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, 19 March 2014

The very first Navigator Ddraig is up for sale

I remember reading about this boat 'Ddraig'. Caught my attention many years ago on a couple of counts. Firstly - a welsh name. Nough said already! I rest my case!

Secondly, my friend 'Dave' had said to me 'thinking of a new boat - have a look at John Welsford's navigator'. So I did. I read John's story about Ddraig on his website......and I was hooked! That was it. Love at first sight! How well my friend Dave knows me!

http://www.duckworksbbs.com/plans/jw/navigator/index.htm

And so Ddraig has had a refit and is now for sale. You can find details here at
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/dinghies-rowboats/wood/auction-707114417.htm

The very first navigator; and so many have followed since, all special, but none quite so special as the first one!

Steve

2 comments:

Joel Bergen said...

Ddraigg.... How do you pronounce that? Drag?

steve said...

Ha welsh is one of those languages pretty hard to learn.
The double d sound sounds like dry.....ag.....
Our longest place name is llanfairpwllgwyngechforgerchwyndrobethllantosyliogogogoch

Honest!
A lovely sing song language

Steve