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Rod Sumner of Niagara Falls, Ontario CAN asks:
Did you use your new paravanes at all or rely on the (somewhat) leaky Naiads?

Scott Flanders of Egret responds:
Rod, the only time we have used our paravanes is during testing. We hope to never use them at all if we have our choice. Paravanes are strictly a backup. We installed the paravanes because the areas we are traveling in out of the way places require stabalization so we felt back up necessary. The Naiad leak is an annoyance fouling our bilge and area around the Naiad cooling tower but does not effect their performance at all. Hydraulic stabilization will always be number one.

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