Originally Posted by boatpoker
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.