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".

Thursday, 30 May 2013

They"ll do

Here are some of the new cleats for Arwen. Made from scrap wood, some of which has been reclaimed from shelving being thrown out at school. They have been oiled and although marked in one or two places I do think they will look better than the black plastic ones!


robert.ditterich said...

Yes they will indeed. A. because they aren't plastic. B. Because you made them yourself. and C. Because you've given a new life and purpose for some old wood.


Joel Bergen said...

They look terrific, as I knew they would! Nice job Steve.

steve said...

Thanks guys.
I lam aiming for a gradual replacement and hopefully quality will improve as I progress.
It was actually the first time in two years that I'd used the bandsaw. Startling!