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Old 06-07-2012, 07:24 AM   #1
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Country: Netherlands
Vessel Name: Obelikx
Vessel Model: De Klerk Kotter
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active fin stabilizers and assisting sails

Has anyone experience with using active fin stabilizers while simultaneously using assinting sails?

I had recentely fitted some Naiad stabilizers which work perfect and reduce roll to a great amount. Occasionaly, with wind from beam or aft we also use our stabilizing and assisting sails. When the Naiads try to reduce the angel of heel that creates a lot of drag slowing us down by 0.5 kts and reversing the positive effect on RPM and fuel consumption.
When taking out the "angel of heel control" from the Naiad steering console, they still work fine but with following seas they seam less effective. HAs anyone experience with that?

tx Wolf
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