Mactra Marine Equipment - Aries Windvane Steering Gears

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MACTRA Marine Equipment - Aries Windvane Steering Gears


Mactra Marine are authorised dealers in the UK for Aries windvane steering gears. The original Aries was invented and developed by Nick Franklin in 1968. The product moved to Denmark in 1994 and has been manufactured since by Peter Matthiesen. Over 11,000 Aries windvane gears have been sold. Spares for the original units made in the UK can still be obtained from: Helen Franklin, 6 Dunvegan Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8HJ Tel 01326 377467 Fax 01326 378117


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In the next few pages we hope that we have given you the information that you need about Aries Windvanes and how to make it work on your boat. When you have read them, please feel free to give us a call or drop us an email with any queries you may have.

How do I go about ordering my Aries Windvane?

In the first instance give us a call on 01934 517288 or drop us an e-mail to with the make and model of your boat and whether its wheel or tiller steering. An initial photo of the transom will be helpful along with any obstacles such as mizzen mast or gantry. If we need anything more we will let you know.


As with all of our products, the cost of your Aries Windvane will not appear on these pages. We find that because of the very specialist nature of the equipment that we sell, listing a 'price' can be misleading and false. We aim to be very competitive and offer good value for money with first class service back up. Prices can change with exchange rate fluxuation, raw material increases and individual customer requirements. Rest assured a price request from you will be dealt with quickly by telephone or by e-mail.


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Unit 20, Worle Industrial Centre, Worle, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset, England BS22 6BX
Tel: +44 (0) 1934 517288 Fax: +44 (0) 1934 520684 E-mail:

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