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Red face Help needed with Aries wind vane install.

May I ask anyone who knows Aries Wind Vanes for their assistance? I was unable to find the answer from previous threads. Skip just finished installing the Aires in place, however the instructions have been misplaced and we need the answer to the question.

Should the lines from the tiller that go forward to the steering be crossed or remain the same, before the first block?

Thanks for any assistance.
We appreciate it.
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I apologies, we found our answeres.

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SchoonerMistress, glad you found out (they're supposed to cross).
For anyone else interested in the Aries, you can get more information at Aries where the Aries is still in production. There's also a video showing it in use there. It's the manufacturers website, so read up on vane gears elsewhere also
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Thanks Jomsviking,
We figured it out and also went to the same site to check out some other stuff too. Appreciate you taking the time though.
Have a super day.
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Actually, if the boat is tiller steered normally, and the regular tiller is the one the vane is controlling, the lines should cross. However, on several boats, both tiller and wheel-steered, I've seem a small auxilliary tiller setup for the wind vane to control the rudder and in some cases the auxilliary tiller points aft, not forward, and the vane lines do not cross. This allows the main tiller to be tipped up and out of the cockpit, when sailing under windvane control.
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