Who wants one of these?????

NickhoogNickhoog Posts: 780 Officer
http://www.seakeeper.com/

Pretty cool!!!!

I saw this in Yachts International magazine. In somebodies opinion, I appearently make enough money to have a free subscription to the mag. They really need to do a credit check on me........

Betcha there's gonna be one under Tater's tree this Christmas......

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  • gandrfabgandrfab Posts: 20,093 AG
    "Why hasn't this been done before?
    Gyro stabilizers have been used for many years but because of their size, weight, and power consumption were restricted to application in larger vessels. Seakeeper's use of modern technologies to spin the flywheel in a near vacuum and provide active electronic control now allows this gyro stabilization capability to be economically and practically applied in smaller, modern boats."


    http://www.seakeeper.com/faqs_general.php

    Someone price check.
    :BUNNY gestapo

  • kodiakzachkodiakzach Posts: 6,078 Admiral
  • kodiakzachkodiakzach Posts: 6,078 Admiral
    gandrfab wrote: »

    Someone price check.

    http://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/engines/end-rock-and-roll

    "the Seakeeper 7000, can handle vessels to 55 feet and retails for $55,000 plus installation; prices should come down as volume goes up. Units can be combined to handle larger vessels, and the Gyro can be scaled down to handle boats of less than 30 feet.
  • NickhoogNickhoog Posts: 780 Officer
    kodiakzach wrote: »
    http://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/engines/end-rock-and-roll

    "the Seakeeper 7000, can handle vessels to 55 feet and retails for $55,000 plus installation; prices should come down as volume goes up. Units can be combined to handle larger vessels, and the Gyro can be scaled down to handle boats of less than 30 feet.

    With the amount of money we spend on our boats, $55k+ install really doesn't seem that expensive.....

    Again, check my credit.... I'll be rockin' and rollin'!!!!
  • gandrfabgandrfab Posts: 20,093 AG
    Price has come down, I remember reading about this some time ago 150K +
    :BUNNY gestapo

  • I would like one................please buy it for me.
    THERE SHOULD BE NO COMMERCIAL FISHING ALLOWED FOR ANY SPECIES THAT IS CONSIDERED OVERFISHED.
  • NickhoogNickhoog Posts: 780 Officer
    I would like one................please buy it for me.

    Santa says you've been a good boy, Please don't open til Christmas day.......
  • GermGerm Posts: 1,704 Captain
    I remember the first time I went to the big boat show in tampa at the convention center, you got a free subscription for it when you signed up. I thought just walking around the show made me feel poor with $1.7 million dollar Viking sportfishers, then I go ahead and read the magazine.... Some people really do have too much money in the world, and you know there is a lot of them
  • CaptTaterCaptTater Posts: 20,096 AG
    Been out for a while. Looks pretty dramatic. Massive forces as it transfers the force 90 deg from roll to pitch as gyros do.
    Takes a bit of power and maintenance too..
    I did not read the story but if you take tax payers money maybe you should be held to some standards.-Cyclist
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  • frankfrank Posts: 13,292 AG
    they have for paddle boards?
    No political signature
  • Wildcard2950Wildcard2950 Posts: 64 Greenhorn
    I thought I read a few years ago, it was and option in Bertram. They have a safety built in to prevent it from being used while underway.
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