade' started by Capt Ralph, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    I don’t want to be thought of as a vulture circling someone’s lost ship.

    I’ve always wanted a set of stabilizers for our 58 Bertram MY. We can not afford a new or pristine used set. Thought I could find parts from storm damaged boats.
    I’ve always tried to be polite and correct. Asking for permission, arranging deals, waiting for insurance companies to settle. Every time I think there is a lead of a storm totaled boat around Florida, by the time I get there, someone has already chain sawed the equipment out.
    Amazing, one time, the boat still needed to be floated out of a marsh.

    So, asking the salvors and marine recycling folks up north, any used (cheap) stabilizing equipment for sale?

    Thx, rc
  2. Capt Ralph

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    I got one PM but that system was to new, large, expensive. Thank you for the note.
    We are still shopping for a old, 58' sized, cheap set of stabilizers.
    Thx,
    rc
  3. Capt Ralph

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    With all the totals this last year, I thought I'd bump up a few old part wanted post.
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    I saw some niaid stabilizer parts on eBay last week
  5. Capt Ralph

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    Yep, parts.
    Thank you for watching out for me. I get all Niaid hits from e-bay.
    I've been a day late on some deals. Whole system deal is what I'm looking for.
    I'll chain saw it out my self if needed.
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    There is niaid 252 set up on Craigslist in new York
  7. Capt Ralph

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    No Joy
    Thank you for passing on a lead but I could not find it.
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    I just checked it’s there , Brooklyn New York craigslist
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    By sheer coincidence, that's the very same equipment which I used for 17 years on my previous 53' trawler.
    Excellent stuff. I never had one single problem with it, and all the maintenance I made over that timeframe was one oil+filter change.
    Just be aware, if by chance you should hope to adapt them also to zero speed usage, that it's not a viable option.
    I toyed with the idea for a while some years ago, but a brand new installation of CMC electrical zero speed fins would have been much easier.
    And even a bit less expensive, because most critical parts should have been replaced anyhow.
  11. Capt Ralph

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    Well
    Boat is now a live a board. Owner can rip out everything but the actuators for a charge.
    Owner can not interrupt his, his wife or his dawgs lives to haul and pull the actuators.
    Sounded like he would rather part out what he can just un-bolt easily.

    Scratch that. Thanks for looking.
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    Actually I believe that most parts could be removed without hauling the boat, including all the hydraulic components of the actuators.
    Also the fins could probably be removed by a technical diver.
    But of course, the hull flanges and the rotating shaft can't be removed with the boat in the water.
    Maybe it could still be worth removing and reinstalling all feasible parts, and source from Naiad the missing ones.
    I wouldn't be surprised if they should ask an arm and a leg for them, though...
  13. Capt Ralph

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    It's the arms and legs I'm trying to save. Remember, I've retired again. Back on a budget.

    BTW, anybody need a great cook who can't stop spending money? 3rd X may be available soon.
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    Need stability? Get a cutter rigged sloop sailboat, cross to the Bahamas in a gale with 2 reefs in the sails.
    Stable as rock, thank me with beer for all the money you saved on wimpy gyro fins..:D