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    Default Aries vane gear - what's missing?

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    Default Re: Aries vane gear - what's missing?

    Looks like it's all there.

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    Default Re: Aries vane gear - what's missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by GHA View Post
    Looks like it's all there.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Aries vane gear - what's missing?

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    It went for £911

    Too rich for my blood. Shame.

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    Default Re: Aries vane gear - what's missing?

    With some mechanical aptitude you could make your own fully functional version for less. Literally thousands of photos on the internet for ideas. The basic principle of a pendulum system is quite simple and is well documented.
    Should we paint what is on a face, what is inside it, or what is behind it?

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    Default Re: Aries vane gear - what's missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffTheMagicDragon View Post
    With some mechanical aptitude you could make your own fully functional version for less. Literally thousands of photos on the internet for ideas. The basic principle of a pendulum system is quite simple and is well documented.
    Indeed. But I have too many other things to do to the boat in too short a time.

    And not all vane systems are created equal - the Aries is the Rolls Royce of vanes.

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    Default Re: Aries vane gear - what's missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by webcraft View Post
    Indeed. But I have too many other things to do to the boat in too short a time.

    And not all vane systems are created equal - the Aries is the Rolls Royce of vanes.

    - W
    Except it has a lot of aluminium used in the assemble which tend to corrode and make disassemble difficult.

    I think the monitor all stainless steel construction much better and repairs much easier as stainless welding is much easier than aluminium welding in remote areas.
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    Default Re: Aries vane gear - what's missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogershaw View Post
    Except it has a lot of aluminium used in the assemble which tend to corrode and make disassemble difficult.
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    stainless welding is much easier than aluminium welding in remote areas.
    Agreed 100%.
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    Default Re: Aries vane gear - what's missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffTheMagicDragon View Post
    With some mechanical aptitude you could make your own fully functional version for less. Literally thousands of photos on the internet for ideas. The basic principle of a pendulum system is quite simple and is well documented.
    If going DIY, the Hebridean is a strong contender.
    Nick- if time is too short to complete a Hebridean before your trip, you could borrow Fairwinds' Navik and then replace that with a new vane?
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    Default Re: Aries vane gear - what's missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelpie View Post
    If going DIY, the Hebridean is a strong contender.
    Nick- if time is too short to complete a Hebridean before your trip, you could borrow Fairwinds' Navik and then replace that with a new vane?
    Yes, that is looking favourite at the moment. The MG30 is quite a bit heavier, but the Navik should cope if I get her balanced right. I'm getting a bit old for hanging over the stern to deploy and retrieve the water vane though !

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