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, 14 April 2013

The saga goes on

We love Stacey, we really do! But she can be hard work at times. As we solve one problem up crops another. The throttle now doesn't stop as it should. The throttle actually twists over itself which is disconcerting. Now when we investigated this we discovered that the little lug in the headset which acts as a 'stop' has just crumbled away with age. Rats!
It is almost impossible to weld in a new lug block and it would be very expensive because its welding aluminium! However, one of the gent's on the proboards small frame forum has come up with an idea......aluminium epoxy. Didn't even know it existed. Anyway we will give it a try and will report back on how successful it is.


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