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".

Monday, 24 September 2012

Tiller tamers on small dinghies

I've posted before about using a tiller tamer on Arwen. I used the design from the Dinghy Cruising Association and if  you look back through the list of posts on the right hand side you will find several references.

Robert, another navigator builder has also been using a tiller tamer and he has posted some useful video clips on you tube. You can see these below:

Robert's video clips show the tiller being used on different points of sail. He was sailing in 6 - 14 knots on a 30 mile round trip which lasted some 5.5 hrs with an average speed of 4.5 kts.
These are really useful videos, showing a well balanced and well crafted boat. my congratulations and thanks to Robert for taking the trouble to create and post them

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