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".

Saturday, 25 May 2013

An old marine pool life jacket

As I was cleaning out Arwen on her annual spring clean, I managed to accidentally pull the toggle on an old life jacket that I bought in 2000. And amazingly, it worked and inflated instantly. I took the opportunity to test it for leaks in the bath and there were none. I am genuinely impressed. Well done marine pool. Now I have ordered a Halkey roberts 33grm rearming kit and clip which I hope will fit.

It's always good to test manual inflation life jackets once every so often but maybe thirteen years is a little too long!


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