Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".

Sunday, 1 April 2012

a few more photographs for Lars

I promised Lars a few more photos of Arwen and here they are. I will post more later this week when I run her off the drive for some maintenance work.

Heading back towards the Cattedown across the front of Plymouth Hoe

The snotter lower end arrangement. Note to self - must sort out the frayed edges

an overview of on board chaos

top end of snotter; and the rope that lashes top yard to mast

bottom tack arrangement
from left to right: bungie cord and clip to forward end of the sprit boom
Main halyard through deck to haul up the top boom
halyard closest to us: sheet for jib
the four holes in deck were where I originally ran the downhaul but I could never get sufficient tension on it

rear of sprit boom. the block needs replacing; originally I had it as another turn of rope running through the bottom sheave but it didn't work well in light winds.

bottom end of the main sheet rearranged so that it is now a simpler purchase
also visible are the tiller uphaul/downhaul and the rear mizzen sprit boom arrangement

the tiller tamer adapted from the dinghy cruising association site

the mizzen sheet
the sisal rope through 'the hole' is temporary; it is the loose end of the lazy jack and I tie it off as above when the sail is dropped and flaked onto the boom

I don't even know where to start on this one

the aft end showing the reefing system on the sprit boom

forward end of the sprit boom showing the reefing ends
also in the picture is the downhaul tackle

interior shot showing centreboard uphaul and downhaul; also the centrecase top board with jib sheet eyes for when I am single handed

Lars, hope this helps but remember i can't say that I have all this right


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