Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-16-2015, 09:58 PM   #1
Guru
 
drb1025's Avatar
 
City: Bellevue, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Fiddler
Vessel Model: DeFever 46
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 501
Naiad Electric Fin Stabilizers

Does anyone on this forum have experience with the new electric stabilizers? The website states the installation cost is substantially less since there are no hydraulics involved. I am wondering about the total installed cost of the electric compared to the hydraulic.
__________________
Advertisement

drb1025 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2015, 11:44 PM   #2
Guru
 
Capt.Bill11's Avatar
 
City: Sarasota/Ft. Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 5,422
These are the people you want to talk to about this.

NAIAD Florida
3750 Hacienda Blvd., Suite A
Fort Lauderdale
FL 33314 USA
Tel: +1 (954) 797-7566
Fax: +1 (954) 791-0827

The electric fins require a lot of AC power 7.5 to 11kW depending on the model from what I understand.
__________________

Capt.Bill11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2015, 11:56 PM   #3
TF Site Team
 
ksanders's Avatar
 
City: SEWARD ALASKA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: LISAS WAY
Vessel Model: BAYLINER 4788
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,954
They also seem to be designed for boats in the over 150' class.

The good thing is that techniology will continue to improve.
__________________
Kevin Sanders
Bayliner 4788
Seward, Alaska
www.mvlisasway.com
ksanders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2015, 01:30 AM   #4
Guru
 
drb1025's Avatar
 
City: Bellevue, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Fiddler
Vessel Model: DeFever 46
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 501
I see that now. Well, maybe they will come out with a version for smaller boats later.
drb1025 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2015, 07:42 AM   #5
Guru
 
Capt.Bill11's Avatar
 
City: Sarasota/Ft. Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 5,422
Quote:
Originally Posted by drb1025 View Post
I see that now. Well, maybe they will come out with a version for smaller boats later.
Take a look at Gyro Gale Stabilizers | Marine Stabilizers for Yachts
Capt.Bill11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2015, 08:23 AM   #6
Guru
 
Rustybarge's Avatar
 
City: I need a bigger boat!
Country: Ireland
Vessel Model: Cheetah 25' Powercat.
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 925
Quote:
Originally Posted by drb1025 View Post
Does anyone on this forum have experience with the new electric stabilizers? The website states the installation cost is substantially less since there are no hydraulics involved. I am wondering about the total installed cost of the electric compared to the hydraulic.
This guy fitted CMC electric stabs made in Italy on his boat:

Here's some more info :http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread...ering-question
__________________
Peter.
Rustybarge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2015, 11:51 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Keysdisease's Avatar
 
City: South Florida
Country: USA
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 460
I think considering installation, power requirements, space requirements, vulnerable appendages below the waterline, etc. this may be the future:


Products - Seakeeper Inc.

Keysdisease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2015, 08:16 AM   #8
Guru
 
Rustybarge's Avatar
 
City: I need a bigger boat!
Country: Ireland
Vessel Model: Cheetah 25' Powercat.
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 925
Turns out there's a patent on electric Stab's.

Humphree stabilisation system?
__________________
Peter.
Rustybarge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2015, 06:07 PM   #9
Guru
 
Rustybarge's Avatar
 
City: I need a bigger boat!
Country: Ireland
Vessel Model: Cheetah 25' Powercat.
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 925
Update : Cmc have successfully defended their patent on electric stabs.

I think they have a US patent too: so its a CMC or nothing!

Quote:
. "This verdict, coming from the highest European patent authority, definitively entitling us with the patent for the electric fin stabiliser invention, is a further confirmation that when in 2008 we began producing the first prototypes, we were actually following the right vision,” said Alessandro Cappiello, CMC Marine CEO, in the statement.
Read more at Humphree stabilisation system? - Page 13
__________________
Peter.
Rustybarge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2015, 08:06 PM   #10
Guru
 
Insequent's Avatar
 
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Insequent
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander 50 Mk I
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,425
Hmm, the CMC Marine electric product does look interesting. Fighting off Naiad, TRAC and others in an EU patent dispute says something as well.

Their SE40 model is right-sized for boats the size most of us have.
.: CMC Marine - Stabilis Electra :.
It appears to have quite similar power requirements to a Seakeeper unit of similar capability. For overnight use, unless you had an enormous house bank, a genny is still required.

Wading through the ybw forum posts there seemed to be a view that fins have an edge over gyro underway, at least in testing conditions. The one thing that I would not like about electric fins, and perhaps hydraulic ones in zero speed mode as well, is the intermittent noise. Given that they will be close to the main stateroom, this would definitely be very disruptive for sleeping. A gyro further aft with a constant humming or whatever would be more conducive for sleeping I think.

I would not be without my Naiad's underway. But having something that works well and quietly at anchor also would be really good.
__________________

__________________
Brian
Insequent is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012