Nick Franklin, the inventor and builder
of the Aries Vane, has been dead for a number of years. Bought our Aries directly from Nick and he was a delight to deal with. Actually sent us the vane before he had the payment in hand.
His daughter Helen has continued to supply repair
parts and advice
for repairing the vanes. Too bad if she is no longer doing it.
Believe she or Nick sold/gave the rights to continue manufacturing the vane to the Danish guys.
The Aries was a great gear
for us. Took us many thousands of miles and then many thousand for the second owners of our boat
. Probably has more than 50,000 miles on it and still going strong, AFAIK.