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Aaron Norlund

Brian,

I have experience with both Monitor and Cape Horn windvanes (but only Monitor on W32s). I believe they are both pretty much as bulletproof as possible and wouldn't hesitate to trust my boat to either.

That said, for the W32, I think the Monitor provides equal performance to the CH with an easier installation.

We have a Monitor on our boat - I really like it and have found it forgiving of grievous error on my part, very easy to maintain, and easy to use. The support from Scanmar is fabulous and they have a ridiculous amount of experience doing this. Plus, everyone I've spoken with is nice.

I have not used an Aries system, though having looking at one next to a Monitor, the Monitor appears to have been improved further than the Aries. A blowup of the two shows more bearings and such in the Monitor for friction free use - maybe that's a bad thing. I dunno. I like mine.

Best of luck on your hunt!
Aaron N.
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