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  • makorider
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    They are amazing. Cousin runs a 61 Viking, we were out at the canyon trolling when, for whatever reason, the generator quit.

    The difference without the seakeeper was stark.

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  • Paradise Found
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    Spoke to them last weekend at the Fred Hall show out here in Long Beach, Ca. they don't have one for boats under 27' yet but it's coming. You have to mount them on the stringers to get the results. On my 241 it would take re-configuring the tank size to a smaller tank and lifting the center console and all the floors to install. Not sure it's worth taking away my range. They advertise 90% roll reduction. The unit spins up to 6000rpm and it's big and heavy. Wouldn't want one coming loose while spun up to speed it would rip your boat in half!!

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  • ddd222
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    that would be a first on a classic mako, can't wait to hear some sea trial results

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  • Texas 17
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    45 minutes I think, right? Pretty crazy to think how much energy is being dumped into that thing.

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  • makomac1
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    It took a loooong time to spin up.

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  • Texas 17
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    Fly wheels are really good at storing energy. They ought to be able to make one you spin up on shore power and only have to maintain with the onboard system without a generator.

    But yeah, I cant imagine putting one in a small boat especially with the price. Then again, I dont get seasick, so my motivation level is probably way below average.

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  • makomac1
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    They have been tinkering with one at the shop running on battery power. With an automated power switch and triple 350's it was rumored to have been working hard to find juice. None the less, it works and will be offered as an option. I'd stick With the gen power systems for now though.

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  • 231Mike
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    Tc - I didnt think about the power requirements. I was mostly looking at space requirements. I will do some research and try to share my findings. If I could get it below deck and tied right into the stringers I think it would be perfect from a weight down low and structural standpoint.

    Ddd222 - theres so much room for activities between the coffin and fwd fish box (below the floor) in a 261!

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  • ddd222
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    I didn't know they make ones that small, they take up a lot of real estate on bigger boats

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  • Triplecrownnc
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    They are impressive from what I have seen, I heard they have come out with a one for a bit smaller boats. I took a quick look maybe a year ago and I recall they need a lot of power, probably requiring a generator.

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  • 231Mike
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    Seakeeper

    I was on the seakeeper demo boat at the FLIBS in November and was impressed by what it is capable of. Has anyone installed one in a classic mako or ever seen one? Ive currently got a gutted 261 sitting in my yard and thought the area just ahead of the coffin below deck would be a perfect spot for one. They aint cheap but man was it impressive
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