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Old 14-09-2011, 03:36   #1
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I have a friend that has just bought a secondhand Aries and needs to get hold of a set of the bearings for it (all the plastic ones. If anyone knows where to get them could you please leave me a message. Many Thanks Pete
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Old 14-09-2011, 05:42   #2
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I believe Helen Franklin in the UK still sells parts for the Aires windvanes. She advertises in the back of several boating magazines, including Latitudes and Attitudes.

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Pete, I am completing a rebuild of one now. Try McMaster Carr (McMaster-Carr). They have the springs, thrust shims and any kind of bushings, collars, set screws he may need. The beauty (or frustration, depends on your mechanical background) is that you order parts by dimension vs a manufacturers part #. So...if you need over/undersize due to wear or having to turn a shaft down etc, you just order the size you need. I have used them for several projects and am quite pleased with their service.

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