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Old 09-09-2015, 05:41 PM   #21
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I understand that they take up to 40 minutes to spool up to full effectiveness although they begin to exert a stabilizing effect in about 20 minutes. Fin stabilizers are pretty instant.

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Old 09-09-2015, 06:41 PM   #22
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Pretty slick though...


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Old 09-09-2015, 06:47 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by cafesport View Post
Fwiw the ferretti 80 in front of me has a pair of them and the captain and more importantly the owner is not a fan. They take too long to spool up use a generator by themselves and only work at anchor. The owners next boat will have stabilizers.

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Why would they only work at anchor? Gyros work whether you are moving or not. That's the whole point of having them.

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