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Michael Dougan

Mike, I recently bought a number of replacement bushings and things for my Aries, I got them from Helen Franklin, I think the daughter of the guy that invented the Aries... their website is:

http://www.ariesvane.com

They still have a lot of stuff in stock. Helen is a bit slow, so, if you're working with her through e-mail, you might have to break down and just call her... and since she's in England, it's a bit expensive.

There is another website that sells "new" Aries equipment...

http://www.selfsteer.dk/

I have no major complaints about mine, except that it adds a lot of hardware hanging off the back of the boat, and the fold up servo rudder is a bit hard to fold up and down. But, it sails well, handles the boat even in a pretty stiff blow.

I've heard other people rave about the Cape Horn, so, if I were starting from scratch, I'd definitely give that a look-over.

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