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Old 02-11-2013, 06:15 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by boatpoker View Post
I'd suggest anyone adding paravanes read the Transport Canada Safety bulettin on the issue.

The purpose of this Transport Canada Ship Safety Bulletin is to caution the operators of vessels which are equipped with this type of roll damping system against the hazards associated with their use such as, reduction in vessel's stability, system failure from poor maintenance and operational hazards. read more
Interesting. I have often had similar concerns. These days, if I could afford an ocean capable boat, and it did not have active fins in good condition, then I would go for gyro stabilisation. The cost has come down quite a lot.

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:43 PM   #42
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When I built my system I decided to be really simple poles go back not up. The arms only 10 foot long And everything can be retrieved by hand with a boat pole. I've been really happy with it.

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:26 AM   #43
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On a new build I would install a wide centerboard trunk, and power a board as a vane would be .

A thousand years of CB trunk building assures a tight boat

and the usual CB kick up on grounding would be better than vane holes in the hull.

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