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, 24 October 2013

Bits dropping off trailers

Came home today to discover that the rear v keel roller was hanging off the rear trailer section. The star washer holding the spindle in place had corroded over time. It must have fallen off on the last trip home and the bouncing of the trailer along the road displaced the spindle one end. One of the smaller side rollers has disappeared as a consequence. 
So tomorrow it is down to the wonderful people at Tamar Trailer Centre to see if I can get a 19mm star washer and a rubber wheel 50 mm wide and 100mm in diameter. 
Makes me chuckle because Steve, with his 'Spartina', over in the States has been having trailer corrosion as well. 
I guess I need to check the rollers more carefully! I'll price up a new spindle with split pins either end as well. I think it may be more secure than the star washer!!!

Steve 

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