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Replying to:Boat stabilizers when anchored
I just spent an enjoyable but roly couple of days at anchor at Tangalooma (Moreton Bay). I am told this area attracts swells almost regardless of wind direction. I noticed that one small yacht was using some type of stabilizing mechanism in the water attached to the Spinnaker Boom which was out at right angles on the starboard side. The main boom was over on the port side helping to hold up a boom tent but I could not see if there was another stabilizer on that side. I imagined that it was using a system that trawler operators use when they put their boards out when at anchor in swells where the resistance on the upswing on each side dampens the rolling. I was wondering if anyone uses such a set up in an RL and if they work or what risks there may be? Is there an inexpensive way of fabricating such devices and storing them on small boats? I found a link to a system in the US: http://www.boatstabilizers.net/ but these are very expensive.