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post #11 of 19 Old 01-05-2012
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I have a used Aries for sale

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manufactured in UK (old) or Holland (new)? I bought my Aries in Buenos Aires from a consignment shop and could not be happier. some questioned whether it could handle a boat that size but it performed flawlessly in 50+ kt winds. someone jump on this!

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It's a mechanical WIND VANE for self steering..

A Windex is an arrow vane to show wind direction and is totally static. Think of the old folks on the homestead with the barn. They look up and say - it's blowing from behind (aft) or over my shoulder (leeward or windward).

An anemometer is an electronic device that measures where the wind is coming from, it's speed, direction, and requires a display unit for you to understand what you are experiencing when the SH hits the boat.
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I would think it is UK as it appears to be well used (Aluminum is pitted). I really do not think there would be much work to get it working again.
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jeff i responded to ur ad and u told me to reply n the forum so im guessing this is the htread u meant id like to buy it u said bids start at 800 so ill start it atr 800
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Hi Jeff, is you wind vane till for sale? We would be interested, we are based in Miami for the moment.
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Yes, I still have it, I am planning on selling the vane this week as I have
had several responses. Current offer is at $825. My ad states that it needs
to be rebuilt, but after looking closer at it this past weekend, the bearings
are not seized, and possibly it has been rebuilt already. The only thing I
found that is frozen is the universal for moving the rudder up out of the
water, and that appears to be an easy fix with a few taps from a piece of wood
I think it would free up. I have mounting hardware also

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I think his vane is sold.
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It is sold.
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