Originally Posted by eseyoung
While i don't have them or even a boat worthy of stabilizers...
I would think that the .5 knt that it 'costs' in speed would have been lost anyhow due to slowing and tacking.
My concern would be snagging something or running them into the ground. when deployed you, for practical purposes basically have a 15' draft, 50'+ beam.
During this last 36 hr trip, I had them out of the water for about 10 hours.
But if I did not have them, I could but have maintained the most direct course.
And yes, it's like having a much bigger boat, but then on the big ocean, I should not be side swiping buoys in any case.