Re: Aries Wind Vane
I've not used either, I want to mount one on our current boat, but we haven't gotten around to it yet.
I will note (my only useful contribution to the subject) that we looked at putting one on our last boat and I was able to find an Aries pretty cheap ($650) and in good shape, but the thing was absurdly heavy, like 75lbs IIRC. The Monitor was next in weight at ~50lbs, Norvane was 37lbs, South Atlantic 37lbs, and Windpilot 44lbs.
At the time, we had a 27ft boat and were concerned what hanging 75lbs off the back would do. We more or less resolved to get a Norvane before we sold the boat and will probably go that route with our new boat. Even with a slightly larger boat, I'm concerned about that much weight off the stern.
Last edited by Shinook; 05-08-2014 at 03:26 PM.