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".






Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Bits and bobs

I have been thinking about making a catering box as a winter project. A quick Internet trawl found this example which I quite like. I could sketch it out and work out dimensions and build it from my scrap ply I store in he garage. I'd want it hold everything...plates, owls, mugs, trangia stove and fuel, washing up kit, tins of food etc etc. I'd want it to sit in the port front side of the cockpit. I've got some tapes already in place for holding the extra ballast water jerrycans I sometimes use. So those could hold it in place.

Below the box photos are some of boat tents. The other thing that occupies my mind!!

And last but not least....my latest rough effort at mastering the iPad art package. It isn't going too well....this mastery thing is it! Still I have the rest of my life to master it!!

Steve















7 comments:

Bursledon Blogger said...

I've been working out a cockpit tent, ideally find a cheapie dome or tunnel tent of about the right size and cut the groundsheet out - sadly nothing seems to be the right size

steve said...

I know exactly what you mean. I hang about GoOutdoors week in, week out and nothing!
Very frustrating but that is the way I'll go. I'm going to look at how to put in support rails on thwart uprights to take a collapsible sleeping board. All winter projects!

Steve

Osbert said...

What do you use the owls for?

I've made a tent for my walkabout, not 100% successful got some ideas for improvement. Contact me direct if you want more info.

Cheers

steve said...

Yep should read 'bowls' not owls!

Steve

Tasman said...

G'day Steve,
Glad you like my Cook Box. I remember sending the images to Darryl at KTL. Let me know if you would like the dimension. It is to large for my Welsford SCAMP so I am currently building a smaller version.

Cheers

John Hall
Launceston
Tasmania

steve said...

John
Thank you. I couldn't remember who to credit it with and then couldn't remember where I found it. I love it. It's functional, stylish, well made. Yep I'd love the dimensions and if ok with you and I go ahead and build it, would you be ok if I documented it if I accredit you?

Steve

steve said...

John
Thank you. I couldn't remember who to credit it with and then couldn't remember where I found it. I love it. It's functional, stylish, well made. Yep I'd love the dimensions and if ok with you and I go ahead and build it, would you be ok if I documented it if I accredit you?

Steve