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Old 05-27-2018, 11:48 AM   #1
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Seakeeper 2 for 27’ to 32’ boats

12 volt DC powered gyro stabilizer for 27’ to 32’ boats:
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Old 05-27-2018, 11:55 AM   #2
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:44 PM   #3
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» The Seakeeper 2 has arrived in BC.
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:35 PM   #4
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Lot of guys putting them on their upper tier center console fishing boats; wonderful thing to have on the drift. Not sure if I've heard of a 12volt one being used yet.
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:18 PM   #5
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At $22,700 plus installation I think I'll pass for now. If it were $5,000 I'd be tempted.
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:23 PM   #6
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I agree with Dwhatty. There are so many other goodies that I would buy for $20k before I bought one of these.

Very cool though! Im sure lots of new smaller boats will offer them as an option in the future
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:28 PM   #7
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At $22,700 plus installation I think I'll pass for now. If it were $5,000 I'd be tempted.
Me-thinks it would be in the ballpark if you were considering paravanes or stabilizing fins.
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Me-thinks it would be in the ballpark if you were considering paravanes or stabilizing fins.
Yeah, but who in the 27-32' boat segment is shopping for fins or paravanes??
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:52 PM   #9
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Yeah, but who in the 27-32' boat segment is shopping for fins or paravanes??
Lots of commercial fishing boats in the 30’ range on the BC coast with paravanes.

This is daydreaming / lotto winning stuff for me, but find it interesting.
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:27 PM   #11
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Don’t know about you, but my butt doesn’t weigh enough to effective in counteracting roll
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I think these small seakeeper units are gaining popularity in the south Florida center console market.
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I was recently able to experience the 12V Seakeeper on a center console boat with Healhustler (Larry). The Seakeeper rep was demonstrating it in the harbor and let four of us board the boat. We all got the boat rocking pretty good using our weight, and when he flipped the switch to activate it was pretty amazing how quickly it stopped the roll.

The only drawback (other than the steep price) is the high pitch whine, but I would probably get used to that after a few hours.
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I have only used the SK5 a few times on our new boat and the noise level is very low, especially with the hatch closed. IE, you can't hear it with the engine and gen running. It takes about 2 hours to spool down. With the engine and gen off at the dock, it is very low, and decreases as at it goes from 10,600 to 0.
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Probably the only reason I could hear the whine so much is we were just idling in the harbor, and the engines were quiet four stroke outboards.
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