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Old 26-10-2012, 13:18   #91
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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

With apologies--- the other Aries-32 odd variant is the Weatherly 32, not Westerly... my bad.


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Well MRP0006, you've found home for the Aries-32, Roughwater-33, and the Westerly-32. They're the same boat, just completed by different finishing yards.

The rudders do need to be pulled every so often. The gudgeons on The Chester P were all re-glassed and cleaned up at the 2010 refit, plus the top the the rudder where the tiller attaches had some de-lamination issues, which were corrected.

All pretty much standard stuff for good foam and fiberglass guys.

Have any photos to share with us??? Welcome!!!!

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Old 16-11-2012, 13:16   #92
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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

Seems like the contributors in this thread are very knowledgeable about these boats.

I am going to inspect a Roughwater 33 in San Diego next week.
Any advice as to what to watch out for besides the usual stuff?
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Old 16-11-2012, 16:22   #93
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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

Just have to say that it is a good choice for an all round boat that can take you anywhere if it looks like it is well maintained.
It is not a speed demon.
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Old 16-11-2012, 21:38   #94
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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

Full disclosure: I don't know nuthin.

I don't know about speed demon, but I kept my Aries above 7 knots for a couple days recently. I really have no idea how it does so well with that stubby little mast, all that keel, and my so-so sails (not to mention me driving!), but it is a surprisingly good performer. It's not quick by any means, but it will hold a good speed once it gets going, and will punch through some pretty good seas doing so.

It's a handful in big following seas. It does not surf, not even a little bit, and I think my power steering isn't working....

I've probably put more money into the Westerbeke than anything - not because mine was in particularly bad shape, but because parts are insanely expensive.

Check the chainplates for moisture - they leak into a glassed-in hunk of wood with no way to drain.

Mine was all wired with automotive wiring. It was mostly in fine shape, but it's something to be aware of.

Otherwise - the normal old boat stuff - rigging and such. Pretty simple boats, not too much to go wrong without it being completely obvious. Good luck - I hope it works out for you!
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Old 18-11-2012, 12:35   #95
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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

Just echoing everything Dusty has to offer... even after pulling my chainplates last year and re-bedding them. They're still weeping... though I think it is more due to condensation and thermal transfer.

No... the Aries/Roughwater/Weatherly isn't a speed demon, but it will meet hull speed and not disappoint. I have the short rig (35 feet) and in 8-12 knots will usually see 4-5knots SOG on a close reach. She loves big wind though as Dusty points out, the tiller is a handful, especially on a run with a following sea. In 12-18 Knots 6 Kts is the norm... 7 in bigger wind. I've seen 11 SOG on a surfing downwind run with a 2+ knot current in my favor.

Please post the hull # if you have the opportunity!? We're trying to locate these rugged sailing vessels and keep tabs on them.

DUSTY- I have Anton's 4-91 in dry storage. Need anything off of it?
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Full disclosure: I don't know nuthin.

I don't know about speed demon, but I kept my Aries above 7 knots for a couple days recently. I really have no idea how it does so well with that stubby little mast, all that keel, and my so-so sails (not to mention me driving!), but it is a surprisingly good performer. It's not quick by any means, but it will hold a good speed once it gets going, and will punch through some pretty good seas doing so.

It's a handful in big following seas. It does not surf, not even a little bit, and I think my power steering isn't working....

I've probably put more money into the Westerbeke than anything - not because mine was in particularly bad shape, but because parts are insanely expensive.

Check the chainplates for moisture - they leak into a glassed-in hunk of wood with no way to drain.

Mine was all wired with automotive wiring. It was mostly in fine shape, but it's something to be aware of.

Otherwise - the normal old boat stuff - rigging and such. Pretty simple boats, not too much to go wrong without it being completely obvious. Good luck - I hope it works out for you!
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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

Thanks everyone, for the advice. I'll try to get as much data off the boat as I can.
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Thanks everyone, for the advice. I'll try to get as much data off the boat as I can.
What did you find out?
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The fore deck area had a lot of spongy areas. The rudder was very loose and looked to have rot. The sole boards could not be lifted up, but it seemed dry near the engine. The engine had to be hot wired, but it sounded ok when running. It went in and out of gear.
Chain plates looked to have been refurbished recently. Water and holding tank looked to have recent work as well. Probably use a bottom job and through holes replaced.
The PO had died while working on it and it was now being sold by his brother. Brother lives in Denver and does not care about it.
If it was local, I'd probably buy it. But needing some obvious work as well as surprises and having to truck it 500 miles is more than I think I want to take on.
The broker did say the brother would probably take under $10K for it.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:50   #99
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Gilmerites! Gilmer Fest & Regatta in SF- Early June 2013

Attention all Aries 32; Roughwater 33, Weatherly 32, Allied Seawind, and other Thomas Gilmer designed yachts-

It's time to come together for an informal regatta culminating with a sail out beneath the Golden Gate bridge and dip our flags to Nick Jaffe' (Harmony) as he departs for Austrailia, and Anton Kozhevnikov (Horizon) as he also turns left and makes for Long Beach. These boats handle SF Bay with aplomb, and the sight of six or seven of our yachts sailing together would make for for some cool photos, and certainly into the pages of the local and national sailing mags.

There are a number of Aries-32 owners in the SF Bay Area, and I'm pledging to reach out to as many as I can find through the Harbor Masters and Port Captains association of San Francisco Bay.

I suggest a cruise-in to a destination yacht harbor... this will be before all of the America's Cup traffic starts to build-up here so we have a fair chance of making arrangments. Please drop me a private message with contact information if you're interested so that I can get a fair idea as to the size of our group.

Fair Winds to All- And I hope to see you in SF in June.

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Re: Thomas Gilmer Aries 32

to Anton Kozhevnikov, you bought Horizon from me (the second owner), you might remember me owning the red Ranger 32 Roadrunner when we were both on E Dock. I bought Horizon from Jim Enzenzinberger (original Sausalito Yacht Club member) and his boat partner Robin who I saw at the SYC 2 weeks ago. Jim died just after I bought Horizon. I have some hearsay information about her. Very happy you have done her proud. Where are you now. I would love to get some pictures that you have of her.
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George, I remember you well, though I bought Horizon in 2006 from a guy in Cincinnati, and not from you. He was the 3rd owner. She is doing well: new Yanmar engine, new standing and running rigging, Monitor windvane, new thru-hulls, repainted mast and boom, new sails, some wiring and electronics installed (NMEA 2000), to name a few updates/upgrades. sailing her down to SoCal for her new home at MDR next week.

Send me a note to my email: mt underscore diablo at yahoo dot com.

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Hey fellow Aries 32 owners. This thread has been quiet for some time. Hope everyone is still with their boats and enjoying them. S/V Horizon is now in Marina Del Rey as we enjoy the simple easy cruises along the Southern California coast.

Give us a shout out if you're still sailing. Maybe I'll create a Facebook users group page for the Aries owners and we can post pix there.

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Fellow Aries owners, I created a private group in Facebook called Aries 32. If you want to join, do so in FB and I'll confirm you to the group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/861403050575216/

See you online,

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Hello everyone, just purchased an aries 32 Hull #4 I believe. It was on a mooring down in Monterey. I plan on sailing up to the bay this spring, Looking forward to meeting all of you aries folk up our way.

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