We bought this for $3000 and paid an extra $2000 for the guys at Cammeray Marina to reburbish and fit it to our boat
which is a 36 foot ketch
with a 7 tonne displacement
. We have their receipt for the work
We then replaced some of the nylon bushings with new ones from the UK and the vane has been working very well. A big thanks to the guys on the forum here for suggesting to replace the bushing and for their tips on setting the vane up.
The vane does however hinder the use of our davits
a little more than we hoped so we are fitting an autopilot
would like to sell the vane for a fair price
. We're currently asking $2,750
and will be leaving Sydney
in a few weeks. If we can't get close to that we'll keep it and sure we'll use it at some point on our trip.
Airies are renowned for making the most reliable and toughest vanes, our vane is the older more sturdy lift-up Airies model.
The vane is on the back of our yacht in Middle Harbour (Sydney) and comes with the foam filled fibreglass rudder
, wheel clutch
, all running lines and original Airies swivelly blocks.
Please call if you wish to discuss - 0488 667 881