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Thank you for your thorough and quick response to my question. This type excellent customer service AFTER the sale is what makes your Company special. Your product is well designed and works perfectly on our 48' trawler. Your system is simple to understand, operate, and maintain. Your expert personal attention to detail and patient and careful follow up insures a good result. I would recommend your stabilizing system without reservation. We are off shore cruisers with 30 years experience and we really appreciate the improved comfort your system provides in challenging sea conditions. Sincerely, -Bob and Pat Mervine // Ft. Lauderdale, FL Vessel Make: Hatteras LRC Vessel Size: 48ft Top Speed: 10 knts Cruise Speed: 7.5knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Cruiser Model Fins Gyro-Gale Fin Arrangement: 4-Fin System
I wanted to write and thank you for all your hard work in getting our old (original) Gyro Gale system upgraded to the new digital system with the new “tab-fin” system.? Also, your help with the design, building and installation of the new compressor set-up was invaluable. What an improvement!? We have just completed a two-week, 1400 nm journey from Tampa, FL to Annapolis, MD aboard Dauntless, and had a little bit of everything weather-wise. The new fins performed extremely well!? We had several days of offshore runs, some in less than ideal conditions, and the fins unquestionably took the edge off the seas and allowed for comfortable cruising through a variety of speeds and sea conditions.? When conditions relegated us to the ICW, and we had to deal with wakes from boats large and small, it was very clear how well the upgrade was working. Now we cross wakes, and barely notice it! Congratulations on coming up with a vastly improved system. Sincerely, Mads and Lani Emanuelsen Owner/Operators M/V Dauntless Vessel Make: Lazzara 80-029 (Cockpit M/Y with Enclosed Skylounge) Vessel Size: ?80 ft. Top Speed: ?26 knots Cruise Speed: ?10/20 knots Gyro-Gale System: ?R5 Electronic Gyro Control Gyro-Gale Fin Model: ?Tab-Fin
In 2004, my wife and I purchased a 1978 DeFever 49 Pilothouse House Trawler that was in need of major work and we renamed her “ITINERANT”. ?Not only do we live onboard during the summer months but we stayed on board through an entire winter in Plymouth harbor as we remodeled a home. The restoration process has been lengthy, however, our latest improvement has made a world of difference. This boat had Gryo Gale stabilizers that were installed in 1984 before our ownership. When we purchased this boat in Stuart, Florida, we had many questions about the stabilizers. I contacted Maged Metwally, (Zeyad’s father), and he shared his knowledge of the boat and the original installation of the stabilizer system. They were still serviceable but not maintained properly in her past. We finally had to disable the old stabilizers due to compressor issues but after a few horrific trips across Massachusetts Bay to Maine without them, we decided to look at new stabilizers. We contacted Gyro Gale again in the Fall of 2016. Zeyad Metwally surveyed the old installation and we all agreed a totally new replacement was in order for Spring of 2017. The new installation was well executed and within (4) days we were at sea trial. While the seas that day were just choppy, a few rather large wakes proved the system was working well. In a few weeks, we will be departing for a trip to Maine, and for the first time, my wife and I are actually looking forward to rough seas! In closing, we felt the attention to detail and follow-through from Gyro Gale was impeccable. Zeyad and his wife Yasemin, (who had filmed the installation and sea trial), were great to deal with. As business owners ourselves, we are very proud that we are able to support a family business that has been around for generations. Our experience with Gyro Gale went beyond our expectations.
First I want to thank Gyro-Gale Stabilizers for always being on time when I had any issues. They always call ahead of time and came prepared. They always give me full details on what is happening and how it needs to be handled. I have owned my 95″ Astondoa for the past 4 years and travel to the Bahamas with my family quite frequently. Everyone is always very pleased with the ride. I have a 6 fin stabilizer system and as soon as I turn them on, I have instant stabilization within seconds. The stabilizers work very well, they are perfect. I would recommend them to anyone. -Bill Burley // Ft. Lauderdale, FL Vessel Make: Astondoa Vessel Size: 95ft Top Speed: Cruise Speed: Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro, Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fins Gyro-Gale Fin Arrangement: 6-Fin System
Dear Maged, I just wanted to write you and say what a fine product the Gyro-Gale stabilizer system is. As you know, we have nine sets out in the field and each is performing beyond our expectations. As far as handling, I can honestly say that they work as well if not better than any other system that I have been involved with. I run all the sea trials and have never had any problem with either backing or entering our ways. Again, it is pleasure working with you and your product. Best Regards,
Dear Zeyad, I want to express my appreciation to you and your father for your personal attention, and installation of the new Gyro Gale Stabilizers with upgraded “finlets”. I have noticed a quicker response time and better overall stability, including following seas, and slower speeds. Again thank you, and all the best! -Captain Paul Rice- M.V. Salesmanship Vessel Make: Lazzara Vessel Size: 76ft Top Speed: 25 knots Cruise Speed: 12 knots Gyro-Gale System: Electronic Gyro Roll & List Control Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Tab-Fin
We met Zeyad and Asmaa Metwally of Gyro Gale Stabilizers Inc at the Stuart Florida Boat Show in January of 2016. The stabilizer system they manufacture and install was designed by their father Maged about 40 years ago. We had investigated stabilizers for our 53 ft Defever trawler several years ago and decided they would not be suitable. The Gyro Gale Stabilizer system intrigued us since the internal components of the fins only required 2.5 inches of height. The fins are smaller and multiple fins are placed on both sides of the hull depending on the length of the hull. Our 53 foot Defever will require two fins per side. In addition to reducing rolling this system is designed to reduce pitching and yawing. No other stabilizer system can do this. We talked at length and a few days later Zeyad and Maged came to our boat for further discussion and evaluation. We visited their shop to see the actual components and determined that this system would indeed work on our boat. We committed to purchase this system shortly after. We were already out of the water for bottom paint so the opportunity to install the fins was now. This first task was accomplished in short order. All went smoothly. The internal components were also installed quickly. The gyro (computer chip) was installed once we were back in the water. The real sea trial was our 1500 mile trip from Stuart Florida to East Boothbay Maine in May of 2016. The system performed as advertised. It knocked beam seas down tremendously (99-100%). It took 90% of the pitching motion out of head seas and 90% of the yawing motion out of the following seas. Working with Gyro Gale Stabilizers was great. We dropped into their facility many times and were always welcomed like family.
“I am the captain of an 82″ Sunseeker and having done many operations without stabilizers. I am happy to inform that with the Gyro Gale Stabilizers. The boat’s diesel performance has improved. The boat has gained 2 knots of speed and the stability has improved to 90% underway and 80% at anchor. (The wine glasses don’t fall down anymore)” Top Speed: 28 knots Cruise Speed: 12 knots Gyro-Gale System: Electronic Gyro Roll & List Control Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Tab-Fin
“The Gyro Gale V 5 electronic Gyro Control eliminates substantially all of the roll in most situations. The equipment gives me the ability to make necessary adjustments for all sea conditions while underway from slow cruise (9-11 knots) to fast cruise (22 knots). The ability to control both the roll rate and the response rate allows the Captain to smooth difficult seas. The tab fin gives much greater control than the non-tab. At rest control is unbelievable until you experience it. It completely removes the roll to provide a very enjoyable at anchor environment.” -Gary Miller, Owner // Erie, PA Vessel Make: Lazzara 76-08 Vessel Size: 76ft Top Speed: 25 knots Cruise Speed: 14 knots Gyro-Gale System: Electronic Gyro Roll & List Control Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Tab-Fin
Having been the Captain of more vessels than I care to remember, this past summer, I made a round trip from Miami to Massachusetts. the vessel was a Hatteras equipped with your Quadra-Fin Stabilizers. To maintain my pre-set schedule, I ran into weather that without the Quadra-Fin system I would have stayed in port. I have operated vessels with other types of stabilizers, two other types to be exact, and yours won, hands down. Where others cut sea-conditions 50%-60%, the Quadra-Fin Stabilizers improved this to 90%. They are far more efficient and I found myself telling other captains about the superiority of your product. I think they are the best. Thanks to your Quadra-Fin Stabilizer, my trip was a very pleasant one, and I thank you.” -Capt. Hal Aune, // Miami, FL Vessel Make: Hatteras Sport Fishing Vessel Size: Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fin
Currently owning a Hatteras 48 LRC with Gyro Gale stabilizers and being a previous owner of a Hatteras 48 LRC with hydraulic stabilizers, the difference in the performance is significantly noticeable. I am impressed with the sea keeping ability of these stabilizers compared to the hydraulic type of stabilizer in various sea conditions. these stabilizers being pneumatic, they react a great deal faster than the hydraulic systems. And in certain sea condition with the four fins, the vessel seemed to hold its heading much better. With minimal maintenance, changing a few filters every year or two, I have not had any trouble with the GG stabilizers. I have peace of mind knowing that the system is redundant in that there is a compressor on each engine that is capable of running the system if one compressor fails. To sum it up, the fact that they are low maintenance, no hydraulic mess, and the simplicity of the system has sold me on GG stabilizer. They just work!.”
“Zeyad, I have owned the ON COURSE over 11 years. I have had many service calls to my boat to repair and maintain the other systems. I must say after 11 years of knowing you and your Father, you are the most knowledgeable and meticulous specialists that have kept my stabilizers in constant working condition. Until I purchased the ON COURSE I didn’t realize how stabilizers should really work. My previous boats had other brands of stabilizers that were advertised as great comfort and reduction in roll. Your system has spoiled me about ever choosing any other system. On my next boat I will certainly require Gyro Gale. I have always been impressed with your speedy response and quick repairs. Even though I have not had to call you often I always enjoyed the times you have serviced my boat. .Your system has been a real boon to our family’s, wanting to spend more time aboard. Thank you for your system and your competency. You have my permission to have any prospects contact me personally.” Please be advised that I have been dealing with the Metwally Family and Gyro Gale for eleven years. During this time I have always been completely satisfied with their attentiveness, workmanship, and knowledge of their product. No one else has worked on my boat except them. The stabilizers have given me a much better love of my boat and certainly made my wife enjoy boating better than ever. I highly recommend them and their product to anyone thinking about installing stabilizers or repairing existing Gyro Gales.” -Skip Monsein, Owner // Port St. Lucie, FL Top Speed: 25 knots Cruise Speed: 14 knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed-Fin
“This vessel handles surprisingly well in beam seas. We notice a big difference when we do not have the stabilizers active. The service by Gyro Gale has been outstanding and the prices for service have been competitive especially when you factor in that the technician knows his product very well, has always been very available, professional, forthcoming with information/research and dedicated, working around our shipyard schedules & getting the job done as promised. A feature that stands it apart from others, is that the Gyro Gale Stabilizers are air driven. Therefore, if a hose were to rupture, you would not be facing the unbelievable mess that hydraulic operated systems would cause. My only drawback for having the Gyro Gale Stabilizers is that the compressor is located underneath the forward starboard engine, making it difficult to access. I highly recommend Gyro Gale.” Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fins
We installed the Gyro Gale stabilizer system on 75SD609. This system consists of four fins, two on each side. The fwd fins are in the front of the engine room and the aft fins are in the master stateroom. Installation went very easy and with the assistance of Maged Metwally, we installed all four fins in less than a day. The engine driven compressors were installed and piping run without any delays. We made some simple brackets to hold the components and we used the standard stabilizer bracket to hang the gyro and controller. Air hoses are run from the engine room to the pilothouse and flybridge. We launched the vessel, primed the oil and water through the compressors and the system was up and working. We discovered several small air leaks that were quickly and easily repaired. One fitting nut required replacement. Mr. Metwally visited us for the second river run. He adjusted the gyro speed, arm length setting, and system pressure. We repaired a defective three-way air switch and the system operated flawlessly. At the dock Mr. Metwally demonstrated the system’s quick response by rocking the boat side to side. I could see the vigorous swirl of water around the fin as it kicked out to compensate for the roll. In the river with our typical calm waters it is hard to judge the performance of a stabilizer system so on July 19th we took the boat offshore in 2-3 ft seas, 10-15Kn. winds. The boat performed well on all course settings and speeds. The only notable concern was at speeds below 5 Kn.; there was not enough lift on the fins to provide stabilization. This condition could only be achieved with both engines out of gear. With some speed the response is quick, but subtle, no sudden jerks to correct. Gary McKeel and Steve Humphrey were aboard on the ocean run and they were pleased with the performance. Capt. McKeel indicated that it was as good as a Naiad, but couldn’t say it was any better. He will be delivering the boat to Wilmington and may have more to say after delivery. Mr. Humphrey felt it responded sooner to the roll and softer, quick but not jerky. The following are a few advantages I have seen with the system: – System is on line as soon as the engines are cranked, no need for the oil to warm up. – Simple operation on/off switch, gauges indicate system is operational. – System may be turned on or off while at any speed, no jerky response or sudden heal. – No electrical components, no hydraulic fluids. – Color-coded air lines make troubleshooting easy. – Air leaks are easy to fix with no mess. – Breakaway fins prevent damage to the hull. – Air driven system responds quicker to a roll causing the roll to stop before it gets started. – Four fins offer a table leg approach to stability, helping to control yaw as well as roll. – There is no need for a speed lockout because as the vessel speed increases the fin travel decreases automatically, due to the greater water pressures on the fins. This balance is accomplished with a factory adjustment of the air pressure regulator. – There is no separate raw water cooling pump or circuit to maintain. – Every time I have had a question I have been able to get Mr. Metwally or someone in his office to provide timely, accurate support. From what I have seen of this system I am quite impressed. With a few more installations we can cut labor substantially in installation and startup.” Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fins
“We are very pleased that we picked your multi-stabilizer system over your competitors. Not only is the system extremely effective, but your price was also very competitive. As you know, the Samala is a 107 ft. vessel and we could not believe a “one-pair” system could handle the ship, as your competitor had stated. Your expertise in the area of sales and design is above reproach. Your concern for our problems was a refreshing change from the normal scheme of things in this day and time. We have found the pneumatic system far superior to the hydraulic system; it is practically maintenance free. As far as we are concerned the system is unmatched both in design and performance. Our sincere appreciation to you for all you have done in our behalf.” Hull Material: Wooden Top Speed: 18 knots Cruise Speed: 14 knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fins
“I’m in my 13th year of ownership of my Devefer. I installed the Gyro-Gale Stabilizers going on 12 years ago. I ran the boat a year before the stabilizers were installed. My wife tends to get sea sick so I looked at different brands of stabilizers and liked the idea of a pneumatic system that I could understand over the more complicated hydraulic stabilizers which I still don’t understand. I am here to tell you since I installed the Gyro-Gale System my wife has not been sea sick one single time in the entire 12 years. This system has been wonderfully effective in reducing roll down to just a few degrees and with the 4 fins the pitch has reduced a bit as well. I have been extremely happy with this set up. Some of my friends have told me about some ugly problems they have had with their hydraulic systems like leaks and having to have their electronics upgraded from time to time. The only problems I have had in the last 12 years have been minor ones. The reason is I buy the filters I need from the auto parts store. I can hardly believe that a system with so few parts does such a great job of giving us such a flat smooth ride over the lumps that we are so aware can spoil an otherwise great cruise. I do not hesitate to tell anyone that asks me that I think Gyro-Gale is a great system and works as well as advertised. I can explain how as well.”
“Great stabilizers. Got them on my Hatteras 48 LRC. Work like a dream, faster than any of the hydraulic stabilizers. No maintenance, and no oil leaks..” -Steve Skulnick, Owner // Oriental, NC Vessel Make: Hatteras LRC Vessel Size: 48ft Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Cruiser-Fin
“It was indeed a pleasure sea trialing with you on the “Lucky Seven”, a 50′ Vista Sports Fisherman of our design. The performance of your stabilizing system was impressive, especially at low speeds where one would expect that fins would be ineffective. As you know, I personally clocked the top speed of the vessel with a calibrated radar gun at 28 mph. Altogether, an impressive performance and we look forward to doing more business with you in the future.” -Tom Fexas // Tom Fexas Yacht Design Vessel Make: Vista Sports Fisherman Vessel Size: 50ft Top Speed: 28 knots Cruise Speed: 25 knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fins
“When we had the “Lucky 7”, our 50′ Vista Sports Fisherman built, we ordered everything we ever wanted in a boat. An unusual item was your Gyro-Gale Stabilizer System. I have named it our “Sea Calmer.” My wife calls it the “Woman Calmer.” My wife, Alvaretta, and I have been boating for nearly 50 years and we were getting a little tired of being nearly beaten to death on rough seas. Having a Gyro-Gale System was one of the smartest things we ever did to reduce the roll and discomfort of rough seas. Let me give you one example of why we appreciate your system so much. We were cruising Bahama waters with six other boats ranging in size from 38′ to 55′. One day while cruising the coast of the Albacos, we had 25 to 30 knot winds and 8′ to 12′ seas on our starboard beam. Our stabilizers reduced the roll by at least 90% and we tracked real well. By comparison, the other boats rolled violently and tracked poorly. Almost all of the people on the other boats became seasick. In addition, many of the boats suffered overturned tables and chairs, opened drawers, and broken television sets. We had none of that. On top of getting cruise comfort in rough seas, we have not lost any speed at any RPM. Speed trials were run without the stabilizers at various RPM’s up to 2300 and recorded. After the stabilizers were installed, we ran the same speed tests and found practically no change in speed at any setting and with a top speed of 27 knots at 2300 RPM. Thank you for your help in designing this wonderful system for our boat.” -Charles Ruppman // Peoria, Illinois Vessel Make: Vista Sportsfisherman Vessel Size: 50ft Top Speed: 28 knots Cruise Speed: 25 knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fins
“This letter affords me the opportunity to give you my first hand comparison between your particular stabilizer and those of the hydraulic variety. Last year I had the opportunity of sea trialing on two 48′ LRC’s one day apart, one equipped with Gyro-Gale and the other with single fin hydraulic stabilizers. I personally noticed, together with my client, the effectiveness of the control the Gyro-Gale gave our vessel, helping not only with roll, but with pitch also. Both my client and myself felt the Gyro-Gale to be the superior unit. Incidentally, my client purchased the vessel with Gyro-Gale. My thanks for your fine cooperation and assistance in the past and we are looking forward to excellent relations in the future.” -Donald Schied // Shipshaven Yacht Brokerage Vessel Make: Hatteras LRC Vessel Size: 48ft Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fins
“As you know we had a Gyro-Gale Stabilizer system installed on our 60ft Hatteras Sport Fisherman. With the installation complete we have had an opportunity to operate in varying sea conditions. In calm waters we found a negligible speed increase of close to two knots (not due to the stabilizers I’m sure, we had a mild case of blisters removed from the bottom near the time that the system was installed). In rough Gulf Stream waters we did find an increase of speed of one to one and one half knots. This can be noted by simply activating the stabilizers. This took place in seas too rough to run at our usual cruising speed of 20kts but at a speed of 16 to 18 knots. We are impressed with this system and would certainly recommend it, at the very least, to any 60″ Hatteras like ours. I am certain that it will perform equally well on any size vessel.” -Jordan Klein, Owner // Summerfield, FL Vessel Make: Hatteras Vessel Size: 60ft Top Speed: 23 knots Cruise Speed: 20 knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fins
“I have cruised the ship some 22,000 nautical miles in two voyages. All weather conditions were experienced, including gale force. Performance and reliability has been very good. Mechanically and pneumatically, reliability has been excellent and I must compliment you on the overall excellence of your engineering, and in particular, your sensitive pilot valve.” -Capt. R. Gibbons, Mech. & Elec. Engineer // Master Mariner Vessel Make: Custom Made Vessel Size: 66ft Top Speed: 24 knots Cruise Speed: 12-18 knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fins
“We are very pleased that we picked your multi-stabilizer “Quadra System” over your competitors. The system is extremely effective on both beam seas and quarterly aft seas. The most impressive is the fact that we hardly lost any speed due to the installation of your Gyro-Gale Stabilizers. In fact, we tested the vessel at 19.9 prior to the installation and 19.8 knots after the installation. My wife, who used to get sea sick, is no enjoying our 61′ Hatteras, “Born Free.” She feels more comfortable in the 61′ Hatteras than our other yacht, a 54′ Rybovich. I have found the Gyro-Gale Stabilizers to be trouble free and maintenance free. Best wishes for the coming year; thanks again for a job well done.” -Arthur Lazarus // Miami, Florida Vessel Make: Hatteras Vessel Size: 61ft Top Speed: 20 knots Cruise Speed: 14 knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fins
“Our first run was beautiful. The roll was eliminated 98%, could not believe it.” -Robert Leipprandt // Williamston, Michigan Vessel Make: Devefer Vessel Size: 51ft Top Speed: 10 knots Cruise Speed: 8 knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Cruiser-Fin
“We have been enjoying your stabilizers for three year without any trouble. All I do is yearly filter replacement. As you know, a few weeks ago we broke two stabilizers. I would like to take time out to thank you for the quick response and repair of same. Your man was prompt and professional. I can’t believe everything was done in one day!” -Capt. Oan Katah // On Business Vessel Make: Viking Vessel Size: 63ft Top Speed: knots Cruise Speed: knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Ultra-High-Speed Fins
“We just completed our 6,000 mile 5 month trip and your stabilizers did a fantastic job in the 12-15 foot waves in the Atlantic. We met your new representative in this area and we were very happy to let them see, and tell them how great your gyro is and how simple it is to maintain and the great performance they did in our trip especially in the Atlantic.” -Kit Manhold Vessel Make: Marine Trader Vessel Size: 38ft Top Speed: 9 knots Cruise Speed: 7.5 knots Gyro-Gale System: Mechanical Gyro Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Cruiser-Fins
“I just wanted to take a few moments to express my great satisfaction with the Gyro Gale stabilization system that you manufactured for my Kadey Krogen 36 Manatee. I spent a great deal of time researching options for my 36 foot boat and honestly there aren’t many that make economic and engineering sense. I suppose the thing about Gyro Gale that really appealed to me after some study is that its air driven. It’s simple to understand, it’s clean,very fast reacting to motion, is available even at idle speed, and has tremendous lifting power. All of those benefits and the most difficult aspect of installation was simply mounting a small air compressor on my 100 hp Volvo engine. Now quartering stern waves are fun, I actually surf them with no wandering compared to the way it was before stabilization. Obviously, what we are all concerned about is roll. Not just from beam seas, but also from those close passes you get from some sport fish captains throwing three foot wakes. Yea, thanks for the slow pass, captain! Well now my admiral is very pleased with our roll control in those normally uncomfortable situations and we’re spending a great deal more time cruising. Even in very busy sea ways. A last item is how easy the installation was. You were always available to consult with and answer those questions that all first time installers have. You even traveled to my boat to insure that the installation was correct and to do sea trials for final adjustment. The new automatic system that you just installed, that adjusts the stabilizers based on the severity of the seas, is fantastic and makes system usage that much simpler. So all in all, thank you very much for a great system and your exceptional customer service.” -A very happy customer, Robert Anderson Vessel Make: Kadey Krogen Manatee Vessel Size: 36ft Top Speed: 8 knots Cruise Speed: 7.5 knots Gyro-Gale System: Electronic Gyro Roll & List Control Gyro-Gale Fin Model: Cruiser-Fins