If anyone is looking for an Aries drum I have one for sale. PM me.
02-01-2012 06:39 AM
Originally Posted by johnvye
I expect you have found one but I have a spare Monitor Wheel adaptor on the west coast of Canada. I'd make you a good deal. Let me know if your still need one. John
johnvye at gmail dawt com
John let me know if you still have drum.
01-29-2012 09:31 PM
Does anyone currently have a wheel clutch / wheel drum for sale?
11-23-2009 06:41 PM
Originally Posted by bluwateronly
I have an older aries windvane I am rebuilding. I need to get a wheel adapter, wheel drum, wheel clutch whatever you want to call it. I checked with aries and they want about 700.00 for one and did some research any adapter like the one for a monitor would work but, it's also pricy. I have searched the internet and found some references about making your own. Does anybody have any good ideas or plans to build one? Or a supplier? I have an edison wheel and it takes three turns from center to go fully either port or starboard.
11-23-2009 06:39 PM
I am interested, i do have the aries loft up model and in need of the wheel adapter, how can I get in touch with you?
11-16-2009 04:11 PM
Aries Wheel Drum Kit for sale NOV 2009
I have a tiller, the aries I purchased used (lif up model) included the wheel adapter.
This drum allows connection of self steering, servo-pendulum type designs to the wheel.
It was included with my newly acquired Aries and is not needed. It is Used, but good shape.
Please contact me if you are in need of this.
I will consider all reasonable offers.
08-25-2009 12:32 PM
Just wanted to let anybody interested on the fix to my aires windvane problem. I had some information attained from ariesvane.com/rebuild. If I only read this stuff before I just jump on the net looking for an answer. If fact I had it printed out in my manuals box. Here is what is said:The hinged rudder coupling was produced during 1977 - 79 and is not shown on the accompanying drawing. It swung up sideways with a hinge plate located just below the rudder coupling No 68. After a time this unit wears, leading to excess wobble on the servo rudder and bad performance. All spares for this hinge are now completely out of stock. One solution is to remove the hinge unit and bolt the servo rudder straight onto the coupling No 68, it will actually work much better this way.
Well, it took all of 15 min. to do this and besides the hassle of putting on the rudder each time, problem is solved. Can't wait to try it but now my watermota is blowing oil out dipstick and crankcase cover looks like time for a rebuild. Considering I am out of work right now probley will be awhile before I can try the vane out. Thanks again for the advise and happy sailing.
08-24-2009 09:44 AM
Thanks Billyruffin and Omatako. You both helped alot. Makes sence now. I guess my sleeve that should be sliding on the tube is seized. Not supprised everything was seized when I got it. Time to take vane apart again and get that bugger moving.
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