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Old 01-23-2011, 12:55 PM   #1
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What the heck is this????

I'll buy ya a coke if you guess???
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:57 PM   #2
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The inside part of a stabilizer fin?

How about a turbine engine?

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Old 01-23-2011, 12:57 PM   #3
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Seakeeper gyro stabilizer.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:02 PM   #4
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Seakeeper gyro stabilizer.
Damn Conrad, you are good. *I thought we would get a few missed before we got the hit. *Anyway, a buddy of mine just put one of these on his boat. *We were gonna give it a test run yesterday but one of his starters and one of his engines was frozen up so we didn't get to experience it. *These things aren't cheap.....
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:56 PM   #5
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I'll buy ya a coke if you guess???
That's about seventy five thousand *dollars I could use for something else.

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Old 01-23-2011, 02:43 PM   #6
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That'd buy a lot of puke pills...!
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:00 PM   #7
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I'd be very interested to hear how it performs. (For interest only; it wouldn't quite fit into my 32 footer!). Why that particular model, vs at least one other brand that is much simpler and hence less expensive?
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:15 PM   #8
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It will complement my IPS drives, infra red night vision camera, bow and stern thruster, Rocna
anchor, and matching color co-ordinated fender covers and braided docklines. Ya know, stuff you must have to leave the dock! LOL
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:24 PM   #9
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Conrad, I had read where they make them for smaller boats as well....boats under 30 feet as the article said.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:12 PM   #10
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It would have to be tiny then John, as I've already run out of space...and cheap, so that I can also afford my IPS drives, infra red night vision camera, bow and stern thruster, Rocna*anchor, and matching color co-ordinated fender covers and braided docklines!*


I need a bigger boat.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:15 AM   #11
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Sounds like an expensive acquisition, costly to repair/maintain, easily broken off or damaged*in a grounding, readily catching crab/lobster-pot lines, etc.* With the first set of tens-of-thousands-of-dollar of disposable income, I'd first opt for multi-engine, diesel-electric, single-propeller propulsion protected by a full keel.*
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:04 AM   #12
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Sounds like an expensive acquisition, costly to repair/maintain, easily broken off or damaged*in a grounding, readily catching crab/lobster-pot lines, etc.* With the first set of tens-of-thousands-of-dollar of disposable income, I'd first opt for multi-engine, diesel-electric, single-propeller propulsion protected by a full keel.*
An expensive acquisition yep as for the rest may i suggest a bit more research.

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Old 01-24-2011, 06:24 AM   #13
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markpierce wrote:

Sounds like an expensive acquisition, costly to repair/maintain, easily broken off or damaged*in a grounding, readily catching crab/lobster-pot lines, etc.* With the first set of tens-of-thousands-of-dollar of disposable income, I'd first opt for multi-engine, diesel-electric, single-propeller propulsion protected by a full keel.
An expensive acquisition yep as for the rest may i suggest a bit more research.

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I agree with rednev. *One of their big selling points is almost NO maintenance. *The gyro runs in a vacuum. *The only maintenance you have to do is renew the vacuum about once a year with a pump provided by the manufacturer.

And there are NO exterior appendages. *Nothing related to this things protrudes outside the hull. *Everything related to this thing is in that picture. *One of the beauties of it is that it works at anchor.

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I had one on my 8' dinghy and loved it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really smooth ride.
One hell of a dink.* That thing weighs 900#.* No wonder it was smooth.* Subs are smooth as well.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:04 AM   #15
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Gyro stabilizer
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:55 AM   #16
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I need a bigger boat.
Dont' we all.

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Old 01-24-2011, 12:10 PM   #17
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An expensive acquisition yep as for the rest may i suggest a bit more research.

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Ah, I see now.* A gyro, no fins..

Does it warp space to permit time/space travel?

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Old 01-24-2011, 01:33 PM   #18
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I need a bigger boat.
Dont' we all.


Actually, no.* Having a couple 90 footers I run and maintain on a regular basis, it's clear to me that even if I could afford one, the amount of maintenance and other costs would take all the fun out of it.* Still, I'm more than willing to run YOURS...........Arctic Traveller.

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Old 01-24-2011, 01:57 PM   #19
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Fotoman wrote:

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I need a bigger boat.
Dont' we all.


Actually, no.* Having a couple 90 footers I run and maintain on a regular basis, it's clear to me that even if I could afford one, the amount of maintenance and other costs would take all the fun out of it.* Still, I'm more than willing to run YOURS...........Arctic Traveller.

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I agree actually. I read somewhere that Bill Garden said that the ideal boat size for cruising the west coast is 32' so who can argue? It fits easily at the busy fuel docks without the need for a bow thruster, costs less to operate and maintain, takes up less space at anchor, and can easily be handled by two. The only reason I'd want anything larger is to accommodate a second stateroom for the usual extra folks we always seem to have on board.

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Old 01-24-2011, 02:25 PM   #20
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John,

What typical and size boat was this installed on ? Sure we'll all be interested* on the sea trail or you could invite us all along...
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