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Old 28-09-2014, 16:09   #31
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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.
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I think dyneema with a poly cover would be an excellent choice for the lines. Excellent chafe resistance and no stretch.


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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)
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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.

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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!
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