DO I NEED STABILIZERS ?
In December of 2006, we ran from Apalachicola, FL to
Steinhatchee, FL, a
distance of 93.9 miles, the waves were from four to six feet. I learned that once
I got the boat up on the plane which was about 12 knots the waves were of no
significance. Yes, there was a swaying action from side to side, this was in a
beam sea, but it was nothing that we could not handle. As a matter of fact,
there was a 50 foot Carver motor yacht that made the crossing behind us and he
wanted to know if we were stabilized. I told him no, but the smother ride was
due to the wide expanse of the two hulls. Our 44 Endeavour has a beam of 18'
8” and this makes a tremendous difference.
Sandpiper, TrawlerCat 44