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Old 05-08-2014
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Re: Aries Wind Vane

Just curious. Have had Fleming ( bulletproof), monitor and have used Hydrovane. Liked the Fleming the best. My impressions are:
servo pendulums are great and responsive but you get a bunch of lines in cockpit and it takes some fiddling around to get things just right. you have a s+s so tripping over lines may be a hassle.
Servos are great but unless you blow big bucks on the monitor add ons you don't get a emergency rudder function.
Have fairly fast boat with sugar scoop and midline swim steps. So for me any of the servos are not a great choice. So been looking at the hydrovane. Think for less money in the end get a lot more versatility.
?Do you have an AP. If so have you thought about just getting a spare ram and rudder indicator which in the end may be cheaper and also give you steering in light air, motoring and DDW. I am thinking of going that way and making a home made emergency tiller.
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