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Old 16-08-2007, 20:23   #1
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Aries Windvane Rebuild

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I have purchased a used aries windvane to rebuild and resell in our quest to trade from a paperclip to a schooner (we have not given up yet!). The Aries is missing the top counterweight assembly and I have been trying to get in contact with the woman who supposedly has all the parts for the old units. Unfortunatley I have received no responses to my e-mails (repeated). Does anyone know if the company was sold, or if the website is just a dead link that no one is watching anymore? I can probably have the parts machined up special, but I imagine that will cost a mint. The unit is a lift up model from the 1990s I believe. Anyone know anything about this? Long shot I know, but the amount of knowledge on this board is impressive to say the least, so I thought I would give it a shot.

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Brian
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The trick is that you have to call to order the parts (think about the time zone when you call). She told me she doesnt check her email anymore but she is happy to take orders over the phone. -Kirk
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Hi, Thanks for that confirmation. Unfortunately I am in NZ so it wouldnt quite work! What kind are you rebuilding? I worked on a regular aries before this one, but this is one of the lift-ups, and it definitely has more parts that get stuck together with all the hinges and things. What kind are you rebuilding? Tghe first one took a bit of work, but after pulling out and cleaning the needle bearings on the vane holder, and reaming out the main shaft bearings, it worked like Magic. How is Annapolis? We have been thinking of moving there sometime in the next year or two since my mom and dad are in the area.

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