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, 31 March 2015

Neil moomey's pulley anchor system

Can be found here

His website can be found at

A novel, simple system, which at this very moment I am putting together in the kitchen as it is way to blowy to go sailing. Pity, such a sunny day too.



Alastair said...

If this works it is a great idea. My prediction is that it won't work. I reckon it will jamb up with the fine stringy green weed that floats around the south coast (UK). This weed wraps around the rope then gets bunched up, as you pull the rope through a fairlead, into a solid block. Run a tripping line ashore, from the anchor, so you can pull it in if this happens.

steve said...

Yep I agree Alastair
He used four inch pipe. I had three inch left over from something so we will see. My floating line is only 8mm as well so that is a slight worry too
Time will tell but running a trip line is a good idea

Joel Bergen said...

If you can buy a device called an "Anchor Buddy" in the UK, I highly recommend it.

steve said...

Ah now someone else mentioned that to me the other day Joel. Right, new mission, investigate anchor buddy
Thanks for the tip