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".

Sunday, 25 May 2014


Managed to sort the miscreant hatch cover before dad arrived. Would never have heard the end of it...son of an engineer and can't solve a simple problem like a jammed hatch cover. It would have kept him amused for days!!

Managed to prise it off mm by mm with a screwdriver and a metal boat building clamp (just don't ask!!!) without damaging the thread. It had crossed over several threads idea how.  Cleaned all the threads and it seems to have gone back on fine. Pumped out all the water but most of the day is gone. Weather has turned very wet, not like the forecast in someways this has been a blessing.

Hey no hum!  He comes the rain.....again


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