Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28-09-2014, 16:09   #31
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,501
Re: We Need Help with an Aries Wind Vane

Something to remember is to always use roller bearing blocks for your steering lines. It would not cause (or cure) the slamming, but when working properly, the roller blocks will help to make the vane more sensitive. Another 2 cents worth. _____Grant.

gjordan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2014, 13:52   #32
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 543
Re: We Need Help with an Aries Wind Vane

I think dyneema with a poly cover would be an excellent choice for the lines. Excellent chafe resistance and no stretch.

Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum

sully75 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24-03-2017, 06:33   #33
Registered User
double u's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Austria
Posts: 1,288
Re: We Need Help with an Aries Wind Vane

...just a thought: with the windvane hard over on a moving boat OF COURSE the paddle would go to one side...
(in general: if everything is assembled correctly & it's not steering the boat in 15kn on a beam reach - then the problem is the user)
double u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-12-2017, 23:55   #34
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Central Coast NSW
Boat: Payne 41
Posts: 2
Re: We Need Help with an Aries Wind Vane

Dulls, I've just watched your video and Elton said he wouldn't go back on if you begged him.

I have just bought a yacht with the same Aries Mk 5 and I haven't used it yet but I think I'm going to have problems with it as it appears that the wind vane seems to swing well one way but is limited to how far back it will go on the other side.

I noticed on your video that you showed what appeared to be extracts from the manual. I didn't get a manual. Do you still have a copy? My boat is in Southport and I'm bringing it to NSW between Christmas & New Year. Fortunately I have a Coursemaster self steerer as well.

Kempaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2018, 10:08   #35
Registered User
Dulls's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: hervey bay
Boat: Freya double ender 40 ft
Posts: 86
Re: We Need Help with an Aries Wind Vane

It will be that it is assembled wrong. The c ogs are maybe be one over more then they should be. Aries Lift Up Vane Gear Technical Illustration Shows assembly and look at your steering rod. Is it correctly placed? We bought an aries no 5 of a guy who had the same problem. We stripped it down and reassembled as per the instructions. Look at cog position very carefully as well as steering link rod. If you follow that it will work perfectly!

cant think of anything funny or wise....
Dulls is offline   Reply With Quote

aries, aries wind vane

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aries Wind Vane kingfish Seamanship & Boat Handling 7 30-11-2012 19:41
Pendulum Wind Vane vs Auxiliary Rudder Vane SimonV Seamanship & Boat Handling 8 03-02-2011 17:14
For Sale: Aries Wind Vane brian and clare Classifieds Archive 9 03-08-2009 06:43
Aries Standard Vane Gear Self-Steerer Curtis Ciszek Classifieds Archive 0 03-03-2009 17:08
Aries vane refurb - alternate parts source? dcruz99801 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 05-07-2007 22:37

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:15.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.