Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my dinghy cruising blog about my John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. Built over three years, Arwen was launched in August 2007. She is a standing lug yawl 14' 6" in length. This blog records our dinghy cruising voyages together around the coastal waters of SW England.
Arwen has an associated YouTube channel so visit to find our most recent cruises and click subscribe.
On this blog you will find posts about dinghy cruising locations, accounts of our voyages, maintenance tips and 'How to's' ranging from rigging standing lug sails and building galley boxes to using 'anchor buddies' and creating 'pilotage notes'. I hope you find something that inspires you to get out on the water in your boat. Drop us a comment and happy sailing.
Steve and Arwen

Sunday 6 November 2011

pulley anchor system diagrams

As promised, I've tried to put the two alternative methods into diagram form. The posts about the anchor pulley system appear below on the blog or can be accessed from the side menu. One was posted in October; the other in November.

pulley system using ropes attached to bow and transom

pulley system where bow painter is attached to one side of the rope pulley loop

Being new to this, I have no idea if this is true visualisation of what various people have tried to describe to me. Comments, as always, are appreciated.


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