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Old 01-09-2009, 04:09 AM   #21
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RE: active fin stabilizers

"The fins simply break off",,, great advertising but proven false by experience.

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Old 01-09-2009, 07:29 AM   #22
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RE: active fin stabilizers

pmm had an article on a krogen that grounded on a sand bank.
in attempting to tow it off one stablizer was riped from the hull,
the boat was patched , refloated and repaired.
the greek ferry ms express samina* loa 377ft hit a rock its stablizer
fin put a 3 metre ? gap in the side of the engine room, flooding destroyed the generators no power for pumps water tight doors open vessel lost
with large loss of life.
*as with most systems pros and cons
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:02 AM   #23
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RE: active fin stabilizers

A good install is simply that, with backing plates, thicker hull sections and proper placement. But there is no accounting for those who choose to take shortcuts and run aground - the Krogen being a good example. And not to mention that many *Krogens, with composite hulls below the water line, are not good candidates for stabilizers.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:49 AM   #24
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RE: active fin stabilizers

I assume you mean a cored hull? Lots of Krogens have stabilizers installed and work fine. Just like anything, you have to install them correctly.
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