This comes at a hefty price, but seems impressive.....

Discussion in 'Stability' started by Mr Efficiency, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    One way to get numbers would be to run measurements on the same boat, with the same loading, but with the inlet closed, then open. I think common sense tells you it isn't a great improvement, or the idea would have taken hold, instead of remaining the exception, after all it isn't that difficult to execute in the build. For every boat that carries it, probably 100 don't.
  2. brendan gardam
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    brendan gardam Senior Member

    Maybe. Can't see the point in flogging a dead horse:)

  3. Kim Klaka
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    Kim Klaka Junior Member

    Roll gyros are about the same size, price and power consumption as installing aircon on a boat . weight can be up to 2% of displacement. They work better at anchor than at sea, but are good in both. Power consumption is probably too great for most ailing yachts except the large ones ( >25m, say). Seakeeper is American but it is curious that most gyro companies have had an Australian connection during their development. (declaration of interest: I was a Director of Seagyro (Australia) in their early days).
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