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.
When Capt. Bill Pike stepped aboard the Back Cove 41 he was expecting a traditional Down East vessel. But in terms of technology and advanced construction techniques, he found out there’s a whole lot more going on here than meets the eye. See what we mean, here. ▶