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".

Friday, 18 April 2014

short video of yesterday: sailing in salcombe


Rik said...

Awesome vid Steve. Gives an enormous itch to go sailing!
Do you have ever installed a boom vang? Seems you may need one when sailing half wind.

steve said...

Hi Rik
Nope, never bothered. The plans didnt call for one. The baggy sail with crease is because I didn't tension the luff down haul enough
I really am sloppy at sail trimming. Positively embarrassing really


Joel Bergen said...

Hi Steve,
REALLY enjoyed that video1 One of your best yet. Love that sandy beach. It's the sort of beach I wouldn't mind getting stranded on at all. I can think of a few ideas on how to get your mainsail to set a bit tighter if you're interested, although Arwen is certainly moving along quite nicely as it is. It's raining here again. I've only made it out once this year.

steve said...

Joel......ideas on that mainsail......yes please
I should have tightened down haul a little more but.......I need all the help I can get