Naiad stabilizer fins press onto the shaft, rather than the typical set-up of the shaft being permanently attached to the fin. The shaft seldom has to be removed. Naiad says this makes their shaft seals last a long time, since most damage to the seals comes from sliding the shaft in and out. When the fin is removed, the shaft should be protected with a sleeve, as this one is.
We did a deep dive on the Ocean Alexander 50 Pilothouse, including talking to brokers who have listings for the model, to find out everything there is to know about this roomy, efficient cruiser. Read here for more. ▶