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Old 08-31-2016, 09:12 PM   #21
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City: Las Vegas/Portland
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Vessel Name: Pairadice
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Not having stabilizers on a boat that your interested in should not be a deal breaker. I agree they would be nice to have, provided you understand the maintenance required to keep them in operational condition. Like any other system on boats today, the more systems you have the more maintenance that is needed.
Just for the record, we are pricing out Stabilizers for our boat. During our trip up north this year, from Portland to Kitamat and now back down to Puget waiting for the right time to head back to Portland, we counted maybe 3-4 times in 150 days where the Stabilizers would have been nice to have. We do plan on Alaska next year traveling through Canada on many of the same routes we did this year.
We traveled with another Selene that has stabilizers and they do notice a somewhat smoother ride, but in following seas and or beam seas not so much.
Yes they are pricey, expect to spend 50k for them.
But in the real world, a bunch of boats we saw cruising did not have stabilizers and they still enjoyed the trip.
Good luck on your search, just remember, you can always have them installed later if you really want them.

John & Tracey
Pairadice S4714
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:47 PM   #22
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The way I see it from a purchasing standpoint...it is kind of like desiring a house with a pool. If you want a pool, Buy the house with the pool ALREADY installed because it is extremely expensive to install it afterwards.

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