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Old 09-15-2015, 02:21 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by Capt.Bill11 View Post
Active stabilizers come in very handy in the IWC for dealing with wakes. I've lost track of how many boats I've called to arrange a slow pass and they'll come back to me with "Don't worry about it I've got my stabilizers on. So roll on by at speed.". And there are areas along the ICW and areas getting to or from the ICW that involve open water that can be shallow.
Hm... I hadn't considered wakes. That makes sense.

Originally Posted by cardude01 View Post
Oh, yeah, I wouldn't use them in the ICW. Just out in open water.

We did a Gulf of Mexico crossing from Clearwater to Panama City this summer, about 30 hours, and after that I realized for longer passages I needed some stabilization to make it comfortable. I really liked being out in open water and making the overnight passage and want to do more, but not with 20 degree rolls.
Completely understandable. 20 Degree rolls are fun for about 15 minutes, then it just becomes a chore.
Just be nice to each other, dammit.
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