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Old 10-25-2008, 10:41 PM
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Anyone on here use or have used the drew marine sidewinder stabilizer system?I talked to the owner today and seems like a good investment for some saftey other than buying full hydraulic steering,$850 shipped to my door,what do you think????????
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:58 PM
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My 28AT had it on it when I took ownership; so I don'tknow what the handling was like w/o it. My top speed is only 72 so it is o.k. I did have to rebuild my gimbals last yr @ 375 hrs.
What are you running? How fast? I will be doing full Hydraulic soon...and possibly then I will add some power.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:36 AM
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I intalled them on my boat and I would do it again!
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:53 PM
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I had them on my old boat a 22 scarab. They did help and are better than nothing. In my opinion you would be better to save up and go with a full hydraulic set up. Once you have a boat with full hydraulic steering you never want to drive one with out it.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:56 PM
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I've been searching off and on for something like this but never came up with anything. I think if my boat don't sell by mid winter I may order me a set too.
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:01 PM
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800 seems a bit steep...

id like a set for my 28ss but not for that much...

at 500 price point i think they would move more

what r they exactly? shock absorbers/dampers?
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from the looks of them they are basically a shock absorber with equal compression and rebound dampening.
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If they cost that much I would definitely save for the full hyd sys.
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If they cost that much I would definitely save for the full hyd sys.

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