Aries Windvane - how good are they?

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Aries Windvane - how good are they?

Postby Nick » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:13 pm

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Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

Postby wully » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:10 pm

Aries and Hydrovane seem to be the No.1 choice and are said to be more powerful.

Never used one but would be put off by all the string required in the cockpit, especially if you’ve a wheel steered boat. Reading accounts of folk using Aries worn through rope seems to be a recurring problem.

Horses for courses?

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Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

Postby Nick » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:39 pm

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Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

Postby Nick » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:27 pm

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The Aries I was watchng went for £911 - too rich for my blood I'm afraid, though I did get quite excited towards the end.
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Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

Postby wully » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:30 am

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Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

Postby Nick » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:42 pm

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'parently it's quite a good price for a second hand Aries. It was the Mk5, the one where you can (relatively) easily get the paddle out of the water.

I am looking for something that (if possible) doesn't cost a quarter of what I paid for the boat though.
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Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

Postby Nick » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:24 am

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Well, I've bought three quarters of a Navik from a bloke in Dawlish. Now I need to work out how to get it up here.
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