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".






Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Wooden blocks for centreboard

Managed to finish them only to discover that I had made the centre pieces just a little too wide so that the sheaves move about slightly. Only seems to be a problem on one! There is always one!! On this sheave, the moment there is any slack, off jumps the rope and it manages to wedge itself between sheave and block casing.

Why do I have this complete inability to measure anything accurately? For pity sake my old man's a precision engineer and he never has this problem. Clearly inherited my inability to measure accurately from my mother.......well it must have come from somewhere if not her...who?

Oh my. What if this mathematical inability has actually started its evolution with me? And I've passed it genetically to my kids? Nah. They both got a's and b's at GCSE.........it must be inherited from my mother and its stopped its genetic transfer at me. Phew! Crisis over!

Steve

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