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Old 12-04-2011, 01:34   #46
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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

BTW-

I visited Juvi in Marina Del Ray on his Westerly 32. It is the same darn boat, Gents. I consider the interior's fit and finish miles and miles above that of my Aries, which is unlike an other Aries/RW/Westerly/SC I've visited. TNT's John Mann stopped by a few weeks ago for a visit and made the same comment. I'm wondering if the interior on mine was actually completed here in the states. Perhaps Herb would recall.
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Old 12-04-2011, 16:49   #47
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Anton - thanks for the pictures of Horizon and update on Herb Madden. Horizon looks about 85% identical to our Skidbladnir. Interesting that the lazarette hatch is inside the cockpit coamings. That is the biggest difference that I see. I did notice that the ice box looks like it is reworked. Did you rebuild it? What can you tell me? Mine is gutted now.

Haven't got the album organized yet, pictures of the mast work, gutted ice-box, deck in the way of the chainplates, holes where the chainplate studs were removed but you can probably figure them out if you are interested.
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Old 12-04-2011, 22:20   #48
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Les, The ice box was rebuilt into a fridge years ago (80's?) but because the raw water for the engine ran through the fridge first and the raw water coil was pretty rusted away, I cut the fridge off the raw water so that the heat exchanger would not get clogged up with rust. I use the fridge as a weekend cooler anyway as the fridge cooled poorly when on and required the engine to run. Easier on the 1974 Westerbeke 4-91. The boat is pretty much the way I got her except for some wiring changes. Jim Hensenbrener (sic) was the original owner - he was the Sausalito Yacht Club commodore for many years - and kept the boat in excellent shape. In the mid-90's he purchased a full boat canvas cover and that has really saved the deck from rot. On my part its mostly TLC, unless I start dreaming about radar, hot water, electric windlass, etc...Then things get complex. Keep the pix coming! Skidbladnir's interior is exactly like Horizon's.
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Old 13-04-2011, 01:33   #49
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thanks dusty and Ira - great stuff.
my Hull# is SAU000170377
Dusty and Les-

Great pictures on Flickr. What a great resource... I think that we're collectively writing and documenting the "Aries/RW/Westerly/Southern Cross Maintenance Bible" together.

Dusty- I hope that you re-work your blog entry about your Chart-plotter mount and send it to Good Old Boat. They'll probably publish it as another variant on the series of mounts they've been running. Maybe some $'s will be thrown your way to offset the cost of that great gadget.

Your solution is perhaps the best I seen or read about by far. Congratulations.

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Old 13-04-2011, 20:47   #50
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Oh wow - thanks! Yea, maybe I should clean it up and submit it. I'm really happy with the mount. It's been sailing a couple times now, and it works perfectly. The inspiration certainly came from GOB, I just couldn't get myself to build a jungle gym in my companionway. Now if I had more tools than a leatherman, a battery-powered Sawzall, and a cheap drill.....

And it is good to see the Aries information becoming available. If I'd have known 6 months ago when I bought that thing half what I know now - well, it probably wouldn't have changed anything, but I'd have worried a whole lot less along the way! So thanks to all of you who've put some pictures up. And there must be some sort of record for them figuring out how to put 68 interior variations in 32 boats....
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Old 14-04-2011, 15:48   #51
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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

Love the mount, will buy the same Garmin just to use it.

Now, in your blog you talk about starting the radome mounting. Talk to me. I really want a small radar because I see a lot of New England sailing in my future but I am stumped on how to do it with my (almost) solid wood mast. I hate the look of a stern-pole but that is all I can think of.

Where are you thinking of putting the display? The other side of the GPS mount?
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Hi Les,

I bought the package deal with an 18" radome. The GPS is the radar screen. It's also the fishfinder, depthfinder, and knot log, will be the AIS when I get around to wiring it, and perhaps also a wind instrument display someday. I'll hang the dome on my mast somewhere under the spreaders - I've been considering pulling the mast to replace the busted-up conduit that what's let of my wires used to be in, and replace the sheaves and halyards anyway. I'm sure it hasn't been down since it went up, so probably a good idea to take a look inside anyway. I have an aluminum mast, so the only scary part I foresee is getting the radar wiring into the cabin - the existing hose-thingee is already pretty crowded.

I was initially going to try to find a place on the stern, but solar is in my future and it's not like there's a lot of extra room floating around back there. It's also not so easy to find a place that isn't swept by the rudder. (Actually, there are two good places: both have winches in them....)

I don't see why a small conduit on the outside of the mast wouldn't work as well as anything else.
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Hi, all owners of this Gillmer-design.
I have an Aries 32 from 1974, hull number 2, C.C.Chen,Taiwan. This boat is totally rebuildt in the late 1980`ties. The American owner - Felix Knauth - sailed across the Atlantic from USA to Scandinavia in 1990. I bought this "lady" in 2007, and we are planning to cross the Atlantic next year. Start or the blog: Januar og vinter i Aure | The Black Sheep

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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

All Ya'll;

I think Anton is saying that the Chester P gets his "thumbs-up" approval on the work so far.
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Old 18-04-2011, 16:43   #55
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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

So what we have so far in the Aries Directory is

SAU000090275 Horizon
SAU000170377 Skidbladin
SAU000230879 Chester P
SAU000311281 TNT
SAU000320682 Raphosody
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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

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So what we have so far in the Aries Directory is

SAU00002xx74 The Black Sheep
SAU000090275 Horizon
SAU000170377 Skidbladnir
SAU000230879 Chester P
SAU000311281 TNT
SAU000320682 Rhapsody

(updated 4/20/2011 - any more out there?)
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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

Thistledown is somehwere in East Asia but Brian sold her a while back: Brian Vaughan's sailing web page

Bob van Blaricom's Misty was sold to a chap in South Africa: Latitude 38 - 'Lectronic Latitude

And then there is Hanali, a Roughwater 33 out of San Diego: Hanali, Roughwater 33' Sailboat

I'm sure there are more out there. Time to set up an organization!

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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

Toward that end, there's a RW33 3 slips down from Aries32. I'm confident that John know's who they are.

I'll invite Juvi to join us here. His Westerly 32 out of Marina Del Rey is exquisite. Its on the finger pier out behind the Charthouse Restaurant if you're ever down that way.


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Thistledown is somehwere in East Asia but Brian sold her a while back: Brian Vaughan's sailing web page

Bob van Blaricom's Misty was sold to a chap in South Africa: Latitude 38 - 'Lectronic Latitude

And then there is Hanali, a Roughwater 33 out of San Diego: Hanali, Roughwater 33' Sailboat

I'm sure there are more out there. Time to set up an organization!

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All;

The Chester P finally became a sailboat again yesterday- after a week of waiting for the crane, we stepped the mast.
Throughout the week I kept discovering more items on the spar that I had forgotten, so in that respect it wasn't a bad thing. In the end I forgot to plug in the wind speed sensor (Raymarine) and the lower shrouds fore and aft are backwards. Hoping to go aloft today to straighten those items out.

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So what we have so far in the Aries Directory is

SAU00002xx74 The Black Sheep
SAU000090275 Horizon
SAU000170377 Skidbladnir
SAU000230879 Chester P
SAU000311281 TNT
SAU000320682 Rhapsody

(updated 4/20/2011 - any more out there?)
You can add mine to the list - SAU000350683 Savanna in
Mandeville, LA. She's an Aries 32, I was told custom built by Sausilito Boat Works in 1983. I am the 3rd owner now for 2yrs.
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